Undergraduate Requirements

When applying for entry into a Bachelor degree at ICMS you will need to meet certain academic and English language entry requirements. The information below provides some country specific examples. If your country or qualification is not listed please email [email protected]. If you do not meet the academic and/or English language proficiency requirements, pathway options are available through the Aspire Institute.

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Academic Entry Requirement by Country (International)

Country Academic Requirement
Australia Completion of NSW HSC (or equivalent) with a minimum band 2 in English. In addition, Mathematics Standard 2 or equivalent. The assessment may include attending an interview at ICMS.
China Successful completion of the General Senior Secondary Unified Graduation Examination (ao San or Senior Middle 3) with a minimum mark of 70% or completion of the Gao Kao (University Entrance Examination) 
France Successful completion of either the Baccalauréat Général, the L’Enseignement du Second Degré, or the Diplôme de Bachelier de L’Enseignement du Second Degré with a minimum overall grade of 10
Germany Successful completion of the Abitur/Allgemeine Hochschulreife with a grade of 4.2 or less
Hong Kong Completion of the HKDSE with minimum aggregate score of 12 in best five subjects (four core subjects plus one subject from Category A)
India Successful completion of All India Senior School Certificate or Indian School Certificate with an overall grade point average of at least 60% in best 4 subjects excluding local language; or  successful completion of Senior Secondary Certificate(State Boards) with an average score of at least 70% in best 4 subjects excluding local language
Indonesia SMU 3 or Secondary School Certificate of Graduation with an average of 75%
Korea

Successful completion of the Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate with an overall average of 60%

Macau Successful completion of the General Senior High School Certificate with a C grade average (75%) OR successful completion of the Diploma with an overall GPA of 3 (75%)
Malaysia Successful completion of the Form 6 or completion of Gao San (Senior Middle 3) with a 70% average
New Zealand Successful completion of New Zealand Year 13 with a minimum of 42 course credits at Level 3 or above
Norway Successful completion of the Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (1997-2013) with a minimum GPA of 11.8 or Successful completion of the Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (2014 onwards) with a minimum GPA of 10.9
Phillippines Successful completion of the Vitnemal with an average of Fair (3)
Russian Federation Successful completion of Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Pbschem Pbrazovanii (Certificate of [Complete] Education with a GPA of 4.5
Singapore

Successful completion of the Singapore-Cambridge of GCE A-Level with an aggregate of #6*

*Points are calculated on the basis that  A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 and must include minimum one subject of Advanced Level or combination of Advanced and Advanced Subsidiary subjects. Advanced Subsidiary subjects are included in the aggregate  and contribute the equivalent of half of a subject taken at Advanced Level: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5

Spain Successful completion of the Curso de Orientacion Universitaria [Course of University Guidance] with an overall GPA of 4.7
Sweden Successful completion of the Swedish Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (1997-2013) with a minimum GPA of 11.8 or Successful completion of the Swedish Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (2014 onwards) with a minimum GPA of 10.9
Taiwan Successful completion of the Taiwanese Senior High School Diploma or Senior Vocational School Diploma with an overall grade of 75%
Thailand

Successful completion of the Certificate of Secondary Education (Matayom 6) with GPA of 2.0 or higher

United Kingdom Successful completion of Edexcel GCE A-Level or Cambridge International A-Level Examinations with an aggregate of #6*
United States of America Successful completion of the High School Diploma with GPA 2.5 plus successful completion of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum score of 1110
Vietnam

Successful completion of the Diploma of General Education (Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc) or Secondary Vocational school Certificate (Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Chuyen Nghiep) with an average grade of 7.0 or above; or Year 12 GPA of 7.0 of above

Academic Entry Requirement by Qualification

Qualification Academic Requirement
International Baccalaureate Completed IB Diploma with a score of 24
Cambridge International Examinations or Edexcel GCE

Successful completion of GCE A-level with an aggregate of #6*

*Points are calculated on the basis that A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 and must include minimum one subject of Advanced Level or combination of Advanced and Advanced Subsidiary subjects. Advanced Subsidiary subjects are included in the aggregate and contribute the equivalent of half of a subject taken at Advanced Level: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5

BTEC Successful completion of BTEC National 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in business or related area
Certificate IV Successful completion of a Certificate level IV qualification (under the AQF) or its equivalent. 

