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Queensland Year 12 international equivalent studies

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If you're an international student, the table below lists the equivalent of Queensland Year 12, whether you've studied interstate or overseas: 

Country or region

Equivalent studies to Queensland Year 12

Australia

  • ACT Year 12 Certificate
  • New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC)
  • South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
  • Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE)
  • Victoria Certificate of Education (VCE)
  • Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)

Group of 8 Foundation Years:

  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of Sydney
  • The Australian National University
  • The University of Western Australia
  • The University of Adelaide

Brunei

GCE 'A' Levels

Canada

Canadian Senior High School Graduation Diploma

China

Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor's degree at university, or for selected programs, meet the appropriate criteria for Gaokao. See your equivalent entry score.

Denmark

Studentereksamen

Fiji

  • Fiji University of the South Pacific Foundation Year, or successful completion of the first year of a bachelor's degree at university, or New Zealand bursaries
  • Fiji Year 13 or 7th Form (prior to 2013) Certificate

France

French Baccalauréat

Germany

Abitur

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

India

National Boards:

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (CBSE);
  • Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (CISC)

State Boards:

  • Secondary School Certificates from the State
  • Boards of Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

Indonesia

Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor's degree at university

International Baccalaureate

Completed diploma

Japan

Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor's degree at university

Malaysia

Malaysian STPM, Unified Examination (UEC) or Malaysian Matriculation

Norway

Norwegian Certificate of Completion of Upper Secondary School Examinations, Vitnemal, Examen Artium, Studenteksamen, Gymnaseksamen

Pakistan

Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate

Philippines

Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor's degree at university

Singapore

Singapore-Cambridge 'A' Levels

South Africa

South African Senior Certificate since 2008 or Matriculation Certificate

South Korea

Successful completion of the Republic of Korea high school diploma, and the College of Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) in the following subjects: 

  • Korean Language
  • Mathematics (either stream); and
  • the best of two social science or science subjects or a combination of both.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan 'A' Levels

Taiwan

Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor's degree at university or two years of study at an approved junior college (conditions apply)

Thailand

Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor's degree at university

UK

GCE 'A' Levels

USA

  • High School Diploma + SAT scores
  • AP + SAT
  • GED + SAT
  • SAT I + SAT II
  • HSD + Enhanced ACT
  • GED + Enhanced ACT
  • Composite ACT + SAT I (since March 2016)
  • Composite ACT Score (36 scale)
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations

Vietnam

Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor's degree at university will be considered for all undergraduate programs. Graduates from selected Gifted Secondary High Schools with a Year 12 grade of 8.0 or above on the National Secondary Graduation Examination will be considered for a limited number of undergraduate programs.

If you have any questions regarding Year 12 international entry equivalents, or if you can't find your country on this list, please email applicationstatus@uq.edu.au for more information. 

 

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