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Murdoch Dubai Foundation Program

If you do not meet the minimum entry requirements for our undergraduate programs then you may still be eligible to join our Murdoch Dubai Foundation Program! After successful completion of the MDFP you can gain direct entry into undergraduate study with Murdoch University in Dubai.

MDFP entry requirements:

The MDFP is a course for:

  • Students who have completed Year 11 or an equivalent level in another country by Australian standards. These students are required to take six units over two trimesters to qualify for entry into the undergraduate degree program at Murdoch University in Dubai.
  • Students who have completed the equivalent of Year 12 by Australian standards but do not meet the minimum academic requirements of Murdoch University In Dubai. These students are required to take a three units which can be completed in one trimester.
  • Mature Age students (19+), who do not have the requisite University entry qualifications, are required to take three units, which can be completed in one trimester contingent upon the extent and quality of their life and work experience.


English Proficiency Requirements

Course MDFP packaged with degree
Australian Year 11 or equivalent 50% pass in English
General Certification of Education
(GCE)
C6 grade in English or better
IELTS 5.5 
Minimum bands
Reading and Listening 5.5
Writing and Speaking 5.5
TOEFL Paper 550
TOEFL iBT 79
TOEFL Computer 213

Students who do not meet the English Proficiency Requirements but have a minimum IELTS score of 4.0 or equivalent may join our English Preparation Program, which is an intensive English for Academic Purposes program designed to bring students up to an IELTS 6.0. Upon successful completion of this program, the student may enrol in the MDFP

Academic Requirements

Country Academic Qualification Minimum Grade
Australia Year 11 completion
Brunei GCE O levels Pass
Bangladesh/Nepal/Pakistan HSC (10+1) Second Division Pass
China Senior Middle 2 with minimum average 60%
EU countries Year 11 completion
France - Premiere Completion with minimum average 60%
Ghana/Nigeria WAEC D average
Hong Kong Form 5 completion
India ISSC, ISC or HSC 10+1
Indonesia SMU II with average of 70%, or completion of SMU III or GCE O level (or forecast) with minimum 5 passes
Japan Senior High School Year 2 certificate (Koukou ni nen sei) with an average of 60% or completion of Senior High SChool Year 3
Kazakhstan Certificate of Secondary Education Grade 11 - GPA 3.5
Kenya Year 11 with minimum average 60% or GCE O level (or forecast) with minimum 5 passes
Korea Senior High School Year 2 with minimum C average
Macau Senior Middle 2 or Form 5 with minimum average 60% or Completion of Senior Middle 3 (Gao San)
Malaysia Form 5 (SPM forecast results)
Middle East Arabic Curriculum: Completion of Year 12
British System: GCE O level (or forecast) with minimum 5 passes
American System: High School Diploma
Philippines Grade 11 with minimum average 60% or HIgh School Diploma or NCEE National College Entrance Examination
Russia Certificate of Secondary Education Grade 11 with minimum GPA 3.5
Singapore GCE O levels
South America Year 11 with minimum GPA 2.8 or 70% average
Sri Lanka GCE O level (or forecast) with minimum 5 passes
Taiwan Completion of Senior High SChool year 2 with minimum average 60%
Thailand matayom 5 with GPA 2.5 average
Turkey Year 11 or Lise Diplomasi GPA 2.5
Vietnam Year 11 with minimum grade 7.0 average
Zimbabwe/Zambia/Tanzania Year 11 with minimum average 60% or GCE O level (or forecast) with minimum 5 passes
International Baccalaureate Year 1 of International Baccalaureate


English for Academic Purposes

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