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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


Minimum entry levels for foundation year are described below:

Academic Entry Requirements

Country Extended Program Standard Program Express Program
Argentina Year 11 - 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects) Year 11 - 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects) Year 11 - 8.5 & above (4 academic subjects)
Australia Year 11 - C grade & above (4 academic subjects) Year 11 - C grade & above (4 academic subjects) Year 12 - C or SA grades & above (4 academic subjects)
Bangladesh Secondary certificate - A (4 academic subjects) Secondary certificate - A (4 academic subjects) Secondary certificate - A+ (4 academic subjects)
Brazil Year 11 - C or 5.0 & above (4 academic subjects) Year 11 - C or 5.0 & above (4 academic subjects) Year 11 - B or 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects)
British/UK O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects) O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects) O levels - B grades (4 academic subjects)
Brunei O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects) O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects) O levels - B grades (4 academic subjects)
Cambodia Secondary certificate OR O levels C grades (4 academic subjects) Secondary certificate OR O levels C grades (4 academic subjects) Secondary certificate OR O levels B grades (4 academic subjects)
Canada Grade 11 - 70% & above (4 academic subjects) Grade 11 - 70% & above (4 academic subjects) Grade 12 - 85% & above (4 academic subjects)
Chile Grade 11 - 4.7 & above (4 academic subjects) Grade 11 - 4.7 & above (4 academic subjects) Grade 11 - 5.5 & above (4 academic subjects)
China Senior 2 - 80% & above (4 academic subjects) Senior 2 - 80% & above (4 academic subjects) Senior 2 - 90% & above (4 academic subjects)
Colombia Year 11 - 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects) Year 11 - 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects) Year 11 - 8.5 & above (4 academic subjects)
Ecuador Year 11 - 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects) Year 11 - 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects) Year 11 - 8.5 & above (4 academic subjects)
Hong Kong Form 5 - 60% & above (4 academic subjects) HKDSE - Level 2 in three subjects Category A subjects (excluding Chinese Language) Form 5 - 60% & above (4 academic subjects) HKDSE - Level 2 in three subjects Category A subjects (excluding Chinese Language) HKDSE - Level 3 in two subjects Category A subjects (excluding Chinese Language)
Indonesia SMU 2 - grades 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects) SMU 2 - grades 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects) SMU 3 - grades 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects)
International Baccalaureate Year 11 certificate - grade 4 (4 academic subjects) Year 11 certificate - grade 4 (4 academic subjects) Year 11 certificate - grade 5 (4 academic subjects)
Japan Senior High School Senior 2 - Grade 3 (4 academic subjects) Senior High School Senior 2 - Grade 3 (4 academic subjects) Senior High School Senior 3 - Grade 4 (4 academic subjects)
Korea Senior 2 - 70% & above (4 academic subjects) Senior 2 - 70% & above (4 academic subjects) Senior 3 - 80% & above (4 academic subjects)
Macau Form 5 - 60% & above (4 academic subjects) Form 5 - 60% & above (4 academic subjects) Form 6 - 75 & above (4 academic subjects)
Malaysia SPM or FORM 5 - B & above (4 academic subjects) SPM OR FORM 5 - B & above (4 academic subjects) SPM - B x 2 subjects + A- x 2 subjects (4 academic subjects)
Mexico Secondary High School - 7 & above (4 academic subjects) Secondary High School - 7 & above (4 academic subjects) Secondary High School - 8.5 & above (4 academic subjects)
Middle East Countries ( Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain ) Year 12 - 80% & above (4 academic subjects) Year 12 - 80% & above (4 academic subjects) Year 12 - 90% & above (4 academic subjects)
Mongolia Year 11 - 70% & above (4 academic subjects) Year 11 - 70% & above (4 academic subjects) Year 12 - 80% & above (4 academic subjects)
Myanmar Matriculation certificate - 60% & above (4 academic subjects) 0 Level - C grades (4 academic subjects) Completion of Higher Secondary with C or 70% and above (4 academic subjects) Matriculation certificate - 60% & above (4 academic subjects) 0 Level - C grades (4 academic subjects) Completion of Higher Secondary with C or 70% and above (4 academic subjects) Matriculation certificate - 75% & above (4 academic subjects) 0 Level - B grades (4 academic subjects) Completion of Higher Secondary with B or 80% and above (4 academic subjects)
Pakistan Completion of Higher Secondary with C or 70% Completion of Higher Secondary with C or 70% Completion of Higher Secondary with B or 80%
Philippines High School Diploma - C or 70% (4 academic subjects) and above (4 academic subjects) High School Diploma - C or 70% (4 academic subjects) and above (4 academic subjects) High School Diploma - B or 80% (4 academic subjects) and above (4 academic subjects)
Papua New Guinea High School Certificate - C & above (4 academic subjects) High School Certificate - C & above (4 academic subjects) High School Certificate - B & above (4 academic subjects)
Russia (CIS) Year 11 - 3 & above (4 academic subjects) Year 11 - 3 & above (4 academic subjects) Year 11 - 5 & above (4 academic subjects)
Singapore O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects) O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects) O levels - B grades (4 academic subjects)
South Africa Senior Certificate - C & above (4 academic subjects) Senior Certificate - C & above (4 academic subjects) Senior Certificate - B & above (4 academic subjects)
Sri Lanka O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects) O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects) O levels - B grades (4 academic subjects)
Taiwan Senior 2 - 65% & above (4 academic subjects) Senior 2 - 65% & above (4 academic subjects) Senior 3 - 80% & above (4 academic subjects)
Thailand Matayom 5 - 3.0 & above (4 academic subjects) (Year 11) Matayom 5 - 3.0 & above (4 academic subjects) (Year 11) Matayom 6 - 3.0 & above (4 academic subjects) (Year 12)
Turkey Year 11 - 4 & above (4 academic subjects) Year 11 - 4 & above (4 academic subjects) Year 11 - 5 & above (4 academic subjects)
USA Year 11 - GPA 2.9 & above (4 academic subjects) Year 11 - GPA 2.9 & above (4 academic subjects) Year 12 - GPA 2.5 & above (4 academic subjects)
Vietnam Year 11 - 7 & above (4 academic subjects Year 11 - 7 & above (4 academic subjects Year 11 - 7.5 & above (4 academic subjects)
Zambia Senior Certificate - C & above (4 academic subjects) Senior Certificate - C & above (4 academic subjects) Senior Certificate - B & above (4 academic subjects)
Zimbabwe O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects) O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects) O levels - B grades (4 academic subjects)
Other countries Please contact the Enrolments Office at info@fdn.uq.edu.au

