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Entry requirements summary

English and Academic entry requirements

Learn about the required level of English and academic grades you need to achieve to be accepted onto one of our pathway programs.

COVID-19 English language entry requirements

To ensure your journey isn’t delayed, we are now accepting a wider range of English language tests along with our existing tests for entry to our courses.

New English tests accepted include:

  • IELTS Indicator
  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
  • Duolingo English test
  • English tests up to three years old (from the commencement date of study)

Minimum English language entry requirements

Course Extended (60 wks) Standard (40 wks) Advanced (30 wks)
IELTS Indicator 5.0 (No band less than 5.0) 5.5 (No band less than 5.0) 5.5 (No band less than 5.5)
TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition 45 (writing no less than 21) 59 (writing no less than 21) 68 (writing no less than 22)
Duolingo Overall score of at least 75 Overall score of at least 85
Overall score of at least 85

COVID-19 Academic entry requirement adjustments

We are doing everything we can to make sure that your education isn’t impacted due to COVID-19. That’s why we will allow you to submit predicted or interim High School (or equivalent) results if your previous studies or academic qualifications have been impacted by COVID-19.

Because there is a chance your final official results won’t match the interim or predicted results when they become available, we have set slightly higher cut-offs for interim or predicted results should you wish to submit them to allow us to honour offers should your final official results not match the result submitted during COVID-19.

Please note: not all qualifications are affected by COVID-19, so only students who can demonstrate that their High School (or equivalent) results have been affected by COVID-19 can apply using predicted or interim results. For all other students, the normal entry requirements apply.

Details of the known affected country-specific qualifications and the higher cut-offs are shown below:

Course Extended COVID Standard COVID Advanced COVID
China Senior Year 2 or Senior Year 3 - 62% or above in 4 relevant subjects Senior Year 2 or Senior Year 3 - 72% or above in 4 relevant subjects Senior Year 2 or Senior Year 3 - 82% or above in 4 relevant subjects
Indonesia SMA 2 - 67% in 4 academic subjects SMA 2 – 72%-77% in 4 academic subjects SMA 2 - 82%-87% in 4 academic subjects
Iran Year 11 with 15 / 20 in academic subjects Year 11 with 17 / 20 in academic subjects Year 11 with 19 / 20 in academic subjects
Kuwait General Secondary School Certificate with 72% in 4 relevant subjects General Secondary School Certificate with 77% in 4 relevant subjects General Secondary School Certificate with 92% in 4 relevant subjects
Macau Form 5 / Senior Middle 2 62% - 67% in academic subjects Form 5 / Senior Middle 2 67% - 77% in academic subjects Form 5 / Senior Middle 2 77% - 82% in academic subjects
Mexico Completion of Bachillerato - 6.02/62% in 4 relevant subjects Completion of Bachillerato - 7.2/72% in 4 relevant subjects Completion of Bachillerato - 7.7/77% in 4 relevant subjects
Pakistan Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate 52% in relevant subjects Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate 57% in relevant subjects Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate 62% in relevant subjects
Russia Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) - minimum of a grade 2 in 3 subjects and a grade 3 in 2 subjects Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) - minimum of a grade 3 in 4 subjects and a grade 4 in 1 subject Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) - minimum of a grade 3 in 2 subjects and a minimum of grade 4 in 3 subjects
Saudi Arabia Tawjihiyah / General Secondary Education Certificate with 72% average in academic subjects Tawjihiyah / General Secondary Education Certificate with 77% average in academic subjects Tawjihiyah / General Secondary Education Certificate with 92% average in academic subjects
Taiwan Senior Year 2 - 62% or above in 4 relevant subjects Senior Year 2 - 72% or above in 4 relevant subjects Senior Year 2 - 82% or above in 4 relevant subjects
Turkey Devlet Lise Diplomasi / State High School Diploma - minimum of Grade 2 in 3 subjects and Grade 3 in 2 subjects Devlet Lise Diplomasi / State High School Diploma - minimum of Grade 3 in 3 subjects and Grade 4 in 2 subjects Devlet Lise Diplomasi / State High School Diploma - minimum of Grade 3 in 2 subjects and Grade 4 in 3 subjects
Vietnam Year 11 - GPA of  7.2 Year 11 - GPA of 7.7 Year 11 - GPA of 8.2

