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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.

COVID-19 English language requirements

To ensure your journey isn’t delayed, we are now accepting a wider range of English language tests along with our existing tests for entry to our courses.

New English tests accepted include:

  • IELTS Indicator
  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
  • Duolingo English test
  • English tests up to three years old (from the commencement date of study)

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.

Minimum English language entry requirements are as follows:

CourseExtended (75 wks)Standard (52 wks)Intensive (39 wks)

IELTS

Indicator

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

Special Home Edition

56

(writing no less than 14)

62

(writing no less than 16)

73

(writing no less than 16)

Duolingo English testOverall score of at least 75Overall score of at least 85Overall score of at least 95

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

CourseExtended (75 wks)Standard (52 wks)Intensive (39 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 PB483 (TWE 3.5)506 (TWE 4)534 (TWE 4)
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)

CAE154162169
CourseExtendedStandardIntensive
AustraliaYear 11 (60% in relevant subjects)Year 11 (70% in relevant subjects)Year 11 (75% in relevant subjects)
BangladeshHSCHSC - 60% averageHSC
ChinaSenior Year 2 or Senior Year 3 - 60% or above in 4 relevant subjectsSenior Year 2 or Senior Year 3 - 70% or above in 4 relevant subjectsSenior Year 2 or Senior Year 3 - 80% or above in 4 relevant subjects
Hong Kong

Form 5 with satisfactory results in 4 academic subjects

HKDSE - 2 Level 2 and 1 Level 1 in relevant subjects

Form 5 with satisfactory results in 4 academic subjects

HKDSE - 3 relevant subjects at Level 2

Form 5 with satisfactory results in 4 academic subjects

HKDSE - 2 Level 2 and 1 Level 3 in relevant subjects

IndiaYear 11 60% in relevant subjectsYear 11 70% in relevant subjectsYear 11 80% in relevant subjects
IndonesiaSMA2 - 65% in 4 academic subjectsSMA2 – 70% in 4 academic subjects (private schools)

SMA2 - 75% in 4 academic subjects (government schools)
SMA2 - 80% in 4 academic subjects (private schools)

SMA2 - 85% in 4 academic subjects (government schools)
IranYear 11 with 14 / 20 in academic subjectsYear 11 with 16 / 20 in academic subjectsYear 11 with 18 / 20 in academic subjects
JapanKotogakko / Upper Secondary School Certificate 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
Korea

High School Certificate Year 2 - Rank 4 - 5

Korean High school graduation equivalency exam (GED) - 60% in relevant subjects

High School Certificate Year 2 - Rank 2 - 3

Korean High school graduation equivalency exam (GED) - 70% in relevant subjects

High School Certificate Year 2 - Rank 1

Korean High school graduation equivalency exam (GED) - 80% in relevant subjects

KuwaitGeneral Secondary School Certificate with 70% in 4 relevant subjectsGeneral Secondary School Certificate with 75% in 4 relevant subjectsGeneral Secondary School Certificate with 90% in 4 relevant subjects
MacauForm 5 / Senior Middle 2 60% - 65% in academic subjectsForm 5 / Senior Middle 2 65% - 75% in academic subjectsForm 5 / Senior Middle 2 75% - 80% in academic subjects
MalaysiaSPM (or forecast) - aggregate of 30 or less across 5 academic subjects.SPM (or forecast) - aggregated 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 relevant subjectsCompletion of Bachillerato - 7.0/70% in 4 relevant subjectsCompletion of Bachillerato - 7.5/75% in 4 relevant subjects
MongoliaCompletion of Certificate of Complete Secondary Education with D grades in four relevant subjectsCompletion of Certificate of Complete Secondary Education with 2 C grades and 2 D grades in 4 relevant subjectsCompletion of Certificate of Complete Secondary Education with C grades in four relevant 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% in relevant subjectsIntermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate 55% in relevant subjectsIntermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate 60% in relevant subjects
Philippines

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

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

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

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

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

Completion of Year 11 - 90% in relevant 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 75% 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
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka O level - C grade in 4 academic subjects

IGCES - 2 C grades and 2 D grades in 4 relevant subjects

Sri Lanka O level - B grade in 4 academic subjects

IGCES - 2 B grades and 2 C grades in 4 relevant subjects

Sri Lanka O level - 2 A grades and 2 B grades in 4 academic subjects

IGCES - B grade in 4 relevant subjects

TaiwanSenior Year 2 - 60% or above in 4 relevant subjectsSenior Year 2 - 70% or above in 4 relevant subjectsSenior Year 2 - 80% or above in 4 relevant 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 results 2 in academic subjectsDevlet Lise Diplomasi / State High School Diploma - minimum of Grade 2 in 3 subjects and Grade 3 in 2 subjectsDevlet Lise Diplomasi / State High School Diploma - minimum of Grade 3 in 3 subjects and Grade 4 in 2 subjects
Vietnam*Year 11 - GPA of  7.0Year 11 - GPA of 7.5Year 11 - GPA of 8.0

If your qualification or country is not listed then please contact us for more information.

*Available to International Students only.

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.

Minimum English language entry requirements are as follows:

TestQualifications
IELTS IndicatorIELTS 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

IELTS 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 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
TOEFL iBT Special Home EditionAn overall score of 73 with a writing score of no less than 16 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 6.5

An overall score of 85 with a writing score of no less than 19 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 7.0

An overall score of 96 with a writing score of no less than 22 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 7.5
DuolingoAn overall score of 95 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 6.5

An overall score of 105 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 7.0

An overall score of 115 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cut-off score to the University of IELTS 7.5
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

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

(IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required for those wishing to enter the Business School)

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

CountryAcademic standard guideline
IB DiplomaAn aggregate of no more than 3 points below the direct entry requirement
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

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

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

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

Where the IELTS Indicator, TOEFL Home or Duolingo English test has been approved for entry during the COVID-19 period, it may not satisfy visa requirements for an Australian student visa. You therefore may be required to take an additional recognised English language test to qualify for a student visa. 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.

University of Sydney Entry requirements