Application process

Here's everything you need to know about applying to study at Charles Sturt University.

This page covers:

  • admission information
  • minimum entry requirements
  • how to get credit for any previous study
  • English language requirements
  • other relevant information.

Make sure you read and understand all the details about admission requirements and eligibility criteria before you start your application. It'll save time later.

Admission information

You'll generally fit into one of the following categories when you apply to university. The admission criteria and eligibility requirements are different for each of them.

  • I have previous higher education study

    To meet the minimum entry requirements at Charles Sturt University, you'll need to:

    • have previously completed a minimum of two (2) subjects at university, and
    • be able to demonstrate a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) achieved in these studies.

    What if I don't meet the eligibility criteria?

    If you don't meet the entry requirements or you need further preparation for university-level study, a bridging course may be your best bet.

    You can study a bridging course at other institutions, like TAFE, before you enrol to study with us.

    For example, a Diploma of General Studies is a bridging course that guarantees entry into most Charles Sturt undergraduate courses. This course is offered in partnership with selected TAFE institutes and is made up of eight subjects taught over two 17-week sessions. Four subjects must be drawn from TAFE Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation (TPC), and Charles Sturt University’s bachelor-level subjects. You may also get credit towards a bachelor’s degree for up to four subjects.

    If you enrol in the Diploma of General Studies at Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Port Macquarie or Wagga Wagga, you'll have guaranteed entry into selected undergraduate Charles Sturt degrees following successful completion of the diploma.

    Bridging or enabling courses at other institutions

    If you enrol in a bridging or enabling course at an institution other than TAFE, we'll assess entry into Charles Sturt on a case-by-case basis. You'll be eligible for admission to Charles Sturt if we determine your results are equivalent to the rank required for the course.

  • I have previous vocational education and training (VET) study

    To meet the minimum entry requirements at Charles Sturt, you must have either:

    • previously completed a Certificate III or higher qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) from a registered training provider such as TAFE

    or

    • completed more than 50 per cent of a diploma level qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) from a registered training provider such as TAFE.

    You must also be able to demonstrate a reasonable prospect of success through these studies.

    Courses with additional entry requirements

    Some of our courses have additional entry requirements. These courses are identified in the course you wish to study and include information about any extra requirements you'll need to address with your application.

  • I completed Year 12 more than two years ago

    If you completed your Year 12 qualification more than two years ago, you can still use your results to apply for entry into Charles Sturt.

    If you completed high school before 2009, your rank may have a different name. In Australia, you may have acquired a Universities Admission Index (UAI).

    If you completed your HSC at TAFE, this is considered a secondary qualification and you'll be eligible for an ATAR.

    If you completed Year 12 interstate: ENTER, TER and OP

    Ranking systems from other Australian states include:

    • Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) in South Australia, the Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia
    • Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER) in Victoria
    • Overall Position (OP) in Queensland.

    An ATAR of 81.00 is equal to a TER of 81.00 and an ENTER of 81.00. To see how the OP compares, take a look at the OP-ATAR conversion table published by UAC.

    Remember, if you have an interstate qualification, you still have the same chance of selection as a student from NSW with an equivalent overall result.

  • I have work and life experience

    Some Charles Sturt University courses are open to you if you have demonstrated work or life experience in a relevant area. Our Course Director will make this assessment for you. Take a look at your course online to see if work and life experience are listed as criteria for successful application.

    While academic achievement is not the main criteria for a successful application, you may be asked to complete the special tertiary admissions test (STAT).

    You'll need a minimum score of 144, or provide additional academic supporting information, to be able to demonstrate a reasonable prospect of success in the academic components of the course.

    It's just our way of making sure you'll be okay once you get started.

  • I'm a recent Australian Year 12 student

    Recent Australian Year 12 students (within the past two years)

    Entry to Charles Sturt's courses is assessed on your academic results, and your performance in additional selection criteria as set out for each course. This might also include an assessment based on an interview, audition or portfolio.

    Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)

    The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is the mark of overall achievement given to a Year 12 student in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. You obtain your ATAR by satisfactorily completing at least 10 units of ATAR courses during your Higher School Certificate (HSC).

    When we determine eligibility for highly competitive courses, we move down the ranking list for each of the competitive programs and make offers until no more places are left. When determining eligibility to less competitive courses, we'll assess on the basis of rank to the minimum ATAR for the course.

    ATAR-related adjustments

    Regional location adjustment scheme

    Sometimes regional schools don't have the same advantages as city schools. If you're completing high school in a regional area, we'll automatically raise your rank by five points when you apply with us through our regional location adjustment scheme. And you don't have to do a thing!

    Additional requirements that may apply

    For some of our courses, you'll need to attend an interview, give an audition, or supply a portfolio in addition to submitting your main application. We'll assess your performance in these areas along with your academic grades. Check out your  course online for specific requirements.

    Supplementary application forms

    If your selected course requires any supplementary application forms, we'll highlight the details for specific courses online.

    Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) - Early Offer Program

    The Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) - Early Offer Program gives you a chance to secure your place at Charles Sturt before exam results are released. The scheme recognises passion and potential in students, with entry open to all Charles Sturt undergraduate courses EXCEPT for:

    • Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science
    • Bachelor of Dental Science
    • Bachelor of Technology / Master of Engineering (Civil Systems)
    • Diploma of General Studies.

    If you're an early offer applicant, we'll assess your:

    To apply for the Schools Recommendation Scheme, you'll need to first enrol for undergraduate admission before you submit your application. You'll also need to meet any other eligibility criteria. You can find information about these requirements on the UAC website.

    Explore Day early offer program

    Our Explore Day early offer program lets you experience Charles Sturt University life first-hand.

    You'll spend the day on campus taking part in activities related to your chosen course area. Throughout the day, you can check out our facilities, meet staff, and talk with students who can answer your questions about what life is really like at Charles Sturt.

    Explore Day is also a chance for you to try out for selected courses through an assessment or interview. If you show a reasonable prospect of success for the course during the interview, you may be invited to apply to the course straight away! Offers of Admission will still be subject to you successfully completing your Year 12 studies to the best of your abilities.

    Access schemes

    At Charles Sturt, we recognise that sometimes you haven't been able to compete equally during your education. We're talking about reasons outside your control, like finances, family trauma, moving school, personal illness or disability.

    Our access schemes take these disadvantages into consideration, which can increase your ranking selection up to seven (7) points.

    You can find important dates and deadlines for submitting your application on our access schemes information page.

    Elite Athlete and Performers Special Consideration Scheme

    Charles Sturt is an Elite Athlete and Performer Friendly University. If your competition or training requirements have impacted your study preparation, you may be eligible for special consideration entry.

    If you want to study an undergraduate degree on campus, you can apply through:

    If you're applying direct to Charles Sturt University, use our Special Consideration Application Form.

Minimum entry requirements

At Charles Sturt University, we aim to give you a place if we believe you show a reasonable chance of successfully completing your course. To help guide the outcome of enrolment applications, we've developed a set of criteria applicable to each of the different degree types.

  • Undergraduate

    When we're determining your admission to a Charles Sturt course, we take into consideration your previous studies and/or other attainments and experience. Many of our courses use a range of selection criteria other than, or in combination with, your ATAR (or equivalent), particularly for our online courses.

    These are the general minimum entry requirements for Charles Sturt University.

    A Selection Rank of 65 or higher, demonstrated by one of the following:

    • an ATAR of 65 (including adjustments) or equivalent from other states
    • successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies
    • a completed AQF Certificate III or higher VET qualification or equivalent industry qualifications
    • successful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) or a bridging program from an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies
    • work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of at least two years
    • partial completion of AQF Diploma level study (minimum 50 per cent).

    We'll assess other qualifications on a case-by-case basis, and grant entry where those qualifications are deemed equivalent to an Admissions Rank of at least 65.

