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Australian Catholic University Admissions 2024: Intake dates, Requirements, Acceptance Rate, Fees

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What’s new at ACU? For those courses whose application deadlines have not been listed, the final closing date for all other direct applications at Australian Catholic University is closed for Semester 1, 2024.

Australian Catholic University acceptance rate is 67% according to unofficial sources. This means that ACU is moderately selective when it comes to admissions. So, to get into Australian Catholic University, the applicants are required to have a Class 12 equivalent qualification for admission to a bachelor’s degree. On the contrary, for admission to master’s courses, the applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree.

Also Read: Why Study in Australia?

Australian Catholic University Admissions 2024 Highlights

Study areas at ACU are Business; Psychology; Information Technology; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Midwifery and Para-medicine, etc. Some of the popular courses at ACU are Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Information Technology, and MBA. Know more about ACU admissions highlights from the table given below:

Particulars

Details

Application portal

Directly at ACU / Registered country agents / In-person

Application fee

AUD 110 (Around INR 6,000)

Accepted English language proficiency tests

IELTS / TOEFL / PTE

International student application deadlines

Varies course wise

Final closing date for Semester 1 2024: Closed

(Note: The Currency Conversion Rate of AUD to INR is as per 1 AUD = INR 54.21)

Australian Catholic University Courses & Fees 2024

Over 150 courses are offered by Australian Catholic University for international students. Check the details about ACU courses from the table given below:

Courses 1st Year Tuition Fees Duration & Eligibility
MBA/PGDM (1 course)
INR 18 L
Duration: 2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 79 & AbovePTE: 58 & Above
MS (4 courses)
INR 14 L - 19 L
Duration: 18 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7TOEFL: 79 - 94PTE: 58 - 65
BE / BTech (4 courses)
INR 14 L - 16 L
Duration: 3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & AboveTOEFL: 60 & AbovePTE: 50 & Above
BA (32 courses)
INR 13 L - 15 L
Duration: 1 year-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7PTE: 50 - 65TOEFL: 60 - 94SAT: 94 & Above
BBA (12 courses)
INR 14 L - 17 L
Duration: 3-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7TOEFL: 60 - 94PTE: 50 - 65
BSc (21 courses)
INR 13 L - 23 L
Duration: 1 year-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 8TOEFL: 60 - 94PTE: 50 - 65
PG Certificate (8 courses)
INR 7 L - 9 L
Duration: 6 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7TOEFL: 79 & AbovePTE: 58 & Above
MA (6 courses)
INR 14 L - 16 L
Duration: 1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7TOEFL: 94 & AbovePTE: 65 & Above
MIM (3 courses)
INR 14 L - 18 L
Duration: 18 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 79 & AbovePTE: 58 & Above
PG Diploma (4 courses)
INR 14 L
Duration: 1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7TOEFL: 79 - 94PTE: 58 - 65
LLB (3 courses)
INR 14 L - 17 L
Duration: 3-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7TOEFL: 94 & Above

Also Check: Australian Catholic University Ranking

ACU Admission Deadlines 2024

The application deadlines for Australian Catholic University vary course-wise. So, it is advised to check the respective application deadlines. Semester 1, 2024 application deadlines for direct applications vary as per the courses. A few of the ACU intake dates in 2024 are given below: 

  • The final closing date for all other direct applications – except the ones for which the courses have been specified is Closed

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Australian Catholic University Admissions 2024 FAQs

Q:   What is the acceptance rate for Australian Catholic University?

A: 

Australian Catholic University acceptance rate is 67% according to unofficial sources. Looking at the acceptance rate, it can be said that ACU is moderately selective when it comes to admissions. So, to have an upper hand at the time of admissions, the applicants must meet the entry and application requirements. The applicants aiming to pursue UG courses are required to have an equivalent of an Australia Year 12 certificate. On the other hand, the general requirement to take admission to ACU postgraduate courses is having a bachelor’s degree with a passing average.

 

Q:   Can Muslims go to ACU?

