Academic program entry requirements

The table below lists the minimum entry requirements needed to enter UTS College academic programs.

International qualifications

QualificationUTS Foundation Studies UTS College Diplomas
 Extended (3 semesters – 12 months)Standard (2 semesters – 8 months)Extended (4 semesters – 16 months)
Standard (3 semesters – 12 months)
Accelerated (2 semesters – 8 months)
Global Assessment CertificateOn applicationOn applicationGPA 2.30 Extended
GPA 2.60 Standard and Accelerated
International BaccalaureateSuccessful completion of Year 1 of the Diploma1821
Forecast IB score minimum 23 acceptable
SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)850 with completion of year 11 (out of a maximum of 1600)900 with completion of year 11 (out of a maximum of 1600)950 with completion of year 12 (out of a maximum of 1600) Extended
1050 with completion of year 12 (out of a maximum of 1600) Standard
1050 with completion of year 12 (out of a maximum of 1600) Accelerated

Country/region entry requirements

Country/Region of EducationUTS Foundation Studies UTS College Diplomas
 Extended (3 semesters – 12 months)Standard (2 semesters – 8 months)Extended (4 semesters – 16 months)
Standard (3 semesters – 12 months)
Accelerated (2 semesters – 8 months)
Australia - domestic students
(Australian citizens. Australian PR Visa holders and NZ citizens)
N/AN/A

HSC subject average is based on English plus the best 3 board developed courses:

  • 75% for Accelerated (max. OP score of 15)
  • 67% for Standard (max. OP score of 16)
  • 63% for Extended (max. OP score of 17)
Australia
(international students at high school in Australia)
Year 11 successful completion (average 50% academic subjects and min 60% English Second Language)Year 11 successful completion (average 65% academic subjects and min 60% English Second Language)

HSC subject average is based on English plus the best 3 board developed courses:

