HONG Kong students keen to study in Australia but still undecided about which university to apply to or what field to major in, could benefit from a one-year programme that prepares them for university study. The Monash University Foundation Year is a full-time programme that prepares international students for undergraduate courses at Monash University and other Australian universities. The programme is a joint project between Monash and the Taylors Institute of Advanced Studies. It is conducted on the Taylors campus in Melbourne. Subjects offered include accounting, applied science, arts, banking and finance, education, engineering, fine arts, graphic design, international trade law, management, marketing, medicine, pharmaceutical studies, social sciences and the visual arts. Students accepted for the foundation year receive a comprehensive introduction to the subjects they will face in their undergraduate courses, as well as enjoy an opportunity to get familiar with the Australian educational environment, and the country in general. Students will gain provisional admission to Monash University, Australia's largest university with an extensive range of courses conducted on its five campuses. Hong Kong students who have completed the HKCEE with Grade C or higher in two subjects, including English (Syllabus B), and two other Grade D passes, can apply. Those who do not meet the English Language requirement may take an intensive English programme at Monash before starting the foundation year. The programme is conducted from late January to early December each year. Students are advised of their results and placement at Monash around December 21. The tuition fee for 1993 is A$8,900 (about HK$44,500). In addition, students should allow about A$9,500 per year for living expenses, including accommodation. For enquiries, call the university's Hong Kong representatives, Australian Education Centre, on 833-6362, or the Australian Education Consultancy, on 598-6166. Meanwhile the university recently joined other 10 universities and colleges in a three-day exhibition about education in Victoria, Australia, organised by Australian Education Centre. The event was held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Participants included Ballarat University College; Deakin University; La Trobe University; Monash University; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; Swinburne University of Technology; Taylor's College; Trinity College; Victoria University of Technology and University of Melbourne. Representatives from the universities and colleges were present answer questions and discuss a variety of educational alternatives with visitors.