Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University English language proficiency requirements

Charles Sturt University Charles Sturt 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.

Highlighted English language proficiency requirements have been updated since applications opened. Please confirm all requirements with Charles Sturt University.

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

Undergraduate

B Medical Radiation Science, B Theology
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Post-secondary studySuccessfully completed one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) post-secondary study at an affiliate institution of the University, with English as the medium of instruction and assessment – contact CSU’s Admissions Office for more information 

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: 577 (min. 5.0 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 19 in writing)

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)

58 overall (min. 54 in listening, reading, writing and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

Grade 4 in English A: Language and Literature or English A: Literature at higher level OR Grade 5 in English A: Language and Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)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
GCSE/GCE 'O' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

B pass in English

Acceptable CIE and Edexcel International IGCSE subjects: English – First Language, English Language, English – Second Language, English as a Second Language (ESL), English – Literature, English Literature

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

176 (min. 169 in each skill area)

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2017

176 (min. 169 in each skill area)

HKALE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)D pass in Use of English
HKDSE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)4 in English language
Embassy CES 'English for Academic Purposes Programme' (EAPP) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)Satisfactory completion (min. D grade in Level 4)
Ability EAP program (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)Level 4 (min. D grade)
B Health and Rehabilitation Science, B Occupational Therapy, B Physiotherapy, B Podiatric Medicine
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Post-secondary studySuccessfully completed one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) post-secondary study at an affiliate institution of the University, with English as the medium of instruction and assessment – contact CSU’s Admissions Office for more information 

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: 577 (min. 5.0 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 22 in writing)

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. 6.5 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)

58 overall (min. 61 in listening, reading, writing and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

Grade 4 in English A: Language and Literature or English A: Literature at higher level OR Grade 5 in English A: Language and Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)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
GCSE/GCE 'O' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

B pass in English

Acceptable CIE and Edexcel International IGCSE subjects: English – First Language, English Language, English – Second Language, English as a Second Language (ESL), English – Literature, English Literature

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

176 (min. 176 in each skill area)

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

176 (min. 176 in each skill area)

HKALE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)C pass in Use of English
HKDSE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)4 in English language
Embassy CES 'English for Academic Purposes Programme' (EAPP) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)Satisfactory completion (min. D grade in Level 4)
Ability EAP program (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)Level 4 (min. D grade)
B Clinical Practice (Paramedic), B Dental Science, B Oral Health, B Pharmacy, B Speech and Language Pathology
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Post-secondary studySuccessfully completed one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) post-secondary study at an affiliate institution of the University, with English as the medium of instruction and assessment – contact CSU’s Admissions Office for more information  

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: 600 (min. 5.0 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 22 in writing)

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)

7.0 overall (min. 6.5 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)

65 overall (min. 61 in listening, reading, writing and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

Grade 5 in English A: Language and Literature or English A: Literature at higher level OR Grade 6 in English A: Language and Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

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

185

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

201

B Nursing, B Nursing/GradDip Clinical Practice (Paramedic), B Veterinary Biology/B Veterinary Science
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

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: Not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 25 writing, 23 in reading, listening and speaking)

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)

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 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)

65 overall (min. 68 in listening, reading, writing and speaking)
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE, only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

185 (min. 185 in each subtest)

B Education (K–12), B Education (Early Childhood and Primary), B Education (Technology and Applied Studies)
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

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: Not accepted

Internet-based score: 102 (min. 23 in writing and reading, 27 listening and speaking)

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)

7.5 overall (min. 7.0 in reading and writing, min. 8.0 in speaking and listening)

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)

73 (min. 68 in listening, reading, writing and speaking)
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE, only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

191 (min. 185 in each subtest)

All other courses
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Post-secondary studySuccessfully completed one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) post-secondary study at an affiliate institution of the University, with English as the medium of instruction and assessment – contact CSU’s Admissions Office for more information  

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: 550 (min. 4.0 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 60 (min. 16 in writing, 14 in reading, listening and speaking)

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)

6.0 overall (min. 5.5 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)

50 overall (min. 46 listening, reading, writing and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

Grade 3 in English A: Language and Literature or English A: Literature at higher level  OR Grade 4 in English A: Language and Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)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
GCSE/GCE 'O' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

B pass in English

Acceptable CIE and Edexcel International IGCSE subjects: English – First Language, English Language, English – Second Language, English as a Second Language (ESL), English – Literature, English Literature

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

169

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

169 (min. 162 in each skill area)

HKALE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)D pass in Use of English
HKDSE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)4 in English language
Australian TAFE and private provider studies (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)Completed AQF Certificate IV (including English for Academic Purposes) or completed Advanced Certificate
STAT (Multiple Choice) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)155 in the verbal component
UNSW Foundation Year (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)Completion of program with C pass in Academic English
Uniworld English College English for Tertiary Entrance course (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)A pass grade
Embassy CES 'English for Academic Purposes Programme' (EAPP) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)Satisfactory completion (min. D grade in Level 3)
Ability EAP program (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)Level 3 pass
Macquarie English EAP2 or EAP3 program (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)Completion of program 
Strathfield College EAP program (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)Completion of program 
Australian International College of English (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)EAP3 (6.0) and EAP4 (6.5)

International Year 12s

B Medical Radiation Science, B Theology
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

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: 577 (min. 5.0 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 19 writing)

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)

58 overall (min. 54 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 4 in English A: Language and Literature or English A: Literature at higher level OR Grade 5 in English A: Language and Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

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

176 (min. 169 in each skill area)

B Health & Rehabilitation Science, B Occupational Therapy, B Physiotherapy, B Podiatric Medicine
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

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: 577 (min. 5.0 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 22 writing)

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. 6.5 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)

58 overall (min. 61 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 4 in English A: Language and Literature or English A: Literature at higher level OR Grade 5 in English A: Language and Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

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

176 (min. 176 in each skill area)

B Clinical Practice (Paramedic), B Dental Science, B Oral Health, B Pharmacy, B Speech & Language Pathology
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

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: 600 (min. 5.0 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 22 writing)

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)

7.0 overall (min. 6.5 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)

65 overall (min. 61 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 5 in English A: Language and Literature or English A: Literature at higher level OR Grade 6 in English A: Language and Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

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

185

B Nursing, B Nursing/Grad Dip Clinical Practice (Para), B Veterinary Biology/B Veterinary Science
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

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)

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 25 writing, 23 in reading, listening and speaking)

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)

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 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)

65 overall (min. 68 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE, only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

185 (Min. 185 in each subtest)

B Ed (K-12), B Ed (Early Childhood & Primary), B Ed (TAS)
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

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)

Internet-based score: 102 (min. 23 writing and 23 in reading, 27 listening and speaking)

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)

7.5 overall (min. 7.0 in reading and writing, min. 8.0 in speaking and listening)

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)

73 overall (min. 68 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE, only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

191 (min. 185 in each subtest)

All other courses
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

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: 550 (min. 4.0 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 60 (min. 16 writing, 14 in reading, listening and speaking)

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)

6.0 overall (min. 5.5 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)

50 overall (min. 46 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 3 in English A: Language and Literature or English A: Literature at higher level OR Grade 4 in English A: Language and Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

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

169