A: 

Australian Catholic University has mentioned that it is not necessary to be a Catholic in order to study there. Across the university, students and staff, there are people of all faiths. Though ACU celebrates Catholic faith on campus in different ways, admissions there are not just limited to Catholics, and there is a space for all faiths. The university has also mentioned that it does not expects all of its students and staff to share a single set of beliefs. Every day campus communities of ACU work together with respect and empathy to further its mission and enhance the common good.

 

Q:   How can I apply to Australian Catholic University?

A: 

For Australian Catholic University admissions, it is important to follow the application process and submit all the asked specifics.

Ways to apply to Australian Catholic University

  • ACU online application system
  • An authorized education agent in the country
  • Apply in-person at ACU International Office at Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne campuses

A step-by-step process to apply to ACU is given below:

Step 1: First of all, choose of course in which admission has to be taken

Step 2: Then, check the entry requirements an ACU application deadlines

Step 3: Next, look out for the scholarships to see if eligible for the same or not

Step 4: Then, gather the documents that are required for the application

Step 5: Next, apply via any of the specified following ways

Application Fee: The application fee to apply to ACU is AUD 110 (Around INR 6,000)

Also Read: How to Apply for UG & PG Courses in Australia?

 

Q:   Does ACU accept PTE?

A: 

Yes, Australian Catholic University accepts PTE scores. But, the applicants must note that the minimum scores needed in PTE vary as per Bands. The range of PTE score that is needed ranges from Minimum 50 – 65. The applicants are required to check the English language proficiency requirements to know about the exact details. The details about ACU IELTS requirements and TOEFL requirement are given below: 

IELTS and TOEFL scores are also accepted to prove English language proficiency. The range of IELTS required for ACU admission is 6.0 – 7.0 and that of TOEFL is 60 – 94 (For most of the courses - exceptions applicable).

 

Q:   How much is the application fee for Australian Catholic University?

A: 

Australian Catholic University application fee for both undergraduate and postgraduate applicants is AUD 110 (Around INR 6,000).The documents needed to complete ACU application are given below:

  • Academic qualifications transcripts and completion certificates
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Passport
  • Any other documents that can support the application like evidence of work experience, reference letters, and professional registration relevant to the course
 

Q:   What are the admission requirements for Australian Catholic University?

A: 

Given below are Australian Catholic University admission requirements for international students:

Undergraduate Applicants: The applicants are required to have the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 certificate for most of the undergraduate courses. The academic entry requirements for Indian applicants willing to take admission to bachelor’s degree are given below:

  • CBSE All India Senior School Certificate with a minimum average of 65% in best 4 academic subjects
  • Indian School Certificate (ISC) with at least 65% average in the best of 4 academic subjects
  • Higher Secondary Certificate from the State boards listed as follows with a minimum average of 65% in best of 4 academic subjects: Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal OR Higher Secondary Certificate from Punjab and Haryana State Boards with at least an average of 75% in the best 4 academic subjects
  • Non-academic subjects and local languages are excluded

Postgraduate: For admission to ACU postgraduate courses, the applicants must hold an equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree from a recognised institute or university with a pass average. Individual courses may also have additional requirements.

Also Read: What are the Requirements to Study in Australia for International Students?

 

Q:   How much does it cost to study at Australian Catholic University?

A: 

Australian Catholic University tuition fees for international students is given below:

Courses

1st Year Tuition Fees

BSc (21 courses)

INR 13 L - 22 L

MIM (3 courses)

INR 14 L - 17 L

BA (32 courses)

INR 13 L - 15 L

MBA/PGDM (1 course)

INR 17 L

BE / BTech (4 courses)

INR 13 L - 16 L

MS (4 courses)

INR 13 L - 19 L

BBA (12 courses)

INR 13 L - 17 L

MA (6 courses)

INR 14 L - 15 L

PG Certificate (8 courses)

INR 7 L - 9 L

B.Ed (4 courses)

INR 13 L

Cost of Living for International Students 

The applicants are required to incur the below-given expenses week-by-week while studying in Australia:

Particulars

Cost

Accommodation

AUD 150 – AUD 300+

Food

AUD 60 – AUD 100+

Transport

AUD 15 – AUD 40+

Extras

AUD 50 - AUD 80

Also Read: Living Cost in Australia for International Students 

 

Q:   Does ACU offer scholarships to international students?

