Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications

Admissions criteria for domestic applicants with overseas senior secondary school leaving qualifications can be found in the table below.

If your overseas senior secondary school leaving qualification is not listed in the table below, but you have successfully completed a minimum of one year full-time study in a bachelor degree at a recognised overseas tertiary institution, you may still be eligible for admission.

Please contact the Admissions Office on 1300 222 888 or email admissions@curtin.edu.au if you would like your overseas qualifications to be assessed prior to submitting your application to Curtin or TISC.

CountryAccepted
qualifications
Minimum admission
criteria
Separate evidence
of English
language
proficiency
Non-country specificGCE Advanced LevelA minimum of 5 points obtained for two or three Advanced Level subjects are required; Points calculated as follows:
- Cameroon GCE A-Level: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.
- Hong Kong A-Level (until 2013): A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.
- Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (until 1989): A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.
- Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level (H1 = AS Level; H2 = A Level): A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.
- Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (Principal Level): A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.
- Zimbabwe ZIMSEC A-Level: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.
Grade C in one of the following subjects at Ordinary Level or IGCSE Level:
English, English Literature, English Language, First Language English, English General Paper or English as Second Language
Non-country specificInternational Baccalaureate (IB) DiplomaSuccessful completion of the IB Diploma with at least 24 pointsGrade of 4 or above in one of the following subjects:
- English A: Literature (SL) or (HL);
- English A: Language and Literature (SL) or (HL);
- Literature and Performance (SL);
- English A1 (SL) or (HL);
- English A2 (SL) or (HL);
- English B (HL).
BhutanBhutan Higher Secondary Education CertificateSuccessful completion of the Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate awarded by the Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment with an average of 65% in the best four academic subjects (excluding Dzongkha) in meeting Curtin University’s minimum academic admission criteriaRequired
CanadaHigh School Graduation DiplomaSuccessful completion of the High School Graduation Diploma with an average of 60% in Grade 12 subjectsGrade of 60% or better in final year English subject (except Quebec)
ChinaGao KaoSuccessful completion of Gao Kao and obtain an aggregate of the required individual subjects which is equivalent to 67% of the overall maximum score, or a grade of 322/480, 402/600, 503/750, 543/810 or 603/900.Required
DenmarkBevis for Studentereksamen or Bevis for Højere ForberedelseseksamenSuccessful completion of the Bevis for Studentereksamen or Bevis for Højere ForberedelseseksamenGrade of 7 in English
FranceFrench Baccalaureat GeneralSuccessful completion of the Baccalaureat General with an overall grade of 10Required
GermanyZeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur)Successful completion of the Abitur with an overall grade of 4Grade of 4 or better in English (refer to score stated in Block II: performance in school-leaving exms)
Hong KongHong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)Successful completion of HKDSE with 15 points from the best five subjects. Points calculated as follows: 5** = 6 Pts, 5* = 5.5 Pts, 5 = 5 Pts, 4 = 4 Pts, 3 = 3 Pts, 2 = 2 Pts, 1 = 1 Pt.Level/Grade of 4 or above in the HKDSE Core subject English Language
IndiaIndian School Certificate Successful completion of the Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) with a grade average of at least 60% from the best four subjects.60% in English subject
All India Senior School Certificate Successful completion of the All India Senior School Certificate awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) with a grade average of 60% in the best four subjects.60% in English subject
Higher Secondary CertificateSuccessful completion of the Higher Secondary School Certificate (Standard Year 12 Qualifications) awarded by one of the recognized Higher Secondary Education Boards in India with a grade average of 65% in the best five subjects.Required
IndonesiaIjazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) and Surat Keterangan Hasil Ujian Nasional (SKHUN)From 2013 - Successful completion of Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) (Certificate of Completion from Academic Senior Secondary School) with an overall average grade of at least 71% and at least an overall average grade of 71% from the Surat Keterangan Hasil Ujian Nasional (SKHUN) (Certificate of Graduation).
Before 2013 - Successful completion of Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) (Certificate of Completion from Academic Senior Secondary School) with an overall average grade of at least 80% (8.0) and at least an overall average grade of 80% (8.0) from the Surat Keterangan Hasil Ujian Nasional (SKHUN) (Certificate of Graduation).
Required
IrelandIrish Leaving CertificateSuccessful completion of Leaving Certificate from the State Examinations Commission with at least 10 points aggregated from the best five subjects at Higher Level. Points calculated as follows: A1 = 6, A2 = 5, B1 =4.5, B2 =4, B3 =3.5, C1 =3, C2 =2.5, C3 = 2, D1 = 1.5, D2 = 1At least a grade of C3 in English at Ordinary Level
