Faculty of Information Technology International Merit Scholarship eligibility table



Undergraduate Selection Criteria Postgraduate Selection Criteria
Country Qualification $5000 per 48 credit points of study* $7000 per 48 credit points of study* $5000 per 48 credit points of study* $7000 per 48 credit points of study*
Australia VCE ENTER, ATAR or HSC score 85 ATAR score 90 ATAR score

TAFE Certificate IV 90% 95% 

TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma. Refer to UERT table first for entry requirements to see if qualification has been assessed and approved by CASC from Australia. 80% 85%

Incomplete tertiary study – Course transfer from a Monash University or other institution. Or a current Monash IT student who has completed at least one semester (or minimum of 18 credit points) of an IT undergraduate degree and transferring into an IT degree of longer duration. 80% (100%) or GPA 6.000 (7) 85% (100%) or GPA 6.500 (7)

Incomplete tertiary study – Course transfer from a Monash University or other institution. Or a current Monash IT student who has completed at least one semester (or minimum of 18 credit points) of an IT postgraduate degree and transferring into an IT degree of longer duration.

80% (100%) or GPA 6.000 (7) 85% (100%) or GPA 6.500 (7)
Completed Bachelor Degree (all Australian Institutions including Monash University).

80% (100%) or GPA 6.000 (7) 85% (100%) or GPA 6.500 (7)
Global Worldwide  IB (international qualification) 30.000 (45) 33.000 (45)

GCE A Levels GPA 10.000 (15) GPA 12.000 (15)

Monash College – Diploma Part 1 90% 95%

Monash College – Diploma Part 2 80% 85%

MUFY 305 320

Trinity Foundation Year – University of Melbourne 80% 85%

Advanced Placement + American High School Diploma Grade 12 GPA 7.000 (10) GPA 8.000 (10)

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) + American High School Diploma Grade 12 1925 2115

Azerbaijan Incomplete Bachelor Degree GPA 3.500 (5) or 70% GPA 4.000 (5) or 80%

Completed Bachelor Degree

GPA 3.500 (5) or 70% GPA 4.000 (5) or 80%
Argentina Incomplete Bachelor Degree (overall average at completion of first year of a 4- or 5-year award) GPA 8.000 (10) GPA 9.000 (10)

Completed Bachelor Degree

GPA 8.000 (10) GPA 9.000 (10)
Bangladesh Section 1 tertiary (overall average from completion of first year of recognised degree) 70% allowing 1 fail 75% allowing 1 fail

Section 2 tertiary (overall average from completion of first year of recognised degree) 70% allowing 1 fail 75% allowing 1 fail

Section 3 tertiary (overall average from completion of first year of recognised degree) 75% allowing 1 fail 80% allowing 1 fail

Completed Bachelor degree Section 1

70% allowing 1 fail 75% allowing 1 fail
Completed Bachelor degree Section 2

70% allowing 1 fail 75% allowing 1 fail
Completed Bachelor degree Section 3

75% allowing 1 fail 80% allowing 1 fail
Bhutan Incomplete Bachelor degree (one year) or one year of a Polytechnic diploma 65% 70%

Botswana Incomplete Bachelor degree 80% 85%

Completed Bachelor degree

80% 85%
Brazil Incomplete Bachelor degree GPA 7.500 (10) GPA 8.500 (10)

GPA 8.000 (10) GPA 9.000 (10)

Bachelor Degree

GPA 7.500 (10) GPA 8.500 (10)


GPA 8.000 (10) GPA 9.000 (10)
Brunei Brunei-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (Brunei-Cambridge A-Level) 10 12

Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year) 70% 80%

Completed Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of 4 year degree)

70% 80%
Canada Ontario Grade 12 80% 83%

Alberta High School Diploma 80% 82%

Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year) GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.600 (4)

GPA 3.200 (4.3) GPA 3.600 (4.3)

GPA 6.500 (9) GPA 7.500 (9)

GPA 7.000 (10) GPA 8.000 (10)

75% 85%

Completed Bachelor degree – 4-year degree – Bachelor degree from Quebec is of 3-year duration

GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.600 (4)


GPA 3.200 (4.3) GPA 3.600 (4.3)


