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.

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.

Course Extended (60 wks) Standard (40 wks) Intensive (30 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 PB 483 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 42
(writing no less than 42)
46
(writing no less than 46)
54
(writing no less than 46)
CAE 41 47 52
CAE
(2015 Onwards)
154 162 169

 

Do not meet the English language entry requirements for our foundation program? Don't worry, you can enrol in our Academic English Preparation program first, and no IELTS required.

Course Extended Standard Intensive
Australia Year 11 (60% in relevant subjects) Year 11 (70% in relevant subjects) Year 11 (75% in relevant subjects)
Bangladesh HSC HSC - 60% average HSC
China Senior Year 2 or Senior Year 3 - 60% or above in 4 relevant subjects Senior Year 2 or Senior Year 3 - 70% or above in 4 relevant subjects Senior Year 2 or Senior Year 3 - 80% or above in 4 relevant subjects
Hong Kong Form 5 with satisfactory results in 4 academic subjects Form 5 with satisfactory results in 4 academic subjects Form 5 with satisfactory results in 4 academic subjects
India Year 11 60% in relevant subjects Year 11 70% in relevant subjects Year 11 80% in relevant subjects
Indonesia SMU 2 - GPA 6.5 in 4 academic subjects SMU 2 - GPA 7.0 - 7.5 in 4 academic subjects SMU 2 - GPA 8.0 - 8.5 in 4 academic subjects
Iran Year 11 with 14 / 20 in academic subjects Year 11 with 16 / 20 in academic subjects Year 11 with 18 / 20 in academic subjects
Japan Kotogakko / Upper Secondary School Certificate Year 2 - Grade 3-4 in academic subjects Kotogakko / Upper Secondary School Year 2 - Grade 4-5 in academic subjects Kotogakko / Upper Secondary School Year 2 with superior grades in academic subjects
Korea High School Certificate Year 2 - Rank 4 - 5 High School Certificate Year 2 - Rank 2 - 3 High School Certificate Year 2 - Rank 1
Kuwait Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama /General Secondary School Certificate with 70% average in academic subjects Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama /General Secondary School Certificate with 75% average in academic subjects Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama /General Secondary School Certificate with 90% average in academic subjects
Macau Form 5 / Senior Middle 2 60% - 65% in academic subjects Form 5 / Senior Middle 2 65% - 75% in academic subjects Form 5 / Senior Middle 2 75% - 80% in academic subjects
Malaysia SPM (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.
New Zealand Completion of 30 credits at NCEA Level 2 with no fewer than 10 credits in each of 3 subjects (including Maths) Completion of 40 credits at NCEA Level 2 with no fewer than 12 credits in each of 3 subjects (including Maths) Completion of 48 credits at NCEA Level 2 with no fewer than 12 credits in each of 3 subjects (including Maths)
Russia Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) - minimum of a grade 2 in 3 subjects and a grade of 3 in 2 subjects Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) - minimum a grade 3 in 5 subjects Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) - minimum of a grade 3 in 3 subjects and a minimum of grade 4 in 2 subjects
Saudi Arabia Tawjihiyah / General Secondary Education Certificate with 70% average in academic subjects Tawjihiyah / General Secondary Education Certificate with 75% average in academic subjects Tawjihiyah / General Secondary Education Certificate with 90% average in academic subjects
Singapore Singapore O Levels (or forecast) - aggregate of 30 or less across 5 academic subjects Singapore O Levels (or forecast) - aggregate of 20 or less across 5 academic subjects Singapore O Levels (or forecast) - aggregate of 15 or less across 5 academic subjects
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan O levels - C grade in 4 academic subjects Sri Lankan O levels - B grade in 4 academic subjects Sri Lankan O levels - 2 A grades and 2 B grades in 4 academic subjects
Taiwan Senior Year 2 - 60% or above in 4 relevant subjects Senior Year 2 - 70% or above in 4 relevant subjects Senior Year 2 - 80% or above in 4 relevant subjects
Thailand Matayom 5 GPA 2.5 in academic subjects Matayom 5 GPA 2.6 in academic subjects Matayom 5 GPA 3.0 in academic subjects
Turkey Devlet Lise Diplomasi / State High School Diploma results 2 or above in academic subjects Devlet Lise Diplomasi / State High School Diploma - minimum of Grade 2 in 3 subjects and Grade 3 in 2 subjects Devlet Lise Diplomasi / State High School Diploma - minimum of Grade 3 in 3 subjects and Grade 4 in 2 subjects
Vietnam* Year 11 - GPA of  7.0 Year 11 - GPA of 7.5 Year 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.

