Academic Entry Requirements

UNCIE welcomes all applications from all countries and will assess each application on its own merit.

Recognition for Prior Learning: Students who have previously enrolled in post-secondary or tertiary studies may be recognised for their prior learning and may wish to apply for exemptions. Applicants will be required to supply certified copies of all academic transcripts as well as detailed course syllabus information (outlining the content of that particular subject) for an assessment. Official transcripts and syllabus information must be supplied in English.

The list of qualifications outlined below is a guide only. As not all qualifications and countries are listed, students with other credentials are encouraged to apply.

Please view the table below for the academic entry requirements for your country of origin. If you have any queries or questions, please contact us on admissions.uncie@newcastle.edu.au

 
UNDERGRADUATE Foundation Studies (except to Health Degrees with a quota) Foundation Studies in Medicine and Foundation Studies to Health Degrees with a quota Degree Transfer Extended – all programs Degree Transfer – all programs
English Entry IELTS Requirement 5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above) 6.0 overall (all bands 5.5 or above) or equivalent 5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above) or equivalent 5.5 overall (Speaking and Writing band 5.5 or above with no band below 5.0) or equivalent
IELTS Indicator 5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above) 6.0 overall (all bands 5.5 or above) or equivalent 5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above) or equivalent 5.5 overall (Speaking and Writing band 5.5 or above with no band below 5.0) or equivalent
iBT TOEFL 50 overall (15 or above in Speaking and Writing) 57 overall (17 or above in Speaking and Writing) 50 overall (15 or above in Speaking and Writing) 50 overall (16 or above in Speaking and Writing)
TOEFL Special Home Edition 50 overall (15 or above in Speaking and Writing) 57 overall (17 or above in Speaking and Writing) 50 overall (15 or above in Speaking and Writing) 50 overall (16 or above in Speaking and Writing)
PTE Academic 46 50 46 48
Duolingo English Test 90 overall N/A 90 overall N/A
KITE Main flight score of 400 Main flight score of 430 Main flight score of 400 Main flight score of 415
Linguaskill English test 162 average (no band below 154) 169 average (no band below 162) 162 average (no band below 154) 162 average (no band below 154)
HKDSE Level 2 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3
SPM English 1119 with a min score of C-, C or C+ English 1119 with a min score of B-, B or B+ N/A N/A
STPM N/A N/A Literature (920) with a min score of D-, D, D+ Literature (920) with a min score of D-, D, D+
Academic Entry Australia Completion of Yr 11 with pass grades

Foundation Studies program from recognised Australian Universities/Colleges (incomplete)
Successful completion of yr 12 or the Higher School Certificate and achieving a min average of 70% or above / ATAR of 80 or higher

Foundation Studies program from recognised Australian Universities/Colleges with 70% or above
Completion of an Australian Higher School Certificate with 40% average

Foundation Studies program from recognised Australian Universities/Colleges with 40% or above
Satisfactory completion of an Australian Higher School Certificate or equivalent / ATAR of 50 or higher

