Torrens University Australia

Admission criteria and entry schemes

To be offered a place in a course at Torrens University Australia you must meet the minimum entry requirements listed in one or more of the following categories as well as satisfy English language requirements.

Undergraduate applicants

Australian Year 12 students

Selection will be based on completion of Year 12 or equivalent , including the International Baccalaureate (IB) (unless you have undertaken tertiary study, including TAFE).

Equity adjustments

Torrens University Australia has an Educational Access Scheme (EAS) to assist applicants whose education has been disadvantaged by circumstances beyond their control for a substantial period of time. Torrens University Australia EAS applications are processed centrally through UAC.

To apply for EAS you must be able to demonstrate that your Year 11 and/or Year 12 studies have been negatively affected for a period of at least six months, as a result of circumstances beyond your control or choosing. You must also be:

  • a UAC applicant for undergraduate admission
  • an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of Australia.

How Educational Access Schemes work

Criteria that may apply in addition to a Year 12 qualification

In addition to achieving the standard admission criteria, students may also be required to satisfy additional selection criteria, such as a personal statement, a questionnaire, and a portfolio of work, an audition, an interview or a test. These criteria are taken into account either instead of, or in conjunction with, your Your 12 qualification or equivalent.

Details on additional selection requirements are outlined in the course descriptions in the UAC course search.

Other admission options

Torrens University has a number of admission pathways, which may allow you to receive an offer for a degree or diploma even though you do not meet the published entry requirements.

TUA admission pathways

Applicants who have partially completed or completed previous tertiary studies at diploma level or above may be admitted on the basis of the study undertaken.

Current or previous students at Torrens University Australia

Current Torrens University Australia students who wish to transfer to a new course must complete the ‘Application for Course Transfer’ form. For more information, contact TUA.

Applicants with a TAFE diploma can receive course credit for existing TAFE or equivalent qualifications in related fields of study. To discuss your eligibility before submitting an application to UAC, contact TUA.

Post-school applicants may be admitted on the basis of employment experience and/or an interview process. You are encouraged to apply and contact Torrens University to find out how you can enter into a program.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Post-school applicants may be admitted on the basis of the STAT Multiple Choice test.

There are commonly accepted overseas secondary qualifications that TUA may take into consideration. Check your overseas secondary qualification

Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia with overseas qualifications must contact TUA to discuss eligibility for admission before submitting an application to UAC.

English language proficiency

If you hold overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications from countries where English is not the standard language of instruction, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency.

General information for Torrens University Australia

Courses available

Undergraduate International


Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide campuses

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Important dates

Academic calendar

Entry schemes via UAC

Educational Access Schemes

Financial assistance

Equity Scholarships

Other scholarships & schemes