Academic requirements for Macquarie University International College

Academic requirements for Macquarie University International College

The program you are accepted into will depend on the grades you have achieved in your high school qualification. Information on academic entry requirements is provided in the following table as an initial guide.

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE
COUNTRYSTANDARD FOUNDATIONINTENSIVE FOUNDATIONDIPLOMA PROGRAMS
Australia Australian Year 11 completed with minimum average mark of 50%

HSC or interstate board exam* with minimum average mark of 50;

OR

minimum ATAR of 50

* Only State Board approved academic subjects are considered. For instance, in the NSW HSC only Category A and B Board Developed courses are considered.

HSC or interstate board exam* with minimum average mark of 60;

OR

minimum ATAR of 60

* Only State Board approved academic subjects are considered. For instance, in the NSW HSC only Category A and B Board Developed courses are considered.

China Senior High School Year 2 with 65% average; or Completion of Senior High School Year 3 Completion of Senior High School Year 3 with 70% average in best 4 academic subjects; or Gao Kao 55% Completion of Senior High School Year 3 with 75% average in best 4 academic subjects; or Gao Kao 60%
Hong Kong Completion of Secondary School Form 5 with pass grade or above in 4 academic subjects; or Completion of Form 6 OR HKDSE HKDSE - total score 11, best 5 academic subjects (Category A) HKDSE - total score 13, best 5 academic subjects (Category A)
Indonesia SMA 2 with overall average of
7.0 in academic subjects
SMA 3 with average grade of 6.75 or above in best 4 academic subjects SMA 3 with average grade of 7.0 or above in best 4 academic subjects
Japan Completion of Year 11 with
minimum 3.0 out of 5.0
Completion of upper secondary school with minimum GPA 2.5 out of 5.0 Completion of upper secondary school with minimum GPA 3.0 out of 5.0
Korea Successful completion of High School Certificate Year 2 Senior High School Certificate Year 3 with Rank 7 or CSAT 276 Senior High School Certificate Year 3 with Rank 6 or CSAT 288
Macau Senior Secondary School Form 5 with 60% average in 4 subjects Senior Secondary School Form 6 with 60% average in 4 subjects Senior Secondary School Form 6 with 65% average in 4 subjects
Malaysia Completion of SPM with a minimum of 3 C passes STPM with minimum of 2 C Passes; or UEC with an aggregate of less than 35 across 5 academics subjects excluding languages STPM with minimum 3 C passes; or UEC with an aggregate of less than 30 across 5 academic subjects excluding languages
Singapore Singapore GCE O Level with passes in 3 subjects Singapore GCE A Level with 2 passes Singapore GCE A Level with minimum 2 D grades
Taiwan Senior High School Year 2 with 65% average; or Completion of Senior High School Year 3 Completion of Senior High School Year 3 with 65% average in best 4 academic subjects Completion of Senior High School Year 3 with 70% average in best 4 academic subjects
Thailand Mathayom 5 with GPA 2.2 in academic subjects Mathayom 6 with GPA of 2 or above Mathayom 6 with GPA of 2.3 or above
United States of America Completion of Year 11 with
minimum overall average of 65%
Completion of High School Diploma with minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 5.0, or SAT with a minimum score of 1210 Completion of High School Diploma with minimum GPA of 2.75 out of 5.0, or SAT with a minimum score of 1370
Vietnam Year 11 with grade average of 6.5 Year 12 with a grade average
of 6.0 or above
Year 12 with a grade average
of 6.5 or above
OTHER ACCEPTED QUALIFICATIONS
General Certificate of Education (GCE) GCE O level with 5 passes GCE A level with 2 passes GCE A level with 2 passes
(minimum D grade)
International Baccalaureate Complete Year 2 of the Diploma/Certificates with aggregate mark of 12 Aggregate mark of 18 Aggregate mark of 21

