Undergraduate direct entry table

For undergraduate degrees, check your eligibility based on your qualification/s below. Select a Faculty and then a qualification.

Art & Design

DegreeATAR
B Media Arts (Honours) 75
B Art Theory 75
B Design (Honours) 75
B Fine Arts (Honours) 75
Dual degree

A number of dual degrees exist. Refer to the Coursework Programs section for details. Admission is determined at the higher entry requirement of the two programs

Limited places

There are limited places available in this program. While offers will be made progressively upon receipt of application, applicants should be aware that strict quotas apply for this program and early submission of application is advised. Scores indicated are a guide to the minimum required.

Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme

Applicants who are required to apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) and are applying for admission to Engineering may be eligible for the Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme. For more information, please see www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/study-with-us/feas

Special program notes

Aviation (Flying)
During the first year of study, all students must obtain a Class 1 medical from a designated aviation medical examiner and be assessed for ICAO English requirement for pilots. 

Music 
This program has additional selection criteria. All applicants must pass the UNSW Musicianship test and, if successful, submit a performance audition for consideration by the School of the Arts and Media. Further details are available sam.arts.unsw.edu.au 

Medicine
All international applicants are required to sit ISAT. Applicants must also submit an online registration form available from med.unsw.edu.au and read the faculty admissions information carefully. 

Optometry
UMAT is required for those residing in countries where it is available – currently this includes Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom and the USA. 

UNSW Art & Design
Portfolio Entry Scheme: Students with an entry rank just below the cut-off may be considered for admission based on a successful creative portfolio. Further details are available at artdesign.unsw.edu.au/future-students/portfolio-entry/international-portfolio-entry

UNSW Foundation Studies - Transition Program 
The UNSW Foundation Studies Transition Program is a pathway for entry into most UNSW Bachelor degrees. For further information about entry requirements, please refer to page 103 in the following guide: . 

Honours programs
A number of options are available. For further details refer to your chosen faculties website.

Program info
1
Entry requirements for UNSW Foundation Studies will be confirmed prior to the commencement of UNSW study and are still subject to confirmation from some academic areas.
2
Incudes Aerospace, Bioinformatics, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Geospatial, Mechanical, Mechanical and Manufacturing, Mechatronic, Mining, Naval Architecture, Petroleum, Photovoltaics and Solar Energy, Renewable Energy, Software, Surveying, and Telecommunications.
3
Includes Actuarial Studies, Advanced Science (H), Art Theory, Arts, Arts and Business, City Planning, Commerce, Computer Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Engineering(H), Fine Arts(H), International Studies, Media, Medicinal Chemistry(H), Music(H), Psychological Science, Psychology(H), Science, Science (Advanced Mathematics)(H), Science and Business, Social Research and Policy, Social Work(H).

More program information

Specific entry requirements

British Columbia Senior Secondary School Graduation Diploma (2004 graduation program)
Calculate the grade average 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. Graduation Diploma must be awarded.

GCE A Levels
Entry requirements are based on the best 3 A Level subjects completed in the same academic year. Scores indicated in the table are derived from the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2 and E=1. A fourth A Level subject may also be taken into account for some programs.

HKDSE
Entry requirements are based on the total points achieved from the best 5 Category A subjects. Mathematics is counted as one subject regardless of whether Extension is taken. Category B and C subjects are not counted. Grades for all subjects except Mathematics are counted as follows: Level 5** and Level 5*=6, Level 5=5, Level 4=4, Level 3=3, Level 2=2 and Level 1=1. Grades for Compulsory Mathematics are counted as follows: Level 5** and Level 5*=3, Level 5=2.5, Level 4=2, Level 3=1.5, Level 2=1 and Level 1=0.5. Grades for Extension Mathematics are counted as follows: Level 5** and Level 5*=4, Level 5=3.5, Level 4=3, Level 3=2.5, Level 2=2 and Level 1=1.5.

Korea Republic College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)
Entry requirements are based on overall grades from the standard scores from results in Korean Language, Mathematics and Foreign Language (English). Results in other components are not considered for entry. Must be provided in conjunction with evidence of successful completion of senior secondary studies.

