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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 a 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 recognized 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 recognized pre-tertiary or foundation program or Successful completion of one year study at a recognized 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 a minimum of 24 points from 6 subjects at one sitting
Hong Kong HKDSE with an average of 4 in Level 4 core subjects an 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 recognized 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 recognized 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 recognized 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 recognized institution
Philippines Successful completion of one year of a bachelor’s degree at a recognized university
Singapore GCE “A” levels
Sri Lanka GCE “A” levels
Taiwan Successful completion of one year of a bachelor’s degree at a recognized university; or two years study at a recognized 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 recognized university
United Kingdom GCE “A” levels
Vietnam Completion of Bang Tu Tai with a minimum average of 80% in 4 core academic subjects or successful completion of one year of a bachelor’s degree at a recognized university

 

ESOS

ESOS information for students studying in Australia on a student visa:
http://internationaleducation.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

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