IELTS PTE TOEFL (iBT)
6.0 with no band less than 5.5 54 (section minimum 46) 73 (R/L/S 14 Writing 16)
6.5 with no band less than 6.0 61 (section minimum 54) 85 (R/L/S 17 Writing 19)
7.0 with no band less than 6.5 68 (section minimum 61) 96 (R/L/S 20 Writing 22)

 

  • IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5 for programs that have a direct entry overall IELTS cutoff 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 cutoff score to the University of IELTS 7.0 or higher.

(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.

Course
Academic standard guideline
IB: Diploma
(Offshore Only)
Stream 1:
31

Stream 2:
27
A Levels
(Offshore Only)
Stream 1:

320

 

Stream 2:

290

ACT Stream 1:
ACT 24

Stream 2:
ACT 23
Bangladesh

Stream 1:
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/Intermediate Certificate - 90% average /GPA 4.5

Stream 2:
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/Intermediate Certificate - 79% average /GPA 4.0

Brunei Steam 1:
Brunei-Cambridge GCE A level - B grades in 3 content based subjects

Stream 2:
Brunei-Cambridge GCE A level - C grades in 3 content based subjects
Cambodia Steam 1:
Diploma of Upper Secondary Education - Overall Grade A

Stream 2:
Diploma of Upper Secondary Education - Overall grade B
Canada Stream 1:
OSSD - average of 79 of 6 University/College preparation courses including English British Columbia - grade average of 5.8 from English 12 and three other Ministry-developed grade 12 courses based on A=7, B=6, C+=5, C=4.5, P=4, F=1.5 Quebec - grade average of 70 from Diploma of Collegial Studies (or comparable qualifications)

Stream 2:
OSSD - average of 77 of 6 University/College preparation courses including English British Columbia - grade average of 5.4 from English 12 and three other Ministry-developed grade 12 courses based on A=7, B=6, C+=5, C=4.5, P=4, F=1.5 Quebec - grade average of 58 from Diploma of Collegial Studies (or comparable qualifications)
Columbia Stream 1:
Bachelor Academico - Superior in all subjects

Stream 2:
Bachelor Academico - Alto in all subjects
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 Kong

Stream 1:
HKDSE Best of 5, aggregate of 18

Stream 2:
HKDSE Best of 5, aggregate of 15

HKDSE – Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education - aggregate based on 5** & 5* = 6, 5 = 5, 4 = 4, 3 = 3, 2 = 2, 1 = 1.

Indonesia

Stream 1:
SMA 3 (new system) 9 in 4 best content-based subjects and good cohort ranking
SMU 3 (old system) – 90% average in 4 best content-based subjects and good cohort ranking

Stream 2:
SMA 3 (new system) –  8 in 4 best content-based subjects and good cohort ranking
SMU 3 (old system) – 80% average in 4 best content-based subjects and good cohort ranking

Japan    
Stream 1:
Upper Secondary School Year 3 -Exemplary average (90%) in content-based subjects

Stream 2:
Upper Secondary School Year 3 - Very Good average (80%) in content-based subjects
Kenya Stream 1:
KCSE - A grade average

Stream 2:
KCSE - A- average
Lithuania Stream 1:
Lithuania high school certificate - GPA 8.5 out of 10

Stream 2:
Lithuania high school certificate - GPA 7.5 out of 10
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 best 3 Advanced level subjects with an aggregate of 14;
STPM best 4 Advanced level subjects with an aggregate of 13; 
UEC average A2

Stream 2:
STPM best 3 Advanced level subjects with an aggregate of 7; 
STPM best 4 Advanced level subjects with an aggregate of 8; 
UEC average B3

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

Mauritius Stream 1:
Cambridge Higher School Certificate - B grades in 3 content based subjects

Stream 2:
Cambridge Higher School Certificate - 1B grade and 2 C grades in three content based subjects
Mexico Stream 1:
Título Académico de Bachiller / Diploma de Bachiller / Bachillerato General - Grade 9 average

