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 or region. You can also download a pdf version. If you country or region is not listed, please contact us for more information.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Countries and RegionsFoundation 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 Kong SARCompletion 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 countries and regionsPlease 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 Program (2 Semesters/Trimesters) Includes BridgingPre-Master's Program (1 Semester/Trimester)
Bangladesh3 yr Bachelor degree (Pass or Honours) with a grade average of 60% (GPA 3.0/4.0) from a Section 1 institution or a 4 yr Bachelor degree with a grade average of 60% (GPA 3.0/4.0) from a Section 2 institutionSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution or a 5 yr Bachelor degree (in a professional field or 150 credits) from a Section 2 institution
Bhutan3 yr Bachelor degree with a grade average of 65% from a Section 1 or 2 institutionSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution
BotswanaNot applicableSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree from the University of Botswana
Cameroon3 yr Bachelor degree (Licence) with a grade average of 65% (GPA 3.0/4.0) from a Section 1 institutionSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution
CanadaNot applicableSuccessful completion of a 3 or 4 yr Bachelor degree (Baccalaureat or Bachelier) from a Section 1 institution
China3 or 4 yr Certificate of Graduation or Graduation Diploma with a grade average of 80% from a Section 1 institution or a 4 or 5 yr Certificate of Graduation or Graduation Diploma with a grade average of 80% from a Section 1 institutionSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree awarded according to the Regulations Concerning Academic Degrees in the People's Republic of China from a Section 1 or 2 institution
Egypt4 yr Bachelor degree with a grade average of 65% from a Section 2 institutionSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution, or successful completion of a 5 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 2 institution
Fiji3 yr Advanced Diploma or Higher National Diploma (not in a trade field) with a grade average of 65% (GPA 2.67/5.0) from a Section 1 institutionSuccessful completion of a 3 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution
Ghana4 yr Bachelor degree with a grade average of 65% (GPA 2.5/4.0) from a Section 3 institutionSuccessful completion of a Bachelor degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, University of Ghana or the University of Cape Coast
Hong KongNot applicableSuccessful completion of a 3 or 4 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 or 2 institution
India3 yr Bachelor degree (3rd or pass division) from a Section 2 institution, or 3 yr Bachelor degree (2nd, 3rd or pass division) from a Section 3 institutionSuccessful completion of a 3 yr Bachelor degree in any division from a Section 1 institution, or successful completion of a 3 yr Bachelor degree (1st or 2nd division) from a Section 2 institution or successful completion of a 3 yr Bachelor degree (1st division) from a Section 3 institution
Indonesia4 yr Sarjana (S1) with 8 semesters, 144-160 credits and a program accreditation rating of C with a GPA of 2.8/4.0 from a Section 1 institution, or 3 yr Sarjana Muda/Bakaloreat with a GPA of 2.8/4.0 from a Section 2 institutionSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Sarjana (S1) with 8 semesters, 144-160 credits and a program accreditation rating of A or B from a Section 1 or 2 institution
Iran4 yr Bachelor degree with a "B" grade average (14.0 pt minimum) from a Section 2 institutionSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution, or successful completion of a 5 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 2 institution
JapanNot applicableSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree (Gakushigo) from a Section 1 institution
JordanNot applicableSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 or 2 institution
Kenya3 yr Diploma with a grade average of 65% from a Section 1 institutionSuccessful completion of a 3 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution, or successful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 2 institution
Korea, SouthNot applicableSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree (Haksa) with a minimum of 120 credits from a Section 1 or 2 institution
KuwaitNot applicableSuccessful completion of a 3 yr Bachelor degree from Kuwait University or a Section 2 institution
Laos4 or 5 yr Bachelor degree with a GPA of 2.5/4.0 from the National University of Laos, or a 6 or 7 yr Bachelor degree with a GPA of 2.5/4.0 from a Section 2 institutionSuccessful completion of a 6 or 7 yr Bachelor degree from the National Univesity of Laos
LebanonNot applicableSuccessful completion of a 3 yr Bachelor degree or Licence, or 4 yr Maitrise or Diplome from a Section 1 or 2 institution
Macau3 yr Higher Diploma (Bacharelato) with a GPA of 2.5/4.0 from a Section 1 or 2 institution, or a 4 yr Bachelor degree (Licenciatura) with a GPA below 3.0 from a Section 2 institutionSuccessful completion of a 3 yr or 4 yr Bachelor degee (Licenciatura) from a Section 1 institution, or successful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree (Lecenciatura) with a GPA of 3.0 or above from a Section 2 insitution
MalaysiaNot applicableSuccessful completion of a 3 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 or 2 institution