A: 

Yes, ACU offers a range of scholarships for international students. Below-given are the scholarships that are offered to international students:

  • ACU International Student Scholarship: This scholarship covers half of the full-time course fees for commencing undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Global Excellence Scholarship: Tuition fee waiver of up to AUD 2,500 each semester to commencing postgraduate and undergraduate students studying Business and Information Technology
  • ACU International Student Accommodation Scholarship: Supports international students with a 20% remission of rental fees in ACU student accommodation properties for a 12-month period

Also Read: Top Australia Scholarships for International Students 

 

Q:   What is the Master of Information Technology at ACU?

A: 

The Master of Information Technology course of ACU has been designed to provide with a strong foundation in the cutting-edge technologies of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Business Analytics, Web and Mobile Application Development and Contemporary Programming languages such as Java, Python, R, etc. The duration of this programme is two years and the first-year fees is AUD 32,320 (Around 17 lakh).

 

Q:   How do you qualify for a Master in Information Technology in ACU?

A: 

Australian Catholic University entry requirements for a Master in Information Technology course are:

  • The applicants are required to have an equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • IELTS score of 6.5 (with an individual score of 6.0 for all tests)

Also, submit all the documents that are required with the application such as academic transcripts, English language proficiency score, passport, etc. 

 

Q:   What is the IELTS score required for MSW in Australian Catholic University?

A: 

For admission to Australian Catholic University MSW course, IELTS minimum overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 in all the bands). The applicants can also submit the other equivalent English language test scores as required. Other requirements for admission to MSW course of Australian Catholic University are:

  • The applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognised university that includes a minimum of 8 units (2 full-semesters) of study in Social Sciences
  • The undergraduate units must have at least one unit in Human Behaviour and one unit in Sociology
  • For international students, a GPA of 5.0 on the ACU 7-point scale is an admission requirement for Canberra campus only
 

Q:   Who is eligible for Bachelor of Nursing at Australian Catholic University?

A: 

Australian Catholic University admission requirements for international students for Bachelor of Nursing are given below:

  • An equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate and other necessary requirements
  • Overall IELTS score of 7.0 / PTE score of 65 / TOEFL with iBT score of 94
 

Q:   Is Australian Catholic University a good place to study Master of Public Health?

A: 

Master of Public Health programme of ACU equips graduates with specialised knowledge, understanding and skills in public health to improve and advance population health and well-being. Around half of all Master of Public Health graduates are employed within the Health sector, with others getting opportunities in the sectors like Education, Government, and service sectors in Managerial, Analytical, and program/project based roles. The graduates of ACU MPH programme have pursued career roles like:

  • Education
  • The Health Sector
  • Government
  • Service sectors
 

Q:   How can I get into ACU for a Bachelor of Nursing course?

A: 

Australian Catholic University requirements for Bachelor of Nursing course for international students are given below:

  • An equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate
  • English language proficiency

Get to know more about Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Nursing course from this page.

 

Q:   What is the minimum requirement for an MBA at Australian Catholic University?

A: 

Australian Catholic University requirements for MBA for international students are given below:

  • An equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree in any discipline is required or Graduate Certificate in a related discipline
  • IELTS score of 6.5 (with an individual score of 6.0 for all tests)

Also Check: MBA in Australia

 

Q:   How long is the duration of Australian Catholic University MBA?

A: 

The duration of the Australian Catholic University MBA is 2 years. The tuition fee for first year international students is AUD 32,320 (INR 18 lakh). The applicants are eligible for ACU International Student Scholarship. As per this scholarship, postgraduate international students who have showcased outstanding academic merit in prior studies are eligible. This scholarship will cover half of the full-time fees for the minimum duration of the course.

 
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