Foundation Studies program from recognised Australian Universities/Colleges with 50% or above
Bangladesh Year 11 with GPA 3.0 Completion of the Higher School Certificate with GPA 4.0 Completion of the Higher School Certificate with GPA 2.0 Completion of the Higher School Certificate with GPA 3.0
Cambodia Diploma of Upper Secondary Education with E grade average Diploma of Upper Secondary Education with a B grade average Diploma of Upper Secondary Education with D grade average Diploma of Upper Secondary Education with a C grade average
Canada Completion of Yr 11 with pass grades Completion of Year 12 with an average of 70% or higher Completion of Year 12 with an average of 50% Completion of Year 12 with an average of 60% or higher
Chile Completion of the Licencia de Educacion Completion of the Licencia de Educacion with an average of 6.0 or above Completion of the Licencia de Educacion with an average of 4.0 or above Completion of the Licencia de Educacion with an average of 5.5 or above
China Senior Middle 2 with 65% (including vocational schools) Senior Middle 3 with an average of 80% across 4 academic subjects Senior Middle 3 with 50% (including vocational schools) Senior Middle 3 with 65% (including vocational schools)
Colombia Bachillerato with 50% average Bachillerato with an average of 80% Bachillerato with 60% average Bachillerato with an average of 70%
Ghana O Levels with "D" grade average
Completion of the West African Senior School Certificate with min "D" average
O Levels with an A average (35pts) across 5 academic subjects A Levels with 1 pass grade A Level with 2 pass grades
Hong Kong SAR Completion of Form 5 with pass grades HKDSE total score of 12 points across 4 academic subjects (Category A).  English paper not included HKDSE with 4 points (best 4 academic subjects) HKDSE with 8 points (best 4 academic subjects)
India Yr 11 with 50% All India Senior School Certificate with an average of 70% across 3 academic subjects ISC or CBSE Year 12 with 50% across 4 academic subjects, or India State Board Year 12 with 55% across 4 academic subjects ISC or CBSE Year 12 with 55% across 4 academic subjects, or India State Board Year 12 with 60% across 4 academic subjects
Indonesia SMA II with 70% SMA III with 80% in academic subjects SMA III with 50% in academic subjects SMA III with 60% in academic subjects
International Completion of Yr 1 IB
O Levels with D grade average
IB aggregate with 24pts over 6 subjects
O Levels with an A average (35 pts) across 5 academic subjects
A Levels with a B average across 3 academic subjects
IB aggregate with 18pts over 6 subjects
A Levels with 1 pass grade
AS Levels with 3 C grades
IB aggregate 21pts over 6 subjects
A Levels with 2 pass grades AS Levels with 3 B grades
Japan Kotogakko Yr 2 with GPA 2.5 Kotogakko Upper Secondary Certificte with GPA 4.0 or higher Kotogakko Upper Secondary Certificte with GPA 2.0 Kotogakko Upper Secondary Certificte with GPA 2.8 or higher
Kenya Yr 11 KCSE with D average KCSE with B average KCSE with D average KCSE with C average
Korea Completion of Senior Yr 2 with pass grades Completion of Senior High School Yr 3 with 60% CSAT (English, Korean, Maths min of 140, all other subjects min of 70)
High School Graduation Equivalency Examination with a min score of 70 in each exam
Completion of Senior High School Yr 3 with 50% CSAT (English, Korean, Maths min of 90 all other subjects min of 45)
High School Graduation Equivalency Examination with a min score of 50 in each exam
Completion of Senior High School Yr 3 with 60% CSAT (English, Korean, Maths min of 100, all other subjects min of 50)
High School Graduation Equivalency Examination with min score of 60 in each exam
Kuwait Completion of Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) with minimum overall grade 60% Completion of Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a 85% average Completion of Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a 65% average Completion of Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a 75% average
Laos Upper Secondary School (Baccalaureat) mark 5.0 or higher Upper Secondary School (Baccalaureat) mark 7.0 or higher Upper Secondary School (Baccalaureat) mark 5.5 or higher Upper Secondary School (Baccalaureat) mark 6.0 or higher
Macau SAR Senior Middle 2 with 60% average Senior Middle 3 with 75% (across 4 subjects) Senior Middle 3 with 55% (across 4 subjects) Senior Middle 3 with 65% (across 4 subjects)
Malaysia Completion of Form 5 with pass grades
Completion of SPM with pass grades
Completion of UEC (Senior Middle 2) with pass grades
SPM/O Levels with a minimum A average (35 pts) across 5 academic subjects STPM with 1 pass grade
UEC with passes in a minimum of 3 academic subjects (C grade average, 24 pts)
STPM with 2 pass grades
UEC with a minimum of 4 academic subjects (C grade average, 32 pts)
Mauritius O Levels with D grade average O Levels with an A average across (35 pts) 5 academic subjects A Levels with 1 pass grade A Level with 2 pass grades
Myanmar Completion of Basic Education High School Exam Completion of Basic Education High School Exam with grade of 60% in final year results Completion of Basic Education High School Exam with grade of 40% in final year results Completion of Basic Education High School Exam with grade of 50% in final year results
Nepal Yr 11 HSC with 50% average
