Undergraduate program admission requirements

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Undergraduate program admission requirements

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For entry into most USC undergraduate degree programs, you need to have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.

Further studies, for example, a semester or more at college or university, can also be considered for entry and may give you credit transfer towards a degree.

Some examples of upper secondary qualifications and a guide to the minimum grades that USC will consider are listed below.

These are minimum requirements and do not guarantee entry. Some programs may require higher grades. Alternative qualifications may be considered.

If your qualification (grouped by country) is not listed below, send the qualification transcripts with your application form to USC International for assessment.

If English is not your first language, you also need to meet the minimum English language requirements for your chosen program. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you may like to enrol in one of our English Language Programs.

Generic qualifications

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma - successful completion with minimum score of 24 (minimum score of 4 in each of six subjects)

Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) - successful completion with a minimum GPA of 2.3

Austria Reifeprüfungszeugnis or Matura - successful completion

Bangladesh One of the following:

  • Higher Secondary Certificate, Intermediate Certificate - GPA of 3.50 out of a 5.00 point scale, or
  • Successful completion of at least one year of study in a NOOSR recognised bachelor degree and successful completion of High School studies, or
  • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
Belgium One of the following:

  • Belgian Certificate of Access to Higher Education - grade average of 12, or
  • Diplôme d’aptitude à accéder, or
  • Certificat d’enseignement secondaire supérieur, or
  • Getuigschrift van hoger Secundair onderwijs
Brazil One of the following:

  • Brazilian Secondary School Leaving Certificate with a minimum grade of 8.0, or
  • Brazil University Entry Exam (Vestibular), or
  • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
Brunei Cambridge GCE Advanced levels Bulgaria One of the following:

  • Bulgarian Diploma of Completion of Secondary Education - Grade average of 3.0, or
  • Successful completion of at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution, or
  • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
Canada Provincial High School Graduation Diploma Chile One of the following:

  • LICENCIA DE EDUCACIÓN MEDIA (Certificate of Secondary Education) and Prueba de Selección Universitaria (PSU) examination, or
  • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP)program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
China One of the following:

  • Senior High School Certificate - 70%, or
  • Gao Kao - Tier 2 university entry result
Colombia One of the following:

  • Colombian Bachillerato plus National Aptitude Test, or
  • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
Cyprus One of the following:

  • Successful completion of at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution, or
  • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
Czech Republic Czech Republic and Slovakian Maturita - Minimum grade average of 3.3 Denmark Studentereksamen (Senior High School), Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HFX) or Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX) - successful completion Estonia Certificate of Secondary Education or Certificate of Maturity - Overall grade of 2.7 European Baccalaureate One of the following:

  • Diplome du Baccalaureate European, or
  • Zeugnis der Europaischen Reifeprufung, or
  • Diploma di Licenze Liceale European, or
  • Europees Baccalaureaats Diploma - Overall grade of 65.0 or better
Finland One of the following:

  • Finnish Secondary School Leaving Certificate - successful completion, or
  • Finnish Matriculation Certificate - minimum grade of 3
France French Baccalaureate Secondary Senior (French pattern) - minimum average 12 or assez bien

*French Baccalaureate Secondary Senior (French pattern) - Successful completion and a grade average of 10/20

*For standard Undergraduate degree entry requirements

Germany One of the following:

  • Senior High School (Abitur) - Successful completion and minimum grade average of 3.4, or
  • Equivalent Cambridge GCE Advanced levels
Greece State University or General Entrance Examination - Overall score of 220 or higher Hungary Hungarian Maturity Certificate - Overall grade of 3.2 Hong Kong Hong Kong Year 12 (HKDSE) - minimum of three subjects at level 3 Iceland Icelandic Studentsprof from Gymnasium - Overall grade of 4.7 (on a 10 point scale) for most undergraduate programs. Case-by-case assessment for programs with higher or lower entry requirements.