GPA 6.500 (9) GPA 7.500 (9)


GPA 7.000 (10) GPA 8.000 (10)


75% 85%
Chile Incomplete Bachelor Degree (overall average at completion of first year of a 4- or 5-year award) GPA 6.000 (7) GPA 6.500 (7)

Completed Bachelor Degree

GPA 6.000 (7) GPA 6.500 (7)
China PRC Diploma (3 years) overall score at completion of award 80% 90%

PRC Diploma (4 years) overall score at completion of award 80% 90%

Gao Kao Refer to Gao Kao Course Entry Requirements (DOCX, 0.02 MB) Refer to Gao Kao Course Entry Requirements (DOCX, 0.02 MB)

PRC Degree Program – 211 Universities (completion of first year of 4 year Bachelor program) 78% 85%

PRC Degree Program – Non 211 Universities (completion of first year of 4- year bachelor program) 80% 90%

Dalian Jiatong (overall score at completion of third year of a 5-year Bachelor program) 80% 90%

Dalian Neusoft (overall score at completion of third year of a 4-year Bachelor program) 80% 90%

La Trobe and NMIT Diploma in IT (2 yrs) 80% 85%

PRC Completed Bachelor – 211 Universities

78% overall score at completion 85% overall score at completion
PRC Completed Bachelor – Non 211 Universities

80% overall score at completion 90% overall score at completion
Columbia Incomplete Bachelor Degree (overall average at completion of first year of a 4- or 5-year award) GPA 4.000 (5) GPA 4.500 (5)

Completed Bachelor Degree

GPA 4.000 (5) GPA 4.500 (5)
Denmark Incomplete Bachelor degree – old scale (overall average at completion of first year) GPA 9.000 (13) GPA 10.000 (13)

Incomplete Bachelor degree -–new scale (overall average at completion of first year) GPA 9.000 (12) GPA 10.000 (12)

Completed Bachelor degree – old scale

GPA 9.000 (13) GPA 10.000 (13)
Completed Bachelor degree – new scale

GPA 9.000 (12) GPA 10.000 (12)
Ecuador Incomplete Bachelor degree Case-by-case basis Case-by-case basis

Completed Bachelor degree

Case-by-case basis Case-by-case basis
Egypt Incomplete Bachelor degree 75% 80%

GPA 3.000 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

GPA 3.000 (5) GPA 4.000 (5)

Completed Bachelor degree

75% 80%


GPA 3.000 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)


GPA 3.000 (5) GPA 4.000 (5)
Fiji Foundation in Science or Social Science from University of the South Pacific GPA 3.400 (4.5) GPA 3.700 (4.5)

Incomplete Bachelor degree GPA 7.000 (9) or a      B+ (Pass with credit) GPA 8.000 (9) or an A (Pass with distinction)

Completed Bachelor degree

GPA 7.000 (9) or a B+ (Pass with credit) GPA 8.000 (9) or an A (Pass with distinction)
Finland Incomplete Bachelor degree Case-by-case basis Case-by-case basis

Completed Bachelor degree

Case-by-case basis Case-by-case basis
France Baccalaureat Generale GPA 12.000 (20) GPA 14.000 (20)

Completed Bachelor degree (Licence)

Good (assez bien) Very Good (bien)
Germany German Arbitur GPA 2.700 (1) GPA 2.300 (1)

Incomplete Bachelor degree Good (gut) = GPA 2.500 (1) Very Good (sehr gut) = GPA 1.500 (1)

Completed Bachelor degree – 3 or more years from Section 1 University or accredited Berufsakademie institutions

Good (gut) = GPA 2.500 (1) Very Good (sehr gut) = GPA 1.500 (1)
Greece Incomplete Bachelor degree GPA 7.000 (10) GPA 8.000 (10)

Completed Bachelor degree

GPA 7.000 (10) GPA 8.000 (10)
Hong Kong GCE A Levels GPA 9.000 (15) GPA 11.000 (15)

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 21 22

Higher Diploma – Hong Kong University SPACE Community College GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

Higher Diploma – Chinese University School of Continuing Studies Hong Kong GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

Higher Diploma – Hong Kong Institute  of Vocational Education 80% 85%

Advanced Diploma – Aston Institute for Continuing and Further Education 80% 85%

Associate Degree – Hong Kong Polytechnic GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