Student visa information

Where the IELTS Indicator, TOEFL Home or Duolingo English test has been approved for entry during the COVID-19 period, it may not satisfy visa requirements for an Australian student visa. You therefore may be required to take an additional language test to qualify for a student visa. Should you have any questions related to student visas for study in Australia, you should direct them to the Department of Home Affairs nearer the time of your student visa application.

English language entry requirements

Course Extended (60 wks) Standard (40 wks) Advanced (30 wks)
IELTS (Academic) 5.0 (No band less than 5.0) 5.5 (No band less than 5.0) 5.5 (No band less than 5.5)
TOEFL PB 500 (TWE 4) 513 (TWE 4) 550 (TWE 4)
TOEFL iBT 45 (writing no less than 21) 59 (writing no less than 21) 68 (writing no less than 22)
PTE 42 (writing no less than 42) 46 (writing no less than 42) 46 (writing no less than 46)
CAE 154 162 162

Academic entry requirements

Course Extended Standard Advanced
Australia Year 11 (60% in relevant subjects) Year 11 (70% in relevant subjects) Year 11 (75% in relevant subjects)
Bangladesh
- HSC 60% average -
China Senior Year 2 or Senior Year 3 - 60% or above in 4 relevant subjects Senior Year 2 or Senior Year 3 - 70% or above in 4 relevant subjects Senior Year 2 or Senior Year 3 - 80% or above in 4 relevant subjects
Hong Kong Form 5 with satisfactory results in 4 academic subjects

HKDSE - 2 Level 2 and 1 Level 1 in relevant subjects
Form 5 with satisfactory results in 4 academic subjects

HKDSE - Level 2 in 3 relevant subjects
Form 5 with satisfactory results in 4 academic subjects

HKDSE - 2 Level 2 and 1 Level 3 in relevant subjects
India Year 11 - 60% in relevant subjects Year 11 - 70% in relevant subjects Year 11 - 80% in relevant subjects
Indonesia SMA 2 - 65% in 4 academic subjects SMA 2 - 70%-75% in 4 academic subjects SMA 2 - 80%-85% in 4 academic subjects
Iran Year 11 with 14 / 20 in academic subjects Year 11 with 16 / 20 in academic subjects Year 11 with 18 / 20 in academic subjects
Japan Kotogakko / Upper Secondary School Certificate Year 2 - Grade 3-4 in academic subjects Kotogakko / Upper Secondary School Year 2 - Grade 4-5 in academic subjects Kotogakko / Upper Secondary School Year 2 with superior grades in academic subjects
Kenya KCSE 2 C grades and 2 D grades in 4 relevant subjects KCSE C grades in 4 relevant subjects KCSE B grades in 4 relevant subjects
Korea High School Certificate Year 2 - Rank 4 - 5

Korean High school graduation equivalency exam (GED) - 60% in relevant subjects
High School Certificate Year 2 - Rank 2 - 3

Korean High school graduation equivalency exam (GED) - 70% in relevant subjects
High School Certificate Year 2 - Rank 1

