Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for Taylors College Sydney

Taylors College has one over-riding Admissions Policy – we will only accept your application if your results indicate that you are able to pass the program.

Entry to the University of Sydney Foundation Program and High Achievers Preparation Program is for international students only. International students who are granted Australian permanent residency after accepting a place in the course may complete the USFP, but cannot be guaranteed entry to the University of Sydney under the conditions set down for international students.

Applications are required to include an eligible English language test^, which is dated no older than two years prior to course commencement date.

^ Note: IELTS One Skill Retake is now accepted and assessed alongside a standard IELTS test. The 2 year validity applies to the original test, not the date of the IELTS One Skill Retake test.

University of Sydney Foundation Program

As a guide, applicants for the Intensive Foundation Program must have achieved superior grades in English and relevant academic subjects. Students applying for the Standard Foundation Program must have achieved at least average grades in English and relevant subjects. The Extended Foundation Program is designed for students who do not qualify for the Standard program, or who want to develop a more solid foundation in key subjects such as Mathematics or the Sciences. Forecast results are accepted where appropriate.

Students are expected to test at the below scores at orientation.

CourseExtended (75 wks)Standard (52 wks)Intensive (40 wks)

IELTS

(Academic)

5.0

(no band less than 5.0)

5.5

(no band less than 5.5)

6.0

(no band less than 5.5)

TOEFL iBT

56

(writing no less than 14)

62

(writing no less than 16)

73

(writing no less than 16)

PTE

(Academic)

42

(writing no less than 42)

46

(writing no less than 46)

54

(writing no less than 46)

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CourseExtendedStandardIntensive*
AustraliaCompletion of Year 11  - 60% average in academic  subjectsCompletion of Year 11 - 70% average in academic  subjectsCompletion of Year 11 - 75% average in academic  subjects
BangladeshHSC - 50%HSC - 55%HSC - 60%
ChinaSenior year 2 or Senior 3 - 60% average or above in academic  subjectsSenior year 2 or Senior 3 - 70% average or above in academic  subjectsSenior year 2 or Senior 3 - 80% average or above in academic  subjects
CanadaCompletion of Year 11 with 60% average in 4 academic  subjectsCompletion of Year 11 of with 70% average in 4 academic subjects Completion of Year 11 with 80% average in 4 academic  subjects
CambodiaDiploma of Upper Secondary Education with D grade in 4   academic subjectsDiploma of Upper Secondary Education with C grade in 4  academic subjectsDiploma of Upper Secondary Education with B grade in 4  academic subjects
Hong Kong

Form 5: 55% average in 4 academic subjects

HKDSE – Any recommendation of Category A & C subjects with 4 level 2

Form 5: 60% average in 4 academic subjects.

HKDSE Any recommendation of Category A & C subjects with 1 level 3, 3 level 2.

Form 5: 70% average in 4 academic subjects.

HKDSE - Any recommendation of Category A & C subjects with 2 level 3, 2 level 2.

IBcompletion of first year of IB diploma with 2 Grade 4 and 2 Grade 3 in 4 academic subjectscompletion of first year of IB diploma with Grade 4 in 4 academic subjectscompletion of first year of IB diploma with 2 Grade 4 and 2 Grade 5 in 4 academic subjects
IB(MYP) – Completion of Final IB Middle Year Programs  - Total scores283240
IGCSEIGCSE - 2 C grades and 2 D grades in 4 academic subjectsIGCSE - 2 B grades and 2 C grades in 4 academic subjectsIGCSE - B grade in 4 academic subjects
IndiaCompletion of Year 11 -60% average in academic  subjectsCompletion of Year 11  with 70% average in academic  subjectsCompletion of Year 11  with 80% average in academic  subjects
IndonesiaSMA2 - 65% average in 4 academic subjects

SMA2 - 70% average in 4 academic subjects (private schools)

SMA2 - 75% average in 4 academic subjects (government schools)

SMA2 - 80% average in 4 academic subjects (private schools)

SMA2 - 85% average in 4 academic subjects (government schools)