Singapore A Levels
Entry requirements are based on a maximum of the best three H1 subjects, the best three H2 subjects and one H3 subject. Scores indicated in the table are derived from the following values: H1 – A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5; H2 – A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1; H3 – Distinction = 2.5, Merit = 1.5, Pass = 1. An additional H2 or H3 subject may also be taken into account for some applications

International Baccalaureate (IB)
Results based on scores required for entry into UNSW in 2017 and are only applicable if the Diploma has been completed. Students currently attempting the IB can apply directly to UNSW or through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). For more details, visit www.uac.edu.au

Malaysian STPM
Entry requirements can vary depending upon the number of AL subjects chosen. Table based on four Advanced Level subjects where A=7, A-=6, B+=5, B=4, B-=3, C+=2, C=1.

Canadian OSSD
Ontario Secondary School Diploma based on overall average score including six university preparation courses or university/college preparation courses

All India Senior School Certificate
Awarded by CBSE, overall grade in best four externally examined subjects where A1=5, A2=4.5, B1=3.5, B2=3, C1=2, C2=1.5, D1=1, D2=0.5.

Indian School Certificate
Awarded by ICSE, overall average on best four externally examined subjects

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education
Based on best three A-level subjects where A=5, B=4, C=3, S=1.

SAT
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) based on the total of critical reading, mathematics and writing test scores. Must be provided in conjunction with evidence of successful completion of senior secondary studies.

Malaysian Unified
Examination Certificate Entry requirements are based on overall average of the best five subjects (excluding vocational subjects) where A1=1, A2=2, B3=3, B4=4, B5=5, B6=6, C7=7, C8=8, F9=0.

Taiwanese General Scholastic Aptitude Test (GSAT)
Entry requirements are based on the total score calculated from results for Chinese, English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences from GSAT, administered by the Taiwan College Entrance Examination Centre. Must be provided in conjunction with evidence of successful completion of senior secondary studies.
 

Gaokao

Entry requirements are based on the percentage average of all attempted subjects in the National Higher Education Entrance Examination (Gaokao). Refer to the Gaokao Table (see below) for the maximum marks of each province.

Maximum marks are reviewed annually by the Chinese Government. For more current information, please refer to: http://www.international.unsw.edu.au/entry-requirements

 
PROVINCE INDICATIVE POINTS
Anhui 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Beijing 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Chongqing 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Fujian 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Gansu 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Guangdong 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Guangxi 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Guizhou 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Hainan 720 (80%) – 792 (88%) / 900
Hebei 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Heilongjiang 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Henan 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Hubei 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Hunan 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Inner Mongolia 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Jiangsu 384 (80%) – 422.4 (88%) / 480
Jiangx 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Jilin 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Liaoning 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Ningxia 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Qinghai 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Shaanxi 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Shandong 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Shanghai 480 (80%) – 528 (88%) / 600
Shanxi 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Sichuan 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Tianjin 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Xinjiang 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Xizang (Tibet) 600 (80%) – 660 (88%) / 750
Yunnan 617.6 (80%) – 679.36 (88%) / 772
Zhejiang 648 (80%) – 712.8 (88%) / 810

 

Forecast or predicted results

Will be considered from applicants sitting the A Levels or the IB Diploma. Results must be printed on official school letterhead and include the institution stamp and signature of the Principal, Registrar or Academic Director. Results should be dated after 1 January (A Levels and IB) for entry in second semester (July intake), and after 1 September (A Levels) for and for entry into first semester (February intake).

Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) FAQs

Important information regarding UAC

The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) processes undergraduate program applications for institutions in the Australian states of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Do I need to apply through UAC?

International students who are completing one of the following qualifications must apply through UAC:

  • an Australian Year 12 qualification in Australia OR overseas
  • the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia OR overseas (optional)
  • the New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 3) If you do not fall into the above categories, you must apply directly to UNSW at www.apply.unsw.edu.au
How do I apply through UAC?

International students within the above mentioned categories must apply through UAC International www.uac.edu.au/international. The website will guide you through the process and also has a section with frequently asked questions. Alternatively, UNSW-authorised agents can assist you with the application process. During the process, you will receive a UAC application number and UAC PIN. You will need to keep these details to be able to log in to the UAC website to check or change your program preferences and access your offer (should you meet the entry requirements of your chosen program).

When do I need to apply?

Applications for 2017 open in early August. Applications for Semester 1 (February intake) close at the end of October. Applications for Semester 2 (July intake) close in early June. Check the UAC website for further information on late applications.

What is the cost to apply via UAC?

There is a non-refundable processing charge payable by credit, debit card or via Paypal. This charge covers applications to multiple programs and universities.