Associate Degree – Hong Kong City University including Community College GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

Associate Degree – Hong Kong Baptist University GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

Associate Degree – Community College of City University Hong Kong GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

Associate Degree – Hong Kong Institute of Technology GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

Associate Degree – Hong Kong University SPACE Community College GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

Incomplete Bachelor Degree 3.000 (4) 3.500 (4)

Completed Bachelor Degree

3.000 (4) 3.500 (4)
Hungary Incomplete Bachelor degree GPA 4.000 (5) GPA 4.500 (5)

Completed Bachelor degree

GPA 4.000 (5) GPA 4.500 (5)
India   All Indian Senior School Certificate 80% 82%

Indian School Certificate of the CICSE 75% 77%

Senior School Secondary/Higher Secondary Course Certificates from the following State Boards:
– Tamil Nadu (Chennai)
– Maharashtra (Mumbai)
– Karnataka (Bangalore)
– Bengal (Calcutta)
85% 87%

Diploma Section 1 80% allowing 1 fail 85% allowing 1 fail

Diploma Section 2 80% allowing 1 fail 85% allowing 1 fail

Diploma Section 3 85% allowing 1 fail 90% allowing 1 fail

Incompleted Bachelor degree Section 1  (overall average at the end of first year) 70% allowing 1 fail 75% allowing 1 fail

Incompleted Bachelor degree Section 2  (overall average at the end of first year) 70% allowing 1 fail 75% allowing 1 fail

Incompleted Bachelor degree Section 3  (overall average at the end of first year) 75% allowing 1 fail 80% allowing 1 fail

Completed Bachelor degree Section 1

70% allowing 1 fail 75% allowing 1 fail
Completed Bachelor degree Section 2

70% allowing 1 fail 75% allowing 1 fail
Completed Bachelor degree Section 3

75% allowing 1 fail 80% allowing 1 fail
Indonesia  Mahatma Gandhi School and Gandhi Memorial International Schools – Higher Secondary Certificate 75% 80%

Certificate of Completion of Academic Secondary School (SMA3) GPA 8.500 (10) GPA 9.000 (10)

Uniprep (Foundation Year) GPA 8.000 (10) GPA 8.500 (10)

INTI Education and INTI University Foundation Programs 65% 70%

INTI Diploma 65% 70%

A & B Accredited Tertiary – Incomplete Bachelor degree  (overall average at the end of first year) GPA 3.000 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

C Accredited Tertiary – Incomplete Bachelor degree  (overall average at the end of first year of recognised degree) GPA 3.500 (4) GPA 3.800 (4)

Completed Bachelor degree – A & B Accredited

GPA 3.000 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)
Completed Bachelor degree – C Accredited

GPA 3.500 (4) GPA 3.800 (4)
Iran Iran Pre-University GPA 15.000 (20) GPA 16.000 (20)

Incomplete Bachelor degree (Section 1, 2 and 3 tertiary institutions) (overall average at the end of first year) 17.00 (20) 18.00 (20)

Completed Bachelor degree (Section 1, 2 and 3 tertiary institutions) (overall average of completion of a 4-year bachelor degree)

17.00 (20) 18.00 (20)
Iraq Incomplete Bachelor degree 80% 85%

Completed Bachelor degree

80% 85%
Israel Israel Bagrut Certificate (Matriculation Certificate) Score 7 (10) Score 8 (10)

Incomplete Bachelor degree 75% 80%

Completed Bachelor degree

75% 80%
Japan Japanese Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho) GPA 3.700 (5) GPA 4.200 (5)

Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at the end of first year of a 4- year program) 75% 85%

Completed Bachelor degree

75% 85%
Jordan Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year) 75% 85%

Completed Bachelor degree

75% 85%
Kazakhstan Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year of a 4- year program) GPA 4.000 (5) GPA 4.500 (5)

Completed Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of 4 -ear program)

GPA 4.000 (5) GPA 4.500 (5)
Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education GPA 10.000 (12) GPA 11.000 (12)

Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year) GPA 60% GPA 70%

Completed Bachelor degree  (overall average at completion of 4-year degree)

