University of New England

University of New England English language proficiency requirements

University of New England 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

Law
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
First languageEnglish is the student's first language

Senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary study

Satisfactory completion, no more than five years prior to the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least one year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed, resulting in an AQF award or an award recognised by NOOSR.
TOEFL (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 91 (min. 22 in writing, min. 20 in listening, speaking and reading)
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 writing and speaking, min. 6.0 in listening and reading)
GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)

C Pass in General Paper, English or 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.

HKALEB Pass in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompletion of AQF Diploma or Advanced diploma equivalent to one year of full-time study
UNE Advanced EAP (EAP Level 5)Successful completion of course



Nursing
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
First languageEnglish is the student's first language

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: 91 (min. 22 in writing, min. 20 in listening, speaking and reading)

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 since 1 January 2017)58 overall (min. 58 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)
UNE Advanced EAP (EAP Level 4)Successful completion of course
OETC+ in each component (listening, speaking, reading and writing)
Pharmacy
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
First languageEnglish is the student's first language

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. 6.0 in reading and writing, 7.0 in speaking and listening)
TOEFL (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 24 in speaking and listening, min. 23 in reading and writing)
PTE Academic (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)65 overall (min. 65 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)
UNE Advanced EAP (Level 5)Successful completion of course
OETB in each component (listening, speaking, reading and writing)
Teaching
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
First languageEnglish is the student's first language

Senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary study

Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission, of at least four years full time comparable senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary study in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, or the Republic of Ireland, in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the period of study claimed.

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. 8.0 in speaking, listening, min. 7.0 in reading, writing)
ISLPR (only results obtained since 1 January 2015)A score of at least 4+ in each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing
Professional English Assessment for Teachers (PEAT)Band A in each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing
All other courses
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
First languageEnglish is the student's first language

Senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary study

Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission, of at least one year of full-time comparable senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary study in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed, resulting in an AQF award or an award recognised by NOOSR

Australian Year 12 or comparable overseas senior secondary study

Pass in an English language subject

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. 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)

6.0 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)

57 overall (min. 50 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 6 in English B at Higher level; OR Grade 7 in English B at Standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)

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.

STPMC pass in 914/920 English
HKALEC pass in Use of English
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Diploma or Advanced diploma equivalent to at least one year of full-time equivalent study or completion of TAFE Cert IV in English for Academic Purposes from TAFE Sydney Institute English Centre (SITEC)
STAT (Multiple Choice)Overall score of 155
UNE EAPSuccessful completion of course
UNSW Foundation YearCompletion with C+ pass in Academic English