How are my results released to UAC?

UAC requires you to provide your permission to allow your results to be released directly to UAC. Contact your school’s IB/HSC coordinator before the UAC deadline to confirm that your school has submitted this request on your behalf.

I am an IB student. Can I receive an offer based on my predicted grades?

Applicants completing the IB Diploma in May can be considered for admission in Semester 2 (July intake) based on predicated grades. You must meet current entry requirements for your chosen program. The statement of predicted grades must:

  • Be issued on school letterhead and signed by the Principal, School Director, Deputy School Director or Registrar.
  • Include the date of issue, expected date of graduation, expected results release date, predicted mark for each subject undertaken and your predicted total aggregate.

 

Applicants completing the IB Diploma in November will be considered for admission upon release of official final results. This is because your results will be available in time for the Semester 1 offer cycle.

When will I receive my offer?

Offers for programs are released from:

  • December to February for Semester 1 (March intake) 
  • March to June for Semester 2 (July intake)

Accepted qualifications

Accepted qualifications information

The qualifications listed on this page will be considered for entry into undergraduate programs. Students are assessed on actual results achieved and not simply on completion of their qualification. For further information or if you have completed a qualification not listed on this page, please contact the UNSW Admissions Office:

T: +61 2 9385 3656

W: enquiry.unsw.edu.au

Other accepted qualifications

Foundation Year Programs Foundation programs of all Australian Group of Eight universities are recognised. In addition to achieving the required grade point average (GPA) and English language cut off, students must meet additional requirements for entry into some programs. General Certificate of Education Advanced Level GCE Advanced Level (A2) subjects only. Comparable qualifications include the Pearson-Edexcel International Advanced Levels and the University of Malta Matriculation Certificate examination. International Baccalaureate (IB) Completion of the IB Diploma.

Accepted qualifications table key
B Completion of the first year of a recognised university Bachelor degree
B4 Completion of the first year of a 4-year Bachelor degree at a recognised university, otherwise a completed 2-3 year Bachelor degree
D Completion of a recognised college or polytechnic diploma
H Completion of a recognised high school qualification

 

Accepted qualifications table
Country Accepted Qualifications Notes
Africa B D H Tanzanian Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education, Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or ZIMSEC GCE Advanced Level
Argentina B D  
Australia B D H Senior Secondary School Certificate with ATAR or OP
Bangladesh B4  
Brazil B D  
Canada B D H Canadian OSSD, Canadian Matriculation, or other provincial equivalents
China (PRC) B D H National Higher Education Entrance Examination (Gaokao)
Colombia B D  
Denmark B D H Danish Studentereksmen or equivalent
European B D H European Baccalaureate Union
Fiji B D H Fijian Year 13 Certificate
Germany B D H German Abitur
France B D H General Baccalaureate
Hong Kong B D H Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
India B D H All India Senior Secondary School Certificate or Indian School Certificate (Grade 12)
Indonesia B D  
Israel B D H Israel Teudat Bagrut
Italy B D H Italian High School Diploma
Japan B D  
Jordan B D  
Korea B D H Korea Republic College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)
Lebanon B D H Lebanese Baccalaureate
Malaysia B D H Sijil Tinggi Pelarjaran Malaysia (STPM), Malaysian Matriculation Certificate (Matrikulasi) or Unified Examination Certificate
Mexico B D  
Norway B D H Norweigan Certificate of Completion of Upper Secondary School Examination or equivalent
New Zealand B D H National Certificate of Educational Achievement NCEA Level 3
Oman B D  
Pakistan B4  
Philippines B D Completion of the first year of a Bachelor degree at an approved university otherwise a completed Bachelor degree
Russia B D  
Saudi Arabia B D  
Singapore B D H Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level
South Africa B D H South African National Senior Certificate
Spain B D H Spanish Titulo Bachillerato with Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad
Sri Lanka B D H Sri Lankan GCE Advanced Level
Sweden B D H Swedish Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan)
Taiwan (ROC) B D H Taiwanese General Scholastic Aptitude Test (GSAT), or a diploma from Junior College
Thailand B D H Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education
United Arab Emirates B D  
United States Of America B D H Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT), and evidence of successful completion of high school
Vietnam B D  

 

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*Please note, this table is a guide only and actual entry requirements may be higher or lower than those indicated. In all cases admission will be determined upon the receipt of an application. The University reserves the right to vary entry requirements to those published without further notice.