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Secondary school results

There are minimum requirements for secondary school results, which can change dependent on the country where you completed secondary schooling.

If your country and/or your qualification are not listed, please contact us for information on the minimum entry requirements specific to your country.

Country Qualifications and general entry requirements Entry to
ECU courses (except those with higher entry requirements)
Higher entry requirements
Special English entry requirements
Bahrain Successful completion of one year of tertiary study or a recognised completed diploma from a recognised tertiary or higher education institution*      
Bangladesh Successful completion of Higher Secondary Certificate or equivalent 3.5 4.0  
Brunei A Levels** - Pass on a completed Accredited Diploma
5 7  
Canada General High School Diploma*** 65%
75%  
China Gao Kao or successful completion of one year of tertiary study.
65.6% 70%  
Denmark Studentereksamen (stx) or Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (hf) 6 7.5 9
France

Completion of the Baccalaureat General or Baccalaureat Technologique (High School Leaving Certificate)

10 14  
Germany Successful completion of the Abitur / Zeugnis der Allgemainen Hochschulreife or Reifezeugnis (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 65% 78% 3 plus recommendation letter from school
Ghana GCE A levels or equivalent** 5 7  
Hong Kong HKALE**

5

7 D for English
HKDSE*****

14

16
3 for English with no score below 3
India Higher Secondary Certificate or equivalent 65% 78% 55% for English
Indonesia SMA III 7.3 8.5  
Iran High school diploma and pre-university certificate with a minimum grade of 12      
Ireland Irish Leaving Certificate
     
Japan Successful completion of one year of tertiary study*      Grade D Ordinary Level or above
Jordan Successful completion of one year of tertiary study or a recognised completed Diploma*
     
Kenya Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education 7 subjects (excluding Kiswahili) 1st division B A  
Korea Successful completion of one year of tertiary study*      
Kuwait SSuccessful completion of one year of tertiary study*      
Malawi GCE A levels or equivalent**
5 7  
Malaysia STPM or A Levels**
B in the best 5 subjects (apart from English)

B4 for English in SPM or STPM General Paper (Full Pass)
Mauritius GCE A Levels or equivalent**
5 7  
Namibia GCE A Levels or equivalent**
5 7  
Nepal Higher Secondary School Certificate from the Higher Education Board or equivalent 65% 78%  
Norway Certificate of Upper Secondary Education - (Vitnemal) 3 4 4 for English
Oman Successful completion of one year of tertiary study or a recognised completed Diploma*
     
Pakistan Higher Secondary School Certificate/Intermediate Certificate 65% 78%  
Poland Successful completion of Matura      
Qatar Successful completion of one year of tertiary study or a recognised completed Diploma*      
Russia Successful completion of one year of an approved Bakalavr/Specialist Diploma (Average 4)      
Saudi Arabia Successful completion of one year of tertiary study or a recognised completed Diploma*      
Seychelles GCE A Levels or equivalent**
5 7  
Singapore GCE A Levels or equivalent**
5 7 C 6 for English in O Levels
South Africa Completion of the Senior Certificate indicating the minimum requirements have been met for admission to a Bachelor Degree
    C or 60 or 5 for English
South/Latin America Successful completion of one year of tertiary study*      
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan A Levels**
5 7  
Sweden Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Slutbetyg) 12 16 VG or MVG for English A or English B
Tanzania GCE A Levels or equivalent** 5 7  
Taiwan Successful completion of one year of tertiary study*      
Thailand Successful completion of one year of tertiary study*      
Turkey Successful completion of one year of tertiary study*      
United Arab Emirates Successful completion of one Diploma*      
United Kingdom GCE A Levels or equivalent**
5 7  
Uganda Uganda Advanced Certificate in Education (UACE) 5 7  
USA High School Graduate Diploma with a combined SAT above 1100 in Maths and Critical Reading; both Maths and Critical Reading must be above 400 1100 1300  
ACT with no score below 2 20 29  
Vietnam Successful completion of one year of tertiary study or recognised completed Diploma*      
Zambia GCE A Levels or equivalent** 5 7  
Zimbabwe GCE A Levels or equivalent** 5 7  
Specific Tests / Awards Academic Entry Requirements Standard Entry Higher Entry Special English Entry Requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma Minimum of 24 points (Minimum of 28 points for Law) consisting of aggregate from 3 higher level & 3 subsidiary level 24 28 3 at Higher Level for English
Western Australian universitiesā€™ Preparatory Program (WAuPP) Subject to annual change 50 65 ELACS 50
Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) - Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) Subject to annual change**** 55->80 80

A scaled mark of at least 50 in either:

  • WACE English, or
  • WACE Literature, or
  • WACE English as an Additional Language/Dialect

* Must be a recognised tertiary or higher education institution.

** A=5 points, B=4 points, C=3 points, D=2 points, E=1 point (Minimum of 2 subjects).

*** Specific requirements may vary according to province. Ontario: Average of 4 best Ontario Academic Courses.

**** Other states' tertiary entrance examinations accepted ā€“ Entry requirements may differ depending on state.

***** Made up of the best 5 subjects with a minimum core subject level of 3 (Mathematics minimum level 4) and excluding any category B subjects.

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