University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong English language proficiency requirements

University of Wollongong 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 the University of Wollongong.

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

Undergraduate

All Education degrees
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Secondary or tertiary studies (at an approved offshore institution where the sole language of instruction/assessment was English and the institution is located in a country where the official language is English)

Successful completion of full-time secondary or tertiary studies, or equivalent qualification, with a duration of at least two years

Previous qualifications must have been completed within 2 years of commencement at UOW.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement. Contact the Admissions Office at UOW 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: 610

Internet-based score: 110 (min. 22 in writing and reading, 24 in 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, 8.0 in listening and speaking)

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)

78 overall (min. 72 in reading and writing; min. 75 in listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov. 2012 session & earlier: Grade 6 in English A2 at higher or standard level (prior to May 1999, ‘standard level’ was referred to as ‘subsidiary level’) 

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

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK)

A* pass in English at full Advanced (A2) level

Humanities subjects are not accepted.

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 74

2015 and onwards: 191

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

Pre-2015: 51

2015 and onwards: 191

HKALEA pass in Use of English
HKDSE5** in either English Language or Literature in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes from TAFE or completed AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma
UOW College Higher Education Diploma, Foundation Studies or University Entrance CertificateCompletion
UOW College’s English for Tertiary StudiesCompletion of program with a weighted average mark of 75 overall and a minimum 75 in Academic Reading and Writing
All Law degrees, Journalism
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Secondary or tertiary studies (at an approved offshore institution where the sole language of instruction/assessment was English and the institution is located in a country where the official language is English)

Successful completion of full-time secondary or tertiary studies, or equivalent qualification, with a duration of at least two years

Previous qualifications must have been completed within 2 years of commencement at UOW.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement. Contact the Admissions Office at UOW 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

Internet-based score: 100 (min. 22 in writing, 20 in reading, 18 in 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. 6.5 in reading, 7.0 in writing, 6.0 in listening and speaking)

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)

72 overall (min. 72 in reading and writing; min. 65 in listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: Grade 5 in English A2 at higher or standard level (prior to May 1999, ‘standard level’ was referred to as ‘subsidiary level’) 

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

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK)

A pass in English or one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) 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

Singapore-Cambridge A LevelsGrade A in English Language and Linguistics at Higher 2 (H2) level
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 67

2015 and onwards: 185

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

Pre-2015: 51

2015 and onwards: 185

STPMGrade A in Literature
HKALEB pass in Use of English
HKDSE5* in either English Language or Literature in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes from TAFE or completed AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma
UOW College Higher Education Diploma, Foundation Studies or the University Entrance Certificate Completion
UOW College’s English for Tertiary StudiesCompletion of program with a weighted average mark of 75 overall and a minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing
All Western Civilisation degrees

Test/Qualification

Minimum result required

Secondary or tertiary studies (at an approved offshore institution where the sole language of instruction/assessment was English and the institution is located in a country where the official language is English)  

Successful completion of full-time secondary or tertiary studies, or equivalent qualification, with a duration of at least two years.

Previous qualifications must have been completed within 2 years of commencement at UOW.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement. Contact the Admissions Office at UOW for more information.

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)

8.5 overall (min. 8.5 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)

85 overall (min. 85 in each subtest)

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 95

2015 and onwards: 209

Social Work
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Secondary or tertiary studies (at an approved offshore institution where the sole language of instruction/assessment was English and the institution is located in a country where the official language is English)

Successful completion of full-time secondary or tertiary studies, or equivalent qualification, with a duration of at least two years

Previous qualifications must have been completed within 2 years of commencement at UOW.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement. Contact the Admissions Office at UOW 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

Internet-based score: 100 (min. 22 in each subtest)

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)

72 overall (min. 72 in reading and writing; min. 65 in listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: Grade 5 in English A2 at higher or standard level (prior to May 1999, ‘standard level’ was referred to as ‘subsidiary level’) 

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

UK 'A' Levels (from UK)

A pass in English or one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) 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

Singapore-Cambridge A LevelsGrade A in English Language and Linguistics at Higher 2 (H2) level
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 67

2015 and onwards: 185

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

Pre-2015: 51

2015 and onwards: 185

STPMGrade A in Literature
HKALEB pass in Use of English
HKDSE5* in either English Language or Literature in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes from TAFE or completed AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma
UOW College Higher Education Diploma, Foundation Studies or the University Entrance CertificateCompletion
UOW College’s English for Tertiary StudiesCompletion of program with a weighted average mark of 75 overall and a minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing
Nursing


Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Secondary or tertiary studies (at an approved offshore institution where the sole language of instruction/assessment was English and the institution is located in a country where the official language is English)  

Successful completion of full-time secondary or tertiary studies, or equivalent qualification, with a duration of at least two years.

