Applicants with overseas qualifications and English language proficiency

Please note that the information contained on this page is for domestic students (ie, citizens of Australia, permanent residents of Australia, and citizens of New Zealand).

Overseas qualifications

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If you have an academic qualification from a country other than Australia you may be able to use it for admission into an undergraduate course.

The University will consider results from certain senior secondary and tertiary qualifications for admission. A summary of overseas secondary qualifications accepted by the University is available. In general, only academic senior secondary qualifications can be used for admission, not technical or vocationally-oriented secondary qualifications.

The list also includes countries from which only tertiary study will be considered. For those countries where senior secondary qualifications are not recognised, results from a period of enrolment of one full-time year or more in a degree course at a recognised institution can normally be considered. Results from a period of enrolment in an award course below the level of a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) will not normally be considered.

Please note that some qualifications from international colleges and universities will not be accepted for admission to undergraduate courses.

Lastly, if you have been educated overseas, you may need to sit an English test to demonstrate your proficiency in English. See below for further information.

Demonstrating English language proficiency

All applicants are required to demonstrate or provide evidence of proficiency in English. There are two options: present a qualification which meets the University’s English requirements, or sit an approved English test and achieve a result which meets the course requirements.

Please note that some qualifications offered overseas which were delivered in English will not meet the University’s requirements. Before you apply, discuss your situation with the Admissions Office. Read more about the qualifications and tests which are acceptable as proof of English proficiency.