GPA 60% GPA 70%
Korea South Korean High School Diploma 85% 85%

Incomplete Bachelor Degree (overall average at completion of first year) GPA 3.000 (4.5) GPA 3.500 (4.5)

Completed Bachelor Degree (overall average at completion of 4-year degree)

GPA 3.000 (4.5) GPA 3.500 (4.5)
Kuwait Incomplete Bachelor degree 80% 85%

GPA 3.000 (4) or B GPA 3.500 (4) or B+

GPA 6.000 (9) GPA 7.000 (9)

Completed Bachelor degree

80% 85%


GPA 3.000 (4) or B GPA 3.500 (4) or B+


GPA 6.000 (9) GPA 7.000 (9)
Malaysia    STPM GPA 9.330 (12) GPA 10.000 (12)

Unified Chinese Examination – UEC GPA 3.000 (1) GPA 2.000 (1)

Ontario Grade 12 80% 83%

APIIT Foundation 75% 80%

INTI International University Foundation Program GPA 3.330 (4) GPA 3.700 (4)

Taylors University Foundation Program 75% 80%

APIIT Diploma GPA 3.200 (4) or 75% GPA 3.600 (4) or 80%

APIIT Higher Diploma GPA 3.200 (4) or 75% GPA 3.600 (4) or 80%

Level 2 BSc (Honours) (overall average at completion of award) GPA 3.200 (4) or 75% GPA 3.600 (4) or 80%

Informatics Diploma: (NOTE: Different grading scale to that of Singapore) GPA 3.200 (4)  GPA 3.500 (4)

Informatics Advanced Diploma GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

KDU GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

KDU Advanced Pathway GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

Taylors University College GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

INTI (INTI also has Bachelor qualifications) GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

Incomplete Bachelor degree 3.000 (4) 3.500 (4)

Completed Bachelor degree

3.000 (4) 3.500 (4)
Mauritius Higher School Certificate A Levels. Entry requirements are same as per the GCE A Levels GPA 10.000 (15) GPA 12.000 (15)

Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year) 60% or 3.000 (4) 70% or 3.500 (4)

Completed Bachelor degree

60% 70%
Mexico Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year of a 4- or 5-year award) GPA 8.000 (10) or 80% GPA 9.000 (10) or 90%

Completed Bachelor Degree

GPA 8.000 (10) or 80% GPA 9.000 (10) or 90%
Nepal Section 1 & Section 2 Tertiary – Completed Bachelor degree

GPA 3.000 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)
Nigeria Nigerian Senior School Certificate GPA 3.000 (1) GPA 2.000 (1)

Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year) GPA 65% GPA 70%

Completed Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of 4-year degree)

GPA 65% GPA 70%
Norway Norway Certificate of Upper Secondary Education GPA 4.000 (6) GPA 4.500 (6)

Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year) C - Good B - Very Good

Completed Bachelor degree

C - Good B - Very Good
Oman Incomplete Bachelor degree GPA 3.000 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

Completed Bachelor degree

GPA 3.000 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)
Pakistan Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year)

70% (40% passing scale)

80% (60% passing scale)

75% (40% passing scale)

85% (60% passing scale)



Completed Bachelor degree

70% (40% passing scale)

80% (60% passing scale)

75% (40% passing scale)

85% (60% passing scale)

Peru Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year) GPA 16.000 (20) GPA 17.000 (20)

Completed Bachelor degree

GPA 16.000 (20) GPA 17.000 (20)
Philippines Incomplete Bachelor degree  (overall average at completion of 2 years of a 4- or 5-year award) GPA 2.000 (1) or 85% GPA 1.500 (1) or 90%

Completed Bachelor degree

GPA 2.000 (1) or 85% GPA 1.500 (1) or 90%
Russia Russian Certificate of Secondary (complete) General Education GPA 4.200 (5) GPA 4.500 (5)

Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year) GPA 4.000 (5) GPA 4.500 (5)

Completed Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of 4-year program)

GPA 4.000 (5) GPA 4.500 (5)
Saudi Arabia
(Government sponsored applicants not eligible for this scholarship)
Incomplete Bachelor degree GPA 3.000 (4) or 3.500 (5) GPA 3.500 (4) or 4.000 (5)

