Academic Entry Requirements

Masters courses

The minimum academic requirements for admission to a postgraduate or graduate entry degree is the completion of bachelor’s degree which is deemed equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree by the University’s qualification assessment references. Applicants may also be required to satisfy specific course requirements such as a minimum overall grade score, prerequisite knowledge or work experience.

Bachelor degrees

To be eligible for admission to CDU, applicants must have:

• Completed recognised upper secondary or equivalent Year 12 studies to the required standard 
• Satisfied individual course requirements (for example: subject or course prerequisites, audition or interview) 
• Satisfied English language proficiency requirements

Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry.

Country / examMinimum Australian Year 12 equivalent qualifications
BangladeshHigher School Certificate (HSC) with First Division Pass (60%) or a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0
ChinaSuccessful completion of a recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program or Successful completion of one year study at a recognised tertiary or higher education  institution or  completion of the National College Entrance Examination (NCEE GAOKAO) at a specified level plus successful completion of 6 months English Language program at Charles Darwin University
International BaccalaureateCompleted IB diploma with minimum 24 points from 6 subjects at one sitting
Hong KongHKDSE with an average of 4 in Level 4 core subjects and average of 4 in two Level 4 electives or Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination
IndiaCompletion of all India Senior School Certificate, Indian School Certificate or Senior Secondary Certificate with a First Division pass (60%)
IndonesiaEntry to some courses with SMU minimum grade of 8; Successful completion of one year of a university degree or SO Diploma (DIII) from a recognised institution
JapanSuccessful completion of the Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate with a minimum grade average of 70% or successful completion of one year of a Bachelor’s degree at a recognised University
Korea (Republic of), SouthSenior High School Diploma with a grade average of A or successful completion of one year of a Bachelor’s degree at a recognised University
MalaysiaMalaysian STPM; entry to some courses with Senior Middle 3  MICSS UEC minimum two A and two B grades; Canadian OAC pre university diploma
NepalCompletion of the Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) in First Division with a minimum grade of 60% in business maths subjects for entry into B Accounting; minimum grade of 65% in maths, physics or chemistry for specific courses (e.g. B Engineering) or completion of the Proficiency Certificate with a minimum grade average of 65%
PakistanHigher Secondary School Certificate Intermediate (Division 1) with an average of 60% in four academic subjects or successful completion of the first year of a degree at a recognised institution
PhilippinesSuccessful completion of one year of a bachelor’s degree at a recognised university
SingaporeGCE “A” levels
Sri LankaGCE “A” levels
TaiwanSuccessful completion of one year of a bachelor’s degree at a recognised university; or two years study at a recognised junior college
ThailandSuccessful completion of Mathayom 6 with GPA 3.0 or better; or successful completion of one year of a bachelor’s degree at a recognised university
United KingdomGCE “A” levels
VietnamCompletion of Bang Tu Tai with minimum average of 80% in 4 core academic subjects or successful completion of one year of a bachelor’s degree at a recognised university

ESOS

ESOS information for students studying in Australia on a student visa:
https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Regulatory-Information/Pages/Information-for-Students.aspx[Source: ATMC Australia]

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