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Overseas Undergraduate Entry Criteria

Please refer to the tables below for the undergraduate entry criteria for students with overseas qualifications.

The pathways below are the minimum entry standards that have been approved for admission and are correct at the time of publishing. If you have alternative qualifications, we encourage you to apply for individual assessments.

Bachelor's Degrees

Country Qualification Minimum achievement level (if appropriate)
All countries

(International qualifications)

GCE ‘A’ Levels (taken in countries other than the UK) A minimum of 3 results with at least 1 grade at Level C or above. (General Studies is not to be used as one of the results.)
 
Cambridge Pre-U 3 principal subjects, a GPR and evidence of numeracy
 
Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID) At least 4 subjects with grades 3 or higher
 
International Baccalaureate (IB) The diploma must be completed with a minimum of 24 points
Australia
Completion of Year 12
Note: Some approved Foundation programme certificates and pre-university courses are acceptable.
ATAR score higher than 69
OP score lower than 14
Brazil
Successful completion of at least one year at a recognised university Good passing grades
Canada
Ontario Secondary School Diploma Overall average grade of 65%
 
Quebec Grade 12 Certificate 60% average across 6 subjects, including English
Chile
Successful completion of at least one year at a recognised university Good passing grades
China

Senior High School Graduation - plus one year of successful study (full time equivalent) at a recognised institution of university standing, or

Completion of a 2 year diploma from a recognised institution

Our preferred method of receiving academic documents from China is through CHESICC.

70% score or better (minimum Tier 1 score

Good passing grades
Denmark
Hojere Forberedelseseksamen or Hojere Handelseksamen  
Fiji
Fiji Form 7 Aggregate of 250 over 4 courses, with a minimum of 50 in English
 
USP Foundation Year In either Science or Social Science with a grade average of B or higher
Finland
Ylioppilastutkinoto/Studentexamen  
France
Diplome du Baccalaureat  
Germany
Abitur / Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife  
Ghana
GCE 'A' levels Three passes with one at C or better
Hong Kong
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

Score of 15, based on an aggregate of the applicant’s best five subjects (i.e. 5 subjects at an average of Level 3 in each subject.  Subjects must be from Core, Category A and Category C electives.

India
All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) – awarded by Central Board of Secondary Education Applicants must have completed 12 years of schooling and a minimum average of 75%, and 60% in English
 
India School Certificate (ISC) – awarded by the Council for the Indian Certificate Examinations Applicants must have completed 12 years of schooling and a minimum average of 75%
 
One year of study at a recognised university 50% average (minimum)
Indonesia
Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) Minimum score 8.5
 
Successful completion of at least one year at a recognised university  
Iran
Successful completion of at least one year at a recognised institution of university standing. Good passing grades
Isreal
Bagrut (Matriculation), OR Minimum grades of seven in six subjects
 
Mechina (university preparatory)  
Japan
High School Diploma (Kotogakko) Minimum B average
 
One year of successful study at a recognised university  
 
Junior College Diploma Successful completion of programme of two of three years' duration
Kenya
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Minimum B average
Korea
University entrance examination Minimum score 250
Kuwait
General Secondary Education Certificate Overall average grade of 80% across academic subjects
Malaysia
STPM Three Principal passes
 
Malaysian Matrikulation Certificate (Matrikulasi) Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5
Netherlands
VWO  
Papua New Guinea
South Pacific Form Seven Certificate Three or more B grades plus Grade Five or better in PSSC English, and Grade Six or better in PSSC Maths
 
USP Foundation Year In either Science or Social Science with a grade average of B or higher
 
Senior High School Graduation - plus completion of a two-year diploma at a recognised university Good passing grades
Philippines
One year of successful study at a recognised university Good passing grades
Russia
One year of successful study at a recognised university Good passing grades
Samoa
Foundation Certificates of the National University of Samoa Completed in one of Arts, Commerce, Education, General or Science. Minimum grades apply.
Saudi Arabia
General Secondary Education Certificate, plus one year (full-time equivalent) of successful study at a recognised university Good passing grades
 
Associate degree from a recognised tertiary institution  
Singapore
H Levels A minimum of three H2 passes at C grade
 
NUS High School Diploma  
South Pacific Countries
South Pacific Form Seven Certificate

Grade 5 or better in PSSC English and grade 6 or better in PSSC maths, plus

3 or more B grades (minimum)
South Africa
National Senior Certificate Successful completion of the certificate and eligible to enrol in a bachelor's degree at a South African university
Sweden
Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg from: Gymnasieskola (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School, three years) Pass or higher: G = Pass; VG = Distinction; MVG = Special distinction
Taiwan
One year of successful study at a recognised university  
 
