Entry Requirements

This table is a guide only. If in doubt, please contact the College or the College’s educational representative.

Academic assessment is based on the grades a student achieves in individual subjects, as well as an aggregate grade.

Academic subjects are considered only, not subjects such as Religious Studies, Ethics or Physical Education.

Forecast results may be accepted if they are available and each applicant will be assessed individually. Students must be able to provide documentary evidence of good school reports.

All international students must have achieved good grades in English language if an IELTS score is not available. If not, students may be required to study in an English language program. This will particularly apply where English grades are not always reliable.

View the table below for entry requirements for your country. You can also download a pdf version. If you country is not listed, please contact us for more information.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

CountryFoundation Studies ProgramDegree Transfer
AustraliaCompletion of Year 11 min avg.Completion of Year 12 with required ATAR* score
ChinaCompletion of Senior Middle Two with a min avg. 70%Completion of Senior Middle Three
DTE - 70%; DTS/DTX - 75%
Hong KongCompletion of HK Form 5 with a min avg. 40% or 50% dependent on
the pass mark
^HKDSE
DTE - 10 points over best 5 subjects
DTS/DTX - 12 points over best 5 subjects
IndiaCompletion of Year 11 with a min avg. 60%Completion of Year 12
Indian School Certificate (ISC), Central Board of Secondary Education
(CBSE) or Indian State Board Exams are considered, please enquire for
required score
IndonesiaCompletion of SMA 2 with a min avg. 7.0 in academic subjectsCompletion of SMA 3
DTE - min avg. 6.0 in 4 academic subjects
DTS/DTX - min avg. 7.0 in 4 academic subjects
MalaysiaCompletion of SPM with a min 5 passes in academic subjects with a
‘C’ grade avg. (SPM forecast results accepted)
Completion of STPM/A Levels (forecast results accepted)
DTE - min of 2 ‘E’ grades
DTS/DTX - min of 1 ‘E’ and 1 ‘D’ grades
UEC (forecast results accepted)
DTE - 35 points or less (best 5 subjects)
DTS/DTX - 30 points or less (best 5 subjects)
OmanCompletion of General Secondary School Certificate with a min avg.
70% in academic subjects
Completion of General Secondary School Certificate
DTE Commerce - min avg. 80% in academic subjects
DTE Science, Health Science, Computer Science and Engineering - min
avg. 85% in academic subjects
Saudi ArabiaCompletion of General Secondary School Certificate with a min avg.
70% in academic subjects
Completion of General Secondary School Certificate
DTE Commerce - min avg. 80% in academic subjects
DTE Science, Health Science, Computer Science and Engineering - min
avg. 85% in academic subjects
SingaporeGCE O Levels min of ‘C’ avg. in 5 subjects (forecast results accepted)GCE A Levels (forecast results accepted)
DTE - min 2 ‘E’ grades
DTS/DTX - min 1 ‘E’ and 1 ‘D’ grades
Sri LankaGCE O Levels min of ‘C’ avg. in 5 subjectsGCE A Levels
DTE - min 2 ‘E’ grades
DTS/DTX - min 1 ‘E’ and 1 ‘D’ grades
South KoreaCompletion of Senior High School Year 2 with a min avg. 65% in
academic subjects
Completion of Senior High School Year 3 with a min avg. 60% in
academic subjects (DTS/DTX)
ThailandCompletion of Matayom 5 with a min GPA of 2.5Completion of Secondary Education - Matayom 6
DTE - min GPA of 2.0
DTS/DTX - min GPA of 2.2
United Arab EmiratesCompletion of General Secondary School Certificate with a min avg.
70% in academic subjects
Completion of General Secondary School Certificate
DTE Commerce - min avg. 80% in academic subjects
DTE Science, Health Science, Computer Science and Engineering - min
avg. 85% in academic subjects
United KingdomGCSE O Levels with a min ‘C’ grade avg in 5 academic subjects.GCE A Levels
DTE - min of 2 ‘E’ grades
DTS/DTX - min of 1 'E'and 1 'D' grades
VietnamCompletion of Year 11 with a min GPA of 6.5Completion of Year 12
DTE - min GPA of 6.5
DTS - min GPA of 7.0
All other countriesPlease enquire. Applications will be considered individually.Please enquire. Applications will be considered individually.
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International Qualifications

Foundation Studies ProgramDegree Transfer Program
International BaccalauretteCompletion of year 1 with 21 aggregate score in 6 relevant subjectsCompletion of IB Diploma or IB Certificate. Results with an aggregate score of:
DTE - 20
DTS/DTX - 22
iGCSE/GCEiGSCE O Levels with a min ‘C’ grade avg. in 5 subjectsGCE A Levels
DTE - min 2 ‘E’ grades
DTS/DTX - min 1 ‘E’ and 1 ‘D’ grades
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Postgraduate Entry Requirements

