Academic entry requirements

Foundation program

Entry to the Foundation Program requires the successful completion of Year 11 or equivalent. Specific academic entry requirements are listed below. Students with qualifications that are not listed should forward their application and academic results to Deakin College for assessment.

Note: For more information on transfer requirements from the Foundation Program to first year Deakin University degrees, please refer to the Transferring to Deakin University page.

Australian Entry Requirements

The following is required for Australian students:

  • Successful Completion of Australian Year 11 with passes in a minimum of 3 subjects (both units 1 and 2)

Bahrain Entry Requirements

The following is required for Bahrain students:

  • Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate

Bangladesh Entry Requirements

The following is required for Bangladeshi students:

  • Completion of Year 11 (10 + 1) with a 70%

Bhutan Entry Requirements

The following is required for Bhutan students:

  • BHSE Year 11 with 50%

Brazil Entry Requirements

The following is required for Brazil students:

  • Satisfactory pass in Certificado de Ensino Medio with an average of 6.0 in 4 subjects

Brunei Entry Requirements

The following is required for Brunei students:

  • Successful completion of Form 5 (GCE O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with minimum E grade)

Canada Entry Requirements

The following is required for Canada students:

  • Successful completion of year 11 with an overall score of 50%.

Cambodia Entry Requirements

The following is required for Cambodia students:

  • Successful completion of year 11 with a C grade average
  • Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

China Entry Requirements

The following is required for Chinese students:

  • Successful completion of Senior Middle 2 (Gao Er) with 55%.
  • Successful completion of Vocational Technical Program – 60%.
  • Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Colombia Entry Requirements

The following is required for Colombia students:

  • Successful Completion of Bachiller Académico

Fiji Entry Requirements

The following is required for Fiji students:

  • Successful completion of Form 6 School Leaving Certificate with an overall score of 260

France Entry Requirements

The following is required for French students:

  • Completion of the French Baccalaureate

Ghana Entry Requirements

The following is required for Ghana students:

  • Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Hong Kong Entry Requirements

The following is required for Hong Kong students:

  • Completion of Form 5

India Entry Requirements

The following is required for India students:

  • Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade (Foundation program is only offered on a case-by-case basis)

Indonesia Entry Requirements

The following is required for Indonesia students:

  • SMA II with an average grade of 7.0 in 4 academic subjects
  • Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Iran Entry Requirements

The following is required for Iran students:

  • Successful Completion of Year 11 with a minimum overall grade of 14 out of 20.

Japan Entry Requirements

The following is required for Japanese students:

  • Successful completion of Upper Secondary School (Kotogakko) Year 2 with GPA 2.5

Kenya Entry Requirements

The following is required for Kenya students:

  • Completion of KCSE with a C- grade average
  • GCE O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Korea Entry Requirements

The following is required for Korea students:

  • Senior High School Certificate Year 2 (Year 11) with an average rank of 7 in 4 academic subjects
  • GEE (Korea High School Graduation Equivalency Examination Certificate) with a minimum overall average score of 70

Kuwait Entry Requirements

The following is required for Kuwait students:

  • Completion of Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) with minimum overall grade of 60%

Lebanon Entry Requirements

The following is required for Lebanese students:

  • Completion of Year 11 (Baccalauréat Libanais) with a minimum score of 10 (out of 20)

Macau Entry Requirements

The following is required for Macau students:

  • Completion of Senior Middle 2 with an average of 80% in 4 subjects

Malawi Entry Requirements

The following is required for Malawi students:

  • Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Mexico Entry Requirements

The following is required for Mexico students:

  • Completion of Mexican Upper Secondary School Program (Bachillerato or Preparatria program) with a minimum 6.0 GPA

Malaysia Entry Requirements

The following is required for Malaysian students:

  • Successful completion of Form 5 (SPM)
  • Successful completion of Senior Middle 2

Mongolia Entry Requirements

The following is required for Mongolia students:

  • Successful completion of the Certificate of Secondary Education with an overall average score of 60%

Myanmar Entry Requirements

The following is required for Myanmar students:

  • Completion of Basic Education High School Exam with overall pass
  • GCE O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Nepal Entry Requirements

The following is required for Nepalese students:

  • Completion of Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Year 11) with a GPA of 2.0

New Zealand Entry Requirements

The following is required for New Zealand students:

  • Completion of National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 2

Nigeria Entry Requirements

The following is required for Nigerian students:

  • Senior Secondary School examinations (WAEC or NECO) with 5 grades at D7 level
  • Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Oman Entry Requirements

The following is required for Oman students:

  • General Secondary Education Certificate/Thanawiya Amma

Pakistan Entry Requirements

The following is required for Pakistani students:

  • Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade (Foundation program is only offered on a case-by-case basis.)

Papua New Guinea Entry Requirements

The following is required for Papua New Guinea students:

  • Higher School Certificate with a grade average of 60%

Philippines Entry Requirements

The following is required for Philippines students:

  • GCE O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade
  • Successful completion of Year 11 with an 80% average in relevant subjects

Saudi Arabia Entry Requirements

The following is required for Saudi Arabia students:

  • General Secondary Education Certificate/Thanawiya Amma

Singapore Entry Requirements

The following is required for Singapore students:

  • GCE O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade
  • GCE N levels with aggregate points of no more than 14 (based on best 3 academic subjects) and no more than 3 in English Syllabus A
  • Successful completion of National ITE Certificate (Nitec) with a GPA of between 1 and 2
  • Higher National ITE Certificate (Higher Nitec) with a GPA of less than 1

South Africa Entry Requirements

The following is required for South Africa students:

  • Successful completion of Year 11

Sri Lanka Entry Requirements

The following is required for Sri Lankan students:

  • Successful completion of Year 11 (GCE O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade)

Sweden Entry Requirements

The following is required for Sweden students:

  • Contact the Deakin College Admissions team

Taiwan Entry Requirements

The following is required for Taiwan students:

  • Successful completion of Senior Middle 2 with an average of 60% in 4 academic subjects

Tanzania Entry Requirements

The following is required for Tanzania students:

  • Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Thailand Entry Requirements

The following is required for Thailand students:

  • Successful completion of Matayom 5 with a GPA of 2.5
  • Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Turkey Entry Requirements

The following is required for Turkey students:

  • Contact the Deakin College Admissions team

UAE Entry Requirements

The following is required for UAE students:

  • Successful completion of General Secondary Education Certificate (Year 11) with a minimum overall average score of 60% or higher.

Uganda Entry Requirements

The following is required for Uganda students:

  • Successful completion of Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE): passes in 5 subjects
  • Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

UK Entry Requirements

The following is required for UK students:

  • GCE O Levels with a pass in 3 academic subjects

USA Entry Requirements

The following is required for USA students:

  • Successful completion of Grade 11 or equivalent

Vietnam Entry Requirements

The following is required for Vietnamese students:

  • Successful completion of Year 11 with a 6.0 GPA
  • Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Zambia Entry Requirements

The following is required for Zambia students:

  • Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Zimbabwe Entry Requirements

The following is required for Zimbabwe students:

  • Successful completion of O-levels: passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade

Diploma

Entry to Diploma courses requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent. Specific academic entry requirements are listed below. Students with qualifications that are not listed should forward their application and academic results to Deakin College for assessment.

Note: Diploma of Engineering and Diploma of IT (Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence pathway only) requires a pre-requisite subject of mathematics (Year 12 or equivalent).

