English language requirements

We recognise the English language programs of a number of institutions. See the list of recognised English programs below.

Please note:

  • You still need to meet the academic entry requirements for your course.
  • Some courses may require a higher level of English language proficiency. Check your course for further details.
  • You must have satisfied these requirements within the two years before enrolling with us.
  • If you are having your TOEFL results sent directly to La Trobe, our TOEFL institutional code is 9785.

Undergraduate course English language requirements

Some programs have higher English requirements than those listed below. Check the details for your course.

TESTSCORE
IELTS AcademicA minimum overall score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 6.0.
TOEFL Computer-basedA minimum score of 213 (minimum score of 5 in essay writing).
TOEFL Paper-basedA minimum score of 550 with a score of 5 or better in the Test of Written English.
TOEFL Internet-basedA 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, and 60% in the final exam.
La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies60% final result in a course.
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary EducationMinimum 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 BaccalaureateMinimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels) or Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level).
Year 12 or EquivalentSuccessful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent program may be acceptable.
TAFECompletion 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 KingdomA score of C or better in English in the Cambridge General Certificate of Education "O" level or AS level or Adv level.
SingaporeA 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 KongAS Level will be considered in GCE 'A' Level. Level 4 or better in English language for Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education.
IndiaA score of 60% or better in English in both Year 10 and Year 12 from secondary education in India.
DenmarkA 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.
FinlandHigh School English grade of 8 or above is accepted.
GermanyRequire 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.
NetherlandsVWO (pre-University Education) 6 (six).
HAVO (senior General Secondary Education) 7 (seven).
MBO (senior Secondary Vocational Education) 7 (seven).
NorwayHigh School: An English grade of 4 or above (Grade 0-6 with 6 being the highest).
SwedenUpper Secondary School: VG.
AustriaAustria Year 12 : Matura or Reife und Diplompr├╝fung : Level 2 (good) or above

Postgraduate coursework English language requirements

Some programs have higher English requirements than those listed below. Check the details for your course.

TESTSCORE
IELTS AcademicA minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
TOEFL Computer BasedA minimum score of 233 with a score of 5 in essay writing.
TOEFL Paper BasedA minimum score of 575 with a score of 5 or better in the Test of Written English.
TOEFL Internet-basedA minimum score of 80 with  minimum for SLR 18; W 22.
La Trobe MelbourneCompletion 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 instructionEnglish 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 language programs for direct entry

We recognise 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. Check the details for your course.

InstitutionCourses requiring IELTS of 6.0 (Undergraduate)Courses requiring IELTS of 6.5 (Postgraduate)
Navitas English CentreOverall pass 55% in Academic English Level 3Overall pass 65% in Academic English Level 3
AMES InternationalSuccessful completion of EAP Advanced LevelSuccessful completion of IELTS and University Preparation Advanced Program
Australian National University (ANU)Access English passAccess English pass at 60%
Bendigo TAFEAccess English passSuccessful 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 aboveEAP 4 with a 60% or above
Embassy CESEAP 3 with a minimum of D letter gradeEAP 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-MelbourneIELTS Preparation with a minimum result of CIntentive 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 2Completion (75%)of DEEP 3 
Murdoch UniversitySuccessfull completion of EAP with overall grade 60-65%Successfull completion of EAP with overall grade 60-65%
Newcastle UniversityEAP Advanced: 60% overallEAP Advanced: 65% or more in three of the four examinations. Only one exam may be in the 60-64% range
RMIT English WorldwideEnglish for Academic Purposes Advanced Plus Certificate (passing grade)English for Academic Purposes Advanced Plus Certificate (passing grade)
Swinburne University of TechnologyEAP (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/ASuccessful 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 EnglishUniversity Preparation - Undergraduate (UPU)University Preparation - Postgraduate (UPP)
North Melbourne Institute of TAFE ELICOSISLPR 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)