Monash university Entry Requirements

To be considered for a course at Monash University, you must meet the minimum entry requirements. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee entry to a course, as there may be more applicants than places available.

Many courses have higher entry requirements, prerequisite studies or extra requirements such as interviews and folios. Check the course entry in Find a course or CourseSearch (VTAC applicants).

All applicants need to meet the:

and one of the following Australian or overseas qualifications:

Australian qualification

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

  • Satisfactory completion of eight units at level 3 and 4, including any English subject.
  • An ATAR of 70 or above.

Interstate Year 12 qualification

  • Satisfactory completion of qualifications equivalent to the VCE, and an accredited Year 12 English course.
  • An ATAR of 70 or above.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

  • Satisfactory completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, including English.
  • A score equivalent to an ATAR of 70 or above.

University studies/single units

  • Satisfactory completion of at least two units at an Australian university or with Open Universities.

Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DoTS)

  • Satisfactory completion of DoTS meets minimum requirements for entry into some undergraduate courses.

Monash College diploma

  • Diploma part 1 meets minimum requirements for entry into first-year of some undergraduate courses.
  • Diploma part 2 meets minimum requirements for entry into second-year of some undergraduate courses.

For more information on these courses, see Monash College entry requirements.

Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)

Satisfactory completion of Monash University Foundation Year.

TAFE qualification

Satisfactory completion of an advanced certificate (Certificate IV or above) or diploma meets minimum requirements for some Monash undergraduate courses.

Scored or graded results are required. We cannot assess results with pass/fail or competent/not competent results.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Satisfactory completion of the STAT meets minimum requirements for entry into some Information Technology courses.

Overseas qualification

Secondary school qualifications

Foundation programs in South Africa

Check the entry requirements with completion of a foundation program in South Africa.

  • IIE MSA (South Africa) Foundation Program
  • Higher Certificate in Higher Education Studies

Overseas university studies

Applicants with complete or incomplete overseas tertiary qualifications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Checking your qualifications
You can check whether your overseas qualification meets the standard by using the study credit and admissions search. If your country or qualification doesn’t appear in the database, you can apply anyway and provide your results. We will assess them to see if they meet the requirements.

Translating results
If your qualification results are in a language other than English, please supply certified translated copies. Monash prefers National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) qualified translators.

Visit the NAATI website for more information on NAATI translators.


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.