Grade XI School Leaving Certificate with GPA 2.4
Yr 12 HSC with 60% average Yr 12 HSC with 50% average Yr 12 HSC with 60% average
New Zealand Completion of Yr 12 (Form 6) with pass grades or NCEA Level 2 with 80 credits
NCEA Level 3 with a min 42 credits across 3 University approved subjects Completion of Yr 13 with passing grades or NCEA Level 3 with less than 32 credits NCEA Level 3 with a min 32 credits across 3 University approved subjects
Nigeria O Levels with D grade average
Completion of the West African Senior School Certificate with min D average
O Levels with an A average (35 pts) across 5 academic subjects A Levels with 1 pass grade A Level with 2 pass grades
Oman Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate with 60% average General Secondary Education Certificate or American High School Diploma average grade of 85% in final year results General Secondary Education Certificate or American High School Diploma average grade of 65% in final year results General Secondary Education Certificate or American High School Diploma average grade of 75% in final year results
Pakistan HSC Yr 11 with 55% average Cambridge O Levels with an A average (35 pts) across 5 academic subjects Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate 50% average across 4 academic subjects Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate 55% average across 4 academic subjects
Philippines Year 11 Senior High School with overall average grade of 75% or higher in academic subjects or successful completion of Year 12 Year 12 with a 85% average Year 12 with a 70% average Year 12 with a 80% average
Russia Completion of Certificate of Secondary Complete General Education Certificate of Secondary Complete General Education with GPA of 4.0 in academic subject Certificate of Secondary Complete General Education with GPA of 2.5 in academic subject Certificate of Secondary Complete General Education with GPA of 3.0 in academic subject
Saudi Arabia Completion of the General Certificate of Secondary Education with an average of 50% General Secondary Education Certificate with an average of 85% or better General Secondary Education Certificate with an average of 65% or better General Secondary Education Certificate with an average of 75% or better
Singapore O levels with D grade average, N levels (academic stream only) with grade 4 average across 5 subjects
ITE Certificate/Higher National ITE Certificate with GPA under 2.5
Cambridge O Levels with an A average (35 pts) across 5 academic subjects
A Levels with a B average across 3 academic subjects
ITE Certificate/Higher National ITE Certificate with GPA 2.5 or above
A Levels with 1 pass grade
AS Levels with 3 C grades
ITE Certificate/Higher National ITE Certificate with GPA 2.5 or above
A Levels with 2 pass grades
AS Levels with 3 B grades
Polytechnic Diplomas with GPA 1.5
ITE Certificate/Higher National ITE Certificate with GPA 3.0 or above
Sri Lanka O levels with D grade average Cambridge O Levels with an A average (35 pts) across 5 academic subjects A Levels with 1 pass grade
Sri Lankan A Levels with 2 E grades
A Levels with 2 pass grades
Sri Lankan A Levels with 2 pass grades
Taiwan (China) Senior Middle 2 with 60% average in 4 subjects Completion of Senior High School with 75% (across 4 subjects) Completion of Senior High School with 55% (across 4 subjects) Completion of Senior High School with 65% (across 4 subjects)
Thailand Mayatom 5 with GPA 2.5 Matayom 6 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher Matayom 6 with GPA of 1.0 Matayom 6 with GPA of 2.0
UAE Completion of General Secondary Education Cetificate or American High School Diploma with pass grades General Secondary Education Certificate or American High School Diploma average grade of 80% General Secondary Education Certificate or American High School Diploma average grade of 60% General Secondary Education Certificate or American High School Diploma average grade of 70%
UK GCSE (O Levels) with a D grade average (3 pts per subject average) GCSE (O Levels) with an A average (35 pts) across 5 academic subjects A Levels with 1 pass grade
AS Levels with 3 C grades
A Levels with 2 pass grades
AS Levels with 3 B grades
USA Completion of Year 11 with GPA 2.0 High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or higher Completion of USA High School Diploma with a GPA of 2.0 Completion of USA High School Diploma with a GPA of 2.75
Vietnam Year 11 with a minimum GPA 6.0 Diploma of General Education with an average grade of 8 Year 12 with a GPA of 5.0 Year 12 with a GPA of 5.5
Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) Average score of 50% Average score of 70% Average score of 55% Average score of 60%
Zambia Successful completion of the General Certificate of Education with a credit average
GCE O Levels (via private school) with D grade average
GCE A levels (via private schools) with a min B average across the best 3 academic subjects GCE A levels (via private schools) with 1 pass grade
GCE AS Levels (via private school) with 3 "C" grades
GCE A levels (via private schools) with 2 pass grades
GCE AS Levels (via private school) with 3 "B" grades
Zimbabwe O Levels with D grade average A levels with a min B average across the best 3 academic subjects A Levels with 1 pass grade
AS Levels with 3 C grades
A Levels with 2 pass grades
AS Levels with 3 B grades