Korean High school graduation equivalency exam (GED) - 80% in relevant subjects
Kuwait General Secondary School Certificate with 70% in 4 relevant subjects General Secondary School Certificate with 75% in 4 relevant subjects General Secondary School Certificate with 90% in 4 relevant subjects
Macau Form 5 / Senior Middle 2 60% - 65% in academic subjects Form 5 / Senior Middle 2 65% - 75% in academic subjects Form 5 / Senior Middle 2 75% - 80% in academic subjects
Malaysia SPM (or forecast) - aggregate of 30 or less across 5 academic subjects SPM (or forecast) - aggregate of 20 or less across 5 academic subjects SPM (or forecast) - aggregate of 15 or less across 5 academic subjects
Mexico Completion of Bachillerato - 6.0 / 60% in four relevant subjects Completion of Bachillerato - 7.0 / 70% in four relevant subjects Completion of Bachillerato - 7.5 / 75% in four relevant subjects
New Zealand Completion of Year 12 with 30 credits at NCEA Level 2 with no fewer than 10 credits in each of 3 subjects (including Maths) Completion of Year 12 with 40 credits at NCEA Level 2 with no fewer than 12 credits in each of 3 subjects (including Maths) Completion of Year 12 with 48 credits at NCEA level 2 with no fewer than 12 credits in each of 3 subjects (including Maths)
Pakistan Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate 50% in relevant subjects Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate 55% in relevant subjects Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate 60% in relevant subjects
Russia Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) - minimum of a grade 2 in 3 subjects and a grade of 3 in 2 subjects Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) - minimum a grade 3 in 5 subjects Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) - minimum of a grade 3 in 3 subjects and a minimum of grade 4 in 2 subjects
Saudi Arabia Tawjihiyah / General Secondary Education Certificate with 70% average in academic subjects Tawjihiyah / General Secondary Education Certificate with 75% average in academic subjects Tawjihiyah / General Secondary Education Certificate with 90% average in academic subjects
Singapore Singapore O Levels (or forecast) - aggregate of 30 or less across 5 academic subjects Singapore O Levels (or forecast) - aggregate of 20 or less across 5 academic subjects Singapore O Levels (or forecast) - aggregate of 15 or less across 5 academic subjects
Sri Lanka  Sri Lankan O levels - C grade in 4 academic subjects Sri Lankan O levels - B grade in 4 academic subjects Sri Lankan O levels - 2 A grades and 2 B grades in 4 academic subjects
Taiwan Senior Year 2 - 60% or above in 4 relevant subjects Senior Year 2 - 70% or above in 4 relevant subjects Senior Year 2 - 80% or above in 4 relevant subjects
Thailand Matayom 5 GPA 2.2 in academic subjects Matayom 5 GPA 2.5 in academic subjects Matayom 5 GPA 3.0 in academic subjects
Turkey Devlet Lise Diplomasi / State High School Diploma results 2 or above in academic subjects Devlet Lise Diplomasi / State High School Diploma - minimum of Grade 2 in 3 subjects and Grade 3 in 2 subjects Devlet Lise Diplomasi / State High School Diploma - minimum of Grade 3 in 3 subjects and Grade 4 in 2 subjects
Vietnam Year 11 - GPA of 7.0 Year 11 - GPA of 7.5 Year 11 - GPA of 8.0
Other countries Get in touch for more information.

We may issue a conditional letter of offer based up on first semester, forecast, mock or preliminary results. Taylors College attempts to ensure the information is correct at the time of printing.

Academic assessment

Taylors College courses have one over-riding Admissions Policy – we will only accept your application if your results indicate that you are able to pass the program.

As a guide, applicants for the Advanced program must have achieved superior grades in English and relevant academic subjects. Students applying for the Standard program must have achieved at least average grades in English and relevant subjects. The Extended program is designed for students who do not qualify for the Standard program, or who want to develop a more solid foundation in key subjects such as Mathematics or the Sciences. Forecast results are accepted where appropriate.

#Available to International Students only

Entry to UWAFP is for international students only. International students who are granted Australian permanent residency after accepting a place in the course may complete the their Foundation Program, but cannot be guaranteed entry to the University of Western Australia (UWA) under the conditions set down for international students.

COVID-19 English language entry requirements

To ensure your journey isn’t delayed, we are now accepting a wider range of English language tests along with our existing tests for entry to our courses.

New English tests accepted include:

  • IELTS Indicator
  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
  • Duolingo English test
  • English tests up to three years old (from the commencement date of study)

Minimum English language entry requirements

Course Level
IELTS Indicator Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition 70 (W20 R14 S19 L17)
Duolingo Overall score of at least 95

COVID-19 Academic entry requirement adjustments

We are doing everything we can to make sure that your education isn’t impacted due to COVID-19. That’s why we will allow you to submit predicted or interim High School (or equivalent) results if your previous studies or academic qualifications have been impacted by COVID-19.