    Additional requirements

    Some courses may have additional entry requirements or supplementary application criteria. Check the online course information for details.

    Pathways

    Charles Sturt has a number of alternative pathways to get into university, including:

    • Diploma of General Studies
    • Early offer
    • Regional Location Adjustment
    • Single subject study
    • Special Consideration for Admission Scheme.

    For some of our courses, we'll also consider a strong performance in relevant Year 12 subjects relevant to the course of study.

    Minimum ATAR

    The minimum Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR) indicates the score you need to be admitted to a university's undergraduate course.

    The minimum published ATAR required for admission to a Charles Sturt University course in the Main Round of UAC offers last year was 65.00. Please note that this requirement may change on an annual basis.

    While this figure is the minimum ATAR required to gain entry to Charles Sturt, you may require a higher ATAR to be accepted into specific courses. Keep in mind that many courses at Charles Sturt don't rely solely on the ATAR for admission and use a range of selection criteria other than, or in combination with, your ATAR.

  • Postgraduate

    Entry requirements for postgraduate study vary and may include one or more of the following:

    • previous study in a related field
    • previous study in a different field
    • relevant work experience
    • professional accreditation or registration in a relevant field.

    Check the online course information for specific requirements for the postgraduate courses you're interested in studying.

  • Honours

    We restrict admission to Honours courses to students who achieve a high academic standard during their undergraduate degree. You'll generally need a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0, or a Credit average, to gain entry to an Honours degree.

    Some of our Honours degrees calculate your GPA based on all the subjects you completed during your undergraduate study. Others only consider those subjects that relate to your professional field.

    At Charles Sturt University, some Honours degrees are integrated into your undergraduate degree. This allows you to select either the Honours stream or Pass stream. Other Honours degrees are completely separate – you apply to study them after you've completed your undergraduate degree.

    Check the online course information for specific requirements for the Honours course relevant to your undergraduate degree.

  • Higher Degree by Research

    Higher Degree by Research

    Keen to submit your application to study a Higher Degree by Research? Brilliant! Just one thing: please make contact with the appropriate Associate or Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies. They'll be able to discuss your eligibility and check the availability of appropriate supervisors.

    More information for research candidates.

  • International entry requirements

    You're an international student if you are not an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of Australia. More about our international entry requirements.

English language requirements

You can normally meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for entry to most Charles Sturt University courses by doing one of the following:

  • providing evidence of having completed a sufficient standard of study in English
  • obtaining Academic IELTS within the last 2 years, with a minimum overall score of 6 and no individual score below 5.5
  • obtaining a qualification deemed to be equivalent to Academic IELTS (and its minimum scores) by Charles Sturt.
  • Courses with higher English language proficiency

    If you're applying for any of the courses below, you'll need to demonstrate a higher English language proficiency. For information on how we use English language tests other than IELTS please view the Charles Sturt concordance tables section.

