Calculating entry scores

The methods for calculating entry scores for our undergraduate courses are based on a range of international senior secondary school, pre-university and foundation year qualifications.


GCE A Level

* Total score of a maximum of the best 3 A Level subject examinations taken within two years*.

* Score A Level grades as follows: A*(a*) = 5, A(a) = 5, B(b) = 4, C(c) = 3, D(d) = 2, E(e) = 1, U = 0.

* N (Narrow failure) & U (Unclassified) not to be included in the calculation.

* A maximum of 1 bonus point is offered when achieving A* in an A Level Subject.

* Subject examinations taken within two years may include more than one sitting. For example subject examinations in June 2012 until June 2014 are acceptable.


* Minimum English language requirement met by:

- C grade or score of  4 in one of the following IGCSE subjects: Literature in English OR Literature (English) OR English Literature OR First Language English 0522 OR World Literature OR English Language OR English Language A OR English Language B, OR

- B grade in IGCSE English as a Second Language, OR

- C grade in one of the following GCSE/GCE O Level subjects:  English Language OR Literature in English OR English Literature OR English OR English Language (Syllabus B), OR

- C grade in one of the following GCE AS Level subjects: General Paper OR General Studies OR English language OR Language and Literature in English (previously known as Language and Literature) OR Literature in English OR English Literature OR English Language and Literature, OR

- E grade in one of the following GCE A Level subjects: General Studies OR English language OR Literature in English OR English Language and Literature OR English Literature.




* Higher English language requirement met by:

- B grade or score of  5 in one of the following IGCSE subjects: Literature in English OR Literature (English) OR English Literature OR First Language English 0522 OR World Literature OR English Language OR English Language A OR English Language B, OR

- A grade in IGCSE English as a Second Language, OR

- B grade in one of the following GCSE/GCE O Level subjects:  English Language OR Literature in English OR English Literature OR English OR English Language (Syllabus B), OR

- B grade in one of the following GCE AS Level subjects: General Paper OR General Studies OR English language OR Language and Literature in English (previously known as Language and Literature) OR Literature in English OR English Literature OR English Language and Literature, OR

- D grade in one of the following GCE A Level subjects: General Studies OR English language OR Literature in English OR English Language and Literature OR English Literature.



Monash University does not accept IGCSE First Language English 0500 in meeting English language requirements.

It should be noted that where an applicant has completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, only the most recent measure will be considered.


Australian Year 12 ATAR

Based on ATAR score as reflected on the transcript.


Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

Total of the best five subjects (Category A and C only - Category B not to be used in calculation) as awarded on the official final academic transcript issued by Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA). Scores grades as follows:  Level 1 = 1, Level 2 = 2, Level 3 = 3, Level 4 = 4, Level 5 = 5 or A = 5, B=4, C=3,  D=2,  E=1.

A maximum of 1 bonus point is offered when achieving Level 5** or Level 5* in a HKDSE Category A subject.

* Minimum English language requirement met by successful completion of HKDSE English Language with an achievement of Level 4 or above

* Higher English language requirement met by successful completion of HKDSE English Language with an achievement of Level 5 or above.


Indian School Certificate

Overall average of percentage marks for the best four academic subjects (excluding Physical Education) and result indicated as ‘PASS CERTIFICATE AWARDED’ as awarded on the official final statement of marks.

* Minimum English language requirement met by successful completion of ‘English’ with an overall average of 60% or above.

* Higher English language requirement met by successful completion of ‘English’ with an overall average of 70% or above.


All India Senior School Certificate

Overall average of percentage grades (refer to ‘TOTAL’ column) for the best four academic subjects (excluding Physical Education) and result indicated as ‘PASS’ as awarded on the official final marks statement.

* Minimum English language requirement met by successful completion of ‘English Core’ with an overall average of 60% or above.

* Higher English language requirement met by successful completion of ‘English Core’ with an overall average of 70% or above.


SMA3, Indonesia

Overall average of semester 1 and semester 2 grade 12 results (refer to the ‘angka’ column) as awarded on the official final transcript issued by individual senior secondary schools. The graduation certificate (Ijazah) must be provided. All documents submitted must be translated and untranslated.

English language requirements met by submission of an IELTS or equivalent English test with the required scores.


International Baccalaureate Diploma

Total final score as shown on transcript.  Evidence of successful completion of diploma is also required.

