Torrens University Australia

International students

General admission requirements

Admission criteria are the minimum qualifications you need before you can be selected for admission to a course of study. As an international student you will apply for admission through UAC and will generally be selected on the basis of your performance in these studies (ie completion of Year 12 or equivalent):

  • an Australian Year 12 qualification (either outside or in Australia)
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3.

Exceptions may apply to some courses: view the course descriptions via the UAC course search
for specific course requirements.

When assessing your application, we may take any or all of your qualifications or attempts at study into account.

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

For more information about admission pathways, contact Torrens University Australia.

Additional selection criteria

In addition to achieving the standard admission criteria, students may also be required to satisfy additional selection criteria, such as English language proficiency, a personal statement, a questionnaire, 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 Year 12 qualification or equivalent.

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


Your ‘Letter of Offer’ will list the indicative fees you should pay, including compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover fees and any other general charges levied by the University. Annual tuition and other fees are subject to change on 1 January each year after commencement of study.

The first semester tuition fee must be paid in order for Torrens University Australia to accept and issue students with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Fees are then invoiced each session.

Annual course fees only cover the cost of your tuition. They do not include other expenses associated with university study, such as accommodation, books, equipment and living expenses.

Torrens tuition fee information

Your stay in Australia

Before commencing study at Torrens University, learn more about life in Australia and at the University by visiting the Torrens University website.

It is a requirement of the Department of Home Affairs that prospective international students can demonstrate that they have sufficient funds while living in Australia. Living costs include items such as:

  • accommodation (including rental bond)
  • electricity and/or gas
  • entertainment
  • food
  • personal and household items
  • telephone and internet bills
  • transport (bus/train).

To find out more about living expenses in Australia, visit the Study Australia website.

During your stay in Australia you are permitted to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight during teaching periods, and unlimited hours outside teaching periods. Certain categories of voluntary, unpaid work is included in this total, and work undertaken as part of your course is not included. You should not rely on working to fund your tuition or living expenses while in Australia as work cannot be guaranteed and spending excessive amounts of time working may adversely affect your studies. Applications for work visas can only be submitted after you have arrived in Australia and started your classes. The Department of Home Affairs determines work entitlement for students.

To find out more about working while studying in Australia, visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Before you are granted a student visa, the Australian Government must be satisfied that you have appropriate accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements in place for the period that you will be under 18 years of age while in Australia. Torrens University Australia does not accept responsibility for welfare arrangements for international students who are under 18 years of age.

For more information on what arrangements need to be in place, visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

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