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.

Foundation entry requirements

Australian Entry Requirements

The following is required for Australian students:

  • Successful completion of Year 11 or equivalent

Bangladesh Entry Requirements

The following is required for Bangladeshi students:

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

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)

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

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 with passes in 4 academic subjects

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

Japan Entry Requirements

The following is required for Japanese students:

  • Successful completion of Kotogakko Year 2 with a B grade average

Kenya Entry Requirements

The following is required for Kenya students:

  • Completion of KCSE with a D 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 Leaving Certificate Year 2 with D grade average in 4 academic subjects

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%

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

Malaysia Entry Requirements

The following is required for Malaysian students:

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

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

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

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 Thailandstudents:

  • 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

Uganda Entry Requirements

The following is required for Uganda students:

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

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 requires a pre-requisite subject of mathematics (Year 12 or equivalent)

Diploma entry requirements

Australian Entry Requirements

The following is required for Australian students:

  • Successful completion of an Chinese Year 12 (VCE or the equivalent from any Chinese state or territory)
  • VCAL Senior completion
  • Completion or Cert 1V and above
  • IB Diploma score of 22 or above
  • Work experience - Mature Age only

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

Brunei Entry Requirements

The following is required for Brunei students:

  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels

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)

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:

  • HKDSE with 8 points across 4 subjects

India Entry Requirements

The following is required for Indian students:

  • Completion of the All India Senior School Certificate with aggregate 58% or above. All education boards accepted.

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)

Japan Entry Requirements

The following is required for Japanese students:

  • Successful completion of Kotogakko Year 3 a B grade average or a GPA of 3

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:

  • High school Diploma average D grade

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

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

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

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

Nigerian Entry Requirements

The following is required for Nigerian students:

  • IB Diploma score of 22 or above

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 with a grade average of 2.5 and a 4 in English

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

Uganda Entry Requirements

The following is required for Uganda students:

  • 2 passes in GCE A-levels

USA Entry Requirements

The following is required for USA students:

  • Successful completion of Grade 12 or equivalent with a SAT score of 1000

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

Masters Qualifying program

Completion of three year post-secondary study qualification (equivalent to post-year 12). Note: applications are assessed by Deakin University.

Find out more about the Masters Qualifying program.