Entry Requirements

Foundation Studies is a robust academic program for high-achieving international students who wish to broaden their outlook and gain entry into a course of their choice at the University of Melbourne.

Academic entry requirements for Trinity College Foundation Studies 

Region/
Curriculum
Standard Comprehensive/
Plus
Fast Track                
Australia Completion of Year 11 with B average Completion of Year 11 with C average Completion of Year 11 with A average
Bangladesh  Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with B average Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with C average Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with A average
Brazil  Completion of Year 12 with 8.0 average (or 80%) Completion of Year 11 with 8.0 average (or 80%) Completion of Year 12 with a 9.0 average (or 90%)
Cambodia  Completion of Upper Secondary Education with C average  

Completion of Upper Secondary

Education with a B average
Colombia Completion of Bachillerato with 7.5 average (or 75%)    
GCC Countries Completion of Year 12 with 80% average Completion of Year 12 with 70% average Completion of Year 12 with 90% average
GCE O Level

GCE O Level 
Five academic subjects with a score of 19 (A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1)

 

GCE / IGCSE O Level 
(awarded by Cambridge, Edexcel, Pearson, AQA, etc.)

Five academic subjects with a score of 26 (A*=9, A=7-8, B=5-6, C=4, D=3, E 2)

Preliminary results accepted for Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Sri Lanka

GCE O Level 
Five academic subjects with a score of 15 (A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1)

 

GCE / IGCSE O Level
(awarded by Cambridge, Edexcel, Pearson, AQA, etc.)

Five academic subjects with a score of 21 (A*=9, A=7-8, B=5-6, C=4, D=3, E 2)

Preliminary results accepted for Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Sri Lanka

GCE O Level 
Five academic subjects with a score of 23 (A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1)

 

GCE / IGCSE O Level
(awarded by Cambridge, Edexcel, Pearson, AQA, etc.)

Five academic subjects with a score of 32 (A*=9, A=7-8, B=5-6, C=4, D=3, E 2)

Preliminary results accepted for Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Sri Lanka

Hong Kong (SAR)

Completion of Form 5 with two subjects at level 3, and two subjects at level 4 (or 15 above pass mark)

Completion of Form 5 with two subjects at level 2, and two subjects at level 3 (or 10 above pass mark)

Completion of Form 6 with four subjects at level 3 (or 20 above pass mark)

India

Completion of CBSE 11th / ISC 11th Standard with 65% average

Completion of CBSE 11th / ISC 11th Standard with 60% average

Completion of CBSE 12th Standard with 75% average

Indonesia

Completion of SMA 3 with 70% average

Completion of SMA 2 with 80% average

Completion of SMA 2 with

70% average
Completion of SMA 3 with 75% average
International Baccalaureate Completion of 1st year of IB Diploma with an aggregate of 23 Completion of 1st year of IB Diploma with an aggregate of 20 Completion of 1st year IB Diploma with an aggregate of 26
Iran Completion of Year 12 with an average of 15 Completion of Year 12 with an average of 13 Completion of Year 12 an average of 18
Japan

Upper Secondary School Certificate with 4 average

Completion of Year 2 with 5 average

Completion of Year 2 with 4 average Upper Secondary School Certificate with 5 average
Kenya

Completion of Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education with B average

Completion of Year 11 with B average Completion of Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education with A average
Macau (SAR)

Completion of Form 5 (Year 11) with 75% average (65% for English medium schools)

Completion of Form 5 (Year 11) with 65% average (60% for English medium schools)

Completion of Form 5 (Year 11) with 80% average (75% for English medium schools)

Malaysia

Completion of SPM with B level (forecast results accepted)

UEC: Completion of Senior Middle 2 with 70% average (forecast results accepted)

Completion of SPM with C level (forecast results accepted)

Completion of SPM with four As and one B (forecast results accepted)

Mexico Completion of Bachillerato with 8.0 average (or 80%) Completion of Bachillerato with 7.0 average (or 70%) Completion of Bachillerato with 9.0 average (or 90%)
Mongolia  Completion of Year 12 with 80% average (or B average) Completion of Year 11 with 80% average (or B average) Completion of Year 12 with 90% average (or A average)
Myanmar Completion of Myanmar Matriculation with 70% average Completion of Myanmar Matriculation with 65% average Completion of Myanmar Matriculation with 80% average and four distinctions
Pakistan

Completion of Higher Secondary School Certificate with B average (80%)

Completion of Higher Secondary School Certificate with C average (70%)

Completion of Higher Secondary School Certificate with A average (90%)

People's Republic of China

Completion of Senior Middle 3 with 80% average

Completion of Senior Middle 2 with 85% average

Completion of Senior Middle 2 with 75% average

Completion of Senior Middle 3

with 90% average
Russia

Certificate of General Secondary Education (ATTESTAT) with 4

average
 

Certificate of General Secondary Education (ATTESTAT) with 5 average

South Korea

Completion of Year 2 with 75% average

Completion of Year 2 with 70% average Completion of Year 3 with 75% average
Taiwan

Completion of Senior High School Diploma with 70% average

Completion of Senior 2 (Year 11) with 80% average

Completion of Senior 2 (Year 11) with 70% average Completion of Senior High School Diploma with 80% average
Thailand Completion of Matayom 5 with GPA 3.5 in four subjects

Completion of Matayom 5

with GPA 3.0 in four subjects
Completion of Matayom 6 with GPA 3.5 in four subjects
The Philippines Completion of High School Diploma with 80% average Completion of Year 11 with 80% average Completion of High School Diploma with 90% average
Turkey Completion of Year 12 with 75% average Completion of Year 12 with 70% average Completion of Year 12 with 80% average
US Completion of US Grade 11 with 80% average Completion of US Grade 11 with 80% average Completion of US Grade 12 with 90% average
Vietnam

Completion of Year 11 with 8.0 average

Completion of Year 11 with 7.0 average

Completion of Year 12 with 8.0 average
West African Secondary School Certificate Completion with B average Completion with C average  

Other countries and curricula: please contact Trinity College; applications will be considered individually.

Trinity College will base assessment on results in relevant academic subjects for each course and will require five subjects (unless specified above).

The above minimum entry requirements are deemed to be equivalent to Australian Year 11. Trinity College may issue a conditional letter based upon first semester, forecast mock or preliminary results.

Trinity College and the University of Melbourne require prerequisite subjects for some areas of study. Your results in these subjects may form part of the assessment of your application.

Students must be at least 16 years of age when commencing studies.

English language requirements

Depending on the student’s country of origin, evidence of language proficiency may include results from:

  • the Trinity College English test
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Pearson 
Test  Standard / Comprehensive Comprehensive Plus Fast Track 
IELTS 6.0 (No band less than 5.5) 5.5 (No band less than 5.0) 6.0 (No band less than 6.0)
TOEFL IBT  70 (18 Writing) 59 (14 Writing) 70 (21 Writing)
Pearson  50 (42 Writing) 46 (38 Writing) 50 (50 Writing)


Some students will require an IELTS certificate in order to meet the immigration requirements of their student visa application. If there are variances in IELTS band scores, a student's appropriate intake may be revised by Trinity College admissions staff. For some countries, a satisfactory mark in English satisfies Trinity College English language requirements.

If you do not meet Trinity College's English language requirements please refer to our Academic English Program.

Please contact Trinity College online or telephone +61 3 9348 7154 with any questions regarding entry requirements.