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Entry requirements for Australian students

This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Australian system of education. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you’ve completed 12 years of schooling in Australia and have a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you hold a senior secondary certificate of education. We may also consider your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) when assessing your application.
  • Top-up courses
    You need to hold an Advanced Diploma earned under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) to apply for a Top-up course.
  • Postgraduate courses
    You need to have a Bachelor's (Honours) degree with a credit from an Australian university to be considered for admission to a Master’s degree course. If your degree is from another provider (such as a private college) it will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Research programmes
    You need any postgraduate degree to be considered for a BU research programme.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.