University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney English language proficiency requirements

University of Technology 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.

Contact the UTS Admissions Office if you have undertaken Australian senior secondary studies but were not eligible for an ATAR/UAI/TER or if you have completed up to Year 10 in Australia.

Undergraduate

B Arts B Education, B Education B Arts in International 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)

Internet-based score: 102 (min. 24 in writing, 23 in speaking, listening 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)

7.5 overall (min. 8 in speaking and listening, min. 7.0 in reading and writing)

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. 79 in speaking and listening, min. 65 in reading and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: not accepted


May 2013 session & onwards:

Grade 6 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level; OR

Grade 7 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at Standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)No separate English test required but subjects must have been undertaken at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level
GCSE/GCE 'O' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)

Completion of ‘O’ levels including B pass in English and C pass in remaining subjects

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

191 (min. 185 in writing)

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

191

HKALEA pass in Use of English
HKDSE5** in English language
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Diploma or completed Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes
UNSW Foundation YearCompletion of program with B pass in Academic English
UTS Foundation StudiesCompletion of program
Nursing


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: 79 (min. 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)

6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: not accepted


May 2013 session & onwards:

Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level; OR

Grade 5 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at Standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)No separate English test required but subjects must have been undertaken at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level
GCSE/GCE 'O' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)

Completion of ‘O’ levels including B pass in English and C pass in remaining subjects

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

STPMC pass in 914/920 English
HKALEC pass in Use of English
HKDSE5 in English language
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Diploma or completed Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes
Insearch Academic English (AE5)Pass
UTS Foundation StudiesCompletion of program
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)

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 21 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 writing)

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

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: not accepted


May 2013 session & onwards:

Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level; OR

Grade 5 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at Standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)No separate English test required but subjects must have been undertaken at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level
GCSE/GCE 'O' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)

Completion of ‘O’ levels including B pass in English and C pass in remaining subjects

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

176

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

176

STPMC pass in 914/920 English
HKALEC pass in Use of English
HKDSE5 in English language
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Diploma or completed Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes
Insearch Academic English (AE5)Pass
UNSW Foundation YearCompletion of program with C pass in Academic English
UTS Foundation StudiesCompletion of program

International year 12s

B Arts B Education (Including Honours), B Education B Arts in International 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)

Internet-based score: 102  (min. 24 in writing, 23 in speaking, listening and reading)

IELTS (only Academic version 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)

7.5 overall (min. 8 in speaking and listening, min. 7.0 in reading and writing)

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. 79 in  in speaking and listening, 65 in reading and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 6 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level;  OR 

Grade 7 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at Standard level

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

191 (min. 185 in writing)

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

191

Nursing
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: 79 (min. 21 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 writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

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

Insearch Academic English (AE5)Pass
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)

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 21 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 writing)

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

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

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

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

176

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

176

Insearch Academic English (AE5)Pass

Postgraduate

M Pharmacy, M Pharmacy (International)
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. 27 writing, 23 speaking, 24 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)

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. 65 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)
GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)Not accepted
GCSE/GCE 'O' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)Not accepted
C1 Advanced, formerly CAENot accepted
C2 Proficiency, formerly CPENot accepted
STPMNot accepted
HKALENot accepted
HKDSENot accepted
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesNot accepted
Insearch Academic English (AE5/AE6)Not accepted
M Speech Pathology, M Genetic Counselling
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. 27 writing, 23 speaking, 24 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)

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. 65 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)
GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)Not accepted
GCSE/GCE 'O' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)Not accepted
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE185
C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE185185
STPMNot accepted
HKALENot accepted
HKDSENot accepted
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesNot accepted
Insearch Academic English (AE5/AE6)Not accepted
M Clinical Psychology, M Physiotherapy
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. 27 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 overall (min. 7.0 in writing)

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
GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)Not accepted
GCSE/GCE 'O' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)Not accepted
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

185

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

185

STPMNot accepted
HKALENot accepted
HKDSENot accepted
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Diploma or completion of at least one year of full-time equivalent study at RATE Associate Diploma or Diploma level or completed Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes
Insearch Academic English (AE6)Pass
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)

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 21 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 writing)

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
GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)Not accepted
GCSE/GCE 'O' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)Not accepted
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

176

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

176

STPMNot accepted
HKALENot accepted
HKDSENot accepted
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Diploma or completion of at least one year of full-time equivalent study at RATE Associate Diploma or Diploma level or completed Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes
Insearch Academic English (AE5)Pass