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Entry requirements for Australia

Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.

Undergraduate courses

Applicants who have completed the Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with good grades and achieved an ATAR (or equivalent) score of 80+ will be considered for admission to the first year of our bachelor's degree courses.

Postgraduate taught courses

The majority of postgraduate qualifications at Cardiff University, and in the UK, are one year in duration and generally combine a mixture of taught courses and research.

Applicants holding a good bachelors (Honours) degree will be considered for master's degree entry.

Postgraduate research courses

Applicants holding a master's degree from a recognised Australian university will be considered for PhD or doctoral research course.

English language requirements

Australia is listed by UK Visas and Immigration as a majority English-speaking country. This means that you should not need to prove your knowledge of English if you have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree.

If you are a native English-speaking applicant who has successfully completed year 12 secondary school education with a good Senior School Leaving Certificate, you should be considered for English language requirement exemption.

Non-native English-speaking applicants who have successfully completed a degree qualification from a recognised Australian university should be considered for English language requirement exemption.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements, please contact us.