High School Leavers accepted into the following programmes in 2015 through the College of Foundation Studies, are strongly advised to read through the following information to familiarize themselves with their programme structure:
Fiji Seventh Form Examination Entrants
1.2 To be eligible for admission to degree studies, under clause 1.1 (a), persons who have taken a Senate-recognised Form 7 or equivalent examination must obtain in that examination an aggregate mark of not less than 250 out of 400 with a minimum of 50 marks each in English and three other subjects. Special admission requirements also
apply for certain degree programmes and are listed under the faculty in which the programme is offered.
1.3 Alternative Pathway to Degree Studies from Fiji Seventh Form or Year 13 Certificate Examination
Persons who wish to be admitted to a bachelor's degree but fail to meet the requirements in 1.2 above must first comply with the following requirements:
(a) Persons Scoring 250 or More But Passed Less Than Four FSFE Subjects Persons who have taken the Fiji Seventh Form Examination and obtained in four subjects an aggregate mark of 250 or more but did not pass English, Mathematics or a fourth subject shall be required to register for at least one Foundation course that is equivalent to the course or courses failed at the Form 7 examination and is relevant to the person’s proposed degree programme of study. Such persons may, subject to satisfying the prerequisites, be allowed to register for up to two degree courses. Persons scoring below 40% in Form Seven English will be required to take LLF11 and LLF114 plus the appropriate number of degree courses under unclassified studies.
Fiji Sixth Form Examination Entrants
Admission Requirements for Preliminary Programme
To be admitted to a Preliminary Programme a person shall have:
a) successfully completed Form 5 and must submit a satisfactory school report and reference from the School Principal when applying for admission.
b) Failure to Meet USP Requirement
Persons Scoring 250 But Passed Less Than Four Year FSLC Subjects
(i) Students who attain a score of 250 but pass fewer than four subjects will be admitted to the Unclassified Preliminary Programme and required to register for one or two Preliminary courses, to become eligible for Foundation studies. They may take up to three Foundation courses provided their semester registration does not exceed four courses.
Persons Scoring 200 – 249 in Four FSLC Subjects
(ii) Students who attain a score of 200-249 in Form 6 will be required to register for the Preliminary equivalent of the Form 6 subjects failed. They may take up to three Foundation courses in subjects in which they have attained the mark of 65% or
more, subject to (a) and (b) below.
(a) Students scoring 240-249 must register for at least one Preliminary course and not more than two Foundation courses. Students who fail two Form 6 subjects will be required to register for two Preliminary courses and may register for 2 Foundation courses, while students who fail three Form 6 subjects will be required to register for three Preliminary courses and one Foundation course.
(b) Students scoring 200-239 must register for at least two Preliminary courses and not more than one Foundation course. However, if a student has failed three Form 6 subjects he/she will be required to register for three Preliminary courses
and one Foundation course.
In addition to the above requirements anyone who has scored less than 40% in Form 6 English will be required to do LLP13 and LLP14 and pass both before being admitted to the Foundation Programme.
c) met the mature student admission criteria.