Previous qualifications must have been completed within 2 years of commencement at UOW.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement. Contact the Admissions Office at UOW 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: 575

Internet-based score: 88 (min. 20 in each subtest)

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)

72 overall (min. 72 in reading and writing, 65 in listening and speaking)
Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)No grade lower than 'B' in any of the four sub-tests

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: Grade 5 in English A2 at higher or standard level (prior to May 1999, ‘standard level’ was referred to as ‘subsidiary level’) 

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

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK)

A pass in English or one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) 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.

Singapore-Cambridge A LevelsGrade A in English Language and Linguistics at Higher 2 (H2) level
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 67

2015 and onwards: 185

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

Pre-2015: 51

2015 and onwards: 185

STPMGrade A in Literature
HKALEB pass in Use of English
HKDSE5* in either English Language or Literature in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma 
UOW College Higher Education Diploma, Foundation Studies or the University Entrance CertificateCompletion
UOW College’s English for Tertiary StudiesCompletion of program with a weighted average mark of 65 overall and a minimum 65 in Academic Reading and Writing and 65 in Academic Listening and Speaking
Exercise Science and Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Dietetics, Pre-Medicine Science and Health
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Secondary or tertiary studies (at an approved offshore institution where the sole language of instruction/assessment was English and the institution is located in a country where the official language is English)  

Successful completion of full-time secondary or tertiary studies, or equivalent qualification, with a duration of at least two years

Previous qualifications must have been completed within 2 years of commencement at UOW.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement. Contact the Admissions Office at UOW 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: 575

Internet-based score: 88 (min. 20 in each subtest)

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)

64 overall (min. 57 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov. 2012 session & earlier: Grade 4 in English A2 at higher or standard level (prior to May 1999, ‘standard level’ was referred to as ‘subsidiary level’)

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

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK)

B pass in English or one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) 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.

Singapore-Cambridge A LevelsGrade B in English Language and Linguistics at Higher 2 (H2) level
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 58

2015 and onwards: 176

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

Pre-2015: 45

2015 and onwards: 176

STPMGrade B in Literature
HKALEC pass in Use of English
HKDSE5 in either English Language or Literature in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes from TAFE or completed AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma
UOW College Higher Education Diploma, Foundation Studies or the University Entrance CertificateCompletion
UOW College’s English for Tertiary StudiesCompletion of program with a weighted average mark of 65 overall and a minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing
Exercise Science, Medical and Health Sciences, Nutrition, Psychological Science, Psychology, Public Health
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Secondary or tertiary studies (at an approved offshore institution where the sole language of instruction/assessment was English and the institution is located in a country where the official language is English) 

Successful completion of full-time secondary or tertiary studies, or equivalent qualification, with a duration of at least two years

Previous qualifications must have been completed within 2 years of commencement at UOW.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement. Contact the Admissions Office at UOW 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: 575

Internet-based score: 88 (min. 18 in each subtest)

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)

64 overall (min. 57 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov. 2012 session & earlier: Grade 4 in English A2 at higher or standard level (prior to May 1999, ‘standard level’ was referred to as ‘subsidiary level’)

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

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK)

B pass in English or one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) 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.

Singapore-Cambridge A LevelsGrade B in English Language and Linguistics at Higher 2 (H2) level
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 58

2015 and onwards: 176

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

Pre-2015: 45

2015 and onwards: 176

STPMGrade B in Literature
HKALEC pass in Use of English
HKDSE5 in either English Language or Literature in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes from TAFE or completed AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma
UOW College Higher Education Diploma, Foundation Studies or the University Entrance CertificateCompletion
UOW College’s English for Tertiary StudiesCompletion of program with a weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing
Bionanotechnology, Computer Science, Conservation Biology, Engineering, Geography, Information Systems/Technology, Marine Science, Mathematics, Mathematics and Finance, Medical and Radiation Physics, Medical Biotechnology, Medical Mathematics, Medicinal Chemistry, Physics, Science, Sustainable Communities
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Secondary or tertiary studies (at an approved offshore institution where the sole language of instruction/assessment was English and the institution is located in a country where the official language is English) 

Successful completion of full-time secondary or tertiary studies, or equivalent qualification, with a duration of at least two years

Previous qualifications must have been completed within 2 years of commencement at UOW.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement. Contact the Admissions Office at UOW 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: 500

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 18 in each subtest)

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)

57 overall (min. 57 in reading and writing, 50 listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov. 2012 session & earlier: Grade 3 in 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 and literature at higher level; or Grade 4 in English A: language and literature at standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK)

D pass in English at full Advanced (A2) level OR C pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) 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.

