Admissions information for international students, Bachelor of Arts, Monash University

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Admissions information for international students
Bachelor of Arts


Entry requirements

International entry requirements

2015 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Equivalent Australian Year 12. Please note English proficiency requirements must be met.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers


A minimum of Certificate IV with at least a distinction (70%) average is required to be considered for admission.

Recommended studies include courses that have high humanities content, e.g. professional writing and editing, liberal arts, media and communications, justice studies, marketing and public relations. Some advanced standing may be granted for TAFE studies.


Applicants will be considered for admission with two single units completed at a credit (60%) average. Additional units (above the minimum of two) will enhance a student's application. Students are encouraged to consider units that relate to the arts or social sciences. Credit for any other previous studies will only be granted from those completed no more than 10 years prior to admission, however qualifications gained more than 10 years prior can be used for admission.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL.

English requirements for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking; TOEFL 550 with a TWE of 4.5; or an Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 with 21 in Writing, 12 in Listening, 13 in Reading and 18 in Speaking; Pearson Test of English (PTE)overall score of 58 with minimum of 50 in Listening, 50 in Reading, 50 in Speaking and 50 in Writing; Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) score of 45 or above (each skill must score weak or above) or Advanced (CAE) score of 58 or above (each skill must score borderline or above)

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2015 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Qualification Caulfield Clayton
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 9


Semester one (March)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

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