  • 75% for Accelerated (max. OP score of 15)
  • 67% for Standard (max. OP score of 16)
  • 63% for Extended (max. OP score of 17)
BangladeshHSC successful completionHSC 2nd Division 50%HSC 2nd Division 53% or
GCE: 2 A level passes, 1 D grade and 1 E grade
BahrainHSC successful completionGeneral Secondary School Certificate (GSSC) 75%General Secondary School Certificate (GSSC) 78% or equivalent
BrazilEnsino Médio 5.3Ensino Médio 6.0Ensino Médio 7.0
BruneiGCE: 3 O level passesGCE: 4 O level passesGCE: 2 A level passes, 1 D grade and 1 E grade
CambodiaDiploma of Upper Secondary Education with E gradeDiploma of Upper Secondary Education with C gradeAQF Cert IV or Diploma of Upper Secondary Education with B average
CameroonGCE: 3 O level passesGCE: 4 O level passesGCE: 2 A level passes, 1 D grade and 1 E grade (forecast results acceptable)
CanadaYear 11 successful completion (minimum 4 academic subject passes)Year 11 successful completion minimum 4 academic subjects with superior gradesSenior High School completion (Year 12) with 57% average
ChileLicencia de Educacion Media SecundariaLicencia de Educacion Media Secundaria 5.0 (academic subjects)Licencia de Educacion Media Secundaria
5.4 (academic subjects)
People’s Republic of ChinaGao Er Senior middle (SM) 2 with 60%Gao Er Senior middle (SM) 2 with 80%Senior middle (SM) 3 with 68.5%
ColombiaBachillerato with 50% for academic subjectsBachillerato with 60% for academic subjectsBachillerato with 67% for academic subjects
EcuadorBachillerato average score 14 for academic subjects (Year 12)Bachillerato average score 15 for academic subjects (Year 12)Bachillerato average score16 for academic subjects (Year 12)
EgyptNational School Certificate of General Education (Year 11) with 40%National School Certificate of General Education (Year 11) with 50%National School Certificate of General Education (Year 11) with 57%
FijiYear 6 successful completion with 50% for best 4 subjects and 50% in EnglishYear 6 successful completion with 55% for best 4 subjects and 50% in EnglishYear 7 successful completion with 65% for best 4 subjects
FranceCompletion of Year 11 equivalent8 in French Baccalauréat10 in French Baccalauréat
Hong Kong SARSatisfactory completion Senior Secondary 5Senior Secondary 5 with 65%HKDSE: Total 8 points in 4 subjects (Cat A only) and English 3 for Standard and Accelerated Diplomas
IndiaYear 11 ISC/CBSE with academic subjects 60%
or Year 11 Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and West Bengal State Boards − academic subjects 60% or Year 11 other Boards −
academic subjects 65%
Year 11 ISC/CBSE with academic subjects 65%
or Year 11 Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and West Bengal State Boards − academic subjects 65% or Year 11 other Boards −
academic subjects 70%
Year 12 ISC/CBSE with academic subjects 60%
or Year 12 Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and West Bengal State Boards 60%
or Year 12 other State Boards 65%
(best 4 relevant academic subjects)
IndonesiaSMU 2 with 60%SMU 2 with 70%SMU 3 with 70% for academic subjects
IsraelBagrut successful completionBagrut successful completion with a 6.8 grade averageBagrut successful completion with a
6.9 grade average
JapanKotogakko Upper Secondary Certificate successful completion or Senior 2 with GPA 3.0Kotogakko Upper Secondary Certificate with GPA 2.5Kotogakko Upper Secondary Certificate with GPA 2.8
JordanTawjihi with 50% averageTawjihi with 55% averageTawjihi with 58% average
KazakhstanGeneral Education Certificate with 3.0 averageGeneral Education Certificate with
3.5 average
General Education Certificate with 3.8 average
South KoreaYear 2 Senior 65% average or Year
3 Senior 60% academic subjects only or GEE 60
Year 2 Senior 70% academic
subjects or Year 3 Senior 60% academic subjects or GEE 70
Year 3 65%
or CSAT 290
or GEE 80
KuwaitGeneral Secondary School Certificate with 65%General Secondary School Certificate with 75%General Secondary School Certificate with 78%
LaosUpper Secondary School Diploma with 60%Upper Secondary School Diploma with 65%Upper Secondary School Diploma 80% or 2 years of post-secondary study with 57% average
LatviaGeneral Secondary Education Certificate with D average for academic subjectsGeneral Secondary Education Certificate with D average for academic subjectsGeneral Secondary Education Certificate with C average (grade 6) for academic subjects
LebanonLebanese Secondary 2 (Year 11) with average 13 for academic subjectsLebanese Secondary 2 (Year 11) with average 14 for academic subjectsLebanese Baccalaureat General 13 (Year 12)
Macau SARSuccessful completion of EnglishEnglish medium schools − Form medium schools − Form 5 or Chinese 5 with 60% or Chinese medium medium schools − (SM) 2 schools − (SM) 2 with 65%English medium schools − Form 6 with 60% or Chinese medium schools − (SM) 3 with 68.5% for academic subjects
MalaysiaUEC 3 – maximum 35 points over 5 subjects with B4 in English to meet English entry requirement
or
SPM – Completion of SPM with 3 passes including C grade in 1119 English (to meet English requirement)
UEC 3 – Maximum 30 points across 5 subjects. B4 grade in English (to meet English requirement).
or
SPM – Completion of SPM with minimum 3 C Passes including C pass in English 1119 (to meet English requirement)
Accelerated and Standard Diploma: STPM 3 C passes in one sitting (forecast acceptable); C grade in English
UEC Maximum 12 points across 3 subjects (B average) excluding English; B4 in English
 
