Entry requirements

The Foundation Year has age, academic and English ability entry requirements. Your academic results will be the main factor in deciding whether you enter the Standard, Intensive or Extended format of the program.

Provisional enrolment

You may be able to enrol in the program based on a provisional entry score. However, you must meet the entry requirements by the time classes start.

Conditional offers

You may get a conditional offer if you have the academic results but do not meet the minimum age or English requirements. You must have successfully met all entry requirements by the time you start classes.

Minimum age

You must be 16 years of age or older when you enrol. If you are not 16, but you would otherwise have been offered a place, you will be offered a deferred place until you are 16. Students must be at least 17 years old to enter Monash University.

Academic requirements

Country Year 11 or 12 equivalent Academic requirements
    Standard Intensive Extended
Australia Year 11
Year 12
Overall average: 60%
English average: 50%
VCE ATAR: 50
English: 23
Overall average: 65%
English average: 60%
VCE ATAR: 50
English: 25
Overall average: 55%
English average: 50%
VCE ATAR: 50
English: 21
China Gao Er
Gao San
70%

65%

75%

65%

65%

65%

Hong Kong

HKCEE

5 passes - minimum of 4 D's

5 passes - minimum of 2 D's and 2 C's

5 passes - minimum of 2 D's

 

HKDSE

50% pass rate

Average of best four subjects (excluding Physical Education)

60%

Average of best four subjects (excluding Physical Education)

65%

Average of best four subjects (excluding Physical Education)

55%

 

HKDSE

40% pass rate

Average of best four subjects (excluding Physical Education)

55%

Average of best four subjects (excluding Physical Education)

60%

Average of best four subjects (excluding Physical Education)

50%

Korea

High School Diploma
Year 11

70% (C grade)

75% (B grade)

65% (D grade)

Malaysia SPM 19 points 15 points 12 points

 

UEC

Best 5 grades at an average of 8 for each grade

Best 5 grades at an average of 8 for each grade

Best 5 grades at an average of 8 for each grade

Saudi Arabia

General Secondary Education Certificate

Overall average in academic subjects: 70%

Not Applicable

Overall average in academic subjects: 65%

Singapore

GCSE Cambridge/ Edexcel O Levels

Minimum of 15 (Minimum of 16 for forecast results)

Minimum of 17 (Minimum of 18 for forecast results)

Minimum of 11 (Minimum of 12 for forecast results)

UAE

General Secondary Education Certificate

Overall average in academic subjects: 70%

Not Applicable

Overall average in academic subjects: 65%

Vietnam

Year 11

Overall average in academic subjects (excluding physical education and military studies)

Overall average in academic subjects (excluding physical education and military studies)

Overall average in academic subjects (excluding physical education and military studies)

Download the complete list of academic requirements (pdf, 92kb) for other countries.

English language requirements

You will meet English language requirements if:

  • you have completed Australian Year 11
  • the whole program was taught in English
  • you achieved satisfactory grades in English.

Alternatively, you need to get the minimum score in one of the following English tests.

English Test

Standard

Intensive

Extended

IELTS

5.5 - writing 5.5

6.0 - no band less than 5.5

5.0 - no band less than 5.0

TOEFL Paper

471 TWE 4.5

523 TWE 4.5

433 TWE 4.0

TOEFL iBT

52 - writing 19

69 - Writing 19, Speaking 16, Reading 10, Listening 9

40 - writing 15, Speaking 14, Reading and Listening 5

GCE 0 Level

C (C5 or C6)

B (or B4)

D (or D7)

GCE A Level

E

D

E

HKCEE

C

B

D

HKDSE (Sen Sec 2)

Level 3

Level 4

Level 2

HKALE use of English

D

D

E

SPM

C (C5 or C6)

B (or B4)

D (or D7)

Pearson Overall score of 42 with Writing Communicative skill score of 42 Overall 50 no PTE comunicative skills score below 42 Overall 36 no PTE communicative skills score below 36