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English language requirements

To gain a place in a program (degree) at USQ, you must demonstrate your ability in the use of English language. This means, you will need to have one of the following:

1. Successfully completed one of the approved language tests, shown in the table below.

OR

2. Successful completion of one of the following, in English, for at least two years full time, may also be considered:

  • high/secondary school or college equivalent
  • 'A' level
  • any post secondary program. 

Note: this does not apply to students wishing to study a Bachelor of Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching, Bachelor of Education or Doctorate (PhD) degree.

OR

3. Successfully completed a foundation studies program offered by an Australian University.

If you do not meet USQ's English Language entry requirements, you should consider undertaking a USQ pathways program.

 Test Category 1   Category 2 Category 3  Category 4 

Undergraduate
All undergraduate programs except those nominated in Categories 2, 3 and 4

 

 

Undergraduate
Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Nursing

 

 

Undergraduate
Bachelor of Education

Postgraduate (Coursework)
Master of Information Systems,
Master of Information Systems Extended, Master of Information Systems and Master of Project Management, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Professional Accounting Extended, Master of Computing Technology, Master of Computing Technology Extended, Graduate Diploma Business

 

 

Postgraduate (Coursework)
All postgraduate coursework programs except those nominated in Categories 1, 3 and 4

 

 

 

 

Postgraduate (Coursework) and Postgraduate (Research)
Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Psychology
Master of Psychology (Clinical) 

 

 

 

 

Postgraduate (Coursework)Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching 

 

 

 

 

Professional Development courses
All courses
Postgraduate (Research)
All master's and doctoral programs by research
 
IELTS (Academic Training only) 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5) 6.5 (or better) (no component lower than 6.0) 7.0 (No component lower than 7.0) 7.5 (No component lower than 7.0 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of no less than 8.0 in speaking and listening)
TOEFL (paper based) 550 (or better) (with minimum TWE 4.5) 570 (or better) (with minimum TWE 5) 600 (With a minimum TWE 5)  625 (With a minimum TWE 5)
TOEFL (electronic) 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5) 230 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 5) 250 (or better) (with an essay rating of at least 5) 263 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 5)
TOEFL (internet based) 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands) 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands) 95 (or better) (with 22 minimum in all bands) 102 (or better) (with 26 minimum in all bands)
Pearson (PTE Academic) 50 (or better) (with no communicative score lower than 50) 58 (or better) (with no communicative score lower than 58)     65 (or better) (with no communicative score lower than 65)  73 (or better) (with no communicative score lower than 73)
Singapore, Hong Kong, British 'O' Level English 'C' or better 'C' or better 'C' or better
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Overall score of 52 (no less than Borderline in each skill) Overall score of 58 (no less than Borderline in each skill) Overall score of 67 (no less than
Good in each skill)
Overall score of 74 (no less than Good in each skill)
Note: Approved English language tests must have been completed within the previous two years and the most recent demonstration of English proficiency will be used.