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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 / exam Minimum Australian Year 12 equivalent qualifications
Bangladesh Higher School Certificate (HSC) with First Division Pass (60%) or a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0
China Successful 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 Baccalaureate Completed IB diploma with minimum 24 points from 6 subjects at one sitting
Hong Kong HKDSE 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
India Completion of all India Senior School Certificate, Indian School Certificate or Senior Secondary Certificate with a First Division pass (60%)
Indonesia Entry 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
Japan Successful 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), South Senior High School Diploma with a grade average of A or successful completion of one year of a Bachelor’s degree at a recognised University
Malaysia Malaysian STPM; entry to some courses with Senior Middle 3  MICSS UEC minimum two A and two B grades; Canadian OAC pre university diploma
Nepal Completion 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%
Pakistan Higher 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
Philippines Successful completion of one year of a bachelor’s degree at a recognised university
Singapore GCE “A” levels
Sri Lanka GCE “A” levels
Taiwan Successful completion of one year of a bachelor’s degree at a recognised university; or two years study at a recognised junior college
Thailand Successful 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 Kingdom GCE “A” levels
Vietnam Completion 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:
http://internationaleducation.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

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