Australian Entry Requirements

The following is required for Australian students:

  • Successful completion of Year 12 (VCE or equivalent)
  • VCE VM completion
  • Completion of Cert IV and above
  • IB Diploma score of 22 or above
  • Work experience - Mature Age only

Bahrain Entry Requirements

The following is required for Bahrain students:

  • General Secondary Education Certificate plus 1 year UG study  with overall 60%

Bangladesh Entry Requirements

The following is required for Bangladesh students:

  • Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate with GPA of 3.5
  • IB Diploma score of 22 or above

Bhutan Entry Requirements

The following is required for Bhutan students:

  • BHSE Year 12 - 60%

Brazil Entry Requirements

The following is required for Brazil students:

  • Satisfactory pass in Certificado de Ensino Medio with an average of 7.0 in 4 subjects

Brunei Entry Requirements

The following is required for Brunei students:

  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels

Canada Entry Requirements

The following is required for Canada students:

  • Completion of Ontario Secondary School Diploma (CPU) or any of the Regional (Provincial) High School Diploma with an overall score of 50%.

Cambodia Entry Requirements

The following is required for Cambodian students:

  • Diploma of Upper Secondary Education with a C grade average
  • IB Diploma score of 22 or above
  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels

China Entry Requirements

The following is required for Chinese students:

  • Successful completion of Senior Middle 3 (Gao San) with 60%
  • Vocational Academic Program - 60%;
  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels
  • Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 (VCE or the equivalent from any Australian state or territory)

Colombia Entry Requirements

The following is required for Colombia students:

  • Successful Completion of Bachiller Académico with a minimum overall average score of 70%

Fiji Entry Requirements

The following is required for Fijian students:

  • Successful completion of Form 7 with a B in English and Maths and a pass in all other units, with an overall score of 240

France Entry Requirements

The following is required for French students:

  • Baccalaureate with an average of 10

Ghana Entry Requirements

The following is required for Ghana students:

  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels

Hong Kong Entry Requirements

The following is required for Hong Kong students:

  • Completion of HKDSE with a minimum total score of 8 points over the best 4 subjects from Category A and C (Excluding Physical Education)

India Entry Requirements

The following is required for Indian students:

  • Completion of Year 12 with a minimum 60%

Indonesia Entry Requirements

The following is required for Indonesien students:

  • SMA III with an average grade of 6.5 in 4 academic units
  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels
  • IB Diploma score of 22 or above
  • Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 (VCE or the equivalent from any Australian state or territory)

Iran Entry Requirements

The following is required for Iran students:

  • Successful Completion of National High School Diploma (Theoretical steam ) studied for minimum 3 years with an overall grade of 14 or above out of 20.

Japan Entry Requirements

The following is required for Japanese students:

  • Successful completion of Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation (Kotogakko) Year 3 with GPA 2.5

Kenya Entry Requirements

The following is required for Kenya students:

  • Completion of KCSE with a C grade average
  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels
  • IB Diploma score of 22 or above

Korea Entry Requirements

The following is required for Korean students:

  • Senior High School Certificate Year 3 (Year 12) with an average rank of 6 in 4 academic subjects
  • CSAT (College Scholastic Ability Test) with a minimum overall grade of 280 in the best 4 subjects from Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies
  • CSAT (College Scholastic Ability Test) Stanine of 6 in the best 3 subjects
  • GEE (Korea High School Graduation Equivalency Examination Certificate) with a minimum overall average score of 80
  • Note: CSAT results must be accompanied by evidence of successful completion of Senior Secondary Studies.

Kuwait Entry Requirements

The following is required for Kuwait students:

  • Completion of Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a 70% average in final results.

Laos Entry Requirements

The following is required for Laos students:

  • IB Diploma score of 22 or above

Lebanon Entry Requirements

The following is required for Lebanese students:

  • General Secondary Certificate (Lebanese Baccalaureate) - Baccalauréat Libanais with a minimum score of 12 (out of 20).