IranCompletion of Year 11 with 14/20 (70%) average in academic subjectsCompletion of Year 11 with 16/20 (80%) average  in academic subjectsCompletion of Year 11 with 18/20 (90%) average in academic subjects
JapanKotogakko / Upper Secondary School Year 2 - Grade 3-4 in academic subjectsKotogakko / Upper Secondary School Year 2 - Grade 4-5 in academic subjectsKotogakko / Upper Secondary School Year 2 with superior grades in academic subjects
KazakhstanCompletion Certificate of Secondary Education (Attectat) - Grade 3 in 2 academic  subjects and Grade 4 in 3 subjectsCompletion Certificate of Secondary Education (Attectat) - Grade 4 in 5 academic  subjects Completion Certificate of Secondary Education (Attectat) - Grade 4 in 3 academic  subjects and Grade 5 in 2 subjects
KuwaitGeneral Secondary School Certificate with 70% in  4 academic subjectsGeneral Secondary School Certificate with 80% in 4 academic subjectsGeneral Secondary School Certificate with 90% in 4 academic subjects
MacauForm 5 / Senior Middle 2 60% - 65% average in academic subjectsForm 5 / Senior Middle 2 65% - 75% average in academic subjectsForm 5 / Senior Middle 2 75% - 80% average in academic subjects
MalaysiaSPM (or forecast) - aggregate of 30 or less across 5 academic subjects.SPM (or forecast) - aggregate of 20 or less across 5 academic subjects.SPM (or forecast) - aggregate of 15 or less across 5 academic subjects.
MexicoCompletion of Bachillerato - 6.0/60% in 4 academic subjectsCompletion of Bachillerato - 7.0/70% in 4 academic subjectsCompletion of Bachillerato - 7.5/75% in 4 academic subjects
MongoliaCompletion of Certificate of Complete Secondary Education with D grades in 4 academic subjectsCompletion of Certificate of Complete Secondary Education with 2 C grades and 2 D grades in 4 academic subjectsCompletion of Certificate of Complete Secondary Education with C grades in academic subjects
MyanmarBEHS/Matriculation Exam - 55% average in 4  academic subjectsBEHS/Matriculation Exam - 65% average in 4  academic subjects BEHS/Matriculation Exam - 75% average in 4  academic subjects
New ZealandCompletion of Year 12 with 30 credits at NCEA level 2 with no fewer than 10 credits in each of 3 subjects (including Maths)Completion of Year 12 with 40 credits at NCEA level 2 with no fewer than 12 credits in each of 3 subjects (including Maths)Completion of Year 12 with 48 credits at NCEA Level 2 with no fewer than 12 credits in each of 3 subjects (including Maths)
PakistanIntermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate 50% average in academic subjectsIntermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate 55% average in academic subjectsIntermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate 60% average in academic subjects
Philippines

High School Diploma - 80% average in academic  subjects (10-year system)

Completion of Year 11 - 75% average in academic subjects (12-year system)

High School Diploma - 85% average in academic subjects (10-year system)

Completion of Year 11 - 80% average in academic subjects (12-year system)

High School Diploma - 95% average in academic subjects (10-year system)

Completion of Year 11 - 90% average in academic subjects (12-year system)

RussiaCertificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) - minimum of a grade 2 in 3 subjects and a grade 3 in 2 subjectsCertificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) - minimum a grade 3 in 5 subjectsCertificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) - minimum of a grade 3 in 3 subjects and a minimum of grade 4 in 2 subjects
Saudi ArabiaTawjihiyah / General Secondary Education Certificate with 70% average in academic subjectsTawjihiyah / General Secondary Education Certificate with 80% average in academic subjectsTawjihiyah / General Secondary Education Certificate with 90% average in academic subjects
SingaporeSingapore O Levels (or forecast) - aggregate of 30 or less across 5 academic subjectsSingapore O Levels (or forecast) - aggregate of 20 or less across 5 academic subjectsSingapore O Levels (or forecast) - aggregate of 15 or less across 5 academic subjects
South Korea

High School Certificate Year 2 - Rank 4.5  average in 4 academic  subjects

Korean High school graduation equivalency exam - 60% average in academic subjects

High School Certificate Year 2 - Rank 4 average  in academic  subject

Korean High school graduation equivalency exam - 70% average in academic subjects

High School Certificate Year 2 - Rank 3.5 average in academic  subjects

Korean High school graduation equivalency exam - 80% average in academic subjects

Sri LankaSri Lanka O level - C grade in 4 academic subjectsSri Lanka O level - B grade in 4 academic subjectsSri Lanka O level - 2 A grades and 2 B grades in 4 academic subjects
TaiwanSenior Year 2 - 60% average or above in 4 academic subjectsSenior Year 2 - 70% average or above in 4 academic subjectsSenior Year 2 - 80% average or above in 4 academic subjects
ThailandMatayom 5 GPA 2.25 in academic subjectsMatayom 5 GPA 2.5 in academic subjectsMatayom 5 GPA 3.0 in academic subjects
TurkeyDevlet Lise Diplomasi / State High School Diploma - grade 2 in academic subjectsDevlet Lise Diplomasi / State High School Diploma - minimum of Grade 2 in 3 academic subjects and Grade 3 in 2 subjectsDevlet Lise Diplomasi / State High School Diploma - minimum of Grade 3 in 3 academic subjects and Grade 4 in 2 academic subjects
UAESecondary school certificate Year 12 - 70% average in academic  subjects Secondary school certificate Year 12 - 80% average in academic  subjectsSecondary school certificate Year 12 - 90% in academic subjects
UK AS levelD grade in 3 academic  subjects 2 C grades + 1 D grade in 3 academic  subjectsC grade in 3 academic subjects
VietnamCompletion of Year 11 - GPA of  7.0Completion of Year 11 - GPA of 7.5Completion of Year 11 - GPA of 8.0
If your qualification or country is not listed then please contact us for more information.
* Maths is a required subject and must be included as one of academic subjects assessed and must meet minimum cut-off grade/percentage as per entry requirement

High Achievers Preparation Program

As a guide, applicants for the High Achievers Preparation Program must have achieved excellent grades in English and relevant academic subjects. Forecast results are accepted where appropriate.

