Academic requirements

Each country/region has its own education system and testing. The academic entry requirements by country/region table below can help you to work out which qualifications you need to be eligible for a course at Curtin Singapore.

Country/regionDiploma (Stage 1)Diploma (Stage 2)Bachelor
AustraliaYear 11 with minimum average of 50%Minimum ATAR/UAI 50 OR AQF Certificate IV OR equivalent Foundation Year gradesCompletion of Australian Year 12 (VCE, HSC, QCE, WACE, SACE, TCE, NTCE, ACT) with a minimum ATAR 70 and a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect at the required level
BruneiGCE O-Level with 4 passes Minimum of 2 points from 2 GCE A-Level subjects (2 AS-Level subjects may be used for 2nd subject)Minimum 3 GCE O-Level passes and 5 points from 2 GCE A-Level subjects
ChinaSenior Middle 2 (Gao Er) with minimum average of 70% OR Hui Kao with minimum average of 60%Senior Middle 3 (Gao San) with minimum average of 70% in 4 academic subjectsSuccessful completion of the National College Entrance Examination (NCEE or also known as Gao Kao) and obtain an aggregate of the required individual
subjects which is equivalent to 67% of the overall maximum score, or a grade of 322/480, 422/630, 503/750, 543/810 or 603/900 with separate evidence of English competence required OR one year of a bachelor degree at a recognised university
DenmarkContact Curtin SingaporeContact Curtin SingaporeSuccesful completion of the Danish upper secondary school (STX, HHX, HTX, and HF)
FinlandContact Curtin SingaporeContact Curtin SingaporeSuccessful completion of the Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen (Matriculation Examination) and awarded a Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/ Studentexamsbetyg (Certificate of Matriculation)
FrancePremiere with 60%Completion of Certificat de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires (CFES)Successful completion of the Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général with an overall grade of at least 10
GermanyContact Curtin SingaporeContact Curtin SingaporeCompletion of the Abitur/Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife or Reifezeugnis (secondary school leaving certificate) at Gymnasium with an average grade
of 4 OR successful completion of the Fachgebundene Hochschulreife
Hong KongForm 5 with minimum average of 50%HKDSE with 10 points from the best 4 subjects (category A subjects)HKDSE with 15 points from the best 5 subjects
IndiaIndia Senior School 10+1 with a minimum average of 50%India Senior School 10+2 with a minimum average of 55%Successful completion of the Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) OR all India Senior School Certificate awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) with a grade average of 60% in the best 4 subjects OR Higher Secondary School Certificate (Standard Year 12 Qualification) awarded by one of the recognized Higher Secondary Education Boards in India with a grade average of 65% in the best 5 subjects.
IndonesiaIjazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) 2 with minimum average of 7.0SMA 3 (school exam) with minimum average of 60% and completion of UNAS (national exam) Successful completion of Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) (Certificate of Completion from Academic Senior Secondary School) with an overall average grade of at least 80%, with evidence of passing the Ujian Nasional (National Examinations).
KoreaHigh School Year 2 with Rank 5High School Year 3 with Rank 6Completion of Academic Secondary School Certificate with a score of 300 (75%) in the National University Entrance Examination (College Scholastic Ability Test) (CSAT) or completion of the first year of a four-year bachelor.
MacauSenior Middle 2 with minimum average of 60%Senior Middle 3 with minimum average of 70% from four academic subjects.Minimum 3 GCE O-Level passes and 5 points from 2 GCE A-Level subjects OR successful completion of a three years Higher Diploma (Bacharelato) at a recognized institution
MalaysiaSijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), Form 5 OR Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with minimum four passesSijil Tinggi Persekolahan (Malay medium) (STPM) with minimum CGPA/NGMP of 2 from two relevant subjects (no grade less than C or NGMP 2.00) OR 2 points from 2 GCE A-Level OR UEC with two grade B and two grade C2 STPM passes with minimum 1 grade B and 1 grade C+ and 3 SPM credit passes OR UEC 15 points aggregated from the best 5 academic subjects excluding languages
MyanmarMatriculation Examination with minimum average 55% Certificate IV from YIUS or EduLink. 

