Entry requirements

There are minimum academic entry requirements to UON by level of study. These vary by country and program. Use the below to check that your students meet them.

Senior secondary school qualification

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Post-secondary study

Further education like diplomas and university study can also be assessed for admission.

Additional requirements

Some of our programs have additional requirements like an audition, or portfolio.

International Undergraduate Entry Requirements


A number of our postgraduate programs have academic and work experience requirements. You will need to check entry requirements specifically for your chosen program of study.

We assess eligibility for our research programs on a case-by-case basis.

You generally need to hold an Australian honours degree with Class 1 or Class 2 division 1, or similar from another country. Additional postgraduate research training such as a Masters degree with a significant research component may also be considered.

We accept a number of assessable qualifications, including the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The standard of English proficiency you need in these depends on your chosen program of study.

See full details of UON English language proficiency requirements

If you do not meet our English language requirements you can study at our Language Centre first.

Download full list of UON undergraduate entry requirements.