India One of the following:

      • All India Senior School Certificate – awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) with a minimum grade average of 60% or better in the best 4 academic subjects in final year and and overall First Division results; or

      • Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) with a minimum grade average of 60% or better in the best 4 academic subjects in final year and overall First Division results; or

      • State board exams, other than Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) and Haryana State Education Board (HSEB), with a minimum grade average of 65% average across the 4 best academic subjects in the final year and overall First Division results; or

      • Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) and Haryana State Education Board (HSEB) exams, with a minimum grade average of 70% average across the 4 best academic subjects in the final year and overall First Division results; and
      • All applicants must have at least 50% in the theory component (where applicable) of any subject.

Indonesia

Satisfactory completion of Senior Secondary Certificate from a recognised school.

Iran

One of the following:

  • Successful completion of at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution, or
  • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
Iraq

One of the following:

            • Successful completion of at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution, or
            • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
Ireland, Republic of Republic of Ireland Leaving Certificate - Aggregate score of 25 or higher in the best 5 higher or common level subjects

Ireland, Northern Cambridge GCE Advanced levels - Equivalent of 5 points (minimum of 2 full ‘A’ Level academic subjects)

Italy Diploma Di Esame Di Stato; or Diploma Conseguito con L’Esame di Stato - Successful completion with aggregate of 60

Japan Successful completion of the Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho

Jordan One of the following:

            • The General Secondary Education Certificate - Overall average of 75% with passes in 3 academic subjects,or
            • Successful completion of at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution and successful completion of High School studies, or
            • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
Kenya One of the following:

            • Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education - Successful completion with C+ or better for relevant academic subjects, or
            • Cambridge GCE Advanced levels
Korea One of the following:

            • Upper Secondary School - Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo Choeupchang, 60%+ minimum for most undergraduate programs, or
            • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
Latvia Certificate of Secondary Education or Certificate of Maturity - Overall grade of 2.7 Lithuania Certificate of Secondary Education or Certificate of Maturity - Overall grade of 2.7 Luxembourg Luxembourg Diploma de Fen d’Etudes Secondaries - Grade average of 30

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Malaysia One of the following:

            • STPM (Malaysian Higher School Certificate) - 2 'C' level passes, or
            • Malaysian ICSS Exam (UEC) - completion of the Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary Schools (ISCC) Unifies Examination (UEC) / Senior Middle Three with a minimum score of 65% (OSSHGD), or
            • Malaysian Matriculation Certificate (Matrikulasi) with a GPA of 2.0 for four subjects undertaken in the one examination, or
            • Cambridge GCE Advanced levels, or
            • International Baccalaureate with an overall score of 24 and at least 4 in each of the six subjects
Malta Cambridge GCE Advanced levels - Equivalent of 5 points, minimum 2 full ‘A’ Level academic subjects MauritiusCambridge GCE Advanced levels with 2 or more subject passes Mexico One of the following:

            • Bachillerato - Successful completion, or
            • Successful completion of at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution, or
            • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
MyanmarTwo years post secondary study or Intermediate Certificate Netherlands Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs Nepal One of the following:

            • Nepalese Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) - Division I (over 65%) in final year results, or
            • Nepalese Proficiency Certificate or Intermediate Certificate (issued by a NOOSR recognised Nepalese University or the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT))  - Division I (over 65%) in final year results, or
            • Successful completion of at least one year of study in a NOOSR recognised bachelor degree and successful completion of High School studies
New ZealandNational Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) NigeriaCambridge GCE Advanced levels NorwayNorwegian Upper Secondary School Certificate - successful completion Oman One of the following:

            • Successful completion of at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution, or
            • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
PakistanOne of the following:

            • GCE Advanced levels* - minimum of 4 points calculated on an aggregate of at least 2 or 3 A /AS level subjects. Advanced Level mark  A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Advanced Subsidiary Level marks are calculated at half Advanced Level points. *Taken with an examining board registered with the regulatory body Ofqual, or
            • Higher Secondary School Intermediate Certificate with a minimum grade average of 60% or better, or
            • Successful completion of at least one year of study in a NOOSR recognised bachelor degree and successful completion of High School studies, or
            • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
Papua New Guinea One of the following:

