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English Language Entry Requirements

Program IELTS
English for Academic Purposes 4.5 overall
Minimum 4.0 in each band
Access English Preparation 5.5 overall
Minimum 5.0 in each band
Access English 6.0 overall
Minimum 5.5 in each band
2S Foundation Studies (Standard) 6.0 overall
Minimum 5.5 in each band
3S Foundation Studies (Extended) 5.5 overall
Minimum 5.0 in each band

Foundation Studies Academic Requirements

Country FS Standard (2 Semesters) FS Extended (3 Semesters)
Australia Year 12 – 75% average in relevant subjects Year 11 – 70% average (indicative only)
China SMS 2 – 90% grade average; SMS 3 – 80%
grade average
SMS 2 – 75% grade average              
GCE 'O' Levels (or forecast Grade B in 5 subjects Grade B in 3 subjects
Gulf States General Secondary Education Certificate – 85%
grade average in 4 best relevant academic subjects
General Secondary Education Certifi cate – 75%
grade average in 4 best relevant academic subjects)
Hong Kong Form 5:
- HK Band 1 Schools* – minimum 65%
average (or Level 4 average)**
- Other Schools – minimum 75% average
(or Level 5 average)
Form 6
- "HK Band 1 Schools" - minimum 60%
average (or Level 3 average)**
- Other Schools - minimum 65% average
(or Level 4 average)
- HKDSE - 9 points (3, 2, 2, 2), English must
be '3' minimum. Other core or relevant electives must be '2' minimum.
Form 5
- HK Band 1 Schools – minimum 60%
average (or Level 3 average)**
- Other Schools – minimum 65% average
(or Level 4 average)
Form 6
- HK Band 1 Schools - Minimum 55%
average (or Level 2 average)**
- Other Schools - minimum 60% average
(or Level 3 average)
- HKDSE - 7 points (2, 2, 2, 1), English must
be '2' minimum.
Indonesia SMU 3 – Grade 7.0 average SMU 2 – Grade 7.5 average
Japan Completion of Year 3 of Senior High school
(Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
– 70% grade average
Completion of Year 2 of Senior High school
– 75% grade average
Macau Form 5 (English Schools) – 65% average in
relevant subjects; Form 6 (Chinese Schools)
– 70% average
Form 5 (English Schools) – 60% average in
relevant subjects; Form 6 (Chinese Schools)
– 65% average
Malaysia SPM (or forecast) – Grade B in 5 subjects SPM (or forecast) – Grade B in 3 subjects
Singapore GCE O-Level (or forecast) – Grade B in 5 subjects GCE O-Level (or forecast) – Grade B in 3 subjects
South Korea Completion of Year 12 – 70% grade average Completion of Year 11 – 75% grade average
Taiwan Completion of Year 12 – 70% grade average Completion of Year 11 – 75% grade average
Vietnam Completion of Year 12 – Grade 6 average Year 11 – Grade 7 average
International Baccalaureate 24 N/A

*The selection of the Band 1 schools was based on the reputation, academic quality and the schools' previous academic performance. The list of the Band 1 schools is used as an internal reference only.
** For average score calculation of Form 5, Form 6 and HKDSE results, calculation will be based on 3 Core plus 1 Elective, or 2 Core plus 2 Elective. Core must include English and Liberal Studies (for students enrolling in Arts/Laws), or English and Maths (for students enrolling in Science/Business/ Engineering/IT).
Other requirements: ANU College requires students to be at least 16 years of age at the commencement of the ANUC Foundation Studies program. Students intending to continue into a degree program at ANU should be aware that students are required to be at least 17 years of age on the day they commence their degrees at ANU.