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In addition to now operating in Indonesia, mainland China, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Malaysia, Australia's Monash College began running its "transition education" programmes in Melbourne more than 20 years ago.
On three campuses around the city, Monash offers routes into first or second year undergraduate degree courses, alongside English-language courses to help students, whatever their level.
The college's Foundation Year programme is for students looking for a guaranteed pathway to the full range of Monash University undergraduate degree courses. It is also accepted by all Australian universities and more than 30 international universities throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the UK and so is also suitable for those who haven't yet made a final decision on the degree they wish to pursue.
In contrast, the Diploma programme is aimed at those students who are dedicated to the pursuit of a specific Monash University degree but will benefit from the extra support and community Monash College provides. On completion of the Diploma, students will have direct entry into the second year of their degree. Monash College is wholly owned by Monash University.
"Monash College's focus is on the best tertiary outcome for each student," says Anne Bright, director, Foundation Year, Monash College. "Our Foundation Year and Diploma students are guaranteed entry into Monash University after meeting set entry requirements. If Monash is not the right destination, Monash College advisers will assist them to transition to another Australian or international university."
In 2011, there were 280 Hong Kong students studying the college's Foundation and Diploma programmes in Australia.