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entry requirements

English language entry requirements

  • 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.


Academic entry requirements

Course
Academic standard guideline
Gulf States
General Secondary Education Certificate- 95% 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
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

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

Stream 1:
320 aggregate best 3 H2 subjects

Stream 2:
290 aggregate best 3 H2 subjects

Aggregate calculated based on A=120, B=100, C=80, D=60, E=40.

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

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

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

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

* 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 the first semester, forecast, mock or preliminary results. Taylors College attempts to ensure the information is correct at the time of printing.

Academic assessment

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.

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.

The High Achievers Preparation Program is available to international students only

Entry to the University of Sydney 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 program, but cannot be guaranteed entry to the University of Sydney under the conditions set down for international students.

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