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Undergraduate entry requirements

Admission into undergraduate studies requires a grade 12 Australian equivalent and proof of English proficiency.

Country Academic Qualification Minimum Grade English Requirement
Australia - Secondary Schooling
SAM or TEE or HSC
60 (TER or UAI ) 50% for English
Canada - High School Graduation Diploma Average of 60 or better (including a 60 in English); OR see note 1* 60 in English
China – Gao Kao Completion of the National Entrance Examination Gao Kao with a minimum score of 500/750; or 420/630 for Shanghai; 320/480 for Jiangsu; 600/900 for Hainan; OR see note 1* Meet one of the requirements specified in the list of acceptable English Language Requirements
Denmark – Senior Secondary Certificate of Education Average of 7 on 13 point scale or better; OR see note 1* Meet one of the requirements specified in the list of acceptable English Language Requirements
France - French Baccalaureate Generale Minimum total score of 10 out of 20 or better; OR see note 1* Meet one of the requirements specified in the list of acceptable English Language Requirements
GCE A’ Levels 6 points (A=5, B=4, C=3 D=2 E=1 ) must have 2 Advanced level passes not more than 3) General Paper C or better or O level English C6 or better
Germany – Abitur GPA 3.5 or better; OR see note 1* Grade 3 for English in Abitur
Hong Kong – A levels 6 points taken from 2 or 3 best subjects; OR see note 1* Meet one of the requirements specified in the list of acceptable English Language Requirements
India – All India Senior Secondary School Certificate (after 12 years schooling) Higher Secondary School Certificate (after 12 years schooling) Average of 65% in an overall of  best 4 academic subjects; OR see note 1*

IELTS 6.00 for all bands or 60% and above in the Grade 12 CBSE and ICSE English exam

Indonesian SMA3 Average score of 8 or better in academic subjects; OR see note 1* IELTS 6.0 for all bands
International Baccalaureate Diploma only  Total score of 24 points or better; OR see note 1* Pass in English
Japan – Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation Overall grade average of 80% in 4 out of 5 subjects; OR see note 1* Meet one of the requirements specified in the list of acceptable English Language Requirements
Korea – Senior High School Diploma Overall grade average of ‘A’ for final year results; OR see note 1* Meet one of the requirements specified in the list of acceptable English Language Requirements
Malaysia - Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) 6 points taken from 2 or 3 best subjects

Point system: A, A-=5; B+=4; B=3, B-, C+=2; C=1; OR see note 1*                               
Meet one of the requirements specified in the list of acceptable English Language Requirements
Mauritius – Higher School Certificate – A levels 6 points taken from 2 or 3 best subjects; OR see note 1* Meet one of the requirements specified in the list of acceptable English Language Requirements
Norway – Certificate of Upper Secondary Education GPA 3.0 or better; OR see note 1* Pass – (3) English for Secondary School leaving cert
Saudi Arabia - Secondary School Leaving Certificate Qualification not acceptable for direct entry - See note 1* Meet one of the requirements specified in the list of acceptable English Language Requirements
Singapore – GCE A levels (H2) 6 points taken from 2 or 3 best subjects; OR see note 1* Meet one of the requirements specified in the list of acceptable English Language Requirements
South Africa – National Senior Certificate / Senior Certificate Successful completion with a minimum average grade of 5 in the best 6 subjects in final year (excluding ‘life orientation’)

(7=80-100%; 6=70-79%; 5=60-69%; 4=50-59%); OR see note 1*
Meet one of the requirements specified in the list of acceptable English Language Requirements
Sri Lanka – General Certificate of Education Advanced Level Grade C in 3 out of 4 subjects; OR see note 1* Meet one of the requirements specified in the list of acceptable English Language Requirements
Sweden – Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate GPA 3.0 or better; OR see note 1* Pass – (3) English for Secondary School leaving cert
Taiwan – Senior High School Diploma / Senior Vocational Diploma 90% from Senior High School or Junior College Diploma credit grades; OR see note 1* Meet one of the requirements specified in the list of acceptable English Language Requirements
USA – High School diploma with SAT Test High School Diploma (HSD) with a GPA of 2.5 and minimum overall score of 1500 in SAT with no band less than 500, for example:
Critical reading -500
Writing -500
Math-500; OR see note 1*
Pass in English
UEC – Chinese Unified Exam 20 points or less from the best 5 subjects excluding Art, Chinese & Malay

(A1=2, A2=2, B3=3, B4=4) ; OR see note 1*
Meet one of the requirements specified in the list of acceptable English Language Requirements
Vietnam – Bang tot ngiep Trung hoc Pho thong Average of 80% in the 4 core academic subjects; OR see note 1* Meet one of the requirements specified in the list of acceptable English Language Requirements

Note 1* Successful completion of a recognized pre-tertiary or foundation studies program OR successful completion of one year study at a recognized tertiary or higher education institution is required in addition to the completion of High School studies

Note 2** Point System – A=5; B=4; C=3, D=2; E=1


English Language Requirements

In order to gain admission to Murdoch University, applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate competency in the English language.

This requirement can be met by achieving a score in one of the below English language proficiency tests, or by completing two years at an accredited tertiary institution where the language of instruction is English.

English language proficiency tests Score
IELTS 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)
TOEFL – Paper based 550 (with the Test of Written English 5)
TOEFL – Computer based 213 (with the Test of Written English 5)
TOEFL – Internet based 80 (no band less that 20)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) 57 (no band less than 50)
Australian Matriculation English Pass
GCE ‘O’ level C6 or better
Cambridge C6 or better
1119 General Paper Credit pass
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C or better
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C or better
TEE ESL 60%
German Abitur 3 or better in English in Year 11 or 12
Norway Vitnemal VG or better in English


Do you not meet the minimum entry requirements?

You may be eligible to gain admission into the Murdoch Dubai Foundation Program, which after successful completion gains you direct admission into the undergraduate course of your choice!