Because there is a chance your final official results won’t match the interim or predicted results when they become available, we have set slightly higher cut-offs for interim or predicted results should you wish to submit them to allow us to honour offers should your final official results not match the result submitted during COVID-19.

Please note: not all qualifications are affected by COVID-19, so only students who can demonstrate that their High School (or equivalent) results have been affected by COVID-19 can apply using predicted or interim results. For all other students, the normal entry requirements apply.

Details of the known affected country-specific qualifications and the higher cut-offs are shown below:

Course UWA Diploma COVID adjustments
China Senior Middle 3 - 82%
Indonesia SMA 3 77% in 4 academic subjects
Macau Senior Middle 3 - 82%
Taiwan Senior Middle 3 - 82%
United Arab Emirates Tawajiyah Grade 12 - 87% average
Vietnam Year 12 - GPA 7.7

Student visa information

Where the IELTS Indicator, TOEFL Home or Duolingo English test has been approved for entry during the COVID-19 period, it may not satisfy visa requirements for an Australian student visa. You therefore may be required to take an additional language test to qualify for a student visa. Should you have any questions related to student visas for study in Australia, you should direct them to the Department of Home Affairs nearer the time of your student visa application.

English language entry requirements

Qualification Level
IELTS Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
TOEFL PB 550 (TWE 4)
TOEFL IBT 70 (W20 R14 S19 L17)
PTE Academic 54 (writing no less than 46)
CAE 169

Academic entry requirements

Country Academic level
Australia Year 12 - ATAR 70
Bangladesh HSC Year 12 65% average
China Senior Middle 3 - 80%
Hong Kong  HKDSE Level 3 in 3 relevant academic subjects
India HSC/Standard 12 - with 55% average
Indonesia SMA 3 75% in 4 academic subjects
Kenya KCSE - C+ average and Pass in Maths (Diploma of Commerce) or Physics and/or Chemistry (Diploma of Science, depending on major selected)
Korea High School Certificate Year 3 - rank of 3
Macau Senior Middle 3 - 80%
Malaysia STPM (min 1 C and 1 D) OR UEC/Senior 3 with an aggregate of less than 25 points across 6 subjects including English
Nepal HSC/Standard 12 - with 55% average
Singapore A Level
4 point aggregate - best 3 H2 (A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1) and best content-based H1 (A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5), or best 4 H2Polytechnic

Diploma
3-year Polytechnic Diploma Program GPA 1.7 or above
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan A Levels - 2 passes at C grade
Thailand Matayom 6 - GPA 2.5
United Arab Emirates Tawajiyah Grade 12 - 85% average
United Kingdom A Level 5 points (A* = 5, A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1)
Vietnam Year 12 - GPA 7.5

This information is intended as a guide only and is subject to change without notice. Visit studyat.uwa.edu.au website for the most current information.

Undergraduate course

Core units* Recommended units**
Bachelor of Arts
Minimum UWAFP average: 66%, Minimum English Average 50%
Anthropology and Sociology
Broadening unit
None
Archaeology
Broadening unit None
Asian Studies
Broadening unit None
Chinese
Broadening unit None
Classics and Ancient History
Broadening unit None
Communication and Media Studies
Broadening unit None
English and Cultural Studies
Broadening unit None
French Studies
Broadening unit None
German Studies
Broadening unit None
History
Broadening unit None
History of Art
Broadening unit None
Human Geography and Planning
Broadening unit None
Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage
Broadening unit None
Indonesian
Broadening unit
None
Italian Studies Broadening unit None
Japanese
Broadening unit None
Law and Society
Broadening unit None
Linguistics Broadening unit None
Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Broadening unit None
Music - Music Studies #
Broadening unit None
Music - Specialist Music Studies #
Broadening unit None
Philosophy
Broadening unit None
Political Science and International Relations
Broadening unit None
Psychology - Social and Applied Psychology
Broadening unit None
Work and Employment Relations
Broadening unit None

* Prerequisites must be satisfied by achieving a scaled score of 50% or higher, no more than five years before entry.