Macau Entry Requirements

The following is required for Macau students:

  • Successful completion of Senior Middle 3 with a B or 75% average in 4 academic units

Malawi Entry Requirements

The following is required for Malawi students:

  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels

Mexico Entry Requirements

The following is required for Mexico students:

  • Completion of Mexican Upper Secondary School Program (Bachillerato or Preparatria program) with a minimum 7.0 GPA

Malaysia Entry Requirements

The following is required for Malaysian students:

  • 2 passes (minimum E grade) in STPM
  • Malaysia Independent Chinese Secondary Schools Unified Examination Certificate with a pass in 4 academic subjects
  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels
  • IB Diploma score of 22 or above

Mongolian Entry Requirements

The following is required for Mongolia students:

  • Successful completion of Gerchilgee (Certificate of Senior Secondary Education) with an overall average score of 70%

Myanmar Entry Requirements

The following is required for Myanmar students:

  • Completion of Basic Education High School Exam with grade of 50% in final year results
  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels
  • IB Diploma score of 22 or above

Nepal Entry Requirements

The following is required for Nepalese students:

  • Completion of Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Year 12) with a GPA of 2.4

New Zealand Entry Requirements

The following is required for New Zealand students:

  • Completion of National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 with a minimum of 42 credits in 3 approved subjects at Level 3

Nigerian Entry Requirements

The following is required for Nigerian students:

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate (WAEC or NECO) with 5 grades at C6 level
  • IB Diploma score of minimum 22
  • Successful completion of GCE A-levels: passes in minimum 2 subjects

Oman Entry Requirements

The following is required for Oman students:

  • Additional year of study following General Secondary Education Certificate or Year 12 American program

Pakistan Entry Requirements

The following is required for Pakistan students:

  • Completion of Higher Secondary School Certificate with a grade average of 55%
  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels

Papua New Guinea

The following is required for Papua New Guinea students:

  • Higher School Certificate with a grade average of 70%

Philippines Entry Requirements

The following is required for Philippines students:

  • Successful completion of Year 12 with an 80% average
  • IB Diploma score of 22 or above
  • Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 (VCE or the equivalent from any Australian state or territory)

Saudi Arabia Entry Requirements

The following is required for Saudi Arabia students:

  • Additional year of study following General Secondary Education Certificate or Year 12 American program

Singapore Entry Requirements

The following is required for Singapore students:

  • 2 H2 passes in GCE A-levels
  • IB Diploma score of 22 or above

South Africa Entry Requirements

The following is required for South African students:

  • Successful completion of Year 12

Sri Lanka Entry Requirements

The following is required for Sri Lankan students:

  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels or equivalent

Sweden Entry Requirements

The following is required for Sweden students:

  • Avgangsbetyg / Slutbetyg (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with a score of 10 points.

Taiwan Entry Requirements

The following is required for Taiwan students:

  • Successful completion of Senior Middle 3 with a B or 60% average in 4 academic units

Tanzania Entry Requirements

The following is required for Tanzania students:

  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels

Thailand Entry Requirements

The following is required for Thailand students:

  • Successful completion of Matayom 6 with a GPA of 2.0
  • IB Diploma score of 22 or above
  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels

Turkey Entry Requirements

The following is required for Turkey students:

  • Successful completion of Lise Diplomasi with GPA of 3.0

UAE Entry Requirements

The following is required for UAE students:

  • Successful completion of Secondary Education Certificate (Year 12) with a minimum overall average score of 80% or higher.

Uganda Entry Requirements

The following is required for Uganda students:

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with passes in at least 2 principal studies plus Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with passes in 6 studies
  • Successful completion of GCE A-levels: passes in minimum 2 subjects

UK Entry Requirements

The following is required for UK students:

  • GCE A Levels with a pass in 2 subjects
  • GCE AS levels with a pass in 4 subjects

USA Entry Requirements

The following is required for USA students:

  • Successful completion of American High School Diploma with a minimum score of 2.0; or
  • Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent PLUS with a SAT score of 1000; or
  • Successful completion of GED (High School Equivalency) with a minimum overall score of 580, and no content area module below 145.

Vietnam Entry Requirements

The following is required for Vietnam students:

  • Successful completion of Year 12 with a 6.0 GPA
  • IB Diploma score of 22 or above
  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels
  • Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 (VCE or the equivalent from any Australian state or territory)

Zambia Entry Requirements

The following is required for Zambia students:

  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels

Zimbabwe Entry Requirements

The following is required for Zimbabwe students:

  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels

English Entry Requirements

International students must also be able to demonstrate English language proficiency before being admitted to a course.