Admission Requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

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NIC welcomes all applications from all countries, and will assess each application on its own merit. NIC will only consider academic subjects when determining average student performance.

Mature-aged Entry: Applicants who are aged 21 years or above may be admitted to an academic program at NIC without meeting formal academic qualifications. Evidence of relevant work experience and other acceptable qualifications will need to be submitted at the time of applying.

Recognition for Prior Learning: Students who have previously enrolled in post-secondary or tertiary studies may be recognised for their prior learning, and may wish to apply for exemptions. Applicants will be required to supply certified copies of all academic transcripts as well as detailed course syllabus information (outlining the content of that particular subject) for an assessment. Official transcripts and syllabus information must be supplied in English.

The list of qualifications outlined below is a guide only. As not all qualifications and countries are listed, students with other credentials are encouraged to apply.

Country
Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation Program (Fast-track and Standard-Track)
Diploma
(Fast-track, Standard-track and Diploma (Provisional Entry Program))

Australia

Completion of Year 11 or equivalent

Satisfactory completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate (or equivalent)

Bangladesh

Completion of the General Certificate of Education with 50% average, or Year 11 (10+1) with a 70% GPA

Higher School Certificate with a GPA of 3.0

Chile

Completion of the Licencia de Educacion, average below 5.0

Completion of the Licencia de Educacion with an average of 5.5

China

Completion of Senior Middle 2 with pass grades

Completion of Senior Middle 3 with a 70% average across 4 academic subjects

Colombia

Bachillerato with an average of 60% and below

Bachillerato with an average of 70%

HK

Completion of Form 5 with acceptable pass grades

HKDSE level 2 in 5 academic subjects including level 3 in the English paper

India

Completion of Year 11 - All India Senior School Certificate, Indian School Certificate, Higher Secondary School Certificate with pass marks

All India Senior School Certificate with an average of 54% across 3 academic subjects

Indonesia

SMU II average with an average of 6.0 across the best 4 academic subjects

SMU III with an average grade of 6.75 across the best 4 academic subjects

Japan

Completion of Kotogakko Year 2 with a B average

High School Graduation with a GPA of 2.5 for the Kotogakko 3

Kenya

Please refer to NIC Admissions for assessment

KCSE C average, Minimum of 2 passes in GCE 'A' levels

Korea

Successful completion of Year 11 with pass grades

High School Graduation Certificate with a C grade average (Mi or 6) in 4 academic subjects

Macau

Form 5 with 3 'E' or Senior Middle 2 with a 70% average

Senior Middle 3 - 65% average across 4 subjects

Malaysia

Completion of Form 5 / SPM/ Senior Middle 2 or equivalent with overall pass grade

STPM with pass grades across a minimum of 2 academic subjects, UEC with a minimum C grade average

Mauritius

GCE ' O' levels with passes in 3 academic subjects

Minimum 2 passes at GCE 'A' levels

Nepal

Higher Secondary School Certificate - Completion of Year 11 with an average of 45%

Completion of the Higher School Certificate (HSC - 12th grade), 2nd Division with 55% in 4 academic subjects

Pakistan

Completion of Higher Secondary School Certificate (Year 11) with a grade average of 45% or higher

Intermediate /Higher Secondary School Certificate - 54% average across 4 academic subjects

Philippines

Completion of the High School Diploma with an average of 70%

High School Diploma and NCEE with an average of 80% with an additional year of study in a Certificate or Diploma course

Russian Federation

Diploma of Completed Specialised Secondary Education with a GPA below 3.0

Diploma of Completed Specialised Secondary Education with a GPA of 3.3

Saudi Arabia

Successful completion of the General Certificate of Secondary Education with an average of 50%

General Secondary Education Certificate with an average of 70%

Singapore

Successful completion of Sec 4 (Express) / GCE 'O' levels with 3 passes

Minimum 2 passes in GCE A levels

Sri Lanka

Successful completion of Year 11, or GCE 'O' levels

GCE or Sri Lankan A levels - 2 passes

Taiwan

Completion of Senior Middle 2 with an average of 60% across 4 academic subjects

Senior Middle 3 - 65% average across 4 academic subjects

Thailand

Mayatom 5 with a GPA of 2.5

Matayom 6 with GPA of 2.0

UK

GCE 'O' levels with passes in 3 academic subjects, or GCSE

Minimum 2 passes for GCE 'A' levels

USA

Completion of Year 11 or equivalent with pass grades

Completion of USA High School Diploma with a GPA of 2.75

Vietnam

Completion of Year 11 (or equivalent)

Year 12 with a GPA of 6.0

Global Assessment Certificate

Contact NIC Admissions

Average grade of 60 - 65%

Zambia

Completion of O levels or equivalent

GCE A levels with passes in 2 academic subjects

Zimbabwe

GCE O levels or equivalent, with passes in 4 subjects

Zim Sec or GCE 'A' levels with a minimum of 2 passes

IB

Successful completion of Year 1 IB

IB aggregate mark of 21 over 6 subjects

Students applying for admission to the TPP (leading to the Bachelor of Medicine) are assessed individually. For more information please contact NIC at info@nic.nsw.edu.au

English Language Requirements

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English Course Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program Diploma + Provisional Entry Program Diploma (Fast-track and Standard-track)

IELTS (Academic test only)

5.5 (with no band less than 5.0)

5.5 (with no band less than 5.0)

6.0 (with no individual band less than 5.5)

TOEFL (ibt)

71-78

71 -78

79 and above

TOEFL

527/197

527 / 197

550 or 213

University of Newcastle's ELICOS programs

65% or more in 3 skill areas and 60% or more in the 4th area of the Upper Intermediate exam

65% or more in 3 skill areas and 60% or more in the 4th area of the Upper Intermediate exam

60% or more in all 4 skill areas of the EAP exam

NSW HSC (Year 12)

ESL Band 3

ESL Band 3

ESL Band 4

SPM

C6

C6

B4

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

49

49

57

GCE 'O' level English

C6

C6

B4

HKDSE Use of English / HKCEE or Form 5 English

2

2

3

Special requirements for TPP leading to Medicine

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  • IELTS requirement of 6.0 (no less than 5.5) prior to commencement of the TPP (leading to Medicine)
  • Students may only commence studies in March each year
  • Students will be enrolled as per the academic calendar