    Course English language proficiency requirement
    Associate Degree in Policing Practice
    • A minimum overall Academic IELTS score of 7.0 with no score below a 7.0 in each of the individual skill areas or a qualification deemed equivalent.
    Master of Professional Accounting
    • A minimum overall Academic IELTS score of 6.0 with no score below a 5.5 in each of the individual skill areas (Reading, Speaking, Listening) and no score below 6.0 in Writing, or a qualification deemed equivalent.
    Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science
    Bachelor of Theology
    • A minimum overall Academic IELTS score of 6.5 with no score below a 6.0 in each of the individual skill areas or a qualification deemed equivalent.
    • Written evidence of completion of a university degree that was conducted and examined solely in English. Acceptable forms of evidence include transcripts indicating that the language of instruction was English or by the provision of a certified written statement from the academic institution.
    • EAP4 program with D grade or higher
    • HKDSE with a minimum 4 in English Language
    • HKALE with a minimum D pass in Use of English
    • German DAAD language test with a minimum of 2 A scores and a B scores
    • Swedish High School English results with a rating of C or above (results must be no older than 8 years from proposed course start date)
    • Norwegian High School English results with a score of 4 above (results must be no older than 8 years from proposed course start date)
    • Finnish High School English results with a score of 8 or above (results must be no older than 8 years from proposed course start date)
    • Danish High School English results with a score of 7 in English A or 10 in English B ( from test results after August 1st 2007). Results must be no older than 8 years from proposed course start date.
    Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science
    Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
    Bachelor of Physiotherapy
    Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine
    • A minimum overall Academic IELTS score IELTS of 6.5 with no score below a 6.5 in each of the individual skill areas or a qualification deemed equivalent.
    Bachelor of Paramedicine
    Bachelor of Dental Science
    Bachelor of Pharmacy
    Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene)
    Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology
    Master of Speech Pathology
    • A minimum overall Academic IELTS score of 7.0 with no score below a 6.5 in each of the individual skill areas or a qualification deemed equivalent.
    Master of Medical Radiation Science
    • A minimum overall Academic IELTS score of 7 and with no score below 7 in each of the individual skill areas or a qualification deemed equivalent.
    Bachelor of Applied Science (Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism)
    Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
    Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education)
    Bachelor of Education (K-12)
    Bachelor of Education (Secondary) - Industry Entry
    Bachelor of Education (Technology and Applied Studies)
    Bachelor of Outdoor Education
    Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)
    Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)
    Master of Teaching (Primary)
    Master of Teaching (Secondary)
    • A minimum overall Academic IELTS score of 7.5 (with no score below 7 in reading and writing, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening) or a qualification deemed equivalent. Testing results must be obtained within two years from the date of your application for admission.
    • Completing a TOEFL IBT with an overall score of 102 (with a score of 23 or above in reading and writing, and a score of no less than 27 for speaking and listening). Testing results must be within two years from the date of your application for admission.
    • International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) with a score of Level 4 in all four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing, undertaken at approved testing sites where the assessment is teacher focused. Testing results must be within two years from the date of your application for admission.
    • Were born in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, USA, United Kingdom or South Africa and have completed at least one qualification in one of these countries. The language in which the qualification was undertaken was English.
    • If you were not born in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, USA, United Kingdom or South Africa but have completed senior secondary study or at least three years of full-time university study in one of these countries and the language in which the qualification was undertaken was English.
    Bachelor of Nursing
    Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)
    Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science
    • Were born in one of the following countries and have completed at least one qualification in one of those countries and the language in which the qualification was undertaken was English:
      • Australia
      • Canada
      • Ireland
      • New Zealand
      • United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland)
      • USA
      • South Africa
    • An Academic IELTS with a minimum overall score of 7 and with no score below 7 in each of the individual skill areas or a qualification deemed equivalent.
  • If you have previous studies in English

    We'll consider that you have sufficient English Language Proficiency, in courses not requiring a higher standard of English Language Proficiency, if you fall into one of the following two groups.

    Group one

    You were born in one of the following eligible countries, have completed at least one qualification in that country, and the language in which the qualification was undertaken was English  – OR – while you were not born in one of the following eligible countries, you completed senior secondary study or at least one year of full-time university study in one of these countries, and the language in which the qualification was undertaken was English.

    Eligible countries:

    • America Samoa
    • Australia
    • Botswana
    • Canada
    • Fiji
    • Ghana
    • Guyana
    • Ireland
    • Jamaica
    • Kenya
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • New Zealand
    • Nigeria
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Singapore
    • Solomon Islands
    • South Africa
    • Tonga
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland)
    • United States of America
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Group two

    You have completed a qualification from the following list and obtained the outlined minimum requirement:

    Qualification Minimum requirement
    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level IV including English for Academic Purposes Successful completion of Award
    Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level from a Registered Australian Training Provider i.e. TAFE Minimum of 1-year study at Diploma level
    HKDSE (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary English) Minimum of 4 in English Language
    HKALE (Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination) D Pass in Use of English
    GCE- A level Singapore or UK C Pass in Humanities subject
    International Baccalaureate English A2 at higher or standard level
    STAT English A2 at higher or standard level
    GSCE/GCE 'O' level from UK or Singapore B Pass in English
    Embassy CES D grade or higher in level 3
    Two full-time academic years of secondary and/or tertiary studies that have been conducted and examined solely in English. Written evidence of completion. Acceptable forms of evidence include transcripts indicating that the language of instruction was English or by the provision of a certified written statement from the academic institution.
    IRI Diploma in English Successful completion of Award
    Uniworld English College English for Tertiary Course Successful completion of Award
    English for Academic Purposes Programme (EAPP) Successful completion of Award
    UNSW Foundation Studies Certificate with a C pass in 'Use of English' Successful completion of Award
    Ability EAP program Level 3 pass or above
    Macquarie Education Group Australia: English EAP2 or EAP3 program Successful completion of Award
    Strathfield College EAP program Successful completion of Award
    Chisholm Institute of TAFE Advanced Level General English Language Program Successful completion of Award
    Sydney College of English Level 3 Upper-Intermediate-Advanced 65% or above pass rate
    Australian International College of English (AICE) EAP 3 (6.0) and EAP 4 (6.5)
    German DAAD language test Minimum of 2 A scores and no score below B
    Swedish High School English A rating of C or above (results must be no older than 5 years from proposed course start date)
    Norwegian High School English A score of 4 or above (results must be no older than 5 years from proposed course start date)
    Finnish High School English A score of 8 or above (results must be no older than 5 years from proposed course start date)
    Danish High School English A score of 7 in English A or 10 in English B (from test results after August 1st 2007). Results must be no older than 5 years from proposed course start date.
    UTS Insearch AE4 or AE5
    Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) English Advanced
    Other

    If you don't meet the university's requirements, you may still be admitted on the recommendation of the Executive Dean of the appropriate faculty. We recommend you send in a written request outlining how you've achieved English Language Proficiency with your application for admission.

  • If you've completed IELTS or another English language test

    Our standard Minimum Entry Criteria applies to most courses, except those listed here:

    • academic IELTS, obtained within the last 2 years, with a minimum overall score of 6, and no individual score below 5.5; OR
    • a qualification we deem to be equivalent, as outlined in the following table:
    Overall ScoreIELTS TOEFL IBT PTE Academic TOEFL PBT International Second Language
    Proficiency Rating (ISLPR)
    Cambridge (CPE) Pre 2015 Cambridge English Scale: CAE and CPE from 2015
      6 60 50 550 Level 3 N/A 169
      6.5 79 58 577 Level 3+ 45 176
      7 94 65 N/A Level 4 51 185
      7.5 102 73 N/A Level 4 56 191
    Individual Skill RequirementIELTS TOEFL IBT PTE Academic TOEFL PBT International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) Cambridge (CPE) Pre 2015 Cambridge English Scale: CAE and CPE from 2015
    Individual Skill AreaR/L/SWriting Section Minimum Test for Written English Score (TWE) Individual Skill Area Individual Skill Area Individual Skill Area
      5.5 14 16 42 4 Level 3 in all four skill areas N/A 162
      6 17 19 50 4.5 Level 3 in all four skill areas N/A 169
      6.5 20 22 58 - Level 3+ in all four skill areas Weak 176
      7 23 25 65 5 Level 4 in all four skill areas Weak 185
      7.5 25 27 73 5.5 Level 4 in all four skill areas Weak 185
  • If you're applying for PhD, Master by Research or Professional Doctoral Courses
    • Are you an applicant for PhD, Master by Research or Professional Doctoral courses, but don't meet the English proficiency requirements? You'll need to demonstrate proficiency by completing a qualification Charles Sturt deems equivalent to an Academic IELTS of 6.5, with no score below a 6.0, in each of the individual skill areas.

