Gao Kao China

The National Higher Education Entrance Examination (Gao Kao) is the national academic examination of entrance into higher education institutions of the People's Republic of China.

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from students who have completed the Gao Kao program. To be admitted to the University, you must:

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

Minimum entry scores

Gao Kao 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.

Gao Kao overall score of 480 Gao Kao overall score of 600 Gao Kao overall score of 750 Gao Kao overall score of 810 Gao Kao overall score of 900 ATAR equivalent
Gao Kao overall score of 480WA course 2014-15 336 Gao Kao overall score of 600WA course 2016 420 Gao Kao overall score of 750Gao Kao equivalent 525 Gao Kao overall score of 810 567 Gao Kao overall score of 900 630 ATAR equivalent 80
413 516 645 Gao Kao overall score of 480WA course 2014-15 697 Gao Kao overall score of 600WA course 2016 774 Gao Kao overall score of 750Gao Kao equivalent 96
Gao Kao overall score of 810 432 Gao Kao overall score of 900 540 ATAR equivalent 675 729 810 98
Gao Kao overall score of 480WA course 2014-15 442 Gao Kao overall score of 600WA course 2016 552 Gao Kao overall score of 750Gao Kao equivalent 690 Gao Kao overall score of 810 745 Gao Kao overall score of 900 828 ATAR equivalent 99

Notes

  1. Calculate according to the maximum overall score for the specific province.
  2. The overall score received by the student is an aggregate of the individual subject scores.
  3. The overall (maximum) score is normally 750 except: Jiangsu = 480; Shanghai = 600; Zhejiang = 810; Hainan = 900.

Equivalent subjects

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

WA course
2014-15
WA course
2016
Gao Kao equivalent
English/Literature English ATAR/Literature ATAR No equivalent
Gao Kao overall score of 480WA course 2014-15 Mathematics 2C/2D Gao Kao overall score of 600WA course 2016 Mathematics Applications ATAR Gao Kao overall score of 750Gao Kao equivalent Mathematics - Score required 80 (out of 150)
Gao Kao overall score of 810 Mathematics 3A/3B Gao Kao overall score of 900 No equivalent ATAR equivalent Mathematics - Score required 80 (out of 150)
Mathematics 3C/3D Mathematics Methods ATAR Mathematics - Score required 100 (out of 150); or Mathematics (Arts Basic) - Score required 100 (out of 150)
Gao Kao overall score of 480WA course 2014-15 Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D Gao Kao overall score of 600WA course 2016 Mathematics Specialist ATAR Gao Kao overall score of 750Gao Kao equivalent Mathematics - Score required 100 (out of 150)
Gao Kao overall score of 810 Chemistry 3A/3B Gao Kao overall score of 900 Chemistry ATAR ATAR equivalent Chemistry - Score required 100 (out of 150); or Comprehensive subject (Science) [1] - Score required 200 (out of 300)
Physics 3A/3B Physics ATAR Physics - Score required 100 (out of 150); or Comprehensive subject (Science) [1] - Score required 200 (out of 300)

[1] may also be translated as: Integrated course; Synthetic.