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Admission to programs in Australia and New Zealand.

Applying for a university degree can often be a time filled with many questions and concerns not only about what you are signing up for but also what you have done in the past and will it be enough. The good news is that in Australia and New Zealand, for the majority of the programs, admission is fairly straightforward.

For almost all bachelor programs, the universities will look at your Year 12 results and often they will take your best six courses to get an admission average. The entrance average needed will vary by program and by university but for the general Bachelor's degrees (such as Arts, Science, etc) admission ranges from 60% - 80%.

For the Master's programs, the majority of non-professional degrees, require a bachelor's degree in your area of interest and again, usually a minimum average ranging from 60% - 80%. For primary teacher education programs, the minimum is a three or four year Bachelor's degree. For secondary, a Bachelor's degree usually in two teaching areas is all that is required.

One benefit to applying to Australian and New Zealand universities is they use the rolling admissions process for programs. In Canada, all applications are usually collected together and the top students are selected for admission. In contrast, for the rolling admissions, each application is assessed individually and if yours meets the minimum requirements, you are granted admission. Students typically receive a response to their application within a month, no matter when they apply.

Exceptions to these rules will be in the professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and vet science. Please contact AustraLearn for more information about the entry requirements for these programs or to learn more about how you can apply for the program of your choice Down Under!

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