All other qualifications are assessed on a case-by-case basisSuccessful completion of a four-year bachelor degree or two years of a five-year honours degree at a recognised institution
NorwayContact Curtin SingaporeContact Curtin SingaporeCompletion of the Vitnemal: den Videregaende Skole (Certificate of Upper Secondary Education) with an average grade of 3
PhilippinesYear 11 (Academic Track) with overall average of 75%, OR Year 11 (Arts & Design/Sports Track) with overall average of 80%, OR Year 12 Senior High School Diploma (Technical-Vocational Livelihood Track) with overall average of 80%Year 12 (Academic Track) with overall average of 80%Successful completion of the first year of a four-year bachelor degree at a recognised institution
Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, KyrgyzstanCompletion of Svidetel stvo o Srednem Obschchem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)Completion of Svidetel stvo o Srednem Obschchem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education) with GPA of 3.5Successful completion of one year of a four years full-time Bakalavr at a State institution or fully accredited private institution
SingaporeGCE O-Level with 4 passes OR NiTecMinimum of 2 points from 2 GCE A-Level H2 subjects OR Higher NiTec with a passing Grade of CMinimum of 5 points from 2 GCE A-Level H2 subjects OR successful completion of a diploma, advanced diploma or specialist diploma from a Polytechnic or a recognised institution
Sri LankaGCE O-Level with 4 passes Minimum of 2 points from 2 GCE A-Level subjects (2 AS-Level subjects may be used for 2nd subject)Minimum 3 GCE O-Level passes and 5 points from 2 GCE A-Level subjects
SwedenContact Curtin SingaporeContact Curtin SingaporeCompletion of the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Swedish Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with minimum average grade of 13.50
TaiwanSenior Middle 2 with minimum average of 60% from 5 subjectsSenior High School Diploma with minimum average of 70%Successful completion of a diploma from a recognized Junior College OR successful completion of the first year of a four-year Bachelor degree from a recognised institution
ThailandMatayom 5 with a GPA of 2.5Matayom 6 (or Certificate of Secondary Education) with minimum GPA 2.0Successful completion of one year full-time study of a four years Bachelor degree at one of the Section 1 Higher Education institutions OR successful completion of one year full-time study of a four years Bachelor degree with at least Grade of 3.0 (or Good or Grade B) out of 4.0 at one of the Section 2 Higher Education institutions
United KingdomGCE O-Level with 4 passes Minimum of 2 points from 2 GCE A-Level subjects (2 AS-Level subjects may be used for 2nd subject)Minimum 3 GCE O-Level passes and 5 points from 2 GCE A-Level subjects
United StatesYear 11 with GPA of 1.0 or grade D or 60%HSD & SAT with minimum score of 750 out of 1600 OR American College Test (ACT) with minimum score of 17United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma based on a US curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or an average grade of B) and a Total score (Evidence-based Reading and Writing section and Math section) of at least 1000 out of 1600 in the SAT from the same sitting, a minimum of 400 in Evidence-based Reading and Writing section, and 400 in Math section is required OR a composite score of 21 or better in the ACT.
VietnamYear 11 with minimum average 6.0Year 12 (Tot nghiep Trung hoc Pho thong) with grade 6.0 averageCompletion of the Bang Tu tai or Bang Tot nghiep Pho thong Trung hoc (Vietnamese Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma) with at least 8.00 in the score for graduation evaluation (Provisional High School Graduation Certificate)
Non-country/region specific - International Baccalaureate (IB)Year 1 of IB Diploma with 18 points from 4 subjectsIB Diploma with 20 points from 6 subjectsIB Diploma with 24 points from 6 subjects. 3 of the subjects must be at the higher level and one of the 6 subjects must be English

 

If your qualification is not on this list, please contact the Curtin Singapore Admissions Office at admissions@curtin.edu.sg for assistance.