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Entry Requirements

Foundation Studies is a robust academic program for high-achieving international students who wish to broaden their outlook and gain entry into a course of their choice at the University of Melbourne.

Academic entry requirements for ӣƵ Foundation Studies 

Region/
 Curriculum
StandardComprehensiveFast Track                
AustraliaCompletion of Year 11 with B averageCompletion of Year 11 with C averageCompletion of Year 11 with A average
Bangladesh Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with B averageCompletion of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with C averageCompletion of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with A average
Brazil Completion of Year 12 with 8.0 average (or 80%)Completion of Year 11 with 8.0 average (or 80%)Completion of Year 12 with a 9.0 average (or 90%)
Cambodia Completion of Upper Secondary Education with C average 

Completion of Upper Secondary

Education with a B average
ColombiaCompletion of Bachillerato with 7.5 average (or 75%)  
GCC CountriesCompletion of Year 12 with 80% averageCompletion of Year 12 with 70% averageCompletion of Year 12 with 90% average
GCE O Levels/ IGCSE

A* - E grading scale
Five academic subjects with a score of 19 (A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1)

9 - 1 grading scale
Five academic subjects with a score of 26

Preliminary results accepted for Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Sri Lanka

A* - E grading scale
Five academic subjects with a score of 15 (A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1)

9 - 1 grading scale
Five academic subjects with a score of 21

Preliminary results accepted for Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Sri Lanka

A* - E grading scale
Five academic subjects with a score of 23 (A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1)

9 - 1 grading scale
Five academic subjects with a score of 32 

Preliminary results accepted for Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Sri Lanka

Hong Kong (SAR)

Completion of Form 5 with two subjects at level 3, and two subjects at level 4 (or 15 above pass mark)

Completion of Form 5 with two subjects at level 2, and two subjects at level 3 (or 10 above pass mark)

Completion of Form 6 with four subjects at level 3 (or 20 above pass mark)

India

Completion of CBSE 11th / ISC 11th Standard with 65% average

Completion of CBSE 11th / ISC 11th Standard with 60% average

Completion of CBSE 12th Standard with 75% average

Indonesia

Completion of SMA 3 with 70% average

Completion of SMA 2 with 80% average

Completion of SMA 2 with

70% average
Completion of SMA 3 with 75% average
International BaccalaureateCompletion of 1st year of IB Diploma with an aggregate of 23Completion of 1st year of IB Diploma with an aggregate of 20Completion of 1st year IB Diploma with an aggregate of 26
IranCompletion of Year 12 with an average of 15Completion of Year 12 with an average of 13Completion of Year 12 an average of 18
Japan

Upper Secondary School Certificate with 4 average

Completion of Year 2 with 5 average

Completion of Year 2 with 4 averageUpper Secondary School Certificate with 5 average
Kenya

Completion of Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education with B average

Completion of Year 11 with B averageCompletion of Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education with A average
Macau (SAR)

Completion of Form 5 (Year 11) with 75% average (65% for English medium schools)

Completion of Form 5 (Year 11) with 65% average (60% for English medium schools)

Completion of Form 5 (Year 11) with 80% average (75% for English medium schools)

Malaysia

Completion of SPM with B level (forecast results accepted)

UEC: Completion of Senior Middle 2 with 70% average (forecast results accepted)

Completion of SPM with C level (forecast results accepted)

Completion of SPM with four As and one B (forecast results accepted)

MexicoCompletion of Bachillerato with 8.0 average (or 80%)Completion of Bachillerato with 7.0 average (or 70%)Completion of Bachillerato with 9.0 average (or 90%)
Mongolia Completion of Year 12 with 80% average (or B average)Completion of Year 11 with 80% average (or B average)Completion of Year 12 with 90% average (or A average)
MyanmarCompletion of Myanmar Matriculation with 70% averageCompletion of Myanmar Matriculation with 65% averageCompletion of Myanmar Matriculation with 80% average and four distinctions
Pakistan

Completion of Higher Secondary School Certificate with B average (80%)

Completion of Higher Secondary School Certificate with C average (70%)

Completion of Higher Secondary School Certificate with A average (90%)

People's Republic of China

Completion of Senior Middle 3 with 80% average

Completion of Senior Middle 2 with 85% average

Completion of Senior Middle 2 with 75% average

Completion of Senior Middle 3

with 90% average
Russia

Certificate of General Secondary Education (ATTESTAT) with 4

average
 

Certificate of General Secondary Education (ATTESTAT) with 5 average

South Korea

Completion of Year 2 with 75% average

Completion of Year 2 with 70% averageCompletion of Year 3 with 75% average
Taiwan

Completion of Senior High School Diploma with 70% average

Completion of Senior 2 (Year 11) with 80% average

Completion of Senior 2 (Year 11) with 70% averageCompletion of Senior High School Diploma with 80% average
ThailandCompletion of Matayom 5 with GPA 3.5 in four subjects

Completion of Matayom 5

with GPA 3.0 in four subjects
Completion of Matayom 6 with GPA 3.5 in four subjects
The PhilippinesCompletion of High School Diploma with 80% averageCompletion of Year 11 with 80% averageCompletion of High School Diploma with 90% average
TurkeyCompletion of Year 12 with 75% averageCompletion of Year 12 with 70% averageCompletion of Year 12 with 80% average
USCompletion of US Grade 11 with 80% averageCompletion of US Grade 11 with 80% averageCompletion of US Grade 12 with 90% average
Vietnam

Completion of Year 11 with 8.0 average

Completion of Year 11 with 7.0 average

Completion of Year 11 with 9.0 average
West African Secondary School CertificateCompletion with B averageCompletion with C average 

Other countries and curricula: please contact ӣƵ; applications will be considered individually.

ӣƵ will base assessment on results in relevant academic subjects for each course and will require five subjects (unless specified above). Diagnostic testing may be required when assessing an application.

The above minimum entry requirements are deemed to be equivalent to Australian Year 11. ӣƵ may issue a conditional letter based upon first semester, forecast mock or preliminary results.

ӣƵ and the University of Melbourne require prerequisite subjects for some areas of study. Your results in these subjects may form part of the assessment of your application.

Students must be at least 16 years of age when commencing studies.

English language requirements

Depending on the student’s country of origin, evidence of language proficiency may include results from:

  • the ӣƵ English test
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)*
  • Pearson 
Test Standard / ComprehensiveFast Track 
IELTS6.0 (No band less than 5.5)6.0 (No band less than 6.0)
TOEFL IBT*70 (18 Writing)70 (21 Writing)
Pearson 50 (42 Writing)50 (50 Writing)

*Please note: the Australian government only accepts TOEFL test scores taken from 4 May 2024 onwards for Visa applications.

Some students will require an IELTS certificate in order to meet the immigration requirements of their student visa application. If there are variances in IELTS band scores, a student's appropriate intake may be revised by ӣƵ admissions staff. For some countries, a satisfactory mark in English satisfies ӣƵ English language requirements.

In line with the University of Melbourne standards, ӣƵ does not accept any online/at home English tests, including TOEFL iBT at Home or PTE Academic Online English tests. 

ӣƵ will only accept approved English test results conducted in the student's country of citizenship, their last country of education, or their current country of residence or employment. 

Students located for these purposes in China, may attend test centres in Hong Kong SAR and Macao for English language test requirements.

Please contact ӣƵ at foundationstudies@trinity.unimleb.edu.au with any questions regarding entry requirements.

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