    If you're an applicant for PhD, Master by Research or Professional Doctoral courses, we'll deem you've met the English language proficiency requirements if you've completed one of the following:

    • level 109 of the English Language Services (ELS) examination, with a score of B or higher in the Reading and Writing components, and a score of P or higher in the Speaking and Listening components within the last 12 months
    • written evidence of completion of a university degree that was conducted and examined solely in English. Acceptable forms of evidence include transcripts indicating that the language of instruction was English, or by provision of a certified written statement from the academic institution
    • EAP4 program with D grade or higher
    • German DAAD language test with a minimum of two A scores and a B score
    • Swedish High School English results with a C rating or above (results must be no older than 8 years from the proposed course start date)
    • Norwegian High School English results with a score of 4 or above (results must be no older than 8 years from the proposed course start date)
    • Finnish High School English results with a score of 8 or above (results must be no older than 8 years from the proposed course start date)
    • Danish High School English results with a score of 7 in English A or 10 in English B (from test results after 1 August 2007). Results must be no older than 8 years from the proposed course start date.

    The Presiding Officer of the Board of Graduate Studies may, in special circumstances, waive these proficiency requirements after consulting the relevant Executive Dean, Sub-Dean and nominated supervisor.

  • Charles Sturt ELP concordance tables
    Overall scoreIELTS TOEFL IBT PTE Academic TOEFL PBT International Second Language
    Proficiency Rating (ISLPR)
    Cambridge (CPE) Pre 2015 Cambridge English Scale: CAE and CPE from 2015
      6 60 50 550 Level 3 N/A 169
      6.5 79 58 577 Level 3+ 45 176
      7 94 65 N/A Level 4 51 185
      7.5 102 73 N/A Level 4 56 191
    Individual skill requirementIELTS TOEFL IBT PTE Academic TOEFL PBT International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) Cambridge (CPE) Pre 2015 Cambridge English Scale: CAE and CPE from 2015
    Individual Skill AreaR/L/SWriting Section Minimum Test for Written English Score (TWE) Individual Skill Area Individual Skill Area Individual Skill Area
      5.5 14 16 42 4 Level 3 in all four skill areas N/A 162
      6 17 19 50 4.5 Level 3 in all four skill areas N/A 169
      6.5 20 22 58 - Level 3+ in all four skill areas Weak 176
      7 23 25 65 5 Level 4 in all four skill areas Weak 185
      7.5 25 27 73 5.5 Level 4 in all four skill areas Weak 185

Minimum academic requirements

Entry requirements for Charles Sturt University courses vary from country to country. We've provided some basic entry requirement information below. Please only use this as a guide. We'll assess qualifications not listed below on a case-by-case basis. Our International Admissions Matrix has minimum academic requirements for specific courses.

  • Undergraduate entry requirement
    Country Undergraduate entry requirement
    Australia
    • ATAR - 65

    • OP - Minimum of 16 = ATAR 65

    • USFP - 57%

    • MUFY - 46%

    • UNSW Foundation - 57%

    Bangladesh
    • Completion of at least one year of study at a recognised university with passing grades or better

    • Completion of a 2 or 3 year bachelor's degree with a recognised university with passing grades or better

    • A completed award with a minimum total score of 24 or above in the International Baccalaureate

    China
    • Completion of the first year of a recognised university bachelor's degree

    • Completion on the National College Entrance Examination Gaokao with a minimum score of 60% of the total maximum Gaokao score for the province.

    • Completion of the China Senior High School Middle Year 3 Gaosan with an average of 80% across the top four academic subjects.

