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Partnership with UNSW College

Scholar Tuition Centre is the first institution in Medan that is exclusively appointed to be the provider of a leading Foundation Studies program, UNSW Foundation Studies. The program is operated via a license agreement with UNSW College. Through Foundation Studies, students are prepared with solid academic knowledge, English language proficiency, and university-style learning skills to allow a smooth transition to university studies.

With over 10 years of experience, Scholar Tuition Centre takes pride in delivering the program within a high quality education framework that uses the curriculum devised by UNSW College; is strictly supervised by a subcommittee of the UNSW Academic Board; and allows students to progress to UNSW Sydney (a world top 20 university, ranked 19th globally in the QS World University Rankings, 2024) or universities in other countries.

Equipped with effective learning systems, convenient facilities, and qualified, dedicated educators, Scholar Tuition Centre will guide students to achieve their education goals.


Program overview

  • Program name: UNSW Foundation Studies Program.
  • Duration: 9 Months.
  • Purpose: Prepares students for entry and success at university, by developing students' academic skills and English language proficiency.
  • Stream of study: Commerce and Actuarial Studies.

Who is this program for?

  • This program is for students who:
  • • Want to study at UNSW Sydney or other leading universities.
  • • Want to start their university studies from their home country.
  • • Need additional support to progress from high school to university studies.



Students receive a provisional offer to the UNSW Undergraduate degree of their choice upon a successful completion of the UNSW Foundation Studies.

A real taste of university

University-style teaching and learning structure with lectures, tutorials, and one-on-one consultations.

Interactive and immersive learning

Small class sizes, with a maximum of 25 students each class.

Cost saving

Save 65% of your study fees and 100% of your living cost with us!

Time saving

The Foundation Studies program may offer a fast track to first year of university.

High Delivery Standards

Direct UNSW involvement in program development, assessments and academic audit. The program at Scholar has 100% the same course structure to that of UNSW College, Sydney.

Highly Qualified Educators

UNSW Sydney approved teaching staff is appointed to uphold high delivery standards.

Improve English and solid foundation academic skills

Students will be exposed to English immersion teaching mode and actively engaged in class.

Gateway to Go8 and the world

The program is recognized by all Australian Group of Eight (Go8) Universities and globally.


Study Stream


There are two types of Commerce streams devised for students who intend to major in Commerce degree. Students who are interested in a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies should opt for the Commercial Actuarial Stream.

Commerce: for students intending to study Business, Accounting, Economics and Arts

Commerce Actuarial: for students with higher mathematical ability and intending to study Actuarial Studies. 

Subjects to be learned in the commerce stream:
  • Academic English
  • Computing for Academic Purpose
  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Maths C (Commerce)/ Maths S (Science)

Actuarial Studies students take higher level of Maths (Maths Science)

Entry Requirements

Academic & english language requirements


  • SMA 3: 6.5 (65%), Average Of 4 Subjects
  • SMA 2: 7.5 (75%), Average Of 4 Subjects


  • GCE O Levels: Total 16, (A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1)
  • B Average Over 4 Relevant Subjects


  • Middle Years Program: 22, over 4 Relevant subjects
  • Year 1 of Diploma: 20, over 5 Relevant subjects
  • Diploma/Certificate: 12, over 4 Relevant subjects


  • IELTS: 6.0, Writing 5.0 (sub-scores 5.0)
  • TOEFL (Paper Based): 537, TWE 4.0
  • TOEFL (internet iBT): 75, Writing 144
  • Cambridge Adv. English: 169, Writing 154 (sub-scores 154)
  • O-Level English: B
  • AS/A-Level English: C
  • VEPT from UNSW College: 51, Writing 46 (sub-scores 41)

University Acceptance


Students can progress to a degree at University of New South Wales, Sydney after the Foundation Studies program is completed and the grade point average (GPA) is met. The Foundation Studies program is also recognized by the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) leading universities and other universities in Australia.


UNSW Foundation Studies program is also recognized by many other countries around the world such as Malaysia, Singapore, Canada,
New Zealand, United Kingdom,
and United States of America.

Some universities may accept the application on case-by-case basis that it may be subjected to quotas, additional entry requirements or
specific subject requirement for certain degree.