English entry requirement met by minimum of 4 in English (SL) Or 3 (HL).

STPM, Malaysia

Total of the best 3 subjects (refer to ‘Nilai Gred Mata Pelajaran’ column) excluding Pengajian Am (General Studies) as awarded on the official final academic transcript. The translated and untranslated final STPM result slip issued by Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia must be submitted.

* Minimum English language requirement met by C grade in GCE O Level English Language - 1119 (SPM)

* Higher English language requirement met by B grade in GCE O Level English Language - 1119 (SPM)


UEC, Malaysia

Overall average of the best 5 subjects awarded on the Unified Examination Certificate (Senior Middle Level) issued by the United Chinese School Committees Associate of Malaysia.  

Only grades A1, A2, B3, B4, B5 and B6 to be included in calculation. C7, C8 and F9 cannot be included in the calculation. 5 subjects must be included in the calculation with a score of B6 grade or higher in each subject.

Score grades as follows: A1=1, A2=2, B3=3, B4=4, B5=5, B6=6. It should be noted that a score of A1 is the highest score.

Note:  All undergraduate degrees offered by Monash University Malaysia require five subjects with any grade B or better.

English language requirements met by submission of an IELTS or equivalent English test with the required scores.


Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Overall average of percentage grades for the best six academic Grade 12 subjects (excluding workplace preparation courses and open courses) as awarded on the Ontario Student Transcript. Students must achieve a minimum total of 30 credits and complete Community Involvement. Evidence of successful completion must be provided.

* Minimum English language requirement met by successful completion of Grade 12 ‘English’ with an overall average of 50% or above.

* Higher English language requirement met by successful completion of Grade 12 'English’ with an overall average of 60% or above.


Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced level)

* Total score of a maximum of the best 3 A Level subjects taken in one examination sitting*

* Score A Level grades as follows: A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, S = 1, F = 0  

* The official final GCE A Level official statement issued by the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka must be submitted.

*A minimum of 3 subjects are taken in one examination sitting.

English language requirements met by submission of an IELTS or equivalent English test with the required scores.

Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma/High School Diploma), Vietnam

Overall average of all Grade 12 subjects (refer to the whole year/CN column) as awarded on the official final transcript issued by individual senior secondary school in Vietnam. The temporary/provisional high school graduation certificates (Giay Chung Nhan Tot Nghiep THPT (Tam thoi)) issued by the relevant provincial education and training department OR official Vietnamese High School Diploma graduation certificate (BẰNG TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG) must be provided as evidence of successful completion. All documents submitted must be translated and untranslated.

English language requirements met by submission of an IELTS or equivalent English test with the required scores.


Program Matrikulasi (Matriculation Program), Malaysia

Final Cumulative Grade Point Average as awarded on the official final academic transcript. Evidence of successful completion must be provided.

* Minimum English language requirement met by successful completion of Bahasa Inggeris (English) with an overall average of ‘C grade’ or above.

* Higher English language requirement met by successful completion of Bahasa Inggeris (English) with an overall average of ‘B grade’ or above.


Monash University Foundation Year

The MUFY score awarded on the academic transcript. The MUFY score is calculated based on the average achieved on the successful completion of 8 eligible units.
English entry requirement is met by a minimum of 65 per cent overall average of English Unit 1 and English Unit 2.


UNSW Foundation Studies

Final grade point average as awarded on the official final academic transcript issued by University of New South Wales. 

* Minimum English language requirement met by C grade in Academic English.

* Higher English language requirement met by B grade in Academic English.


Foundation in Arts, Sunway College

Overall average of all subjects (refer to the Marks (%) column) as awarded on the final ‘official transcript’ issued by Sunway College. Evidence of successful completion must be provided.

* Minimum English language requirement met by successful completion of the 3 compulsory English subjects during the Foundation of Arts (Language and Communication, Communication, Audience and Context & Language and Knowledge) with an overall average of 65% or above.

* Higher English language requirement met by successful completion of the 3 compulsory English subjects during the Foundation of Arts (Language and Communication, Communication, Audience and Context & Language and Knowledge) with an overall average of 75% or above.

Foundation in Science and Technology, Sunway College

Overall average of all subjects (refer to the Marks (%) column) as awarded on the final ‘official transcript’ issued by Sunway College. Evidence of successful completion must be provided.

English language requirements met by submission of an IELTS or equivalent English test with the required scores.