TestQualifications
IELTS AcademicIELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0
 IELTS 6.5 with no band score less than 5.5 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 7.0 with no band score less than 6.0
 IELTS 6.5 with no band score less than 6.5 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 7.0 with no band score less than 7.0
 IELTS 7.0 with no band score less than 6.5 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 7.5 with no band score less than 7.0

CountryAcademic standard guideline
IB DiplomaIB An aggregate of no more than 3 points below the direct entry requirement.
Canada

British Columbia Certificate of Graduation  

A grade average of no more than 0.25 points below the direct entry requirement.  

Quebec Diploma of Collegial Studies  

A grade average of no more than 10 points below the direct entry requirement.  

English test is required  

Alberta High School Diploma  

An aggregate of no more than 20 points below the direct entry

CambodiaN/A
Gulf States

Stream 1:

General Secondary Education Certificate 95% grade average in 4 best relevant academic subjects

Stream 2: 

General Secondary Education Certificate 90% grade average in 4 best relevant academic subjects

Hong KongDiploma of Secondary Education Exam (HKDSE) an aggregate of no more than 5 points below the direct entry requirement
India

All India Senior School Certificate awarded by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

overall of best four of no more than 2.5 points below the direct entry requirement

India Higher Secondary Certificate awarded by state boards Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh

Average of best five academic subjects:

- 85% for degrees with an ATAR of 90 and above

- 75% for degrees with an ATAR of 80 and above

Indonesia

Stream 1:

SMA 3 – a minimum of 8.50 average based on 4 best academic subjects

Stream 2:

SMA 3 – a minimum of 8.00 average based on 4 best academic subjects

Japan

Stream 1:

Upper Secondary School Year 3 - Exemplary average (90-100%) in all content-based subjects

Stream 2:

Upper Secondary School Year 3 - Very Good average (80%) in content-based subjects

 KazakhstanN/A
Macau

Stream 1:

Form 6 (English Schools) – 80% average in content-based subjects

Form 6 (Chinese Schools) – 85% average in content-based subjects

 

Stream 2:

Form 6 (English Schools) – 70% average in content-based subjects

Form 6 (Chinese Schools) – 75% average in content-based subjects

Malaysia

Stream 1:

STPM - An aggregate of no more than 5 points (3 subjects/4 subjects) below the direct entry requirement

UEC - A2 average across best 5 subjects

 

Stream 2:

STPM - An aggregate of no more than 5 points (3 subjects/4 subjects) below the direct entry requirement

UEC - B3 average across best 5 subjects

 

STPM - Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia - aggregate based on A=7, A- =6, B+=5, B=4, B-=3, C+=2, C=1

MyanmarN/A
Philippines

Stream 1 - an overall Grade 12 average of 85% or higher

Stream 2 - an overall Grade 12 average of 80% or higher

Russia

Stream 1: Attestat - Certificate of Secondary Education. Minimum of grade 5 in 4 content-based subjects and grade 4 in 1 content-based subject

Stream 2: Attestat - Certificate of Secondary Education. Minimum of grade 4 in 4 content-based subjects and grade 3 in 1 content-based subject

Singapore

GCE A level - A total tariff of no more than 50 points below the direct entry requirement

 

Incomplete Polytechnic Diploma:

Stream 1: completed 1.5 years of polytechnic with minimum GPA 3.00 or higher (grading scale out of 4.0)

Stream 2: completed 1.5 years of polytechnic with minimum GPA 2.60 or higher (grading scale out of 4.0)

South KoreaCSAT - An aggregate of no more than 10 points below the direct entry requirement
Sri LankaA level - An aggregate of no more than 3 points below the direct entry requirement
Taiwan

Stream 1:

Completion of Year 12 with a minimum 85% average in content-based subjects

 

Stream 2:

Completion of Year 12 with a minimum 80% average in content-based subjects

 

GSAT score is acceptable for entry. Please contact admissions office for more information

Thailand

Stream 1:

Matayom 6 - Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education with minimum grade average of 3.0 or higher

 

Stream 2:

Matayom 6 - Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education with minimum grade average of 2.6 or higher

UAEN/A
VietnamA final GPA of no more than 0.25 points below the direct entry requirement from selected schools only

* Other countries that are not listed above will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Student Visa Information

Should you have any questions related to student visas for study in Australia, you should direct them to the Department of Home Affairs nearer the time of your student visa application.

Entry Requirements for Progression to the University of Sydney

Entry to the University of Sydney will depend on two separate results: your English grade, and your Grade Point Average (GPA) in the other eight subjects you studied. By clicking on the PDF here, you can view the University's course-specific entry requirements, and find out what you'll need to progress to the degree of your choice.

*Some courses have a limited number of places and the GPA listed is the minimum to be considered for an offer. It is possible that not all students will be offered a place or be able to accept an offer once course capacity is reached and may be offered an alternative course choice.

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