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If you have completed high school overseas, or if you studied the IB, you can check your subjects and results to see if you meet our program prerequisites.

If you have completed overseas subjects not listed here, please contact:

Domestic students
UQ Admissions
Phone: (07) 3365 2203
Email: admissions@uq.edu.au

International students
UQ International Admissions
Email: applicationstatus@uq.edu.au  

Select one of the following to view comparable subjects and results:

Canada

Alberta High School Diploma

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = 50% – level 30 subjects only)

English

  • English 30
  • English Language Arts 30

Mathematics A

  • Pure Mathematics

Mathematics B

  • Mathematics 31 (Mathematics 30 & lower are not acceptable)

Physics

  • Physics 30

Chemistry

  • Chemistry 30

Biology

  • Biology 30

British Columbia Senior Secondary School Graduation Diploma

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = 50%)

English

  • English
Mathematics A
  • Pre Calculus 12
  • Application of Mathematics
  • Foundations of Maths
  • Principles of Mathematics
  • Calculus 12

Mathematics B

  • Mathematics

Mathematics C

  • Calculus 12

Physics

  • Physics

Chemistry

  • Chemistry

Biology

  • Biology
  • Biological Science

Ontario Secondary School Diploma

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass mark = 50%, Ontario Academic Courses – OACs)

English

  • English

Mathematics B

  • Algebra and Calculus
  • Calculus and Vectors
  • Calculus

Physics

  • Physics

Chemistry

  • Chemistry

Biology

  • Biology
  • Biological Science

Nova Scotia high School Completion Certificate

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = 50%)

English

  • English

Mathematics A

  • Mathematics 12
  • Advanced Mathematics 12
Physics
  • Physics
Chemistry
  • Chemistry
Biology
  • Biology

Fijian Seventh Form

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = 50% or better)

Mathematics B

  • Mathematics
Physics
  • Physics
Chemistry
  • Chemistry
Biology
  • Biology

Finnish Matriculation Examination Certificate

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = 5)

Mathematics A

  • Advanced Maths
Mathematics B
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Maths (Short Length)
  • Advanced Maths
Mathematics C
  • Advanced Maths

Chemistry

  • Chemistry
Physics
  • Physics
Biology
  • Biology

French Baccalaureate

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = 10/20 pt)

Mathematics B

  • Mathematics

Chemistry

  • Chemistry
  • PHYS-CHIMIE
Physics
  • Physics
  • PHYS-CHIMIE
Biology
  • Biology

GaoKao (China)

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = 60%)

Mathematics B

  • Mathematics

Chemistry*

  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
Physics*
  • Physics
  • Combined Science
Biology*
  • Biology
  • Combined Science

German Arbitur

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = 4)

Mathematics B

  • Mathematik
Physics
  • Physics
Chemistry
  • Chemistry
Biology
  • Biology

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = 3, and a 4 is required for English)

English

  • English Language (Grade of 4 required)

Mathematics A

  • Mathematics Compulsory

Mathematics B

  • Mathematics Compulsory plus Ext Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics)*

Mathematics C

  • Mathematics Compulsory plus Ext Module 2 (Algebra and Calculus)*

Physics

  • Physics
  • Combined Science +

Chemistry

  • Chemistry
  • Integrated Science
  • Combined Science +

Biology

  • Biology

+ Combined Science may be used to meet one of either Physics or Chemistry. Please contact UQ Admissions if the program has both Physics and Chemistry prerequisites.

* Applicants must gain a grade of 3 in each relevant module to meet the mathematics prerequisite (e.g. you must gain a minimum grade of 3 in both the compulsory module AND the extension module to meet the equivalent requirements of Mathematics B).

India

All India Senior School Cert (XII) (Central Board of Secondary Education)

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = 33%)

English

  • English

Mathematics B

  • Mathematics

Mathematics C

  • Mathematics

Physics

  • Physics

Chemistry

  • Chemistry

Biology

  • Biology
  • Biological Science

India Certificate of Secondary Education (Council for School Certificate Examination)

UQ subject prerequisite Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = 40%)
Mathematics A
  • Mathematics (51)
  • Mathematics year XII
Mathematics B
  • Mathematics Year XI or XII
Mathematics C
  • Advanced Maths
Physics
  • Physics
Chemistry
  • Chemistry
Biology
  • Biology

Gujarat

UQ subject prerequisite Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = 33%)
Mathematics B
  • Mathematics
Physics
  • Physics
Biology
  • Biology
Chemistry
  • Chemistry

Maharastra

UQ subject prerequisite Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = 35%)
Mathematics B
  • Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics C
  • Mathematics and Statistics
Chemistry
  • Chemistry
Physics
  • Physics
Biology
  • Biology

Tamil Nadu

UQ subject prerequisite Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = 35%)
Mathematics B
  • Mathematics
Physics
  • Physics
Chemistry
  • Chemistry
Biology
  • Biology

International Baccalaureate (IB)

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(HL subs: 3 = pass, SL subs: 4 = pass)

