English language requirements

We now recognise the English programs of a number of institutions. Please see a list of recognised English programs below.

Please note:

  • Students are still required to meet the academic entry requirements for each course
  • Some courses may require a higher level of English language proficiency. Please go to Find a course for further details.
  • You must have satisfied these requirements within the two years before enrolling at La Trobe University.

*If you are having your TOEFL results sent directly to La Trobe University, please note that our TOEFL institutional code is 9785.

Undergraduate

For students applying for undergraduate degree programs or undergraduate Study Abroad units.

Some programs have higher English requirements than those listed below - please check our international course guides or Find a course for full details on English requirements.

TEST
SCORE
IELTS Academic
A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 6.0.
TOEFL Computer-based
A minimum score of 213 (minimum score of 5 in essay writing).
TOEFL Paper-based
A minimum score of 550 with a score of 5 or better in the Test of Written English.
TOEFL Internet-based
A minimum score of 60 with minimum overall for SLR 18;W 22.
La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS)
English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level.
La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies
60% final result in a course.
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
Minimum score of 4 in English Language (equivalent to IELTS 6.0 with no band lower than 6.0).
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE)
Minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
A grade of B or higher.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
A grade of C or higher.
International Baccalaureate
Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels) or Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level).
Year 12 or Equivalent
Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent program may be acceptable.
TAFE
Completion of at least one year of TAFE study in Australia at an acceptable academic level.
English as medium of instruction 
English as the language of instruction in secondary and/or tertiary studies may be accepted. This will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.


United Kingdom A score of C or better in English in the Cambridge General Certificate of Education "O" level or AS level or Adv level.
Singapore
A score of C or better in the General Paper in the Singapore Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) OR a grade of C or better in English Language in the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level).
Hong Kong
AS Level will be considered in GCE 'A' Level. Level 4 or better in English language for Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education.
India
A score of 60% or better in English in both Year 10 and Year 12 from secondary education in India.
Denmark
A grade of 7 in A-level English and 10 in B-level English on the new grading scale. English as the language of instruction at tertiary level for at least one year full time (60 ECTS) is also acceptable.

A grade of 11 is required if English is undertaken in Stream B Technical Pathway.
Finland
High School English grade of 8 or above is accepted.
Germany
Require Gymnasium (High School) or Abitur results between the range of 15-7 at (LF level) (Very Good to Satisfactory). Minimum of 6 with DAAD results indicating the upper two result range is also acceptable. English not at LF level: 10, if below 10 (minimum of 7) DAAD results must indicate the upper two result range and must not be submitted on its own.
Netherlands
VWO (pre-University Education) 6 (six).
HAVO (senior General Secondary Education) 7 (seven).
MBO (senior Secondary Vocational Education) 7 (seven).
Norway
High School: An English grade of 4 or above (Grade 0-6 with 6 being the highest).
Sweden
Upper Secondary School: VG.

Postgraduate

For students applying for postgraduate coursework and research programs or postgraduate Study Abroad units. 

Some programs have higher English requirements than those listed below - please check our international course guides or Find a course for full details on English requirements.

TEST
SCORE
IELTS
A minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
TOEFL Computer Based
A minimum score of 233 with a score of 5 in essay writing.
TOEFL Paper Based
A minimum score of 575 with a score of 5 or better in the Test of Written English.
TOEFL Internet-based
A minimum score of 80 with  minimum for SLR 18; W 22.
La Trobe Melbourne
Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60% overall and 60% in final exam
English as medium of instruction
English as the language of instruction in secondary and/or tertiary studies may be accepted.
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE)
Minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
A grade of B or higher.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
A grade of C or higher.

Recognised English programs for direct entry

La Trobe University recognises the following programs offered by institutions throughout Australia for direct entry into undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Some programs have higher English requirements than those listed below - please check the University's international prospectuses for full details on English requirements.

Please note: These are the English language requirements only, students must still meet the academic entry requirements for their course.

Institution
Courses requiring IELTS of 6.0 (Undergraduate)
Courses requiring IELTS of 6.5 (Postgraduate)
Navitas English Centre
Overall pass 55% in Academic English Level 3 Overall pass 65% in Academic English Level 3
AMES International Successful completion of EAP Advanced Level
Successful completion of IELTS and University Preparation Advanced Program
Australian National University (ANU) Access English pass
Access English pass at 60%
Bendigo TAFE Access English pass Successful completion of Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Study (6.5B)
Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) EAP 3 with a 60% or above
EAP 4 with a 60% or above
Embassy CES
EAP 3 with a minimum of D letter grade
EAP 4 with a minimum of D letter grade

Flinders University (Intensive English
Language Institute)

Successful completion of EAP Level 6 (IELTS 6.0)
Successful completion of EAP Level 7A (IELTS 6.5)
Hawthorn-Melbourne
IELTS Preparation with a minimum result of C
Intentive Academic Preparation with a minimum result of C
James Cook University English Language Centre (JCU-ELC) Completion (65%)of Direct Entry English Program 2 DEEP 2 Completion (75%)of DEEP 3 
Murdoch University
Successfull completion of EAP with overall grade 60-65% Successfull completion of EAP with overall grade 60-65%
Newcastle University
EAP Advanced: 60% overall EAP Advanced: 65% or more in three of the four examinations. Only one exam may be in the 60-64% range
RMIT English Worldwide
English for Academic Purposes Advanced Plus Certificate (passing grade)
English for Academic Purposes Advanced Plus Certificate (passing grade)
Swinburne University of Technology EAP (Level 5) Overall 65% (all skills 60% or above) EAP (level 5) Overall 70% (All skills 65% or above)
University of New South Wales (Institute of Languages) N/A
Successful completion of the UEEC with a grade of C+ (grade point 7.0) and a minimum score of 20 in the writing component (IELTS 6.5)
University of Queensland (ICTE-UQ) English for Specific Purposes: Bridging English Program with minimum overall grade of 4 (and minimum Satisfactory Achievement in all 4 skills) English for Specific Purposes: Bridging English Program with minimum overall grade of 4 (and minimum Satisfactory Achievement in all 4 skills)
Victoria University English Language Institute (ELI) Successful completion of EAP University Preparation UP2 (UG) Successful Completion of EAP University Preparation UP1 (UG)
North Melbourne Institute of TAFE ELICOS
ISLPR 3 across all four skills (IELTS 6.0)
ISLPR 3+ overall; 3+ in reading and writing; 3 in speaking and listening (IELTS 6.5)
SLPR 3+ overall; 3+ in reading and writing; 3 in speaking and listening (IELTS 6.5)
ISLPR 3+ across all four skills (IELTS 7.0)