Singapore-Cambridge A LevelsGrade D in English Language and Linguistics at Higher 2 (H2) level
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 52

2015 and onwards: 169

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

Pre-2015: 45

2015 and onwards: 169

STPMGrade D in Literature
HKALED pass in Use of English
HKDSE4 in either English Language or Literature in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes from TAFE or completed AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma
UOW College Higher Education Diploma, Foundation Studies or the University Entrance CertificateCompletion
UOW College’s English for Tertiary StudiesCompletion of program with a weighted average mark of 50 overall and a minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing
Social Science
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Secondary or tertiary studies (at an approved offshore institution where the sole language of instruction/assessment was English and the institution is located in a country where the official language is English).)   

Successful completion of full-time secondary or tertiary studies, or equivalent qualification, with a duration of at least two years.

Previous qualifications must have been completed within 2 years of commencement at UOW.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement. Contact the Admissions Office at UOW 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: 575

Internet-based score: 88 (min. 20 in writing and reading, 18 in 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)

6.5 overall (min. 6.5 in reading and writing, 6.0 in listening and speaking)

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)

64 overall (min. 57 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov. 2012 session & earlier: Grade 4 in English A2 at higher or standard level  (prior to May 1999, ‘standard level’ was referred to as ‘subsidiary level’)

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

UK 'A' Levels (from UK)

B pass in English or one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) 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.

Singapore-Cambridge A LevelsGrade B in English Language and Linguistics at Higher 2 (H2) level
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 58

2015 and onwards: 176

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

Pre-2015: 45

2015 and onwards: 176

STPMGrade B in Literature
HKALEC pass in Use of English
HKDSE5 in either English Language or Literature in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes from TAFE or completed AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma
UOW College Higher Education Diploma, Foundation Studies or the University Entrance CertificateCompletion
UOW College’s English for Tertiary StudiesCompletion of program with a weighted average mark of 65 overall and a minimum 50 in Academic Reading And Writing
2 Session Diploma Courses

Test/Qualification

Minimum result required

Secondary or tertiary studies (at an approved offshore institution where the sole language of instruction/assessment was English and the institution is located in a country where the official language is English)  

Successful completion of full-time secondary or tertiary studies, or equivalent qualification, with a duration of at least two years.

Previous qualifications must have been completed within 2 years of commencement at UOW.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement. Contact the Admissions Office at UOW 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: 500

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 18 in writing and reading, 16 in 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 reading and writing, 5.0 listening and speaking)

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. 57 in reading and writing, 50 in listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: Grade 3 in 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 and literature at higher level; or Grade 4 in English A: language and literature at standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK)

D pass in English at full Advanced (A2) level OR

C pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) 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.

Singapore-Cambridge A Levels

Grade D in English Language and Linguistics at Higher 2 (H2) level

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 52

2015 and onwards: 169

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

Pre-2015: 45

2015 and onwards: 169

STPM

Grade D in Literature

HKALE

D pass in Use of English

HKDSE

4 in either English Language or Literature in English

Australian TAFE and private provider studies

Completed Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes from TAFE or completed AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma

UOW College Higher Education Diploma, Foundation Studies or the University Entrance Certificate

Completion

UOW College’s English for Tertiary Studies

Completion of program with a weighted average mark of 50 overall and a minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing

3 Session Diploma Courses

Test/Qualification

Minimum result required

Secondary or tertiary studies (at an approved offshore institution where the sole language of instruction/assessment was English and the institution is located in a country where the official language is English)  

Successful completion of full-time secondary or tertiary studies, or equivalent qualification, with a duration of at least two years.

Previous qualifications must have been completed within 2 years of commencement at UOW.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement. Contact the Admissions Office at UOW 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: 500

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 18 in writing and reading, 16 in 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)

5.5 overall (min. 5.0 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)

57 overall (min. 57 in reading and writing, 50 in listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: Grade 3 in 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 and literature at higher level; or Grade 4 in English A: language and literature at standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK)

D pass in English at full Advanced (A2) level OR

C pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) 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.

