Applicants with Higher Education


Applicants with higher education are those who have completed or started a higher education course, such as a university degree. This includes applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Excelsia College, or applicants who are currently studying at Excelsia but want to transfer to a different course. It also includes applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Applicants with higher education also include students who have completed a bridging or enabling course delivered by, or on behalf of, a higher education provider.

In some circumstances, your previous study, work experience and associated training may also count as credit towards your Excelsia course.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full time study (or equivalent) of a higher education course may be used for admission to Excelsia College.

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Additional Requirements

Some courses may have additional entry criteria such as an interview or an audition. Please check the specific course to find out whether there are additional requirements.

How To Apply

Follow the link below to visit the application guide page.

Excelsia College courses are taught in English and require English Language Proficiency. The English Language requirements for each course can be found on the courses page .

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least 1 year, was conducted in the English Language or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language proficiency examination.

Results are to be no more than two years old at the commencement of their study.

Comparative scores for recognised tests are included below:

IELTS Academic TOEFL iBT PTE Academic Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) from Cambridge ESOL test scores
6 60 50 52
6.5 80 58 58
7 94 65 67
7.5 102 73 74

If the applicant is successful they will be issued an offer letter and a written agreement. Students will need to respond to the offer within 6 weeks. This is done online and a confirmation will be emailed back to the applicant. At this point, applicants are welcome to apply for Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you are eligible for credit or RPL, you may be exempt from completing some units and you may be able to finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

Please refer to the Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy reference.

Before you start your degree, consider how much your course will cost. At Excelsia, tuition fees are charged by the undergraduate or postgraduate course units taken per study period.

Besides your course fees, there may be other costs associated with study, such as textbooks, equipment and other learning materials.

Visit the financial information page to find more information.

Excelsia College welcomes Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander applicants who may be able to successfully complete a given course, but who may not have had reasonable prior opportunity to develop experience and qualifications sufficient to satisfy the entry criteria for that course.

More information about Special Entry can be found in the Student Selection and Admissions Policy and Procedures.