Academic entry requirements


Entry into a Bachelor Degree program at La Trobe University requires completion of Australian Year 12 with certain grade. For the equivalency of entry requirement from other countries/qualifications, please refer to the table below.

IB Diploma 24 24 25 28 33
LTM Foundation 60 65 70 80 90
HKDSE 13 15 18 20 23
India 60 70 75 80 85
Sri Lanka 6 7 8 10 11
GCE A Levels 6 7 8 10 11
Malaysia STPM 6 7 8 10 11
USA High School Diploma 1.0/4 D 1.0/4 D 2.0/4 C 3.0/4 B 4.0/4 A+
Norway 2 3 4 5 6
Canada OSSD 50 60 70 80 90
Kuwait 60 70 80 90 90
Thailand M6 1 2 3 4 4
Sweden E-10 D-12.5 C-15 B-17.5 A-20
VIETNAM High School Diploma 7.0+ 7.5+ 8.0+ 8.5+ 9.0+
Indonesia SMA3 71 76 81 86 91

Postgraduate (coursework)

Entry into a Postgraduate degree program at La Trobe University requires completion of Australian Bachelor degree, with marks as outlined in our course guide.

Postgraduate research program entry requirements

Some programs might have additional entry requirements to those below, so check your course for details.

Master's by research

For admission to a Master's by research degree, you must have completed a Bachelor's degree with Honours from La Trobe or another recognised university or educational institution. Your Honours degree should have been completed at the level of H1 or H2A or equivalent. Applicants with Honours at H2B may be considered in some instances.

Professional Doctorate

Candidates for the Professional Doctorate will normally have completed a Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with Honours (H1 or H2A) at La Trobe or another recognised university and have at least three years' relevant professional experience. Candidates are also required to provide evidence of research expertise.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

PhD candidates will normally have completed a Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with Honours (H1 or H2A) from La Trobe or another recognised university.

Scholarship and direct-entry scores for 2015 China GAOKAO students

We recognise the Chinese GAOKAO system and will consider granting direct entry to outstanding GAOKAO students. We also offer a A$10 000 scholarship for eligible outstanding GAOKAO students. Please contact La Trobe International for scholarships questions and more information:

GAOKAO scores in 高考录取分数线Humanities/Arts
Scholarship score
Direct-entry score
Scholarship score
Direct-entry score
安徽 ANHUI597558555511
北京 BEIJING579527548495
重庆 CHONGQING572532573527
福建 FUJIAN549462525410
甘肃 GANSU517465475417
广东 GUANGDONG573524577519
广西 GUANGXI530380480320
贵州 GUIZHOU543472453372
海南 HAINAN662588608546
河南 HENAN513455529458
河北 HEBEI548496544474
黑龙江 HEILONGJIANG495410483371
湖南 HUNAN535481526455
湖北 HUBEI521477510448
内蒙古 INNER MONGOLIA487385464336
吉林 JILIN543433525405
江苏 JIANGSU342313344310
江西 JIANGXI528487540490
辽宁 LIAONING530460500490
宁夏 NINGXIA507478445416
青海 QINGHAI466420400363
山东 SHANDONG568510562490
陕西 SHAANXI510467480440
上海 SHANGHAI434372414348
四川 SICHUAN543473528445
山西 SHANXI513462515442
天津 TIANJIN547486538459
云南 YUNNAN572532573527
新疆 XIANGJIAN486414446381
西藏 XIZHANG325285280235
浙江 ZHEIJIANG626485605435

Please note:

  • 2015 GAOKAO scores are valid for entry to February and July 2016 intakes only.
  • Some health sciences and science courses may only accept GAOKAO science stream students due to pre-requisites.
  • All Chinese GAOKAO students still need to meet other admission and visa requirements.
  • We reserve the right to assess each application on a case-by-case basis.
  • HKDSE - combined total of 5 subjects (Category A, B & C) where 5*,5**, 5=5, 4=4, 3=3,2=2,1=1, *=5, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 Attained with distinction-=3, Attained= 1
  • Sri Lanka A Levels- A=4, B=3,C=2, S=1. Minimum of 3 A level subjects must be completed
  • GCE A Levels- A*=6, A=5, B=4,C =3, D=2, E=1 Aggregate of Best 3 (or 2 subjects)
  • Malaysia STPM- A=4, A- =3.67, B+ = 3.33, B=3, B- = 2.67, C+ = 2.33, C=2 Aggregate of best 3 subjects
  • USA Completion of High School Diploma with required GPA
  • Norway Secondary School Exam - grade average of final year result, Norwegian Certificate of completion of upper secondary School Examinations or comparable qualification
  • Canada OSSD-Grade average of best 6 Grade XIII subjects
  • Thailand M6 - Pupils are required to complete 81 credits for graduation from M6. Of these, 41 credits must come from basic courses, and not less than 36 credits for supplementary courses.
  • Vietnam- Starting base at Good level of 7.0
  • Indonesia SMA3 base level score starting from 71