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Diploma of English for University Studies (DEUS)

Study Mode
  • On-campus

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 8 units

  • 1 years or part-time equivalent

  • Springfield

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Further your English language skills

Do you wish to gain a formal undergraduate award in English language proficiency for professional or employment purposes?

Our Diploma of English for University Studies is designed to give you that formal qualification while helping build your advanced written and spoken communication skills.

Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE)

In addition to advancing your skills in written and spoken communication in the tertiary environment, the courses in this program will provide you with skills and preparation required to undertake the Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE). If you decide to take the test, it may provide certification of your English language levels that are needed for professional registration bodies in areas such as nursing, education and accounting.

Further study

If you are looking to continue your studies you may be eligible for entry into the following:

You may be eligible to claim some credit from your studies towards degree programs at USQ.

Courses to be studied Units
Certificate of English for University Studies courses
Diploma of English for University Studies courses
Total 8
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 6560
Domestic full fee paying AUD 24000

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

Students must have successfully completed the Certificate of English for University Studies.

Students must be at least 18 years in the year of the proposed enrolment.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018.

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