English Language Entry Requirements

Course Extended Standard Express
IELTS 5.0
Writing band 5.0
5.5
No band less than 5.0
6.0
Writing band 6.0, other bands 5.0 or above
TOEFL (iBT) 56 70 78
GCE O Levels C C B
HKDSE Level 2 Level 2 Level 3
PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic) Overall 42 Overall 49
Individual bands 43
Overall 60
Individual bands 50
Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - C C
Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - C C

IES English Pathway Program

Students who have not quite met the English requirements for IES Foundation Year can take advantage of the IES English Pathway Program (EPP). The program consists of either a 10 or 20 week pre-foundation English course, depending on a student's current English language proficiency.

Note: Successful graduates from the EPP course are guaranteed entry into the IES Foundation Year Extended program only.

For more information, click here.

For advice and assistance in obtaining pre-entry English language courses, please contact Enrolments at info@fdn.uq.edu.au

Quota Programs

Entry into the quota programs such as Dental Science, Nursing & Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science are competitive. As such, entry requirements into IES Foundation Year for these programs are higher than other programs.

Program Dental Science Veterinary Science Physiotherapy Nursing/Midwifery Occupational Therapy Speech Pathology
IELTS 7.0
(all bands 7.0)
7.0
(all bands 7.0)
7.0
(all bands 7.0)
7.0
(all bands 7.0)
7.0
(all bands 7.0)
7.0
(Speaking 8.0 & all other bands 7.0)

For further information about quota restrictions and evidence of higher English language proficiency please contact the Enrolments Office on info@fdn.uq.edu.au or visit https://iescollege.com/foundation-year