Other countries

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE
COUNTRYSTANDARD FOUNDATIONINTENSIVE FOUNDATIONDIPLOMA PROGRAMS
Bangladesh Year 11 GPA of 3.5 (out of 5) or above Higher Secondary School
Certificate (Year 12) with GPA of 3.0 (out of 5) or above
Higher Secondary School
Certificate (Year 12) with GPA of 3.5 (out of 5) or above
Botswana Completion of Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education with minimum of C grade or aggregate score of 18 in best 6 academic subjects (A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E/F=0) Not Applicable Not Applicable
Brazil Completion of Certificado de Conclusão de Primeiro Grau
with minimum average of 6.0
in 4 subjects
Completion of Certificado de Conclusão de Primeiro Grau
with minimum average of 6.5
in 4 subjects
Completion of Certificado de Conclusão de Primeiro Grau
with minimum average of 7.0
in 4 subjects
Cambodia High School Certificate
with overall average 65%
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Canada Completion of Grade 11 with minimum average of 65% Completion of Grade 12 with
minimum average of 50%
Completion of Grade 12 with minimum average of 65%
Chile Licencia de Educacion with minimum average score of 4 Licencia de Educacion with
minimum average score of 5
Licencia de Educacion with
minimum average score of 5.5
Colombia Bachiller Académico or
Bachiller Técnico, with minimum average of 50%
Bachiller Académico or
Bachiller Técnico,
with minimum average of 65%
Bachiller Académico or
Bachiller Técnico, with minimum average of 70%
Egypt Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate with minimum average of 50% Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate with minimum average of 60% Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate with minimum average of 70%
France Completion of Year 11 French Baccalaureate with an average of 8 French Baccalaureate
with an average of 9
Gambia please refer to the WAEC - West African Senior School Certificate please refer to the WAEC - West African Senior School Certificate please refer to the WAEC - West African Senior School Certificate
Ghana Ghana GCE O level or equivalent, with minimum 4 passes Completion of Ghana GCE A level with minimum 2 passes Completion of Ghana GCE A level with minimum 2 D grades
Germany Completion of Hauptschulabschluss (year 10) or completion of year 11 with average 3 or betterAbitur or Fachhochschulreife
with minimum overall 3.8
Abitur or Fachhochschulreife
with minimum overall 3.2
India Completion of Year 11 with 60% average in best 4 academic subjects Higher Secondary Certificate
(Year 12), 50% average in
best 4 academic subjects
Higher Secondary Certificate
(Year 12), 53% average in
best 4 academic subjects
Iran High School Diploma
minimum average of 10 out of 20
Pre University certificate with minimum average of 10 out of 20Pre University certificate with minimum average of 12 out of 20
Iraq Certificate of Preparatory Education/ Secondary School Certificate Examination
overall average 60%
Certificate of Preparatory Education/ Secondary School Certificate Examination
overall average 70%
Certificate of Preparatory Education/ Secondary School Certificate Examination
overall average 80%
Jordan Middle Eastern Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Tawiihi) with minimum average of 50% Middle Eastern Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Tawiihi) with minimum average of 60% Middle Eastern Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Tawiihi) with minimum average of 70%
Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with
minimum aggreagate of 30
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with
minimum aggregate of 40
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with
minimum aggregate of 53
Kuwait Completion of General Secondary School Certificate with minimum overall score of 60% Completion of General Secondary School Certificate with minimum overall score of 70% Completion of General Secondary School Certificate with minimum overall score of 80%
Liberia Please refer to the WAEC - West African Senior School Certificate Please refer to the WAEC - West African Senior School Certificate Please refer to the WAEC - West African Senior School Certificate
Malawi Completion of Malawi Certificate of School Education
with maximum average of 4
Not applicable Not applicable
Mexico Diploma de Bachiller with
minimum average of 6.0
Diploma de Bachiller with
minimum average of 7.0
Diploma de Bachiller with
minimum average of 8.0
Morroco Completion of Diplôme du Baccalauréat with score of 13 or above N/A N/A
Nepal Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Year 11) with 60% or above Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Second Division) with 55% or above Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (First Division) with 60% or above
