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Entry requirements

These academic requirements are for international students. If you are not an international student, please review information for Australian undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Undergraduate

Note: in addition to these academic requirements, some courses may have specific admission requirements. Check the admission requirements information on the course details page of your chosen course/s.

For entry into undergraduate coursework at UTS you require a competitive pass in a recognised matriculation examination, equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification. As a general guide, competitive results for international examinations that are accepted for entry can be viewed at the International entry scores section.

Applications for some courses also require submission of a portfolio or a personal statement.

Those who successfully complete a recognised pathway program are also eligible to apply. If you do not meet entry requirements, you may wish to consider studying a UTS pathway course through UTS: INSEARCH (opens an external site).
 

Undergraduate honours coursework

Note: in addition to these academic requirements, some courses may have specific admission requirements. Check the admission requirements information on the course details page of your chosen course/s.

You require a relevant bachelor's degree. You must also demonstrate the potential to undertake research and submit a brief research proposal which should have been discussed with an appropriate UTS staff member.
 

Postgraduate coursework

Note: in addition to these academic requirements, some courses may have specific admission requirements. Check the admission requirements information on the course details page of your chosen course/s.

For admission into most postgraduate courses, you are required to hold a recognised bachelor's degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree. Your academic performance at the bachelor's level will be considered as part of your application assessment. In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. If relevant, you may demonstrate this through submission of a CV, portfolio, and/or a personal statement.
 

Postgraduate research degrees

Note: in addition to these academic requirements, some courses may have specific admission requirements. Check the admission requirements information on the course details page of your chosen course/s.

Doctoral programs

You are generally required to hold the equivalent of a relevant master's or bachelor's degree with first or second class honours (division 1) or an equivalent or higher qualification. You must demonstrate the potential to undertake research and submit a brief research proposal after discussion with an appropriate UTS staff member.
If you do not qualify for entry at the doctoral level, you may be accepted initially at the master's level and allowed to transfer to the doctoral program after one year provided that you have been able to demonstrate your capacity for doctoral-level study.

Master's research programs

You are generally required to hold the equivalent of a relevant bachelor's degree. You must also demonstrate the potential to undertake research and submit a brief research proposal after discussion with an appropriate UTS staff member.

International entry scores

Note: in addition to these academic requirements, some courses may have specific admission requirements. Check the admission requirements information on the course details page of your chosen course/s.

Undergraduate coursework

A general guide of competitive results in a number of international qualifications accepted for entry into undergraduate coursework at UTS.
 

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Bahrain

Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

Bangladesh

Successful completion of at least one full-time year of a four-year bachelor degree at a recognised university or a completed 2 to 3 year bachelor degree at a recognised university.

Brazil

Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

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Canada

Successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma with six University or University/College preparation courses. Qualifications from other provinces may also be acceptable.

Chile

Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

China

Successful completion of the China National Entrance Examination (Gaokao) where the total score meets entry standard, or completion of at least one fulltime year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

Colombia

Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

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Fiji

Successful completion of the Foundation Program at the University of the South Pacific, OR successful completion of the Fiji seventh form examination, OR completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor degree level at the University of the South Pacific, OR successful completion of matriculation to a New Zealand university.

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Germany

Successful completion of the Abitur examination.

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Hong Kong

Successful completion of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with the overall aggregate based on the four core subjects, Chinese Language, English Languages, Mathematics and Liberal Arts, and the best grade in one Category A elective subject. Grades for all subjects except Mathematics are counted as follows: Level 5** and Level 5* = 6, Level 5 = 5, Level 4 = 4, Level 3 = 3, Level 2 = 2 and Level 1 = 1.

Grades for Compulsory Mathematics are counted as follows: Level 5** and Level 5* = 3, Level 5 = 2.5, Level 4 = 2, Level 3 = 1.5, Level 2 = 1 and Level 1 = 0.5.

Grades for Extension Mathematics are counted as follows: Level 5** and Level 5* = 4, Level 5 = 3.5, Level 4 = 3.0, Level 3 = 2.5, Level 2 = 2 and Level 1 = 1.5.

