International Academic Entry Requirements

Country-Specific Entry Equivalents


Country Diploma Requirements
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate grade average of 3.0 in final year results
Brazil Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio / Certificado de Ensino Médio with a minimum GPA of 6.5 out of 10 (average of all scores gained during their studies)
Bhutan Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate with minimum grade average of 50%
Cambridge A Levels GCE ‘A’ Levels minimum of 2 points where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 and must include results in not more than three subjects (AS Levels are equivalent to half points, e.g. A=2.5)
Columbia Bachiller / Bachillerato (Secondary School Certificate) Grade average of 70 percent or higher in final year / or av 3.5 on 5 point scale
General Education Development (GED) Also referred to as a General Education Diploma. Successful completion of General Education Development (GED) with a minimum score of 145 in each subject. (US High School equivalency).
China Senior Middle 3: average over 3 years 65% or
Hui Kao / Academic Proficiency Test: C (60-69%)
India Minimum 55% in any of the following: All India Senior School Certificate awarded by Central Board of Secondary Education; Indian School Certificate awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations; or Senior Secondary Certificate awarded by the National Institute of Open Schooling. Percentage calculated over best 4 academic subjects.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme IB Diploma with the final score between 16 and 23
Indonesia Ijazah - Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) (Certificate of Graduation from Academic Secondary School): average 60
Japan Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (高等学校卒業証書Kōtō Gakkō Sotsugyō Shōmei Sho) with Grade average of 2.6 in final year results. (grade average changed from 2.8 to 2.6)
HongKong .HKALE (Advanced Levels) refers to Cambridge A Levels; or HKDSE (Diploma of Secondary Education) Grade Average of 2.0 or Higher in the best the best 4 cores subjects (Chinese, English, Liberal Studies and Mathematics) and the best 2 other subjects. Where 5**=7, 5*=6, 5=5, 4=4, 3=3, 2=2, 1=1 A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 Attained with Distinction=3, Attained=1
Macau Satisfactory completion of one year of study at a higher education institution or approved Australian Foundation program which is recognized on AEI or UK Naric. No credit to be granted into Diploma degree.
Myanmar Basic Education High School Examination / Matriculation Examination: average 50% over final year's results. (recommended 06.12.18)
Year 11 and students to be over 18 at the commencement of their studies
Nepal Higher Secondary Education Board Examination with a minimum of SECOND Division OR School Leaving Certificate with a minimum Cummulative GPA of 3.4
New Zealand National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA) - Level 3 Achievement
Philippines Satisfactory completion of one year of study at a higher education institution or approved Australian Foundation program which is recognized onAEI or UK Naric. No credit to be granted into Diploma degree.
Papua New Guinea  Papua New Guinea Higher School Certificate with an average of 2.6 over best 5 subjects (A=5 B=4 C=3 D=2 E=1)
Russia Case by case assessment - Foundation most likely required
Saudi Arabia Case by case assessment - Foundation most likely required
South Africa National Senior Certificate (NSC) with average of 4 over best 6 subjects in final year (excluding Life Orientation) where 7=80-100%; 6=70-79%; 5=60-69%; 4=50-59%; 3=40-49%; 2=30-39%; 1=0-29%.
South Korea

Specialised High School Diploma average grade of 1.4 in final year, or High school Diploma average grade of 2.0 in final year.

Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo Choeupchang (Upper Secondary Certificate)*; or Korea Senior High School Leaving Certificate/Diploma - a minimum overall grade average of 2.8 based on the final year results as follows: A=4, B=3, C=2 and D-1)

Thailand Matayom 6 (Thai Certificate of Secondary Education): Successful completion of Matayom 6 with a passing GPA

Successful completion of Year 12 (Senior Secondary School) with an average of 6.0 over all Year 12 subjects)


Advanced Level or Advanced Supplementary Level minimum score of 4 with passes in not more than 3 subjects in the General Certificate of Education.