MIT Sydney English language proficiency requirements

MIT Sydney 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.

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

Undergraduate

B Business (Accounting, Marketing, Management), B Networking


Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Australian Year 12 (ATAR ineligible)Successful completion within the last two years

Overseas secondary or tertiary study (secondary, post-secondary or tertiary study where English was the sole language of instruction, completed within 10 years prior to application)

Min. two years of full-time equivalent 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: 550; Internet-based score: 79 (min. 20 writing and speaking, min. 18 reading 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)

6.0 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. 42 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: English A2 at higher or standard level (prior to May 1999, ‘standard level’ was referred to as ‘subsidiary level’)

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 3 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level OR Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level OR Grade 5 in English B at higher level 

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)D pass in English (English Language/English Literature) at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) Level
GCSE/GCE 'O' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)B pass in General Paper or 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 2018)

Pre-2015: C pass

2015 and onwards: C pass
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre-2015: C pass

2015 and onwards: C pass
STPMC pass in 920 English
HKALED pass in English, English Literature or Use of English
HKDSE4 in English language
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma OR Completed AQF Certificate IV (including English for Academic purposes) of at least one year of full-time equivalent study within the last two years
MIT DiplomaSuccessful completion of Diploma of IT/Business/Networking at MIT
Dip IT, Dip Business
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Australian Year 12 (ATAR ineligible)Successful completion within the last two years

Overseas secondary or tertiary study (secondary, post-secondary or tertiary study where English was the sole language of instruction, completed within 10 years prior to application)

Min. two years full-time equivalent 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:  550 

Internet-based score:  79 (min. 20 writing and speaking, min. 18 reading 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)

6.0 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. 42 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: English A2 at higher or standard level (prior to May 1999, ‘standard level’ was referred to as ‘subsidiary level’)

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 3 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level OR Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level OR Grade 5 in English B at higher level 

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)D pass in English (English Language/English Literature) at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) Level
GCSE/GCE 'O' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)B pass in General Paper or 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 2018)

Pre-2015: C pass

2015 and onwards: C pass
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre-2015: C pass

2015 and onwards: C pass
STPMC pass in 920 English
HKALED pass in English, English Literature or Use of English
HKDSE4 in English language
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma OR Completed AQF Certificate IV (including English for Academic purposes) of at least one year of full-time equivalent study within the last two years

International year 12s

B Business (Accounting, Marketing, Management), B Networking
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Overseas secondary study (English was the sole language of instruction; completed within five years prior to application)

Min. two years of full-time equivalent 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: 550

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 20 writing and speaking, 18 reading 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)

6.0 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. 42 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 3 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level OR Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level OR Grade 5 in English B at higher level

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre-2015: C pass

2015 and onwards: C pass

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre-2015: C pass

2015 and onwards: C pass

Dip IT, Dip Business
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Overseas secondary study (English was the sole language of instruction; completed within five years prior to application)

Min. two years of full-time equivalent 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: 550

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 20 writing and speaking, 18 reading 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)

6.0 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. 42 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 3 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level OR Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level OR Grade 5 in English B at higher level

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre-2015: C pass

2015 and onwards: C pass

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre-2015: C pass

2015 and onwards: C pass