Senior High School and a two-year Junior College Diploma  
 
Junior High School and a five-year Junior College Diploma  
Thailand
Mathayom 6 with a GPA of 3.2 or higher  
United Arab Emirates
One year of successful study at a recognised university  
United Kingdom
'A' and ‘AS’ Levels GCSE Assessment on application
 
BTEC/SCOTVEC A National Certificate or Diploma with at least 3 level III units with merit
 
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examination Board (LCCIEB) Completion of a Third level qualification (3 subjects)
United States of America
High School Diploma and SAT At least 50 in each SAT test and a minimum combined score of 1150.
 
High School Diploma and ACT  
 
General Education Development (GED) Tests, and SAT or ACT  
Vietnam
Viet Nam High School Graduation Certificate (Bang Tot Ngiep Trung hoc Pho thong) Minimum GPA of 8.0 from select high schools

Certificate in University Studies

Country

Requirement

New Zealand

58 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher (including 30 credits over three approved subjects plus UE literacy and numeracy) 

Australia

Year 11 Certificate and ATAR of 50 or higher
OR
Queensland OP lower than 22 (with superior grades)

Bangladesh

Year 12 Higher Secondary Certificate with a minimum GPA of 3.0

Brazil

Successful completion of High School (third year of second level)

Brunei Darussalam

GCE O level in four courses

China

Senior High School Graduation Diploma, 65% overall average over three years
OR
Year 10 and 11 overall average 70%, over the two years of study

Fiji

School Leaving Certificate, an aggregate of 200 out of 400, over four courses

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), successful completion
OR
GCE O level, passes in four courses at D or better

India

Year 12 Senior School Certificate, average 50% in four courses
OR
Indian School Certificate, Second Division Pass
OR
Higher School Certificate, Second Division Pass

Indonesia

An average grade of 56 in one of the following:

·       National Exam (SMA/SMK) or

·       National Exam (SMA/SMK) and School Exam results

International Baccalaureate (IB)

On application. Minimum IB diploma score 18

Japan

Senior High School, Kotogakko Certificate, overall average 2.5 over 3 years

Malaysia

SPM Grade 4 average in five courses
OR
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), maximum 25 over five subjects

Middle Eastern Countries

Year 12 Secondary School Certificate with 70% average in academic subjects

Nepal

On application

Pakistan

Year 12 Higher School Certificate 50% average in academic courses

Papua New Guinea

Year 12 Higher School Certificate or Upper Secondary School results with C average or better over five courses, and a minimum C grade in mathematics

Philippines

Successful completion of Grade 12

Russia

Certificate of Secondary School: Attestat with three or higher in four academic courses, including mathematics

Singapore

GCE O level, passes in four courses

Solomon Islands

Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (Grade 5 or better)

South Africa

On application

South Korea

Successful completion of Year 11 with a minimum overall average 70%

Sri Lanka

GCE O levels, C average in four courses

Taiwan

Senior High School Leaving Certificate 65% average in five courses
OR
Year 11, superior grades

Thailand

Matayom 6 with an average grade of 2
OR
Matayom 5, superior grades

United Kingdom

GCSE or GCE O level, passes in four courses

United States of America

High School Graduation Diploma. Applications are assessed on a case by case basis.

Vanuatu

Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (Grade 5 or better)

Vietnam

Year 12 with a 5.5 average in four academic courses

Western Samoa

Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (Grade 5 or better)

Diploma in University Studies

Country/Overseas Qualification

Diploma in University Studies (two-semester - DUS2)

Diploma in University Studies (three-semester - DUS3)

New Zealand

38 NCEA credits at Level 3 or higher (including three approved subjects with a minimum of 10 credits in each subject, plus UE literacy and numeracy)
OR
Any LincolnFirst Level 4 programme with high achievement

32 NCEA credits at Level 3 or higher (including 20 credits over two approved subjects with a minimum of 10 credits in each subject, plus UE literacy and numeracy)
OR
Any LincolnFirst Level 4 programme with high achievement
OR
Any LincolnFirst Level 3 programme with high achievement