 
POSTGRADUATE UNCIE Pre-Master's Program UNCIE Pre-Master's Program Accelerated
English Entry IELTS Requirement 5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above) or equivalent 6.0 overall (all bands 5.5 or above) or equivalent
IELTS Indicator 5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above) or equivalent 6.0 overall (all bands 5.5 or above) or equivalent
iBT TOEFL 50 overall (15 or above in Speaking and Writing) 57 overall (17 or above in Speaking and Writing)
TOEFL Special Home Edition 50 overall (15 or above in Speaking and Writing) 57 overall (17 or above in Speaking and Writing)
PTE Academic 46 50
Duolingo English Test 90 overall N/A
KITE Main flight score of 400 Main flight score of 430
Linguaskill English test 162 average (no band below 154) 169 average (no band below 162)
HKDSE Level 2 Level 3
SPM Grade C6 Grade B4
Academic Entry All countries (business stream only) 2 year Diploma (AQF5 equivalent), plus 1 year’s relevant organisational experience (business stream only) N/A
Bangladesh 3 or 4 year Bachelor degree (Pass or Honours) from a recognised institution 4 or 5 year Bachelor degree (Pass or Honours) in a professional field from a recognised institution
Bhutan Higher National Diploma or 3 year Bachelor degree from a recognised institution 4 or 5 year Bachelor degree (Pass or Honours) from a recognised institution awarded after 2015
Botswana Higher Diploma or 4 year Bachelor degree from a recognised institution 4 or 5 year Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Cambodia Bachelor degree from a recognised institution Completion of a Doctor of Medicine
Cameroon Bachelor degree or Licence from a recognised institution Bachelor degree or Licence from a recognised institution
Canada 3 year postsecondary Diploma or an Associate Degree from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Mainland China 3 or 4 year Graduation Certificate from a recognised institution 4 yr Bachelor degree awarded according to the Regulations Concerning Academic Degrees in the People's Republic of China from a Section 1 or 2 institution
Egypt Bachelor degree from a recognised higher institute or university Bachelor degree from a recognised university
Fiji Advanced Diploma or Higher Education Diploma (not in a Trade field) from a recognised institution 3 yr Bachelor degree from a Section 1 institution
Ghana Higher National Diploma from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Hong Kong SAR Higher Certificate, Higher Diploma and Associate Degree from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
India 3 year Diploma after completion of Year 12 or a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Indonesia 4 year Sarjana (S1)/Bachelor degree from a recognised institution 4 year Sarjana (S1)/Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Japan Postsecondary Diploma from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Kenya Higher Diploma from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Korea, South 2 year or more Associate Degree from a recognised institition Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Kuwait Bachelor degree from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Laos Bachelor degree from a recognised institution Completion of a Doctor of Medicine
Macau SAR Diploma de Bacharelato (Higher Diploma) undertaken at Institute for Tourism Studies, University of Macau SAR, or Macao Polytechnic Institute Licenciatura (Bachelor degree) from a recognised institution
Malaysia Postsecondary Diploma or Advanced Diploma from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Mauritius Postsecondary Diploma awarded by a recognised university Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Nepal Postsecondary Diploma or Bachelor degree from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
New Zealand Diploma (NQF 6) with at least 240 credits or Diploma (NQF 7) with at least 120 credits Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Nigeria Higher National Diploma from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Oman Higher Diploma from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Pakistan 3 year Bachelor degree from a recognised institution 4 year Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Philippines Bachelor degree from a  recognised institution Bachelor degree from a "very good" recognised institution (Level III/Level IV program accreditation)
Saudi Arabia Associate Degree or Intermediate University Degree in Health Sciences from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Singapore Polytechnic Diploma (full time) from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Sri Lanka Higher National Diploma from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Taiwan (China) Associate Degree or Junior College Diploma from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Thailand Associate Degree from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Uganda Higher National Diploma from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution accredited by the NCHE
United Arab Emirates Higher College of Technology Higher Diploma or Associate Degree from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
United Kingdom SQA Higher National Certificate or SQA Higher National Diploma from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
United States of America Associate Degree (in a technical or applied subject) from a recognised institution Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
Vietnam Bang Tot Nghiep Cao Dang (Associate Degree) from a recognised institution Bang Tot Nghiep Dai Hoc (Bachelor degree) from a recognised institution
Zambia Postsecondary Diploma or Undergraduate Diploma from a recognised institution 4 or more year Bachelor degree with a final grade of credit, merit or distinction from Copperbelt University, Mulungushi University, or University of Zambia.