How To Make An Application To Australian Universities

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Groupings and Ranking
University Application System
Entry Requirements
ATAR
Applying as an International Student
Applying as a Domestic Student
Alternative Pathways
Ex-student Profiles
The Group of Eight (Go8) is a coalition of leading
Australian tertiary institutions, intensive in
research and comprehensive in general and
professional education.
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The University of Adelaide
The Australian National University
The University of Melbourne
Monash University
The University of New South Wales
The University of Queensland
The University of Sydney
The University of Western Australia
The Australian Technology Network (ATN) the
five Australian universities with a common
focus on the practical application of tertiary
studies and research. Their graduate and
research outcomes are closely aligned to
the needs of industry and wider society. The
ATN member universities are:
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Curtin University of Technology
University of South Australia
RMIT University
University of Technology Sydney
Queensland University of Technology
IRU is a network of seven comprehensive
universities conducting research of national and
international standing. The IRU network has
national reach, with an institutional presence in
every mainland State of Australia and the Northern
Territory.
 Flinders University
 Griffith University
 La Trobe University
 Murdoch University
 University of Newcastle
 James Cook University
 Charles Darwin University
UNIVERSITY
University of Melbourne
Australian National University
University of Sydney
University of Queensland
University of New South Wales
Monash University
University of Adelaide
University of Western Australia
Macquarie University
Reference: Times Higher Education 2013
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World
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South Australia & Northern Terrirtory– SATAC
Victoria – VTAC
New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory –
UAC
Queensland – QTAC
Western Australia – WATAC
Tasmania – Direct Application to the university
Entry to some degree courses requires
Certain pre-requisites – DO CHECK WITH
THE INDIVIDUAL UNIVERSITY.
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Preferred IB subjects & levels or assumed
knowledge. While these aren’t always essential,
you’ll stand a greater chance of obtaining a place if
you can provide evidence of prior learning in these
areas.
ISAT / UMAT - Medicine
- For ID students, please contact the university
directly for admission requirements and individual
assessment.
- Whether you’re applying as an Australian
citizen or an international student, you’ll
need to see how your IB grades relates to ATAR
(Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) – the system
used to try to put international examinations on an
even weighting.
IB Score
ATAR
45
99.95
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99.80
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99.60
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99.25
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98.70
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98.05
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97.30
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96.30
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95.50
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94.30
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92.85
34
91.35
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89.75
32
88
IB Score
ATAR
31
85.80
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83.25
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80.75
28
78.75
27
76.80
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74.60
25
72.20
24
69.35
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Apply directly to each university by late
December with your predicted grades to
start in August. (Eg. Monash and University
of Melbourne)
Apply with your final results to start in the
following year February. You may not need
to go through the Tertiary Admissions
Centre, check with individual universities.
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These will vary from state to state and
course to course so you need to keep
abreast of different deadlines. VTAC
example
Date (2014 Entry)
What to do ?
5 August
Online Application opens
27 September
Online Application closes
25 October
Change of Preference deadline
8 November
Late Application + late fee
6 December
Very Late Application + late fee
13 January
Round 1 offers
6 February
Round 2 offers
JULY/AUGUST (post results)
- Tertiary Centre Guides are available
- Research state, universities and courses to
identify prerequisites, assumed knowledge etc
- Early closing dates such as Medicine
- Prepare for supporting documentation
- ATAR vs IB
SEPTEMBER
- Make application through Tertiary Admissions
Centre
- Rank order your choices
- Decide whether you are applying as HECS (HE
Contribution Scheme) or full fee paying
- Apply for accommodation
- Receive acknowledge of your application
OCTOBER
- Last chance to make changes to your
preferences - additional charges may apply
- Submit outstanding documentation
JANUARY
- Most offers are made late January
FEBRUARY
- Second round of offers made
- Orientation programmes and classes
commence
Technical & Further Education (TAFE) –
Australian Government funded vocational and
technical training. TAFE institutes
provide direct pathways to university study.
They are widely recognised for their role in
preparing people for work by providing
training, skills and knowledge that lead to
employment.
Foundation courses prepare students for university
entry generally after one year of academic study.
General entry requirements
Completion of our Y11-Y13
Application timeline
Throughout the year – check with
institution
Tuition cost – Domestic student
Same as international student
Tuition cost – International student
Approx. A$21,000-25,000 per year depending on course, institute and
location – check with institution
Living cost
Approx. A$15,000-18,000
Student A:
Final IB score: 34 IB
points.
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First Choice UNSW – Bachelor of
Engineering and
Bachelor of Science
(Double Degree)
Student B:
Final IB score: 27 IB
points
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Third Choice Macquerie University:
Bachelor of Education
Student C:
Predicted IB score: 32
Final IB score: 25
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Conditional Offers:
Edinburgh and Exeter
Final Destination –
Foundation at
University of
Queensland
Now – Bachelor of
Science at University
of Queensland
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