Bachelor degree

GPA 3.000 (4) or 3.500 (5) GPA 3.500 (4) or 4.000 (5)
Singapore  GCE A level GPA 10.000 (15)  GPA 12.000 (15) 

National University of Singapore High School of Mathematics and Science GPA 3.700 (5) GPA 4.000 (5)

Informatics Diploma

GPA 3.200 (4)

GPA 3.500 (4)



Informatics Advanced Diploma GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.500 (4) 

TMC – Higher Diploma 65% 70%

Polytechnic GPA 3.200 (4) or 4.000 (5) GPA 3.600 (4) or 4.500 (5)

Republic Polytechnic GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.600 (4)

Republic Polytechnic Advanced GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.600 (4)

Incomplete Bachelor Degree GPA 3.000 (5) GPA 3.500 (5)

Completed Bachelor Degree

GPA 3.000 (5) GPA 3.500 (5)
South Africa South African National Senior School Certificate (refer to UERT Table for calculation) GPA 35.000 (40) GPA 37.000 (40)

Incomplete Bachelor Degree (overall average at completion of first year) 70% 75%

Completed Bachelor Degree

70% 75%
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka A Levels GPA 12.000 (15) GPA 13.000 (15)

ACBT (Australian College of Business and Technology Foundation Year) 75% 80%

APIIT Foundation 75% 80%

APIIT Diploma 75% 80%

Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (Completion of 2-year Diploma of IT) GPA 3.200 (4) GPA 3.600 (4)

Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year) 65% 70%

Completed Bachelor degree

65% 75%
Sweden Swedish Leaving Certificate GPA 16.000 (20) GPA 17.000 (20)

Incomplete Bachelor degree Case-by-case basis Case-by-case basis

Completed Bachelor degree

Case-by-case basis Case-by-case basis
Syria Incomplete Bachelor degree 75% 85%

Completed Bachelor degree

75% 85%
Taiwan Upper Secondary Certificate Case-by-case basis Case-by-case basis

Diploma (2–3 years post Year 12) Case-by-case basis Case-by-case basis

Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year)  75% 80%

Completed Bachelor (at least 4 years of study in same discipline) Section 1

75% 80%
Thailand Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education (Matayom 6) GPA 3.330(4) GPA 3.700 (4)

Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year) GPA 3.000 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

Completed Bachelor degree

GPA 3.000 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)
Turkey Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year) GPA 8.000 (10) or 16.000 (20) or 75% GPA 9.000 (10) or 17.000 (20) or 80%

Completed Bachelor degree

GPA 8.000 (10) or 16.000 (20) or 75% GPA 9.000 (10) or 17.000 (20) or 80%
United Arab Emirates (Government sponsored applicants not eligible for this scholarship) Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year) GPA 3.000 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

Bachelor degree ( IT MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ONLY APPLIES for applicants who have not been awarded a government scholarship from UAE)

GPA 3.000 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)
United Kingdom Incomplete Bachelor degree 60% 70%

Completed Bachelor degree

60% 70%
USA ACT (American College Testing) + American High School Diploma Grade 12 29 31

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) +  American High School Diploma Grade 12 19.25 21.15

Advanced Placement + American High School Diploma Grade 12 GPA 7.000 (10) GPA 8.000 (10)

Incomplete Bachelor degree GPA 3.000 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)

Completed Bachelor Degree

GPA 3.000 (4) GPA 3.500 (4)
Venezuela Incomplete Bachelor degree (overall average at completion of first year of a 4- or 5-year award) GPA 16.000 (20) or 7.000 (9) GPA 18.000 (20) or 8.000 (9)

Completed Bachelor Degree

GPA 16.000 (20) or 7.000 (9) GPA 18.000 (20) or 8.000 (9)
Vietnam High School Certificate GPA 8.200 (10) GPA 8.500 (10)

Incomplete tertiary study GPA 7.000 (10) GPA 7.300 (10)

Danang University of Technology GPA 7.000 (10) GPA 7.300 (10)

Hanoi University (completion of 4 semesters) 70% 73%

Section 1 – Completed Bachelor degree

GPA 7.000 (10) GPA 7.300 (10)

*paid towards tuition fees for the minimum number of credit points required to complete the degree.

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