Singapore-Cambridge A Levels

Grade D in English Language and Linguistics at Higher 2 (H2) level

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 52

2015 and onwards: 169

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

Pre-2015: 45

2015 and onwards: 169

STPM

Grade D in Literature

HKALE

D pass in Use of English

HKDSE

4 in either English Language or Literature in English

Australian TAFE and private provider studies

Completed Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes from TAFE or completed AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma

UOW College Higher Education Diploma, Foundation Studies or the University Entrance Certificate

Completion

UOW College’s English for Tertiary Studies

Completion of program with a weighted average mark of 50 overall and a minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing      

All other courses
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Secondary or tertiary studies (at an approved offshore institution where the sole language of instruction/assessment was English and the institution is located in a country where the official language is English)  

Successful completion of full-time secondary or tertiary studies, or equivalent qualification, with a duration of at least two years.

Previous qualifications must have been completed within 2 years of commencement at UOW.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement. Contact the Admissions Office at UOW 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: 500

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 18 in writing and reading, 16 in 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. 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.0 listening and speaking)

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. 57 in reading and writing, 50 in listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: Grade 3 in 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 and literature at higher level; or Grade 4 in English A: language and literature at standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK)

D pass in English at full Advanced (A2) level OR

C pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) 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.
Singapore-Cambridge A LevelsGrade D in English Language and Linguistics at Higher 2 (H2) level
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 52

2015 and onwards: 169

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

Pre-2015: 45

2015 and onwards: 169

STPMGrade D in Literature
HKALED pass in Use of English
HKDSE4 in either English Language or Literature in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes from TAFE or completed AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma
UOW College Higher Education Diploma, Foundation Studies or the University Entrance CertificateCompletion
UOW College’s English for Tertiary StudiesCompletion of program with a weighted average mark of 50 overall and a minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing

International year 12s

All Education degrees
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

Internet-based score: 110 (min. 22 in writing and reading, 24 in 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, 8.0 in listening and speaking)

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)

78 overall (min. 72 in reading and writing, 75 in listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 6 in English A: language and literature at higher level or  Grade 7 in English A: language and literature at standard level

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 74

2015 and onwards: 191

All Law degrees, Journalism
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

Internet-based score: 100 (min. 22 in writing, 20 in reading, 18 in 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. 6.5 in reading, 7.0 in writing, 6.0 in listening and speaking)

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)

72 overall (min. 72 in reading and writing, 65 in listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 5 in English A: language and literature at higher level or  Grade 6 in English A: language and literature at standard level

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 67

2015 and onwards: 185

All Western Civilisation Degrees

Test/Qualification

Minimum result required

Secondary or tertiary studies (at an approved offshore institution where the sole language of instruction/assessment was English and the institution is located in a country where the official language is English)  

Successful completion of full-time secondary or tertiary studies, or equivalent qualification, with a duration of at least two years.

Previous qualifications must have been completed within 2 years of commencement at UOW.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement. Contact the Admissions Office at UOW for more information.

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)

8.5 overall (min. 8.5 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)

85 overall (min. 85 in each subtest)

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 95

2015 and onwards: 209

Social Work
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

Internet-based score: 100 (min. 22 in each subtest)

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)

72 overall (min. 72 in reading and writing; min. 65 in listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 5 in English A: language and literature at higher level or Grade 6 in English A: language and literature at standard level

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 67

2015 and onwards: 185

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)

Paper-based score: 575

Internet-based score: 88 (min. 20 in each subtest)

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)

72 overall (min. 72 in reading and writing; min. 65 in listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 5 in English A: language and literature at higher level or Grade 6 in English A: language and literature at standard level

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 67

2015 and onwards: 185

Exercise Science and Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Dietetics, Pre-Medicine Science and Health
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: 575

Internet-based score: 88 (min. 20 in each subtest)

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)

64 overall (min. 57 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 4 in English A: language and literature at higher level or  Grade 5 in English A: language and literature at standard level

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 58

2015 and onwards: 176

Exercise Science, Medical and Health Sciences, Nutrition, Psychological Science, Psychology, Public Health

Test/Qualification

Minimum 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: 575

Internet-based score: 88 (min. 18 in each subtest)

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)

64 overall (min. 57 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 4 in English A: language and literature at higher level or  Grade 5 in English A: language and literature at standard level

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 58

2015 and onwards: 176

Bionanotechnology, Computer Science, Conservation Biology, Engineering, Geography, Information Systems/Technology, Marine Science, Mathematics, Mathematics and Finance, Medical and Radiation Physics, Medical Biotechnology, Medical Mathematics, Medicinal Chemistry, Physics, Science, Sustainable Communities
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

