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International Masters Qualifying Program

CRICOS Codes: Standard: 0100443 (NT/VIC), 0100446 (NSW); Accelerated: 0100444 (NT/VIC), 0100447 (NSW)

International students who have already completed three years of post-secondary study in their home country but find their English language level a barrier to postgraduate study in Australia can now smoothly transition into a highly regarded English-language masters program in one or two semesters through a combination of discipline-specific subjects with English language support.

Students get a deep understanding of the demands of postgraduate study and learn the processes, expectations and methods for success before their masters program begins.

The Masters Qualifying Program prepares international students for postgraduate study in many CDU postgraduate programs. Click here for a full list.

Course structure

Standard program – two semesters

Students take all units in both semesters. Semester 1 consists of all units from the Masters Preparation Program (MPP), also available as a stand-alone program.

Semester 2 is made up of discipline-specific units.

Accelerated program – one semester

This program consists of units from Semester 2 only.

Intakes and Fees

Program option Semester Start Intake Start Date End Date Fees (AUD)
Standard Semester One 2 March 2020 6 November 2020 25,800
Standard Semester Two 20 July 2020 26 February 2021 25,800
Standard Summer Semester 9 November 2020 18 June 2021 25,800
Accelerated Semester One 2 March 2020 19 June 2020 12,990
Accelerated Semester Two 20 July 2020 6 November 2020 12,990
Accelerated Summer Semester 9 November 2020 26 February 2021 12,990

Masters Preparation Programs finishing in June articulate into Masters Degrees starting in Semester 2 (July). Programs finishing in October or February articulate into Masters Degrees starting in Semester 1 (March).

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements

To enter the Masters Qualifying Program, students must have completed three years of post-secondary study in their home country.

English requirements

The following minimum English language requirements apply, expressed in terms of IELTS scores.

  • Standard: IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.5) or agreed equivalent
  • Accelerated: IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or agreed equivalent