MauritiusNot applicableSuccessful completion of a 3 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution
Nepal3 yr Bachelor degree with a grade average of 70% (where pass is 50%) 60% (where pass is 40%) from a Section 1 institutionSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution
Nigeria3 yr Bachelor degree with a grade average of 65% (GPA 3.25/5.0) from a Section 1 insitution, or a 4 yr Bachelor degree with a grade average of 65% (GPA 3.25/5.0) from a Section 2 insitutionSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution, or successful completion of a 5 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 2 institution
Oman3 yr Higher Diploma with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 from a Section 1 or 2 institution, or 4 yr Bachelor degree with a GPA 3.0 and below from a Section 2 institutionSuccessful completion of a 4 or 5 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 or 2 institution; or a 4 yr Bachelor degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above from a Section 2 institution
Pakistan3 yr Bachelor degree (without Honours) with a grade average of 55% (GPA 2.5/4.0) from a Section 1 institution, or 3 yr Honours Bachelor degree from a Section 2 institution, or 4 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 3 institutionSuccessful completion of a 3 yr Honours Bachelor degree or a 4 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution, or successful completion of a 3 yr Honours Bachelor degree (in 2nd or 3rd Division) from a Section 2 institution
Philippines3 yr Bachelor degree with a GPA of 3.2 and below from a Section 2 insitutionSuccessful completion of a 3 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution
Saudi Arabia4 yr Bachelor degree with a grade of 'pass' or 'good' from a Section 2 institution, or a 4 yr Bachelor degree with a grade average of 75% (GPA 3.25/5.0) from a Section 3 institution, or a 3 yr Bachelor degree with a grade average of 75% (GPA 3.25/5.0) from a Section 4 institutionSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution or a 4 yr Bachelor degree with a grade of 'very good' or 'excellent' from a Section 2 institution
SingaporeNot applicableSuccessful completion of a 3 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution
South Africa3 yr National Diploma (at least 240 credits) with a grade average of 65% from a Section 1 institutionSuccessful completion of a 4 yr National Diploma or a 3 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution
Sri LankaNot applicableSuccessful completion of a 3 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution
Taiwan3 yr Bachelor degree with a grade average of 65% from a Section 1 institutionSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution
Thailand3 yr Associate degree with a GPA of 2.5/4.0 from a Section 1 institution, or a 4 yr Bachelor degree with a final grade below 3.0 from a Section 2 institutionSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution, or a 4 yr Bachelor degree with a final grade above 3.0 or 5 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 2 institution
Uganda3 yr Bachelor degree with a GPA of 3.25/5.0 from a Section 3 institutionSuccessful completion of a 3 yr Bachelor degree from Makerere University or the University of East Africa, or successful completio of a 4 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 3 institution
United Arab Emirates3 yr Higher Diploma with a grade average of 65% (GPA 2.5/4.0) from a Section 1 or 2 institution, or 4 yr Bachelor degree with a GPA 3.0 or below from a Section 2 institutionSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution, or 4 yr Bachelor degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above or a 5 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 2 institution
United KingdomNot applicableSuccessful completion of a 3 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution
United States of AmericaNot applicableSuccessful completion of a 3 or 4 yr Bachelor degree (with 120 semester credits or 180 quarter credits) from a Section 1 or 2 institution
Vietnam3 yr Bang Tot nghiep Cao dang with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or Bang Tot nghiep Dai Hoc (Tai chuc mode) less than 210 credits with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 from a Section 1 institution, or a 4 yr Bang Tot nghiep Dai Hoc with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 from a Section 2 institutionSuccessful completion of a 4 yr Bang Tot nghiep Dai Hoc (Chinh quy mode) or Bang Tot nghiep Dai Hoc (Tai chuc mode) with 210 or more credits from a Section 1 institution, or successful completion of a 5 yr Bang Tot nghiep Dai Hoc from a Section 2 institution
Zambia4 yr Bachelor degree with a final grade of pass or satisfactory from a Section 1 institution, or a 4 yr (after O Levels) or 3 yr (after A Levels) Bachelor degree with a grade average of 65% from a Section 2 institutionSuccessful completion of a 5 yr Bachelor degree or 4 yr Bachelor degree with a final grade of credit, merit or distinction from a Section 1 institution
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Note – Institution sections are determined by the Australian Government’s Department of Education, Country Education Profiles.

If your country or region 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. regions 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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