Admission Requirements

What are the admission requirements for studying in Australia?

Admission requirements can vary from program to program and university to university in Australia. The entry requirements for the same program can be different from university to university because of the fact that universities and colleges are autonomous institutions in Australia.

Certain programs such as Nursing may have higher IELTS requirements in Australia even at Bachelor degree level whereas Master degree programs may have lower entry requirements in different field of studies.

For most of the programs students can directly apply as consecutive bachelor or master degree study whereas some programs such as MBA may require additional work experience to be eligible for admission in the program.

Similarly, students whose bachelor degree is not considered as an equivalent to the Australian Bachelor degree may apply for credit transfer for a year or two at an Australian university leading to Master degree. Likewise, students who have low grades in Bachelor degree or have studied a 3-year Bachelor degree from Nepal may apply for a postgraduate qualifying program leading to Master degree.

The beauty of Australian education is no matter which level you want to study and despite your requirements there is always something for everyone. In summary, if you are interested in studying in Australia, there are different ways through which you can apply and having a deficit in one thing does not merely stop you to undertake your studies, however adding too many packaging courses might lead to visa refusals.

Overview of Entry Requirements in Australia

Programs Academic Requirements English proficiency requirements Exceptions
Diploma/Advanced Diploma (VET) program GPA 2.7 NEB (10+2) Overall Score of 5.5 in IELTS with no band less than 5.0 or PTE Academic 42 Diploma in Nursing usually has higher IELTS requirements. A few TAFE colleges may have higher IELTS requirements.
Pathways GPA 2.7 NEB (10+2) or equivalent Overall Score of 5.5 in IELTS with no band less than 5.0 or PTE Academic 42 Diploma in Nursing has higher IELTS requirements and also other Pathway programs at TAFE may have higher IELTS requirements
Bachelor degree GPA 2.8 NEB (10+2) or equivalent Overall Score of 6.0 in IELTS with no band less than 5.5 or PTE Academic 50 A few Bachelor programs at certain specific TAFE may need higher IELTS 6.5 (6.0) and also Bachelor programs in Nursing
Master degree Bachelor degree with some industry experience Overall Score of 6.5 in IELTS with no band less than 6.0 or PTE Academic 58 A few universities may accept students with IELTS score of 6.0 (5.5) or IELTS 6.0 (6.0) for certain programs. Programs such as TESOL or Nursing require English proficiency at C1 level (IELTS 7.0 with no band less than 7.0)

Notes on Entry Requirements

  1. The entry requirements mentioned here are the basic entry requirements to give you an idea about requirements for studying in Australia in different degree level. Entry requirements can vary from program to program or university to university.
  2. The basic entry requirement for most bachelor degree programs at a university in Australia is a good first division or at least GPA of 2.8 in NEB or equivalent.
  3. Students who have completed A-levels must have 3.5 A level credits with an overall grade of C in A-levels for entry in Bachelor degree programs.
  4. Usually most universities will not provide you waiver if your English proficiency is low. Hence it is recommended that you prepare very well for your IELTS Examination and if possible, join our IELTS preparation courses to help you achieve the score you need for your admission process.
  5. Most universities recognize 4 years Bachelor degree from Nepal as an equivalent to Australian Bachelor degree and all national universities in Nepal are NOOSR recognized.
  6. If you have a gap after your education, you must provide evidence of activities undertaken during your gap.
  7. Too many backlogs in your transcripts can often lead to refusal of application for offer.
  8. Under 18 years of age students can also apply, however the requirements such as pastoral care and consent from parents are required.

We do understand that you may be overwhelmed with all this information. Please schedule an appointment (Face to Face or Online) for individual consultation or complete our free qualifications check application so that we are able to guide you on a personal level based on your qualifications to achieve your dream of studying in Australia.

Application for Offer Checklist for Applying to study in Australia

A. Application for Offer Checklist (Diploma/Bachelor)

  1. Passport
  2. SEE Mark sheet and Character
  3. NEB Transcripts, Migration and Provisional
  4. IELTS/PTE of equivalent Test Report form
  5. Statement of Purpose for chosen program
  6. Signed Application forms*

B. Application for Offer Checklist (Master program)

  1. Passport
  2. SEE Mark sheet and Character
  3. NEB Transcripts, Migration and Provisional
  4. Bachelor degree Transcripts, Provisional and Migration
  5. Work Experience (if available)
  6. IELTS/PTE of equivalent Test Report form
  7. Marriage registration certificate if applying along with Dependent
  8. Statement of Purpose for chosen program
  9. Signed Application forms*


  • It is possible to either send us the signed application form as scanned copy PDF file in email or sign it at our premises after thoroughly going through it.
  • Additional Documents may be requested such as portfolio if you are applying for Architecture or design related programs
  • Unit outlines/Syllabus if you are applying for credit transfer

How to write Statement of Purpose for Studying in Australia?

A statement of purpose is a very important part of application for offer or GTE Assessment Application and students must write it in their own words which reflects their English proficiency. Students may need guidance initially or orientation on how to start writing the letter of motivation, but you must write it in your own words and by yourself.

Most students have a tendency to get it written from someone else or copy it from the internet which is not acceptable by many universities and visa may be refused in many cases.

Statement of Purpose (SOP) for offer

A statement of purpose for your application for offer can slightly vary with the statement of purpose for GTE assessment application or your visa application. In the SOP for offer, you should think to satisfy mainly about the following:

  1. Why do you want to study a particular course?
  2. Why do you want to study at a particular university or college?
  3. Why do you want to study in Australia?
  4. What type of career do you envisage after the completion of your studies?

Statement of Purpose (SOP) for GTE

Individual universities or colleges may have individual format for the statement of purpose for GTE (Genuine Temporary Entrant) assessment application as well as the length and content may slightly differ from one provider to another. Some institutions may ask you to provide a much more in-depth and detailed statement of purpose whereas some may ask you to submit a to the point version in no more than 3-4 pages. This same Statement of purpose can also be used with little variation when applying for your visa at the Australian High Commission through online submission. In the statement of purpose for GTE, you should think of the following points:

  • Introduction
  • Academic Background
  • Employment/Training details
  • Reasons for choosing Australia rather than your home or other countries for your higher studies
  • Reasons for choosing the program and how it relates to your current education and future career plans upon completion of your studies
  • Financial Income and Sponsorship details
  • Other relevant information with regard to your application.

Detailed Information regarding the GTE Requirement can be found under:

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