Extended Diploma: STPM 3 C passes in one sitting (forecast acceptable);
D+ grade in English
UEC Maximum 12 points across 3 subjects (B average) excluding English; B6 in English
MauritiusGCE: 3 O level passesGCE: 4 O level passes and D for GPGCE: 2 A levels passes, 1 D grade and 1 E grade (forecast acceptable)
MexicoBachillerato with average 6.0 or better for academic subjectsBachillerato with average 7.0 or better for academic subjectsBachillerato 7.3 average or better for academic subjects
MongoliaYear 11, 75% or successful completion of high schoolYear 11, minimum of 75%Year 12, minimum of 75%
MyanmarMatriculation exam with an average of 60%Matriculation exam with an average of 65%Matriculation exam with an average of 70% or 2 years of post secondary study with average 57%
NepalHigher Secondary certificate (10+2) with 55%Higher Secondary certificate (10+2) with 60%Higher Secondary certificate (10 + 2)
with 65%
NigeriaSSCE: 4 passes at grade 7 or aboveSSCE: 5 passes at grade 6 or aboveSSCE: 5 passes with at least 2 at grade 5 or above
New ZealandNCEA: Level 2 with 140 creditsNCEA: Level 2 with 140 credits with 30 credits at level 2, at MeritNCEA: Level 3 with 210 credits
NorwayYear 11 successful completionYear 11 successful completion with an average grade of 2.0 or aboveUpper Secondary completion with
4.3 average or above
OmanThanawiya Amma - Secondary School Leaving Certificate with 65% or equivalentThanawiya Amma - Secondary School Leaving Certificate with 75% or equivalentThanawiya Amma - Secondary School Leaving Certificate with 78% or equivalent
PakistanCompletion of High School Certificate or International CertificateCompletion of High School Certificate with minimum 50% (2nd Division)Completion of High School Certificate (1st division) with 60%
Papua New GuineaYear 11 successful completion (minimum 4 academic subject passes)National High School Certificate (average C grade for academic subjects)National High School Certificate (average B grade for academic subjects)
PeruCertificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa with minimum average score of 12Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa with minimum average score of 13Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa with minimum average score of 14
PhilippinesSuccessful Completion of Grade 11Successful completion of Grade 11 with 80%Post secondary qualification AQF Certificate IV or High School Diploma (K-12) Certificate 80%
QatarAl-Thanawaya-Al Amah General Secondary Education Certificate with 65% or equivalentAl-Thanawaya-Al Amah General Secondary Education Certificate with 75% or equivalentAl-Thanawaya-Al Amah General Secondary Education Certificate with 78% or equivalent
RussiaGeneral Education CertificateGeneral Education Certificate with average grade of 3.5General Education Certificate with average grade of 3.8
Saudi ArabiaGeneral Secondary Education Certificate with 55% or equivalentGeneral Secondary Education Certificate with 60% or equivalentGeneral Secondary Education Certificate with 66% or equivalent
SingaporeGCE O Levels: 3 passesGCE O Levels: 4 passes SEC 4 (Express): 5 passes (forecast acceptable)GCE: 2 A level passes, 1 D grade and 1 E grade (forecast results acceptable)
South AfricaYear 11 with successful completionYear 11 successful completion (65% average for academic subjects)Senior Certificate with Matriculation exemption with minimum pass of D (58%)
SpainSegundo de Bachillerato with 5.5 gradeSegundo de Bachillerato with 6.5 gradeSegundo de Bachillerato with 7 grade
Sri LankaLocal O Levels − 3 passes (academic subjects) Forecast results acceptable or London O levels − 3 passes Forecast results acceptableLocal O Levels − 4 passes with credit average (academic subjects) (Forecast results acceptable) or London O levels − 4 passes at D grade (Forecast Results acceptable)Local A levels − 2 A Level passes 1 C grade and 1 S grade (Forecast results acceptable) or London A levels − 2 A Level passes 1 D grade and 1 E grade (Forecast results acceptable)
SwedenYear 11 successful completion (minimum 4 academic subject passes)Year 11 successful completion (minimum 2.5 grade average in at least 4 academic subjects)Year 12 successful completion (minimum 3.3 grade average in at least 4 academic subjects and a grade of VG 4.0 for English)
Taiwan65% Senior High School Year 2 or Year 3 successful completion70% Senior High School Year 2 or 65% Year 3 successful completionSenior High School Leaving Certificate with 68% average
TanzaniaGCE: 3 CSE O level passesGCE: 4 CSE O level passesGCE: 2 ACSE (A level) passes at D grade
ThailandMathayom 5 with 4 passes for academic subjects (GPA 2.0)Mathayom 5 with 4 passes for academic subjects (GPA 3.0)Mathayom 6 (GPA 2.0)
TurkeyTurkish High School Diploma with 50% averageTurkish High School Diploma with 55% averageTurkish High School Diploma with 60% average
United Arab EmiratesGeneral Secondary Education Certificate Tawjihiyya with PassGeneral Secondary Education Certificate Tawjihiyya with 70%General Secondary Education Certificate Tawjihiyya with 73%
United KingdomO level with at least 3 passesO level with at least 4 passes at D gradeGCE with 2 A level passes, 1 D grade and 1 E grade
USAHigh School Diploma with GPA 2.0High School Diploma with GPA 2.5High School Diploma with GPA 2.8
VietnamYear 11 successful completion with 6.0 grade averageYear 11 successful completion with 6.5 grade averageYear 12 successful completion with 6.7 grade average

The academic entry requirements are correct at time of publishing, please visit our website for the latest entry requirements. iii Important note on minimum age requirements: Students are expected to be at least 17 years of age when commencing UTS Foundation Studies and diploma programs and a minimum of 16 when commencing English. International students who have met the English and academic entry requirements at 16 years of age at the time of UTS Foundation Studies program commencement are able to join that program providing appropriate accommodation and welfare arrangements are in place.