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Entry Requirements

We've created a requirements calculator to help you find your perfect Foundation Studies Program. Simply select which country/region you're from and which language test you've completed to find out what your minimum academic and English scores are needed for each program.

Alternative English test results accepted due to COVID-19

The following tests will be accepted for UNSW Global programs until further notice:

  • IELTS Indicator and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition will have the same entry requirements as those set for IELTS Academic and TOEFL iBT. Scroll down for entry requirements.
  • Duolingo English Test will be accepted for applications from China and Iran. See entry requirements for Duolingo here.
  • English Language Test scores and prior studies in English (including High School) will be accepted for tests completed no more than:
    • Three years before the intended start date in Foundation Studies or Diploma program
    • Two years before the intended start date in an English language course

Entry Requirements Estimator

Extended

Duration

15 months

Streams

all streams

Academic

English

Standard Plus

Duration

12 months

Streams

all streams

Academic

English

Standard

Duration

9 months

Streams

all streams

Academic

English

Transition

Duration

4 months

Streams

Commerce, Commerce Actuarial, Life Science and Physical Science Streams only

Academic

English

Conditions

  • Where you do not have your final results from your Year 11 or Year 12 studies, forecast (Semester 1) results are accepted in most cases.
  • There may be specific subject requirements, depending on your intended degree program. For example, a minimum grade in mathematics and/or science.
  • Bonus points may be applied for key schools and for good results in relevant subjects
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