Northern Consortium United Kingdom's International Foundation Year

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from students who have completed and been awarded the Northern Consortium United Kingdom Foundation Year (NCUK) qualification. To be admitted to the University, you must:

  • satisfy the University's English language competency requirement by acceptable performance in one of the English subjects detailed in the table below;
  • achieve a sufficient number of points to be offered a place; and
  • satisfy any prerequisite subject requirements for your chosen course and major.

Minimum entry scores

NCUK students must meet equivalent entry standards to other applicants. The following table provides an overview of the points considered equivalent to various Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks.
NCUK ATAR equivalent
Norwegian Vitnemål Points Norwegian Vitnemål Points ATAR equivalent 8.00 ATAR equivalent 80
Norwegian Vitnemål Points Norwegian Vitnemål Points ATAR equivalent 12.5 ATAR equivalent 92
Norwegian Vitnemål Points Norwegian Vitnemål Points ATAR equivalent 14.0 ATAR equivalent 96
Norwegian Vitnemål Points Norwegian Vitnemål Points ATAR equivalent 14.5 ATAR equivalent 98

Notes

  1. The aggregate is calculated from points from the best three modules, or where one module can be substituted with two half modules.
  2. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is not counted.
  3. NCUK results are generally recorded as letter grades, as in the table below.
Grade (Full Module) Grade (Half Module) Points

A*

 

5

A

 

4

B

 

3

 

A*

2.5

C

A

2

 

B

1.5

D

C

1

 

D

0.5

E

E

0

Equivalent subjects

The following table shows the NCUK subject equivalents to WA Certificate of Education courses, which will satisfy course and major prerequisites.

 

WA Course

NCUK Subject

English/Literature

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) – Grade B or higher (60% or higher), with no band less than C

Mathematics Applications ATAR

Mathematics (Half Module) – Grade C or higher (50% or higher)

Mathematics Methods ATAR

No equivalent

Mathematics Specialist ATAR

Mathematics Business – Grade C or higher (50% or higher)

Mathematics Science – Grade C or higher (50% or higher)

Mathematics Engineering – Grade C or higher (50% or higher)

Further Mathematics – Grade C or higher (50% or higher)

Chemistry ATAR

Chemistry – Grade C or higher (50% or higher)

Physics ATAR

Physics – Grade C or higher (50% or higher)

Biology ATAR

Not yet assessed

 

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