Recognised international qualifications

Guide to entry scores for Australian or overseas qualifications equivalent to the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

If your qualification is not listed below, you may need to complete a foundation studies program as a pathway to study at Melbourne.

CountryQualification Guaranteed entry scores
International GCE A Levels See entry requirements
International International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma See entry requirements
Australia Australian Year 12 See entry requirements
Australia Trinity College Foundation Studies See entry requirements
CountryQualification Indicative entry scores
Australia Foundation Programs See entry requirements
Canada British Columbia (Canada) Certificate of Graduation See entry requirements
Canada Ontario (Canada) Secondary School Diploma/Canadian Pre-University Program See entry requirements
Finland Ylioppilastutkinto See entry requirements
France Baccalaureat See entry requirements
Germany Abitur See entry requirements
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education See entry requirements
India CBSE All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC)
CISCE Indian School Certificate (ISC)
See entry requirements
India Indian State Board Examinations See entry requirements
IndonesiaIndonesian National curriculumSee entry requirements
Ireland Leaving Certificate See entry requirements
Israel Bagrut See entry requirements
Italy Esame di Stato See entry requirements
JapanJapanese Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho)See entry requirements
Korea College Scholastic Administrative Test (CSAT) See entry requirements
Malaysia Higher School Certificate (STPM) See entry requirements
Malaysia Taylors University Foundation in Science See entry requirements
Malaysia Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) of independent Chinese high schools See entry requirements
New Zealand NCEA See entry requirements
New Zealand Taylors Auckland Foundation Year and The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies See entry requirements
Norway Certificate for Upper Secondary Education (Vitnemal) See entry requirements
PhilippinesPhilippines Yr 12 High School Diploma (academic track)See entry requirements
Scotland Qualifications Certificate See entry requirements
Singapore Polytechnic Diplomas See entry requirements
South Africa National Senior Certificate See entry requirements
Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A Levels) See entry requirements
Sweden Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Slutbetyg) See entry requirements
United States of America High School Diploma GPA, SAT and ACT See entry requirements
Vietnam High School Graduation Certificate See entry requirements

Use of predicted grades

The University accepts forecast results for students from an approved school. Forecast results will be accepted for entry into most undergraduate courses offered by the university. To be eligible for entry into the university based on forecast results the following requirements must be met:

  • GCE A Levels – Applicants must have a predicted grade in prerequisite subjects at a level at or above the currently approved requirement for entry. Applicants must have a predicted grade at least equal to the guaranteed entry score for the course for which they have applied.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) – The predicted grade in prerequisite subjects must be at or above the level currently approved for entry and the total predicted IB score must be at least 2 points higher than the approved guaranteed entry score.

To confirm if your secondary school is an approved school for the use of forecast results, please contact the Offshore Recruitment Team.

Entry after post-secondary studies

Study that you have completed after secondary or high school may qualify you for entry. You still need to satisfy the minimum requirements for entry including the prerequisites for your preferred course.

If you are eligible for entry, and have successfully completed learning elsewhere that is at a similar level and standard, which is equivalent in content to studies within a University of Melbourne course, you may also be eligible for admission with credit.

General requirements

As a guide, a minimum average of 70% or equivalent*, is required for entry based on study completed at university level. The levels of performance required may be higher and may vary by course. Entry is not guaranteed.