            • Satisfactory completion of either the NSW, ACT, QLD or PNG HSC from Port Moresby International School (POMIS) (ACT curriculum) or equivalent, or
            • Successful completion of at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution, with good grades, or
            • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
PeruOne of the following:

            • Peru Bachiller Professional, or
            • Peruvian Secondary - Overall grade average of 60% with pass grades in relevant prerequisite subjects
PhilippinesOne of the following:

            • Philippines NSAT or NCEE plus one year of University study, or
            • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
PolandPolish Matriculation Certificate (1992 onwards) - Grade average of 3.5

PortugalPortuguese Certificate of Secondary Education - Grade average of 10 RomaniaRomanian Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate - Grade average of 5.5 RussiaOne of the following:

            • Successful completion of the Russian Federation 'Certificate of Secondary (Complete) Education' or the 'Certificate of Secondary Education 'Attestat o Srednem Pronum Obrazovanii or Attestat o (Polnom) Srednem Obschem Obrazoanii'.

              Minimum grade of 3.0 for most USC undergraduate programs, assessed on a case-by-case basis for programs with higher or lower entry requirements or
            • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
Saudi ArabiaOne of the following:

            • Successful completion of at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution, or
            • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
SingaporeOne of the following:

            • Cambridge GCE Advanced levels, or
            • International Baccalaureate with an overall score of 24 and at least 4 in each of the six subjects
Slovakia Czech Republic and Slovakian Maturita - Grade average of 3.3

SloveniaMatura or Secondary School Leaving Certificate - Average of final year and Entrance Examination results of at least 2.7

South Africa South African National Senior Certificate (since 2008) - Successful completion with a minimum grade average of 3.4 in the best six subjects of the final year (excluding Life Orientation).

Spain
            • Prior to 2010—Spanish University Orientation Year (Curso de Orientacion Universitaria—COU) with a grade average of 6.0, or
            • From 2010—Spanish Bachiller and a pass in the Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad (PAU) or la Selectividad
Sri LankaSri Lankan GCE 'A' Level Examination - Sri Lankan GCE A-levels with passing grades in three academic subjects.

SwedenSwedish Upper Secondary School Certificate - Successful completion

SwitzerlandSwiss Federal Maturity Certificate

ThailandThailand Certificate of Secondary Education awarded on successful completion of Matayom 6

TaiwanSenior High School Diploma or Senior Vocational School Diploma - 60% or better

TurkeyOne of the following:

            • Successful completion of at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution and successful completion of High School studies, or
            • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
United Arab EmiratesOne of the following:

            • International School – completion of 12th grade (HSC) with good grades, or
            • Successful completion of at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution, with good grades, or
            • Successful completion of USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program or other recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program
United Kingdom

GCE Advanced levels* - minimum of 4 points calculated on an aggregate of at least 2 or 3 A /AS level subjects. Advanced Level mark  A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Advanced Subsidiary Level marks are calculated at half Advanced Level points. *Taken with an examining board registered with the regulatory body Ofqual,

United States of AmericaOne of the following:

            • US High School Certificate + SAT scores, or
            • SAT + AP scores, or
            • ACT scores, or
            • High School Diploma and AP
Vietnam
            • Final year Senior High School and the provision of the Bang tot nghiep trung hoc pho thong certificate with a minimum average score of 8

            • Completion of the first year of a Bachelor degree (Bang tot nghiep dai hoc) program from a recognised university, with a score of at least 70%

ZimbabweCambridge GCE Advanced levels

* The minimum grades that will be considered for entry may be reviewed from time to time. Other secondary and post-secondary qualifications may also be considered.

Honours programs

Admission to Honours requires the completion of an Undergraduate degree, or equivalent, with a high level of achievement in the intended area of Honours study.

Graduate entry programs

Entry requirements for 'Graduate Entry' undergraduate programs eg 'Bachelor of Nursing Science: Graduate Entry' can be found on the individual program information pages on the USC website.

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