    • A completed award with a minimum total score of 24 or above in the International Baccalaureate

    Hong Kong
    India
    • Completion of the All India Senior School Certificates, where awarded by CBSE and metro state boards. Overall score of 60% in 4 Academic subjects:

      • CBSE

      • India School Certificate (ISC)

      • State Boards;

        Higher Secondary Certificate Examination,
        Higher Secondary Examination,
        Higher Secondary Part II Examination,
        Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination,
        Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination,
        Intermediate Examination,
        Intermediate Public Examination,
        Second Year Pre-University Examination,
        Senior Secondary (12th Class) Examination,
        Senior Secondary Certificate Examination,
        Senior Secondary Examination

    • A completed award with a minimum total score of 24 or above in the International Baccalaureate

    • Completion of two GCE A2 Levels with a minimum of 2 x D or equivalent in a minimum of two subjects, where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1

    • A pass in the first division in the Pre-University Certificate

    Indonesia
    • Successful completion of Indonesian SMUIII or Senior Academic High School Leaving Certificate with GPA of 7.0

    International Baccalaureate
    Kenya
    • Successful completion of the Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education with an aggregate score of 53 or higher, based on the best 7 subjects undertaken where A = 12, A- = 11, B+ = 10, B = 9, B- = 8, C+ = 7, C = 6, C- = 5,  D+ = 4, D = 3, D- = 2, E = 1
    Malaysia
    Myanmar
    • 2 years of Post-Secondary Study Intermediate Certificate with an overall grade percentage of 55

    • Successful completion of minimum 2 years bachelor's degree from a recognised Higher Education institution.

    • Successful completion of Associateship of Government Technical Institute (AGTI)

    • Successful completion of a diploma, with minimum duration of 2 years, following Matriculation or Basic Education High School Examination

    Nepal
    • Higher Secondary Education Certificate plus minimum of one year of successful study at a recognised tertiary institution

    • Higher Secondary Education Certificate with a grade average of 65%

    • A completed award with a minimum score of 24 or above in the International Baccalaureate

    New Zealand
    • Successful completion of NEW Zealand NCEA Level 3 with a combined score of 213 from the best 5 subjects.

    Pakistan
    • Higher Secondary School Certificate plus one year of study at bachelor's degree level at a recognised institution

    Russia
    • Russian Certificate of Secondary Education plus one year of study at bachelor's degree level at a recognised institution

    Singapore
    South Korea
    • Completion of at least one year of study at a recognised university with satisfactory grades

    • Successful completion of the Korea Republic College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) with a minimum overall grade of 294. Overall grade is calculated from the results in Korean Language, Mathematics and Foreign Language (English). Results in other components are not considered

    Sri Lanka
    • Completion of the GCE A Levels.  Overall grade in the best three subjects equalling 5/15 where A1=5, B=4, C=3, S=1

    • Completion of two GCE A2 Levels with a minimum of 2 x D or equivalent in a minimum of two subjects, where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1

    • A completed award with a minimum score of 24 or above in the International Baccalaureate

    • Sri Lankan GCE A level plus a recognised diploma (both completed)

    • Completion of the first year of a recognised university bachelor's degree

    • Completion of recognised College or Polytechnic diploma

    Taiwan
    • Senior High School diploma plus one year of study at bachelor's degree level at a recognised institution

    Thailand
    • Successful completion of Secondary 6 (Matayom 6) and the award of the Certificate of Secondary Education with GPA of 2.0

    Turkey
    • Lise Diplomasi plus first year of diploma or bachelor's degree from a recognised institution

    Vietnam
    • Year 12 results:

      a) Gifted high schools: a minimum GPA of 7.5 (out of 10)

      b) From other high schools: a minimum GPA of 8.0 (out of 10)

      View specific course entry requirements [PDF]

    • The Chung chi Dai hoc Dai Cuong (First Phase University Certificate)

    • Completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution

    • A completed award with a minimum score of 24 or above in the International Baccalaureate

    * Entry varies from course to course and will depend on your academic performance and course quotas. Our International Admissions Matrix has minimum academic requirements for specific courses.

  • Postgraduate entry requirement
    Course Postgraduate entry requirement
    Master of Animal Science

    Hold an AQF Level 7 bachelor’s qualification with a major in a relevant discipline^, or hold an AQF Level 8 graduate diploma qualification in a relevant discipline^.