Stream 2:
Título Académico de Bachiller / Diploma de Bachiller / Bachillerato General - Grade 8 average
Mongolia Stream 1:
Certificate of Completion Secondary Education with -90% or Overall A

Stream 2:
Certificate of Completion Secondary Education with - 80% or Overall B
Myanmar Stream 1:
Basic Education High School Examination - 90% in 4 content based subjects

Stream 2:
Basic Education High School Examination - 85% in 4 content based subjects
Nepal Stream 1:
Higher Secondary Education Board Examination - Distinction Division
Stream 2:
Higher Secondary Education Board Examination - First Division
Pakistan Steam 1:
Intermediate/Higher Secondary Certificate - A+ Grade

Stream 2:
Intermediate/Higher Secondary Certificate - A Grade
Philippines
(new system)
Stream 1:
High School Diploma (Year 12) with grade average of 90% or A

Stream 2:
High School Diploma (Year 12) with grade average of 85% or P
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

SAT Stream 1:
Pre March 2016 - 1660 - After March 2016 - 1200

Stream 2:
Pre March 2016 - 1580 - After March 2016 - 1140
Singapore

Stream 1:
Aggregate 320

Stream 2:
Aggregate 290


Aggregate is to be calculated based on the three best H2 subjects, and will be raised by either:

  • General Paper (GP) at H1 and one content-based subject (this can be at H1, H2 or H3) or
  • Knowledge and Inquiry (KI) at H2 level
Aggregate is calculated for H2 subjects based on A=120, B=100, C=80, D=60, E=40, with half the value for H1 subjects (e.g. A=60, B=50 and so on)
All Singapore Polytechnics Stream 1:
O level + Singapore Poly GPA should be 2.9

Stream 2:
O level + Singapore Poly GPA should be 2.5
South Africa Stream 1:
South Africa (after 2008): Grade average of best 6 subjects in the final year (excluding the subject Life Orientation) - 6

Stream 2:
South Africa (after 2008): Grade average of best 6 subjects in the final year (excluding the subject Life Orientation) - 5.5
South Korea

Stream 1:
College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) overall grade of 323 or
General High School Diploma with an average of 90% in content-based subjects 

Stream 2:
College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) overall grade of 309 or
General High School Diploma with an average of 80% in content-based subjects

Sri Lanka

Stream 1:
A levels aggregate of 6

Stream 2:
A levels aggregate of 4

Aggregate calculated based on A=4, B=3, C=2, S=1, F=0

Tanzania Steam 1:
ACSEE - 3 points in 3 content based subjects

Stream 2:
ACSSE - 6 4 points in 3 content based subjects
Taiwan

Stream 1:
GSAT 5 Subjects with an overall grade of 65 or General High School Diploma
with a Senior High School Leaving Certificate and an average of 90% in content-based subjects

Stream 2:
GSAT 5 Subjects with an overall grade of 55or General High School Diploma
with a Senior High School Leaving Certificate and an average of 80% in content-based subjects

Thailand  Stream 1:
Matayom 6 with GPA 3 on 4 point GPA scale

Stream 2:
Matayom 6 with GPA 2.6 on 4 point GPA scale
UK (GCE A Levels) Stream 1:
An aggregate of 14 across best 3/4 A level subjects

Stream 2:
An aggregate of 13 across best 3/4 A level subjects
Ukraine Stream 1:
Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education with average grade of 11

Stream 2:
Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education with average grade of – 10
Vietnam

Stream 1:
Year 12 Graduation Diploma GPA 9.0 or Year 12 High School Final Result
from the approved gifted high schools with 9 in in content-based subjects

Stream 2:
Year 12 Graduation Diploma GPA 8.0 or Year 12 High School Final Result
from the approved gifted high schools with 8 in in content-based subjects

Zambia

Stream 1:
Zambia School Certificate - Grade 1 in best 4 content based subjects

Stream 2:
Zambia School Certificate - Average Grade 2.5 in best 4 content based subjects

Zimbabwe Stream 1:
Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level - B grade in 3 content based subjects

Stream 2:
Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level - 1 B grade and 2 C grades in 3 content based subjects

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

We may issue a conditional letter of offer based upon first semester, forecast, mock or preliminary results.