University of Newcastle

University of Newcastle English language proficiency requirements

University of Newcastle 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

Midwifery, Medical Radiation Science (Hons), Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine (JMP), Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics (Hons), Occupational Therapy(Hons), Oral Health Therapy, Pharmacy (Hons), Physiotherapy(Hons), Podiatry, Psychological Science, Social Work (Hons), Speech Pathology (Hons)
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Australian tertiary study at the Bachelor Degree level (AQF 7) or above (at a University of Newcastle-recognised institution, undertaken since 1 January 2015)

Successful completion of a minimum of one year full-time study (or equivalent part-time)

Overseas senior secondary or tertiary level study (in a non-English speaking country where the University of Newcastle recognised institution has formally confirmed in writing that the entire study was conducted and examined solely in English) (completed since 1 January 2015)

Completion of recognised qualification (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: 589 (min. 5 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 24 in reading, 27 in writing, 24 in listening, 23 in 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)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded and completed since 1 January 2015)

May 2013 session and onwards: Grade 5 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level; or Grade 6 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore and completed since 1 January 2015)C pass in English or other humanities subject at 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 2018)

185 overall (min. 185 in each subtest)

STPM (completed since 1 January 2015)A- in Literature (920)
HKDSE (completed since 1 January 2015)5* in English Language or Literature in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studies (completed since 1 January 2015)Completed AQF Advanced Diploma or higher AQF qualification
UNCLE’s Open Foundation Course/Newstep/Yapug/International Foundation Program (completed since 1 January 2015)Completion
Tertiary Preparation/Bridging Program  (completed since 1 January 2015) Successful completion of a preparation course of at least one year's duration and approved by the University as a basis for admission; contact the University for approved programs
OET (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)Grade B in each of the four components. The writing and speaking components must be profession specific.
ELICOS EAP exam (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)Higher level Pass 2 (HP2) 
Law
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Australian tertiary study at the Bachelor Degree level (AQF 7) or above (at a University of Newcastle-recognised institution, undertaken since 1 January 2015)

Successful completion of a minimum of one year full-time study (or equivalent part-time)

Overseas senior secondary or tertiary level study (in a non-English speaking country where the University of Newcastle recognised institution has formally confirmed in writing that the entire study was conducted and examined solely in English) (completed since 1 January 2015)

Completion of recognised qualification (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: 589 (min. 4.5 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 13 in reading, 21 in writing, 12 in listening, 18 in 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. 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)

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

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded and completed since 1 January 2015)

May 2013 session and onwards: Grade 5 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level; or Grade 6 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore) (completed since 1 January 2015)C pass in English or other humanities subject at 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 2018)

185 overall (min. 185 in each subtest)

STPM (completed since 1 January 2015)A- in Literature (920)
HKDSE (completed since 1 January 2015)5* in English Language or Literature in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studies (completed since 1 January 2015)Completed AQF Advanced Diploma or higher AQF qualification
UNCLE’s Open Foundation Course/Newstep/International Foundation Program (completed since 1 January 2015)Completion
ELICOS EAP exam (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)Higher level Pass 2 (HP2)  
Tertiary Preparation/Bridging Program (completed since 1 January 2015)Successful completion of a preparation course approved by the University as a basis for admission and of one year's duration; contact the University for approved programs
Communication
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Australian tertiary study at the Bachelor Degree level (AQF 7) or above (at a University of Newcastle-recognised institution, undertaken since 1 January 2015)

Successful completion of a minimum of one year of full-time study (or equivalent part-time)

Overseas senior secondary or tertiary level study (in a non-English speaking country where the University of Newcastle recognised institution has formally confirmed in writing that the entire study was conducted and examined solely in English) (completed since 1 January 2015)

Completion of recognised qualification (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: 550 (min. 4.5 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 79 (min.13 in reading, 12 in listening, 21 in writing and 18 in 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)

6.5 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 and completed since 1 January 2015)

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 4 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level; or Grade 5 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore) (completed since 1 January 2015)C pass in General paper, English or other humanities subject at 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 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 2018)

176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

STPM (completed since 1 January 2015)B- in Literature (920)
HKDSE (completed since 1 January 2015)5 in English Language or Literature in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studies  (completed since 1 January 2015)Completed AQF Diploma or higher AQF qualification
UNCLE’s Open Foundation Course/Newstep/International Foundation Program (completed since 1 January 2015)Completion
ELICOS EAP exam (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)Higher level Pass 4 (HP4)

