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Admission Requirements of Australian Universities

undergraduate and postgraduate admission requirements in Australia for Pakistani students

The common question that always comes in mind when looking to study at Australian university is “what is the requirement to study/ get enrolled in a study program in Australia?” or “Is previous qualification enough to get admission in desire study program”? Normally known as entry requirements and these depend on the level of study and the institution you are applying to. However, here are some general requirements one must know to plan study abroad in Australia:

Educational Requirements To Enter In An Australian University  

As Australian universities offer a wide range of degree programs in various fields of study. So the entry requirement is also different for the program you are going to study

  • Vocational Training Programs: Applicants must hold an 10,11 or 12 class certificate depending on the what level you want to start.

  • Undergraduate degree program: Must hold an intermediate certificate with minimum 60% passing scores.

  • Master’s degree programs: To study in master degree program, applicant must have a graduate (bachelors) degree from a recognized university with minimum 60% marks.

  • PhD degree program: applicant who is going to apply for a doctoral study program must have a undergraduate and master degrees from a recognized institute of their home country with minimum 60% marks %age. Along this a research proposal is also a basic requirement to study in doctoral program.

English Language Requirements To Study In Australian Universities 

To study in an Australian university, international students must demonstrate proficiency in English. Beginning with the academic year 2024, the Australian government has raised the English language proficiency requirement for student and temporary graduate visas. The goal of this strategy is to ensure that the new English language requirements better support students' learning and career outcomes. Here is an overview of new higher English language test requirements 

English Test 

VET (Vocational Education Training)

Undergraduate (Bachelor’s degree)


PhD/ Doctoral degree 


5.5 (no band less than 5)

6.5-7 (no band less than 6)

6.5-7(no band less than 6)

6.5-7(no band less than 6)







42(no section less than 40)

50-58 (no section less than 50)

58-64 (no section less than 50)

58-65 (no section less than 50)

How To Apply For Admission At Australian University

A careful planning can help a student to apply for admission in any study program at Australian university. Students can also get help from education advisors and Pakistan embassy deal with Australian visa for successful admission to Australia. Here is step by step process for Pakistani students to follow and start admission process for Australian university:

Choose A Course To Study In Australia

It is advised to students that carefully choose a course to study in Australia. Once you have decided for a course to study, next procedure of application will not take a time.

Choose A University To Study

After selecting a course program, search for the university offering the selected course to international students and what are the requirements of university for this specific program.

Apply To University

When course and university selection done, proceed further for university’s application. Most of the international students apply direct to the university by online application process and where it is required they may also have to post hard copies to the university. A university’s application form mostly require following attachments  

  • Personal details

  • Proof of English language test score

  • Previous education transcripts

  • Course preference (for which you are interested)

  • Work experience (if any)

  • Pay the application fee: some universities may charge a non-refundable fee of 50-100 AUD$

  • Submit the application

Application Processing Time

Submitted application may take a 3-4 weeks to be processed by the university’s administration and after that students will be notified about the results.

Accept Offer Letter

If student’s application is accepted by the university, he/she will be notified and will receive an offer letter. Before accepting the university’s offer, must check all the conditions that students may have to meet before enrollment.

Prepare For Departure

Once you have been selected by the university and get enrolled in a study program at Australian university, the next step is to apply for pre departure requirements like student visa, health insurance, and accommodation etc. 

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