Australia

Year 12 Certificate and ATAR of 62 or higher

Year 12 Certificate and ATAR of 60 or higher
OR
Queensland OP at 15 or lower

Bangladesh

Year 12 Higher Secondary Certificate with a minimum GPA of 4.5

Year 12 Higher Secondary Certificate with a minimum GPA of 3.75

Brazil

Certificado de Ensino Medio with an average of 7.0 in four academic courses

Certificado de Ensino Medio with an average of 6.0 in four academic courses

Brunei Darussalam

GCE A levels with passes in two academic courses with one at grade C, or better

GCE AS level with passes in three academic courses, or GCE A levels with passes in two academic courses

China

Senior High School Graduation Diploma, 80% overall average over four academic subjects over three years, excluding English, Chinese and politics
OR
Senior High School Graduation plus one year of further study at a recognised institution
OR
Gaokao score,  65% - 69%

Senior High School Graduation Diploma, 70% overall average over four academic subjects over three years, excluding English, Chinese and politics
OR
Gaokao score, 60% - 64%

Fiji

Fiji Form 7 with an aggregate of 200 marks out of 400 over 4 subjects

School Leaving Certificate, with a B in English and Mathematics and passes in all other courses with an overall score of 240 or higher

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), at least two passes at level 4, or better

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), at least two passes at level 2, or better

India

Year 12 All India Senior School Certificate with a minimum average of 60%

Year 12 All India Senior School Certificate with a minimum average of 55% over four academic courses

Indonesia

An average grade of 86 over the National Exam (SMA/SMK) and the School Exam results

An average grade of 71 in either:

·       National Exam (SMA/SMK), or

·       National Exam (SMA/SMK) and the School Exam results

International Baccalaureate (IB)

On application. Minimum diploma score 22

On application. Minimum diploma score 20

Japan

Senior High School Kotogakko Certificate 3.5 average over 3 years

Senior High School Kotogakko Certificate 3 average over 3 years

Malaysia

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with a maximum of 21 over 6 subjects 
OR
STPM, 2 principal passes

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with a maximum of 24 over 6 subjects 
OR
STPM, 3 passes with at least 1 principal pass OR
SPM, A average

Middle Eastern Countries

Year 12 Secondary School Certificate with 85% average in academic subjects, including Maths

Year 12 Secondary School Certificate with 75% average in academic subjects

Pakistan

One year successful study towards a bachelor degree at a recognised institution

Higher Secondary or Intermediate Certificate 70% average in four academic courses

Papua New Guinea

Year 12 Higher School Certificate or Upper Secondary School results with 85% average (or an average of A) over five courses, and a minimum C grade in Mathematics
OR
Successful two year diploma from a recognised instiution

Year 12 Higher School Certificate or Upper Secondary School results with 75% average  (or an average of B) over five courses, and a minimum C grade in mathematics

Philippines

High School Diploma (Grade 12) with an average 85%, or better

High School Diploma (Grade 12) with an average 70%, or better

Russia

Successful completion of Certificate of Unified State Examination

Certificate of Secondary School: Attestat with 3.5 or higher in four academic courses, including mathmatics

Singapore

Minimum of 3 H2 passes with at least 2 at grade C, or better

A minimum of 2 H2 passes in academic subjects

Solomon Islands

Pacific Senior Secondary certificate (Grade 3 or better)

Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (Grade 4 or better)

South Africa

Successful completion of the National Senior Certificate with a matriculation endorsement for further study at either Higher Certificate, Diploma or Degree level

Senior Certificate, on application

South Korea

Senior High School Diploma with a minimum average of 80% in four academic subjects, or better

Senior High School with 60% average in four academic courses, or better

Sri Lanka

GCE A levels with passes in two academic courses with one at C, or better

Sir Lankan GCE A levels with at least 2 A level passes

Taiwan

Senior High School Leaving Certificate with a minimum average of 85% across four courses

Senior High School Year 3 with a 70% minimum average across four academic courses

Thailand

Matayom 6 with an average grade of 3.5

Matayom 6 with an average grade of 2.5

United Kingdom

GCE A levels with passes in two academic courses with one at grade C or better

GCE A levels with passes in two academic courses

United States of America

High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum SAT score of 1110, or ACT 22

High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum SAT score of 950, or ACT 18

Vanuatu

Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (Grade 3 or better)

Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (Grade 4 or better)

Vietnam

Year 12 with a 8.0 average in four academic courses

Year 12 with a 6.5 average in four academic courses

Western Samoa

Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (Grade 3 or better)

Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (Grade 4 or better)

This list is not complete and is subject to ongoing review. Complete assessments are done on receipt of your application and documentation by Admission Staff at Lincoln University.