Tertiary Preparation/ Bridging Program (completed since 1 January 2015)

Successful completion of a preparation course approved by the University as a basis for admission; contact the University for approved programs
Norwegian Vitnemal: den Vidergaende Skole (completed since 1 January 2015)Grade of 5 in English in the final year, or a Pass in English at a recognised Scandinavian University
Swedish Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan (1997 and onwards) (completed since 1 January 2015)

2013: Grade of B in English in the final year, or a Pass in English at a recognised Scandinavian University

2014 and onwards: Grade of Mvg in English in the final year, or a Pass in English at a recognised Scandinavian University
Danish Studentereksamen (completed since 1 January 2015)Grade of 7 in English A in the final year, or a Pass in English at a recognised Scandinavian University
Netherlands-Dutch Diploma of Pre-University education – VWO / HAVO (completed since 1 January 2015)Completion of course with grade of 8 or higher
DAAD English language test (completed since 1 January 2015)B pass in all sections
Education
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Australian tertiary study at the Bachelor Degree level (AQF 7) or above (at a University of Newcastle-recognised institution, undertaken since 1 January 2015)

Successful completion of a minimum of one year full-time study (or equivalent part-time)

Overseas senior secondary or tertiary level study (in a non-English speaking country where the University of Newcastle recognised institution has formally confirmed in writing that the entire study was conducted and examined solely in English) (completed since 1 January 2015)

Completion of recognised qualification (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: 610 (min. 5.5 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 102 (min. 24 in reading, 28 in listening, 26 in speaking and 27 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)

7.5 overall (min. 7.0 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. 76 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded and completed since 1 January 2015)

May 2013 session and onwards: Grade 6 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level; or Grade 7 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore) (completed since 1 January 2015)C pass in English or other humanities subject at 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 2018)

191 overall (min. 191 in each subtest)

HKDSE (completed since 1 January 2015)5** in English Language or Literature in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studies (completed since 1 January 2015)Successful completion of AQF Advanced Diploma or higher AQF qualification
UNCLE’s Open Foundation Course/Newstep/International Foundation Program (completed since 1 January 2015)Completion of course
ELICOS EAP exam (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)Higher level Pass 1 (HP1)
Tertiary Preparation/Bridging Program  (completed since 1 January 2015)Successful completion of a preparation course approved by the University as a basis for admission and of one year's duration; contact the University for approved programs
All other courses
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Australian tertiary study at the Bachelor Degree level (AQF 7) or above (at a University of Newcastle-recognised institution, undertaken since since 1 January 2015)

Successful completion of a minimum of one year full-time study (or equivalent part-time)

Overseas senior secondary or tertiary level study (in a non-English speaking country where the University of Newcastle recognised institution has formally confirmed in writing that the entire study was conducted and examined solely in English) (completed since 1 January 2015)

Completion of recognised qualification (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: 500 (min. 4.5 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 60 (min. 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking and 21 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)

6.0 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)

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

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded and completed since 1 January 2015)

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

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 3 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level; or Grade 4 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore) (completed since 1 January 2015)

C pass in English or other humanities subject at 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 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 2018)

169 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

STPM (completed since 1 January 2015)C- in Literature (920)
HKDSE (completed since 1 January 2015)4 in English Language or Literature in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studies (completed since 1 January 2015)Completed AQF Diploma or higher AQF qualification
UNCLE’s Open Foundation Course/Newstep/Yapug/International Foundation Program (completed since 1 January 2015)Completion
ELICOS EAP exam (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)Entry level Pass (EP)
Tertiary Preparation/Bridging Program (completed since 1 January 2015)Successful completion of a preparation course approved by the University as a basis for admission; contact the University for approved programs
Norwegian Vitnemal: den Vidergaende Skole (completed since 1 January 2015)Grade of 4 in English in the final year, or a Pass in English at a recognised Scandinavian University
Swedish Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan (1997 and onwards) (completed since 1 January 2015)

2013: Grade of C in English in the final year, or a Pass in English at a recognised Scandinavian University

2014 and onwards: Grade of Vg in English in the final year, or a Pass in English at a recognised Scandinavian University
Danish Studentereksamen (completed since 1 January 2015)Grade of 10 in English B in the final year, or a Pass in English at a recognised Scandinavian University
Netherlands-Dutch Diploma of Pre-University education – VWO / HAVO (completed since 1 January 2015)Completion of course with grade of 7 or higher
DAAD English language test (completed since 1 January 2015)B pass in two sections, C in other two

