Minimum academic requirements

Entry requirements for CSU courses vary from country to country. The below information, which aims to provide basic entry requirement information, is intended as a guide only. Qualifications not listed below will be assessed on a case by case basis.

CountryUndergraduate Entry Requirement
Australia
  • ATAR - 65

  • OP - Minimum of 16 = ATAR 65

  • USFP - 57%

  • MUFY - 46%

  • UNSW Foundation - 57%

Bangladesh
  • Completion of at least one year of study at a recognised university with passing grades or better

  • Completion of a 2 or 3 year Bachelor Degree with a recognised university with passing grades or better

  • A completed award with a minimum total score of 24 or above in the International Baccalaureate

China
  • Completion of the first year of a recognised university bachelor degree

  • Completion on the National College Entrance Examination Gaokao with a minimum score of 60% of the total maximum Gaokao score for the province.

  • Completion of the China Senior High School Middle Year 3 Gaosan with an average of 80% across the top four academic subjects.

  • A completed award with a minimum total score of 24 or above in the International Baccalaureate

Hong Kong
  • The HKDSE aggregate is based on the four core subjects, Chinese Language, English Languages, Mathematics and Liberal Arts, and the best grade in one Category A elective subject Category B and C subjects are not counted. b Grades for all subjects except Mathematics are counted as follows: Level 5** and Level 5* = 6, Level 5 = 5, Level 4 = 4, Level 3 = 3, Level 2 = 2 and Level 1 = 1.

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India
  • Completion of the All India Senior School Certificates, where awarded by CBSE and metro state boards. Overall score of 60% in 4 Academic subjects: 

    • CBSE 

    • India School Certificate (ISC)

    • State Boards;

      Higher Secondary Certificate Examination,
      Higher Secondary Examination,
      Higher Secondary Part II Examination,
      Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination,
      Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination,
      Intermediate Examination,
      Intermediate Public Examination,
      Second Year Pre-University Examination,
      Senior Secondary (12th Class) Examination,
      Senior Secondary Certificate Examination,
      Senior Secondary Examination

  • A completed award with a minimum total score of 24 or above in the International Baccalaureate

  • Completion of two GCE A2 Levels with a minimum of 2 x D or equivalent in a minimum of two subjects, where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1

  • A pass in the first division in the Pre-University Certificate

Indonesia
  • Successful completion of Indonesian SMUIII or Senior Academic High School Leaving Certificate with GPA of 7.0

International Baccalaureate
Malaysia
Myanmar
  • 2 years of Post-Secondary Study Intermediate Certificate with an overall grade percentage of 55

  • Successful completion of minimum 2 years Bachelor degree from a recognised Higher Education institution.

  • Successful completion of Associateship of Government Technical Institute (AGTI)

  • Successful completion of a Diploma, with minimum duration of 2 years, following Matriculation or Basic Education High School Examination

Nepal
  • Higher Secondary Education Certificate plus minimum of one year of successful study at a recognised tertiary institution

  • Higher Secondary Education Certificate with a grade average of 65%

  • A completed award with a minimum score of 24 or above in the International Baccalaureate

New Zealand
  • Successful completion of NEW Zealand NCEA Level 3 with a combined score of 213 from the best 5 subjects.

Pakistan
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate plus one year study at Bachelor level at a recognised institution

Russia
  • Russian Certificate of Secondary Education plus one year study at Bachelor level at a recognised institution

Singapore
South Korea
  • Completion of at least one year of study at a recognised university with satisfactory grades

  • Successful completion of the Korea Republic College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) with a minimum overall grade of 294. Overall grade is calculated from the results in Korean Language, Mathematics and Foreign Language (English). Results in other components are not considered

Sri Lanka
  • Completion of the GCE A Levels.  Overall grade in the best three subjects equalling 5/15 where A1=5, B=4, C=3, S=1

  • Completion of two GCE A2 Levels with a minimum of 2 x D or equivalent in a minimum of two subjects, where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1

  • A completed award with a minimum score of 24 or above in the International Baccalaureate

  • Sri Lankan GCE A level plus a recognised Diploma (both completed)

  • Completion of the first year of a recognised university bachelor degree

  • Completion of recognised College or Polytechnic Diploma

Taiwan
  • Senior High School Diploma plus one year study in Bachelor degree level at a recognised institution

Thailand
  • Successful completion of Secondary 6 (Matayom 6) and the award of the Certificate of Secondary Education with GPA of 2.0

Turkey
  • Lise Diplomasi plus first year of Diploma or Bachelor degree from a recognised institution

Vietnam
  • Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (Diploma of General Education) with an average score of 7.5 (out of 10)

  • The Chung chi Dai hoc Dai Cuong (First Phase University Certificate)

  • Completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution

  • A completed award with a minimum score of 24 or above in the International Baccalaureate

* Entry varies from course to course and will depend on your academic performance and course quotas.

Postgraduate entry requirement

Any qualification deemed equivalent to an Australian Qualification Framework Bachelor degree – please forward the application to CSU Admissions for assessment.

Country Postgraduate Entry Requirement 
China
  • Completion of a 3-year HE Diploma (da zhuan), as recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education, for CSU Graduate Diplomas