    ^ Relevant disciplines include, but are not restricted to, general science, animal or veterinary sciences, agricultural science or biomedical science.

    Master of Customs Administration

    Hold a completed Australian bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from a university or other tertiary education provider.

    Master of Information Technology (with specialisations) (12 subjects)

    For admission to the Master of Information Technology (12 subjects) applicants must have a bachelor’s level degree.

    Master of Ministry

    A completed Australian bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from a university or other tertiary education provider.

    Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects)

    For entry to the Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects) applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent). The undergraduate degree must be in a field other than accounting, or not recognised by the Australian accounting professional bodies for associate membership.

    Master of Sustainable Agriculture

    A completed bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from a university or other tertiary education provider.

    Master of Theology

    A completed Australian bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from a university or other tertiary education provider.

Other admission criteria

We may assess other criteria as part of your application. This can include any overseas qualifications you hold, and how well you read, write and communicate in English.

  • Overseas secondary school

    If you completed your secondary school studies in another country, check to see if your qualification is on our list of recognised secondary qualifications. It's okay if it's not – you can still apply and we'll assess your application.

    International Baccalaureate (IB)

    The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) has a table that shows the comparable subject in the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) for each IB diploma subject. You can view this table on the UAC website.

    New Zealand NCEA Level 3

    If you completed the NCEA Level 3, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) will calculate an Interstate Transfer Index (ITI) which they'll send to UAC and VTAC. We'll use this information in our selection process, provided you've fulfilled the university entrance requirements set out by NZQA.

How to verify your documents

Do you need to include official documentation with your application? If so, it may need verification as a true and accurate copy. Check below to see if your documents need to be verified.

  • Verify your documents

    You may need to have official documentation included with your application verified as a true and accurate copy. The following information explains if your documents do need to be verified. This is important, as documents not correctly verified will result in delays in the processing of your application and its consideration for admission. Please don't send originals as we don't return documents.

    Here are some important changes to the requirements to have your supporting documents verified.

    • If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, the Australian documents supporting your application (e.g. transcripts of previous studies), no longer need to be verified as a true copy.
    • If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident with overseas qualifications, you must submit verified copies only of your official overseas documents.
    • If you are an international applicant, you must submit verified copies of all your official documentation.

    If you're applying for the following courses, you must submit verified copies of your previous awards and transcripts:

    • Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)
    • Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)
    • Master of Teaching (Primary)
    • Master of Teaching (Secondary)
    • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)(Hons)
    • Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology
    • Master of Clinical Psychology

    Documentation that has been issued by My eQuals does not require additional verification.

  • Who can verify copies for you?

    For Australian documents/qualifications only:

    • the official records department of the institution that originally issued the document(s)
    • anyone currently employed as a professional person
    • a bank manager or credit union branch manager; accountant (must be a member of a professional organisation); barrister, solicitor or patent attorney; police officer of the rank of sergeant and above; postal manager; principal of an Australian secondary college, high school, primary school or TAFE college
    • a Justice of the Peace with a registration number.

    For international documents/qualifications:

    • your employed agent submitting your application and documents on your behalf
    • Australian Embassy official
    • High Commission or Trade Mission official
    • Public Notary
    • Australian Justice of the Peace with a registration number.
  • How should the authorised officer verify each document?

    On each page you are submitting, they must write:

    'This is a true copy of the original document sighted by me.'

    Then sign and print the following details:

    • name
    • address
    • business hours telephone number
    • profession, occupation or organisation
    • the current date.

    They must include the official stamp or seal of the verifier's organisation on the copy if the organisation has such a stamp.

    In addition to the above, a Justice of the Peace must also print their registration number and the state in which they are registered as a Justice of the Peace.

  • Documents not verified or not verified correctly

    Charles Sturt University is not permitted to process:

    • documents that have been verified by an immediate relative or a person residing at the same address as an applicant
    • photocopied documents that have not been verified
    • documents that have not been correctly verified
    • documents verified by a Justice of the Peace without a registration number.

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