Undergraduate entry requirements by region

Australia

Undergraduate entry requirements for applicants from Australia.

The entrance requirements vary depending on the subjects you wish to study.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The following is required (as a minimum), for degrees in arts, humanities and social science subjects:

Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia

ATAR of at least 92, and successful completion of Year 12 certificate with B grade (or equivalent) passes in all required subjects, as stated in our prospectus or in the degree finder online (please see Year 12 subjects section below for details of year 12 subjects by state)

Queensland

Overall Position of 4 or better and successful completion of Queensland Certificate of Education with High Achievement in all required subjects as stated in our prospectus or the degree finder online.

College of Science and Engineering

For 2022 entry onwards, the following is required (as a minimum) for degrees in science and engineering subjects:

Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia

ATAR of at least 92, and successful completion of Year 12 certificate with B grade (or equivalent) passes in all required subjects, as stated in our prospectus or in the degree finder online (please see Year 12 subjects section below for details of year 12 subjects by state)

Queensland

Overall Position of 4 or below, and successful completion of Queensland Certificate of Education with Queensland Core Skills (QCS) tests with grade B (or grade A where an A at Higher/A Level is specified) in all required subjects, as stated in our prospectus or in the degree finder online.

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

The following is required (as a minimum), for degrees in Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural Sciences subjects:

Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia

For Biomedical Sciences, ATAR of at least 92 and successful completion of Year 12 certificate with passes in Biology and Chemistry (please see Year 12 subjects section below for details of year 12 subjects by State)

For Medicine, ATAR of at least 97, and successful completion of Year 12 certificate with very good passes in Chemistry, English and two from Biology, Mathematics or Physics 

For Veterinary Medicine, ATAR of at least 97 and successful completion of year 12 certificate with very good passes in chemistry, biology and a subject approved for entry to the Veterinary programme.  If it was not possible to take Physics in year 12 we may consider grades achieved in year 10 and or 11.

 

Queensland

For Biomedical Sciences, Overall Position of 4 or below, and successful completion of Queensland Certificate of Education with Queensland Core Skills (QCS) tests in all required subjects, as stated in our prospectus or in the degree finder online.

For Medicine, Overall Position of 2 or below, and successful completion of Queensland Certificate of Education with Queensland Core Skills (QCS) tests in Chemistry, English and two from Biology; Mathematics or Physics at grade A.

For Veterinary Medicine, Overall Position of 2 or below, and successful completion of Queensland Certificate of Education with Queensland Core Skills (QCS) tests in Chemistry, Biology and a subject approved for entry to the Veterinary programme.  If it was not possible to take Physics in Year 12 we may consider grades achieved in year 10 and or 11.

Year 12 subjects 

Must be at the following level, depending on state, and the noted grade where an A at Higher/A Level is required

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

Year 12 Certificate 

T courses at grade A 

New South Wales

Higher School Certificate

Category A Board Developed Courses at band 6 (two unit courses) 

Northern Territory  The Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) is based on and administered by the South Australian Certificate of Education – see below for details 
South Australia

South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) 

Tertiary Admissions Subjects (TAS)/SACE Stage 2 subjects at grade A 

Tasmania

Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) 

Level 3 (15 credit) courses with Exceptional Achievement (EA)

Some subjects are also offered at Level 4, which would also be accepted for entry 

Victoria

Victoria Certificate of Education (VCE)

Unit 3 and unit 4 subjects at grade A 

Western Australia

Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 

Year 12 WACE subjects (units 3 & 4) at grade A

English Language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will also have to meet English Language requirements to apply. These requirements are listed by programme.

English Language advice

Specific English language requirement by programme

Undergraduate entry requirements – Other options

Other qualifications include:

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Edinburgh Global's representative for Australia is Louise Zeelenberg.

You can contact us for advice and support by emailing us at: futurestudents@ed.ac.uk

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