English

  • English B (HL or SL)
  • English A: Literature (HL or SL)
  • English A: Language & Literature (HL or SL)
  • English A1(HL or SL)
  • English A2(HL or SL)

Mathematics A

  • Mathematical Studies (SL)

Mathematics B

  • Mathematics (HL or SL)
  • Mathematical Methods (SL)

Mathematics C

  • Mathematics (HL)
  • Mathematical Methods (SL or HL)

Physics

  • Physics (HL or SL)
  • Physical Science (HL)
  • Physical Chemical Systems (HL)

Chemistry

  • Chemistry (HL or SL)

Biology

  • Biology (HL or SL)

Irish Leaving Certificate

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(D1 or better)

English

  • English

Mathematics B

  • Mathematics (Ordinary Level)
Physics
  • Physics
Chemistry
  • Chemistry
Biology
  • Biology

Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = C or better)

Mathematics B

  • Mathematics

Chemistry

  • Chemistry
Physics
  • Physics
Biology
  • Biology

Malaysia

Malaysian Matrikulasi

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = Pass, C or 2 on a 4-point scale)

Mathematics B

  • QS015 Mathematics (Science)
  • QA016 Mathematics (Accounting)

Chemistry

  • SK026 Chemistry, or
  • TK015 Engineering Chemistry and T025 Engineering Chemistry
Physics
  • Physics SF016 and SF026
  • Engineering Physics TF015 and T025
Biology
  • SB016 Biology and SB026 Biology

Malaysian STPM

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = Pass, C or 2 on a 4-point scale)

Mathematics A

  • Mathematics (SPM level)
Mathematics B
  • Mathematics T
Chemistry
  • Chemistry
Physics
  • Physics
Biology
  • Biology

Malaysian UEC

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = B6)

Mathematics B

  • Advanced Maths (I)

Mathematics C

  • Advanced Maths (II)
Chemistry
  • Chemistry
Physics
  • Physics
Biology
  • Biology

New Zealand NCEA Level 3

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(Achieved = 2.0)

English

  • English

Mathematics A

  • Pre 2014: Statistics & Modelling
  • 2014 onward: Mathematics OR Statistics

Mathematics B

  • Pre 2014: Mathematics with Calculus
  • 2014 onward: Calculus

Physics

  • Physics

Chemistry

  • Chemistry

Biology

  • Biology

Norway Upper Secondary School Exams

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum requirement = Pass)

English

English core plus two of either:

  • International English
  • Social Studies
  • English Literature and Culture

Mathematics A

  • Mathematics 1P and Mathematics 2P

Mathematics B

  • REA3022 and MAT1011

Chemistry

  • Chemistry 1, or
  • Chemistry 1 and Chemistry 2

Physics

  • Physics 1

Biology

  • Biology 1 and Biology 2

Singapore A Levels

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(GCSE/IGCSE, AS level or H1
= C or better. A level or H2 = D or better. O Level = C6 or better)

English

  • English Language
  • English Literature ( A or AS level)
  • Any English subject (GCSE/O level)

Mathematics A

  • Mathematics (O level)

Mathematics B

  • Mathematics H1
  • Mathematics H2

Chemistry

  • Chemistry H1
  • Chemistry H2

Physics

  • Physics H1
  • Physics H2
Biology
  • Biology H1
  • Biology H2

South African National Senior Certificate

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = 4 or 50%)

English

  • English (Home Lang)
  • English (Additional First Lang)

Mathematics B

  • Mathematics

Physics

  • Physical Science

Chemistry

  • Physical Science

Biology

  • Life Sciences

Sri Lankan A Levels

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass: A level = D. O and AS level = C)

Mathematics A

  • Mathematics (O level)

Mathematics B

  • Mathematics (AS level)
Mathematics C
  • Mathematics (A level)

Chemistry

  • Chemistry (AS level)
Physics
  • Physics (AS level)
Biology
  • Biology (AS level)

Sweden Secondary School Leaving Certificate

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(minimum pass = E)

Mathematics B

  • MA1203
  • MA1204

Physics

  • Physics

Chemistry

  • Chemistry

Biology

  • Biology

United Kingdom General Certificate of Education (GCE)

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(A Level = D. O and AS Level = C)

English

  • English Language or English Literature (A or AS Level)
  • Any ‘English’ Subject (GCSE/O Level)

Mathematics A

  • Mathematics (GCSE/O Level)

Mathematics B

  • Mathematics (A or AS Level)

Mathematics C

  • Mathematics (A Level)

Physics

  • Physics (A or AS Level)

Chemistry

  • Chemistry (A or AS Level)

Biology

  • Biology (A or AS Level)
  • Human and Social Biology (A Level)

USA High School Diploma

UQ subject prerequisite

Subject equivalent
(Advanced Placement (AP) minimum grade = 3)

English

  • English (AP)

Mathematics B

  • Calculus (AP) (all levels i.e. – AB, BC, etc)

Physics

  • Physics (AP)

Chemistry

  • Chemistry (AP)

Biology

  • Biology/ Biological Science (AP)

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