MalaysiaSTPMA minimum of 5 points obtained from at least two but no more than three Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) subjects; points calculated as follows: A=5, A- =4, B+ =4, B=3, B- =2, C+ = 2, C=1At least C6 in SPM 1119 English
Malaysian UECCompletion of the Malaysian Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) (Senior Middle Level) with 20 points aggregated from the best five academic subjects. Points calculated as follows: A1 = 8, A2 = 7, B3 =6, B4 =5, B5 =4, B6 =3, C7 =2, C8 =1Required or obtain at least C6 in SPM 1119 English
MauritiusCambridge Higher School CertificateA minimum of 5 points obtained for two or three Advanced Level subjects are required; Points calculated as follows: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 At least Grade C in English obtained at Cambridge School Certificate/GCE Ordinary Level
NetherlandsDiploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)Successful completion of Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) from a gymnasium, lyceum or atheneum (academic secondary school)Grade of 8 in English
New ZealandNCEA Level 3Completion of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 with a comparable Australian Tertiary Admission RankA minimum of 8 achieved credits at Level 2 or 3 in English, with at least 4 achieved credits in Reading and 4 achieved credits in Writing
ScotlandScottish Certificate of EducationCompletion of the Scottish Certificate of Education with a minimum of 5 points obtained for three (max. five) higher subjects (SCQF level 6) from no more than two sittings. Points calculated as follows: A=3, B=2, C=1.Grade of 1 or 2 in the Standard Grade – Credit (SCQF Level 5) in English, or a Grade of C or better in Highers (SCQF 6 Level) in English.
SingaporeSingapore/Cambridge GCE A LevelA minimum of 5 points obtained from two or three H2 Level subjects are required. Points calculated as follows: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.Grade of C or better in 'O' level English, English Literature or English Language; General Paper (H1 Level) or Knowledge and Inquiry (H2 Level)
South AfricaNational Senior CertificateCompletion of the National Senior Certificate with a grade average of Level 4 (50%) over six subjects (excluding Life Orientation).At least Level 4 in English Home language or Level 5 in English First Additional Language
Sri LankaSri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)A minimum of 5 points obtained for two Advanced Level subjects (Excluding General Paper) are required; Points calculated as follows: A=5, B=4, C=3, S =1C (Credit Pass) in English in Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Ordinary level)
UKGCE Advanced Level
(from a United Kingdom examination authority: CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC or CCEA)
A minimum of 5 points obtained for two or three Advanced Level subjects are required; Points calculated as follows:
Grades awarded from 2010 onwards: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.
Grades awarded up to 2009: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.
Grade C or better in one of the following GCSE/GCE Ordinary level subjects:
- English,
- English Literature,
- English Language,
- First Language English,
- English General Paper or
- English as Second Language
USSAT (test sat from 2016) and US High School DiplomaCompletion of High School Diploma with an average grade of B or better in year 12 and a combined score of at least 1090 out of 1600 in the Evidence based Reading and Writing and Math in the SAT from the same sitting, with a minimum of 510 in Evidence based Reading and Writing and 500 in Math component. This qualification does not satisfy any course prerequisites.Separate evidence of English is not required if applicant meet the required SAT scores
SAT (test sat between 2005-2015) and US High School DiplomaCompletion of High School Diploma with an average grade of B or better in year 12 and a combined score of at least 1500 out of 2400 in the Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing sections in the SAT Reasoning Test from the same sitting, with a minimum of 460 in each section. This qualification does not satisfy any course prerequisites.Separate evidence of English is not required if applicant meet the required SAT scores
Advanced Placement (AP) and US High School DiplomaCompletion of High School Diploma and obtain at least a Grade point score of 6 from a minimum of two but a maximum of three College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examinationsA grade of 3 or higher in English Language and Composition; or English Literature and Composition
VietnamVietnamese Upper Secondary School Graduation DiplomaFrom 2015 - Completion of the Bang Tu tai or Bang Tot nghiep Pho thong Trung hoc (Vietnamese Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma) with at least 8.00 in the Score for Graduation Evaluation, separate evidence of English competence is required.
Before 2015 - Completion of the Bang Tu tai or Bang Tot nghiep Pho thong Trung hoc (Vietnamese Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma) with an average of at least 80% in the six (or four in Year 2014) academic subjects (Maths, Literature and two elective subjects) in the Thi Tot Nghiep Pho thong Trung hoc (Secondary School Leaving Examination)
Required

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