** Recommended subjects provide valuable background for courses but do not affect selection.

*** All students must complete a unit of study (one of the 16 or 15) that is not in the main area of study (a Broadening Unit).

# Music prerequisites: AMEB grade 7 (performance) and grade 5 (theory) or their equivalent from the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music. Applicants must also satisfy the requirement of an audition, in person.

Undergraduate course
Core units*
Recommended units**
Bachelor of Commerce Minimum UWAFP average: 66%, Minimum English Average 50%
Accounting
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit Accounting, Economics and Marketing
Business Law
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit Accounting, Economics and Marketing
Economics (single or double major)
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit
Accounting, Economics and Marketing
Finance
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit Accounting, Economics and Marketing
Human Resource Management
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit Accounting, Economics and Marketing
Management
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit Accounting, Economics and Marketing
Marketing
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit Accounting, Economics and Marketing
Bachelor of Design
Minimum UWAFP average: 66%, Minimum English Average 50%
Architecture
Broadening Unit
None
Integrated Design
Broadening Unit
None
Landscape Architecture
Broadening Unit
None
Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) ^
Minimum UWAFP average: 83%, English C
Any of the majors listed above may be studied within the BPhil (Hons)
Any prerequisites required for the intended major

Undergraduate course
Core units
Additional core units
Recommended units
Bachelor of Science
Minimum UWAFP average: 66%, Minimum English Average 50%
Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit
None
Biology
Agricultural Science
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None None
Anatomy and Human Biology
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None None
Applied Computing
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None None 
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology *** #
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None All Chemistry Units
Biomedical Science *** #
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None All Chemistry Units 
Botany
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None Units from: Biology, Chemistry and Geography
Chemistry
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit
Calculus, Applied Mathematics and all Chemistry Units
All Physics Units
Computer Science
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None None
Conservation Biology
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None Units from: Biology, Chemistry and Geography
Engineering Science +
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit Choose Calculus and at least two options from: Applied Mathematics, all Chemistry Units and/or all Physics Units
Units from: Chemistry and Physics
Environmental Science
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
Units from: Biology, Chemistry and Geography
Exercise and Health
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
None
Genetics *** #
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
All Chemistry Units
Geography
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
Units from: Biology, Chemistry and Geography
Geology
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
Units from: Biology, Chemistry and Geography
Marine Science
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
Units from: Biology, Chemistry and Geography
Mathematics and Statistics
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
None
Microbiology and Immunology *** #
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
All Chemistry Units
Natural Resource Management
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
Units from: Biology, Chemistry and Geography
Neuroscience
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
Units from: Chemistry and Physics
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine *** #
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
All Chemistry Units
Pharmacology *** #
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
All Chemistry Units
Physics
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit Calculus, Applied Mathematics and all Physics Units
None
Physiology
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
All Chemistry Units
Population Health
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
None
Psychology - Neuropsychology and Cognitive Science
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
None
Quantitative Methods
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
None
Science Communication
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
None
Sport Science
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
None
Zoology
3 Mathematics Units and Broadening Unit None
Units from: Biology, Chemistry and Geography

* Prerequisites must be satisfied by achieving a scaled score of 50% or higher, no more than five years before entry.

** Recommended subjects provide valuable background for courses but do not affect selection.

*** Students must complete three Biology Units should they wish to enter the July intake of the relevant program at UWA.

# Students must complete three Chemistry units should they wish to enter the July intake of the relevant program at UWA.

+ Students not taking all recommended units may be limited to a single major in their bachelor degree course.

^ Entry to the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) is subject to a separate competitive entry process. The minimum UWAFP score for entry to the BPhil (Hons) is 83%. February commencements only. Students must also complete an ISAT.

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