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

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Admissions information for international students
Bachelor of Music


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 and Audition/Composition submission. 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 music, performing arts, humanities or social sciences. 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 music, performing arts, humanities or social sciences. Credit may be granted for these units. 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

  • IB score of at least 25
  • 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)

Special entry requirements

All applicants must complete an audition/composition submission. For information on the audition/composition submission process please refer to Music Auditions. For further information please contact Arts Student Services on 1800 MONASH(666 274).

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 Clayton
International Baccalaureate 26
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 7


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

Apply directly to Monash.

If you need more information, contact the faculty.

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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    A degree in music from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash will make employers stand up and take notice. You may find careers in performance, music instruction, composing and conducting, arts administration, policy and planning, music retailing, research and archiving, artist management and music technology.

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