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 18 in each subtest)

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)

57 overall (min. 57 in reading and writing, 50 in listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 3 in English A: language and literature at higher level or  Grade 4 in English A: language and literature at standard level

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 52

2015 and onwards: 169

Social 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: 575

Internet-based score: 88 (min. 20 in writing and reading, 18 in 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)

6.5 overall (min. 6.5 in reading and writing, 6.0 in listening and speaking)

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)

64 overall (min. 57 in reading, writing, listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 4 in English A: language and literature at higher level or Grade 5 in English A: language and literature at standard level

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 58

2015 and onwards: 176

2 Session Diploma Courses

Test/Qualification

Minimum result required

Secondary or tertiary studies (at an approved offshore institution where the sole language of instruction/assessment was English and the institution is located in a country where the official language is English)  

Successful completion of full-time secondary or tertiary studies, or equivalent qualification, with a duration of at least two years.

Previous qualifications must have been completed within 2 years of commencement at UOW.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement. Contact the Admissions Office at UOW 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: 500

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 18 in writing and reading, 16 in 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 reading and writing, 5.0 listening and speaking)

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. 57 in reading and writing, 50 in listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: Grade 3 in 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 and literature at higher level; or Grade 4 in English A: language and literature at standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK)

D pass in English at full Advanced (A2) level OR

C pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) 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.

Singapore-Cambridge A Levels

Grade D in English Language and Linguistics at Higher 2 (H2) level

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 52

2015 and onwards: 169

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

Pre-2015: 45

2015 and onwards: 169

STPM

Grade D in Literature

HKALE

D pass in Use of English

HKDSE

4 in either English Language or Literature in English

Australian TAFE and private provider studies

Completed Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes from TAFE or completed AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma

UOW College Higher Education Diploma, Foundation Studies or the University Entrance Certificate

Completion

UOW College’s English for Tertiary Studies

Completion of program with a weighted average mark of 50 overall and a minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing

3 Session Diploma Courses

Test/Qualification

Minimum result required

Secondary or tertiary studies (at an approved offshore institution where the sole language of instruction/assessment was English and the institution is located in a country where the official language is English)  

Successful completion of full-time secondary or tertiary studies, or equivalent qualification, with a duration of at least two years.

Previous qualifications must have been completed within 2 years of commencement at UOW.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement. Contact the Admissions Office at UOW 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: 500

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 18 in writing and reading, 16 in 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)

5.5 overall (min. 5.0 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)

57 overall (min. 57 in reading and writing, 50 in listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: Grade 3 in 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 and literature at higher level; or Grade 4 in English A: language and literature at standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK)

D pass in English at full Advanced (A2) level OR

C pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) 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.

Singapore-Cambridge A Levels

Grade D in English Language and Linguistics at Higher 2 (H2) level

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 52

2015 and onwards: 169

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

Pre-2015: 45

2015 and onwards: 169

STPM

Grade D in Literature

HKALE

D pass in Use of English

HKDSE

4 in either English Language or Literature in English

Australian TAFE and private provider studies

Completed Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes from TAFE or completed AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma

UOW College Higher Education Diploma, Foundation Studies or the University Entrance Certificate

Completion

UOW College’s English for Tertiary Studies

Completion of program with a weighted average mark of 50 overall and a minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing

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

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 18 in writing and reading, 16 in 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. 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.0 in listening and speaking)

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. 57 in reading and writing, 50 in listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 3 in English A: language and literature at higher level or Grade 4 in English A: language and literature at standard level

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE

Pre-2015: 52

2015 and onwards: 169

Postgraduate

All Business courses (including Grad Cert Innovation & Entrepreneurship)
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: 70 (min. 12 in listening and speaking, 18 in reading and 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. 5.0 in listening and speaking, 6.0 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)

54 overall (min. 47 in listening and speaking, 54 in reading and writing)
All Engineering courses (including Grad Cert Computing)
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: 70 (min. 17 in listening and speaking, 18 in reading and 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)

54 overall (min. 47 in listening and speaking, 54 in reading and writing)

M Social Work (Qualifying)


Test/Qualification

Minimum 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: 98 (min. 22 in listening and speaking, 25 in reading and 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. 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)

69 overall (min. 62 in listening and speaking, 69 in reading and writing)

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: not accepted

Internet-based score: 86 (min. 18 in reading and writing, 17 in 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)

6.5 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)

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