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India

Successful completion of the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE) (10+2) with overall grade in best four academic subjects where A1=5, A2=4.5, B1=3.5, B2=3.0, C1=2.0, C2:1.5, D1=1, D2=0.5, or successful completion of the Indian School Certificate Examination (10+2) awarded by the Indian Council of School Examinations (ICSE) with an overall percentage grade average in the best four externally examined subjects. Successful completion of the Higher Secondary School examinations from some state boards with a competitive pass may also be accepted.

Indonesia

Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

International Baccalaureate

Award of the full International Baccalaureate Diploma where the total aggregate score including bonus and penalty points meets entry standard.

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Japan

Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

Jordan

Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

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Kuwait

Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

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Malaysia

Successful completion of STPM with passes in a minimum of 3 Advanced Level subjects, where A = 7, A- = 6, B+ = 5, B = 4, B- = 3, C+ = 2, C = 1. Fail grades (F) or partial passes C-, D+ or D are not assessed or used to determine the ATAR equivalency. Advanced Level subjects must be taken in the same academic year.

Mexico

Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

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Nepal

Successful completion of at least one full-time year of a four-year bachelor degree at a recognised university or a completed 2 to 3 year bachelor degree at a recognised university.

New Zealand

Successful completion of the National Certificate of Education Achievement at a competitive standard.

Nigeria

Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor’s degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

Norway

Successful completion of Norwegian Certificate of Completion of Upper Secondary School Examination or equivalent (Vitnemal).

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Oman

Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

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Pakistan

Successful completion of at least one full-time year of a four-year bachelor degree at a recognised university or a completed 2 to 3 years bachelor degree at a recognised university.

The Philippines

Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

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Russia

Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

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Saudi Arabia

Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

Singapore

Successful completion of the Singapore or Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level with at least three H2 subjects one  H1 content-based subject, Project Work and the General Paper (GP). Candidates may undertake  Knowledge and Inquiry (KI) at H2 level in place of the General paper (GP) and a H1 content based subject. An overall aggregate score will be calculated on the basis that A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 for all H2 subjects and A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E0.51 for all H1 subjects. H3 subjects are calculated on the basis of Distinction=2.5, Merit=2 and Pass=1. An aggregate can also be raised by one of two methods: at most one H3 subject or a fourth H2 subject undertaken in addition to three H2 subjects, one H1 content-based subject, Project Work and the General Paper (GP).

South Africa

Successful completion of South African National Senior Certificate or the Matriculation Certificate of the Joint Matriculation Board. Candidates must have been awarded the NSC and met the minimum requirements for admission to higher education (Bachelor degree, Diploma or Higher Certificate) in South Africa. Both are indicated on the certificate.

South Korea

Successful completion of Korea Republic Senior High School Diploma (General or Vocational) with an overall grade average in the final year final year, where A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0

Sri Lanka

Successful completion of the Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 3 Advanced level passes at the same sitting.

Sweden

Successful completion of the Swedish Secondary Leaving Certificate.

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Taiwan

A Junior/Community College Diploma or Senior Higher School Diploma plus completion of at least one full-time year at Bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

Thailand

Successful completion of the Certificate of Secondary Education (Matayom 6). Marks are out of 100 or GPA on a 4 point scale where A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0. Results in the Joint Higher Education Entrance Examination or Joint Entrance Examinations of provincial universities are taken into account, if available.

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United Arab Emirates

Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

United Kingdom

GCE A Levels – Aggregate is the sum of all Advanced Level (A2) subjects taken in the same academic year and at most one Advanced Level (A2) subject undertaken in the previous academic year. If more than four subjects are presented, the best four subjects will be used. Completion of only three Advanced Level (A2) subjects in the same academic year may also be accepted. Advanced Subsidiary results will not be included. Ranks are calculated on the basis that the Advanced Level (A2) A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.

USA

Successful completion of the US High School Diploma plus either successful completion of:

  1. SAT 1 (Total of Critical Reading, Mathematical and Writing scores) at competitive standard; OR
  2. an approved associateship at a Community/Junior College

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Vietnam

Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.

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Other

UTS also accepts diplomas and advanced diplomas from Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognised tertiary institutions in Australia, as well as most Australian foundation studies programs.