CountryPre-Master's semester + Bridging SemesterPre-Master's semester
BangladeshCompletion of a Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum grade average of 50% OR completion of a Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 6 with minimum grade average of 60% OR
equivalent qualification
Completion of Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum grade average of 60% or equivalent qualification
ChinaCompletion of a Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum grade average of 60% OR completion of 3-Year or 4 Year Certificate of Graduation or Graduation Diploma equivalent to AQF Level 6 with minimum grade average of 80% OR equivalent qualificationCompletion of Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum grade average of 70% or equivalent qualification
Hong KongCompletion of a Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum grade average of 55% OR completion of a 3-year Honours Diploma or Professional Diploma equivalent to AQF Level 6 with minimum grade of 65% OR equivalent qualificationCompletion of Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum grade average of 60% or equivalent qualification
IndiaCompletion of a Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum grade average of 40% OR completion of a Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 6 with minimum grade average of 55% OR
equivalent qualification
Completion of Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum grade average of 45% or equivalent qualification
IndonesiaCompletion of a Bachelor or Sarjana equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0 OR completion of a Bachelor, Sarjana or Sarjana Muda or Bakaloreat or Sarjana (Lengkap) equivalent to AQF Level 6 with minimum CGPA 2.8/4.0 OR equivalent qualificationCompletion of Bachelor degree or Sarjana equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum CGPA 2.3/4 or equivalent qualification
KoreaCompletion of a Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Bachelor 7 or AQF Level 6 with a minimum grade average of 55% OR equivalent qualificationCompletion of Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum grade average of 60% or equivalent
NepalCompletion of a 4-year Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum pass grade OR completion of a 3-year Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 6 with a minimum pass grade 20% higher than pass grade OR equivalent qualificationCompletion of Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum grade average of 60% or equivalent qualification
Sri LankaCompletion of a Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum grade average of 50% OR completion of a Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 6 with minimum grade average of 60% OR completion of a Higher Diploma or Higher National Diploma equivalent to AQF Level 6 with minimum average grade of 80% OR equivalent qualificationCompletion of Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum grade average of 60% or equivalent qualification
ThailandCompletion of a Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum GPA 2.0/4.0 OR completion of a Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 6 with a minimum GPA 2.5/4.0 OR completion of a 3-year Associate Degree equivalent to AQF Level 6 with a minimum GPA 2.5/4.0 OR equivalent qualificationCompletion of Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum GPA 2.0/4 or equivalent qualification
VietnamCompletion of Bachelor degree or Bang Tot nghiep Dai Hoc or Master degree (Bang Thac si) equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum grade of 5.0/10.0 OR completion of a Bang Tot nghiep Dai Hoc or Bang Tot nghiep Cao dang equivalent to AQF Level 6 with a minimum GPA 7.0/10.0Completion of Bachelor degree or Master degree (Bang Thac si) equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum grade average of 55% or equivalent qualification
Onshore and other qualifications (e.g. UK, USA, TNE)Completion of a Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum GPA 3.5/7.0 OR completion of a post-secondary qualification equivalent to AQF Level 6 with a minimum GPA 4.5/7.0 OR equivalent qualificationCompletion of Bachelor degree equivalent to AQF Level 7 with a minimum GPA 3.8/7 or equivalent qualification
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If your country is not listed here, please contact us for more information.

* Minimum required score depends on preferred bachelor destination. Note: Entry into the Foundation Studies Music specialisation is subject to diagnostic testing of Music knowledge and instrument proficiency.

^HKDSE Scoring System – Level 5**, 5*, 5 = 5 points; Level 4 = 4 points; Level 3 = 3 points; Level 2 = 2 points; Level 1 = 1 point.

For countries and qualifications not listed above, please contact the University of Adelaide College Admissions for further information. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. Applications will be assessed based on the most recent academic results and additional admissions criteria may apply. Academic assessment is based on the grades a student achieves in individual subjects, as well as an aggregate grade. Student applications will also be assessed against any relevant program prerequisites. Only academic subjects will be considered during assessment. Subjects such as religious studies, ethics, physical education, etc. will not be considered. Complete academic transcripts must be produced at the time of application if available.

View the entry requirements for our programs below. You can also download a pdf version.

ProgramAcademic Entry Requirements
Foundation Studies ProgramCompletion of Year 11 min C average^
Degree Transfer ProgramExtended (DTE)Completion of Year 12 with
required ATAR* score
Standard (DTS)Completion of Year 12 with
required ATAR* score
Accelerated (DTX)Completion of Year 12 with
required ATAR* score
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^ Entry into the Foundation Studies Music specialisation is subject to diagnostic testing of Music knowledge and instrument proficiency.

* Minimum required ATAR score depends on preferred bachelor destination.

All fees are in AUD and include GST where applicable. As of 1 October 2018, all applications for 2019 commencements will be subject to the 2019 fees. Please refer to www.college.adelaide.edu.au/ admissions/fees/ for the lastest information regarding fees. The University of Adelaide College has the right to change prices due to tax increases, governmental actions or other events beyond the University of Adelaide College’s control. The fees stated above are for domestic students (Australian citizens and permanent residents only). They include tuition and other internal fees.

To find out your recommended study duration please visit our General Academic English page.

ProgramEnglish Entry Requirements
IELTSiBT TOEFLPearson Test of English
Foundation Studies Program IELTS 5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above) or equivalent50 overall (15 or above in Speaking & Writing)46
Degree Transfer ProgramExtended (DTE)IELTS 5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)
or equivalent
50 overall (15 or above in Speaking & Writing)46
Standard (DTS) /Accelerated (DTX)IELTS 5.5 overall (speaking and writing band 5.5 or above with no band below 5.0) or equivalent50 overall (16 or above in Speaking & Writing)48
Pre-Master's ProgramTwo semestersIELTS 5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above) or equivalent.50 overall (15 or above in speaking and writing)46
One semesterIELTS 6.0 overall (all bands 5.5 or above) or equivalent57 overall (17 or above in speaking and writing)50
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