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    Carnegie Mellon University (CMU Australia) Adelaide Admission, Criteria & Application Deadlines 2021

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    Carnegie Mellon University, Adelaide offers admission to various graduate programs. Students from over 20 countries are enrolled in University. The degree offered by the university is accredited both in America as well as Australia.

    • International students at Carnegie University come from around 144 countries.
    • The university accepts TOEFL, IELTS as the requirement as proof of English language proficiency.
    • No application fee is required for admission.
    • Carnegie Mellon University verifies all the documents submitted before enrolling the students. The purpose of this background check is to protect all students, staff, and alumni from those who would falsify their backgrounds to gain an unfair advantage in the admission process.

    Top programs at Carnegie Mellon University

    Programs Course Duration Fees per annum Entry Requirements
    M.Sc  Public Policy and Management 1 Year $54,200 Bachelor’s Degree, Resume, GRE/GMAT, TOEFL/IELTS,
    Personal Statement, 2 Letters of Recommendation,
    Professional Work Experience of at least 3 years
    M.Sc Public Policy and Management 2 Year $ 64,600 Bachelor’s Degree, Resume, GRE/GMAT, TOEFL/IELTS,
    Personal Statement, 2 Letters of Recommendation,
    NO ​Professional Work Experience 
    M.Sc Information Technology and Management 1 Year $ 54,300 Bachelor’s Degree, Resume, GRE/GMAT, TOEFL/IELTS,
    Personal Statement, 2 Letters of Recommendation,
    ​Professional Work Experience of at least 3 years
    M.Sc Information Technology and Management 2 Year $32,600 Bachelor’s Degree, Resume, GRE/GMAT, TOEFL/IELTS,
    Personal Statement, 2 Letters of Recommendation,
    NO Professional Work Experience 
    M.Sc Business Intelligence and Data Analytics 2 Year $32,600 Bachelor’s Degree, Resume, GRE/GMAT, TOEFL/IELTS,
    Personal Statement, 2 Letters of Recommendation,
    NO ​Professional Work Experience 

    Carnegie Mellon University Admission Deadline

    Application deadlines for Carnegie Mellon University are as follows:

    Program Deadline for January 2021 Intake
    All the global programs (MISM Global/ MSPPM Global) January 10, 2021
    MSIT-ITM / MSID-BIDA / MSPPM September 15, 2021

    Carnegie Mellon University Admissions

    Carnegie Mellon University offers various Masters programs Public Policy and Management, Information Technology and Management, and Business Intelligence and Data Analytics. The university also offers executive education.

    Where to Apply: University Application Portal

    Application Fee: N/A

    Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Resume
    • CMU Institutional Maths Online Test score
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Personal statement
    • Video Interview
    • Experience in data structures and programming languages such as C, C++, or Java for Information Technology programs.

    Additional Requirements for International Students

    In addition to the above requirements, International students must also have an Australian student visa and provide sufficient proof of English proficiency. International students can also submit one of the below scores as a substitute for CMU Institutional Maths Online Test score:

    • 300 or above GRE score
    • 600 or above GMAT score

    English Language Proficiency for International Students

    International applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit one of the below scores as proof of English proficiency:

    Test Minimum requirement
    IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each field
    TOEFL (iBT) 22

    Note: The university also provides tuition for students who need to improve their English to get an offer into their chosen program. Tuition is arranged in the Intensive English Language Institute or South Australian College of English, Adelaide.

    Visa Process for International Applicants

    After the students receive the offer letter, they are required to complete the response form and send it with the passport photo page as well as the medicare card to the admissions office. The admissions office after receiving all the above-mentioned documents will issue students confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) which is required to be attached to the visa application for Australia. Requirements for Visa Application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • Bank statement
    • Sponsor Letter, if applicable
    • Acceptance letter/CoE

    Some programs like Advanced certificate in BIDA and Graduate Certificate in BIDA are not yet open for international students. University conveys acceptance decisions with two to three weeks of receiving applications. Applicants are required to score well in GMAT/GRE as well as English proficiency tests: IELTS/TOEFL. Additional requirements such as video interviews, essays, and other supplementary documents which may be optional for some programs but can definitely increase the chances of acceptance.


    Ques. When will the Australian High Commission in my city/country re-open and how long could my student visa process take?

    Ans. The Australian Federal Government’s announcement to recommence granting student visas in all locations outside Australia, to be on the safe side you need to check with the respective Australian Embassy / High Commission in your country before applying for the visa. We expect a processing time of six weeks after visa applications have been submitted.

    Ques. If I cannot travel to Australia, will the period I study remotely count towards qualifying for a CMU Post Study Work Visa?

    Ans. The Australian Federal Government is committed to ensuring that students affected by coronavirus are not unduly penalized for their post-study work visas. Therefore, it has adopted a flexible approach towards remote study so that it will count towards the time spent in Australia. It has already announced that current student visa holders studying online outside Australia due to the COVID-19 will be able to use that study to count towards the Australian study requirement for a post-study work visa.

    Ques. Am I able to get a discount on my tuition fees if I need to do part of my course remotely?

    Ans. No. The current fees, scholarships, and student financial support package are competitive and enable you to receive a value for money education. The live video sessions conducted by our high-quality faculty were carefully designed to match the in-classroom experience. 

    Ques. Given the current high unemployment rates due to COVID-19, what are my future career opportunities in Australia?

    Ans. CMU-A Careers office has a dedicated team to assist graduates seeking employment in Australia and will assist all students to obtain internships, as well as full-time employment after graduation. Plus, a CMU-A qualification will make you an attractive potential employee to employers in Australia, at home and around the world.

    Ques. Do I need GMAT or GRE to apply to CMU-A?

    Ans.You are required to submit valid test results from either the GRE (General Test) or the GMAT from within the last five years. The test scores must be reported directly to Heinz College by the testing service. We recommend that you take the GMAT or GRE at least one month prior to the application deadline.

    Ques. What are the required scores for GMAT or GRE?

    Ans. All programs (except global)

    The following are the minimum test scores required.
    GRE - 300
    GMAT - 600

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