Nigeria Senior Secondary School from NECO or West African Senior School Certificate from WAEC with C grade average in 5 relevant academic subjects Senior Secondary School from NECO or West African Senior School Certificate from WAEC with B grade average in 5 relevant academic subjects Senior Secondary School from NECO or West African Senior School Certificate from WAEC with B grade average in 5 relevant academic subjects
Pakistan Completion of Year 11 with an average of 60% Completion of Higher Secondary School Certificate with 55% Completion of Higher Secondary School Certificate with 60% 
Palestine Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate with minimum average of 60% Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate with an average of 70% Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate with an average of 80%
Peru Certificado de Educacion Secundaria with a
minimum average grade of 11
Certificado de Educacion
Secundaria with a
minimum average grade of 13
Certificado de Educacion
Secundaria with a
minimum average grade of 14
Russian Federation Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) with a
GPA 3.0 in academic subjects
Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) with a
GPA 3.2 in academic subjects
Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) with a
GPA 3.75 in academic subjects
Rwanda Completion of Rwanda Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education with minimum of C grade or aggregate score of 18 in best 6 academic subjects (A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E/F=0) N/A N/A
Saudi Arabia General Secondary Education Certificate with minimum average of 50% General Secondary Education Certificate with minimum average of 60% General Secondary Education Certificate with minimum average of 70%
Somalia Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate with an average of 80% N/A N/A
South Africa Completion of Year 11
(Contact Admissions team)
National Senior Certificate with minimum average of 50% National Senior Certificate with minimum average of 52%
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan GCE O level
with 4 passes
Sri Lankan GCE A level with 2 passes at C grade Sri Lankan GCE A level with 2 passes at B grade
Sweden Completion of 2 years
in Upper Secondary (Year 11)
Completion of Swedish Secondary School Leaving Certificate Completion of Swedish Secondary School Leaving Certificate with minimum average of Pass
Tanzania Completion of Secondary School Leaving Certificate with minimum C grade Completion of Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education with 2 passes Completion of Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education with minimum 2 D grades
Turkey Devlet Lise Diplomasi or Devlet Meslek Diplomasi with
minimum average of 2 out of 5
Devlet Lise Diplomasi or Devlet Meslek Diplomasi with
minimum average of 3 out of 5
Devlet Lise Diplomasi or Devlet Meslek Diplomasi with
minimum average of 4 out of 5
Uganda Completion of Uganda Certificate of Education with maximum aggregate of 24 for the best 6 subjects Completion of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with 2 passes Completion of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with minimum 2 D grades
United Arab Emirates Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate with an average of 60% Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate with an average of 70% Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate with an average of 80%
United Kingdom GCE O level with 5 passes GCE A level with 2 passes GCE A level with 2 passes
(minimum D grade)
Zambia Completion of School Certificate
or General Certificate
of Education with maximum
average of 6 out of 9
Not eligible for entry Not eligible for entry
Zimbabwe Completion of Zimbabwe GCE
O level with minimum 4 passes
Completion of Zimbabwe A level with minimum 2 passes Completion of Zimbabwe A level with minimum 2 D grades

Other accepted qualifications:

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE
 STANDARD FOUNDATIONINTENSIVE FOUNDATIONDIPLOMA PROGRAMS
Global Assessment Certificate Not applicable Not applicable Average grade of 50%
WAEC - West African Senior School Certificate or Senior School Certificate Completion of WASSC/SSC with C grade average in 5 relevant academic subjectsCompletion of WASSC/SSC with B grade average in 5 relevant academic subjectsCompletion of WASSC/SSC with B grade average in 5 relevant academic subjects

Special notes

  1. The Standard Foundation programs require you to have successfully completed at least Year 11. The Intensive Foundation program and diploma programs require you to have successfully completed Year 12. When assessing your high school qualifications, only academic subjects will be taken into consideration.
  2. If you do not have your final results from your Year 11 or Year 12 studies, forecast results may be accepted. Contact the College to discuss this prior to making your application.
  3. The foundation and diploma programs are open to international students. Australian students from a non-English-speaking background may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Fees will apply.
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