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Bachelor Degree Courses

Category IELTS TOEFL (iBT) Pearson TOEIC
Overall 6.0 69* 50 785
Writing 5.5 19 42 -
Speaking 5.5 17 42 -

Other English proficiency accepted

Qualifications completed in an English medium

Secondary or tertiary level qualifications completed in English from the following countries are acceptable for undergraduate course entry only:

American Samoa
Australia
Barbados
Botswana
Canada
Eire
Fiji
Gambia
Ghana
Hong Kong
Ireland
Kenya
Malaysia
Mauritius
New Zealand
Northern Ireland
Nigeria
Papau New Guinea
Scotland
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Tanzania
Uganda
United Kingdom
United States of America
West Indies
Western Samoa
Zambia
Zimbabwe

The following are acceptable forms of English proficiency for undergraduate and postgraduate study:

  • Undertaking tertiary level studies (University or VET), of at least one year's duration, within Australia in the last five years.
  • Undertaking study, of at least one year's duration, within a tertiary level program, at an approved institution where the language of instruction is English, undertaken within the last five years.
  • A satisfactory score in the English Assessment administered by the institution indicating that no further English instruction is required to meet the entry requirements of the intended course of study.

The following are acceptable forms of English proficiency for undergraduate study only:

  • Completion of the Foundation Program with a Pass in both English subjects

English proficiency requirement by qualification

Qualification Academic Requirement
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

UG + GCB1: 169 overall, 162 in writing, 162 in speaking

Master Degree: 176 overall, min 169 in writing, 169 in speaking

Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Undergraduate, Postgraduate: 180 overall, 180 in writing, 180 in speaking
Common European Framework (CEFR): B2 (UG + GCB1) | C1 (Master Degree)
GCE 'A' Levels: Undergraduate: D pass in English at full Advanced (A2)
GSCE/GCE 'O' Levels: Undergraduate: C pass in English
International Baccalaureate (IB) - undergraduate:

English B at higher level (min grade 4) or

English B at Standard level (min grade 5) or

English A or A2: literature or language and literature at higher or standard level (min. grade 4)

English proficiency requirement by country

Country Grade(s) required to meet English requirement
Denmark

Danish Studentereksamen/Higher:
[Undergraduate Entry]

Grade 9 in B level English (only)

Grade 7 in B level AND A level English

Finland

Undergraduate Entry]

Completion of High School with grade of 8 in English or English A

Germany

Undergraduate:

Fachhochschulereife with at least grade 3 in English or,

Abitur with at least 7 points in English or

UG + GCB1: DAAD B2

 Master Degree:

DAAD C1

Hong Kong

[Undergraduate Entry]

HKDSE - Level 3 in English language

HKALE (2012 and earlier) - D or better in user of English

Malaysia

STPM
[Undergraduate Entry]

C pass in 920 English

B pass in 914 English

Netherlands

[Undergraduate Entry]

VWO (pre-university education):
with an overall score of at least 7 in English

HAVO (Senior General Secondary English):
with an overall score of at least 8 in English

Norway

[Undergraduate Entry]

Vitnemal (final year of high school) with 3 (G) or better in English

Sweden

[Undergraduate Entry]

Sessions before 2013: Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg (Gymnasium) with at least 3 or G in English A. 

Sessions after 2013: Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg (Gymnasium) with at least C in English 5 

Cambridge English Placement Test

Applicants who do not require an IELTS or TOEFL score for their student visa, can alternatively make an appointment to sit the Cambridge English Placement Test, subject to availability. To arrange an appointment please contact the recruitment department via [email protected]

Advanced Standing / Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) /  Credit Transfer

Have you passed equivalent subjects elsewhere?

Also referred to as 'recognition of prior learning (RPL) or 'credit transfers', advanced standing means that applicants who can demonstrate successful completion of equivalent subjects at a recognised institution may be eligible for credit towards study at ICMS. Exemptions are only granted for subjects studied at diploma or undergraduate level. Similarly, applicants who can demonstrate competence attained through formal training, work experience and/or life experience may also be eligible for advanced standing in an ICMS course.

Don't have the educational qualifications sufficient for an offer of admission into your chosen course, but have other relevant work and life skills and experience that make you a suitable candidate?

ICMS encourages lifelong learning and provides the opportunity to have students' previous learning recognised for advanced standing in their course of study. The Institution is committed to ensuring fair, transparent and flexible advanced standing arrangements in order to award credit for prior learning while maintaining its commitment to ensure the integrity of learning outcomes. ICMS recognises the following forms of prior learning:

  • Formal learning is learning undertaken through a structured program of learning and assessment that leads to the full or partial attainment of a recognised Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification. 
  • Informal learning is learning gained through work-related, social, family, hobby or leisure activities and experiences. Unlike 'formal' and 'non-formal' learning, 'informal learning' is not organised or externally structured in terms of objectives, time or learning support. 
  • Non-formal learning is learning that is undertaken through a strcutured program of learning but does not lead to a formally recognised qualification.

View the Advanced Standing Policy or contact [email protected] for further information.