International year 12s

Midwifery, Medical Radiation Science (Hons), Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine (JMP), Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics (Hons), Occupational Therapy (Hons), Oral Health Therapy, Pharmacy (Hons), Physiotherapy (Hons), Podiatry, Psychological Science, Social Work (Hons), Speech Pathology (Hons)
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: 589 (min. 5 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 24 in reading, 27 in writing, 24 in listening, 23 in 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)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded and completed since 1 January 2015)

May 2013 session and onwards: Grade 5 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level; or Grade 6 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level

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

185 overall (min. 185 in each subtest)

Law
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: 589 (min. 4.5 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 13 in reading, 21 in writing, 12 in listening, 18 in 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. 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)

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

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded and completed since 1 January 2015)

May 2013 session and onwards: Grade 5 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level; or Grade 6 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level

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

185 overall (min. 185 in each subtest)

Communication
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. 4.5 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 79 (min.13 in reading, 12 in listening, 21 in writing and 18 in 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)

6.5 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 and completed since 1 January 2015)

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 4 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level; or Grade 5 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level

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

176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Education
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: 610 (min. 5.5 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 102 (min. 24 in reading, 28 in listening, 26 in speaking and 27 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)

7.5 overall (min. 7.0 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. 76 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded and completed since 1 January 2015)

May 2013 session and onwards: Grade 6 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level; or Grade 7 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level

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

191 overall (min. 191 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: 500 (min. 4.5 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 60 (min. 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking and 21 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)

6.0 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)

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

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded and completed since 1 January 2015)

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

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 3 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level; or Grade 4 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

169 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Postgraduate

M Teaching (Primary), M Teaching (Secondary)
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Australian tertiary study at the Bachelor Degree level (AQF 7) or above (at a University of Newcastle-recognised institution, undertaken since 1 January 2015)

Successful completion of a minimum of one year of full-time study (or equivalent part-time)

Overseas senior secondary or tertiary level study (in a non-English speaking country where the University of Newcastle recognised institution has formally confirmed in writing that the entire study was conducted and examined solely in English) (completed since 1 January 2015)

Completion of recognised qualification (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: 610 (min. 6.0 in TWE

Internet-based score: 102 (min. 24 in reading, 27 in writing, 28 in listening, 26 in 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, and 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. 76 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded and completed since 1 January 2015)

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 6 in English A: literature or English A: language & literature at higher level, or Grade 7 in English A: literature or English A: language & literature at standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore) (completed since 1 January 2015)

C pass in English or other humanities subject at 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 2018) 

191 overall (min. 191 in each subtest)

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

Not accepted

STPMNot accepted
HKDSE (completed since 1 January 2015)5** in English Language or Literature in English

Australian TAFE and private provider studies (completed since 1 January 2015)

Successful completion of AQF Advanced Diploma or higher AQF qualification

UNCLE’s Open Foundation Course/Newstep/International Foundation Program (completed since 1 January 2015)

Completion

ELICOS EAP exam (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Higher level Pass 1 (HP1)  
M Clinical Psychology
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Australian tertiary study at the Bachelor Degree level (AQF 7) or above (at a University of Newcastle-recognised institution, undertaken since 1 January 2015)

Successful completion of a minimum of one year of full-time study (or equivalent part-time)

Overseas senior secondary or tertiary level study (in a non-English speaking country where the University of Newcastle recognised institution has formally confirmed in writing that the entire study was conducted and examined solely in English) (completed since 1 January 2015)

Completion of recognised qualification (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: 589 (min. 5.0 in TWE

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 24 in reading, 27 in writing, 24 in listening, 23 in 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)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded and completed since 1 January 2015)

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 5 in English A: literature or English A: language & literature at higher level OR Grade 6 in English A: literature or English A: language & literature at standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore and completed since 1 January 2015)

C pass in English or other humanities subject at 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 2018) 

185 overall (min. 185 in each subtest)

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

Not accepted

STPM (completed since 1 January 2015)

A– in Literature (920)

HKDSE (completed since 1 January 2015)

5* English Language or Literature in English

Australian TAFE and private provider studies (completed since 1 January 2015)

Completed AQF Advanced Diploma or higher AQF qualification

Completed AQF Level 6 (Advanced Diploma)

UNCLE’s Open Foundation Course/English Language Certificate/Newstep/International Foundation Program (completed since 1 January 2015)

Completion

ELICOS EAP exam (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Higher level Pass 2 (HP2)