Australian National University

Australian National University English language proficiency requirements

Australian National University recognises a number of English language tests as proof of English language proficiency. These are set out in the following tables, together with the minimum results required.

Where completion of two years of equivalent full-time study is specified, applicants must have successfully completed two years of full-time (or equivalent) secondary (year 12 equivalent) or tertiary education within the last four years, in the medium of English. All other English test results and qualifications must have been obtained or awarded within two years from the date of application.

Make sure you also read about qualifications that usually satisfy ELP.

Undergraduate

All courses
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

ACT Year 12 Certificate/ Senior Secondary Certificate (2013 onwards)

A score of 170 or more in English as a Second Language (ESL) T major. Alternatively, a pass result in any other English T Major course
Tertiary study (within the last 4 years before the date of application and with English as the sole language of instruction and assessment/examination)Successful completion of at least two years of full-time study (or equivalent)

TOEFL (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

Paper-based score: 570 (min. 4.5 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 80 (min. 20 in reading and writing and min. 18 in speaking and listening)

IELTS (only Academic version results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)
PTE Academic (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)64 overall (min. 55 in each of the communicative skills)
International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)Presentation of an IB Diploma taught and assessed entirely in English. If not taught and assessed entirely in English, a pass result in English Language 'A' or English Language & Literature 'A' either at Standard or Higher level
GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)C pass in General Paper or General Studies or a C pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) Level: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Economics, English (English Language/English Literature), Film Studies, General Studies, Global Perspectives and Research, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media Studies (Media is not a humanities subject), Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Policies, Sociology, Drama and Theatre, World Development.
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE, only results obtained since 1 January 2017)
2015 and onwards: 176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

A grade of C or better

STPM/Form 6A grade of C ore better in English Literature (code 920)
HKDSEA score of 4 or better in English Language (core subject)
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Diploma (or Advanced Diploma)
ANU Access ProgramOver 60%

International year 12s

All courses
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
VCERaw unscaled score of at least 30 in English as an Alternative Language (EAL) or English as a Second Language (ESL); or 25 in units 3 and 4 in any other VCE English subject
ACT Year 12 Certificate/Senior Secondary Certificate (2013 onwards)At least 170 in English as a Second Language T major or a Pass result in an English T major

TOEFL (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

Paper-based score: 570 (min. 4.5 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 80 (min. 20 reading and writing, 18 in speaking and listening)

IELTS (only Academic version results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)
PTE Academic (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)64 overall (min. 55 in each of the communicative skills)
International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Presentation of an IB Diploma taught and assessed entirely in English to meet minimum academic admission requirements. 

If not taught and assessed entirely in English, Grade 4 in English A: Language or English A: Language and Literature either at higher or standard level

C1 (formerly CAE, only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

176 overall (min.169 in each subtest)

C2 (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2017)C Pass

Postgraduate 2019

All courses
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Tertiary study (within the last four years before the date of application and with English as the sole language of instruction and assessment/examination)

Successful completion of at least two years of full-time study

TOEFL (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

Paper-based score: 570 (min. 4.5 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 80 (min. 20 in reading and writing, min. 18 in speaking and listening)

IELTS (only Academic version results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)
PTE Academic (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)64 overall (min. 55 in each of the communicative skills)
International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Not accepted

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE, only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

2015 onwards: 176 overall (min. 169 in all subtests)

Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Diploma or completion of at least two years of full-time equivalent study at RATEAssociate Diploma or Diploma level
ANU Access ProgramOver 60%