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English language requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English Language Requirements for entry into a Federation University Australia program. The English Language Requirement for general programs, such as business, IT and general science, is Academic IELTS Overall score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.

English test results must be valid prior to commencement date at FedUni. Every student will be assessed individually, and packaging the main program with an English and Academic Preparation program will be considered.

Academic IELTS

TOEFL iBT

Pearson (PTE)

Cambridge-CAE

Overall 7.5
(no band less than 7.0)

106 with minimums: Reading 24,
Listening 24,
Speaking 23,
Writing 27

Overall 73
(no band less than 65)

Overall 191
(no band less than 185)

Overall 7.0
(no band less than 6.5)

100 with minimums: Reading 19,
Listening 20,
Speaking 20,
Writing 24

Overall 65
(no band less than 58)

Overall 185
(no band less than 176)

Overall 6.5
(no band less than 6.0)

79-93 with minimums: Reading 13,
Listening 12,
Speaking 18,
Writing 21

Overall 58
(no band less than 50)

Overall 176
(no band less than 169)

Overall 6.0
(no band less than 6.0)

60-78 with minimums: Reading 13,
Listening 12,
Speaking 18,
Writing 21

Overall 50
(no band less than 50)

Overall 169
(no band less than 169)

Overall 5.5
(no band less than 5.5)

46-49 with minimums: 
Reading 8;
Listening 7;
Speaking 16;
Writing 18

Overall 42
(no band less than 42)

Overall 162
(no band less than 162)

Overall 5.5
(no band less than 5.0)

46-59 with minimums: Reading 4,
Listening 4,
Speaking 14,
Writing 14

Overall 42
(no band less than 36)

Overall 162
(no band less than 154)

Overall 5.0
(no band less than 5.0)

35-45 with minimums:
Reading 4,
Listening 4,
Speaking 14,
Writing 14

Overall 36
(no band less than 36)

Overall 154
(no band less than 154

Pathways to study

Students who do not meet the English Language Requirements for their program of choice may be eligible to study an English and Academic Preparation (EAP) program in order to improve their English skills to the required level.

EAP programs are designed to assist international students to gain entry into higher education degrees that require an Academic IELTS of 6.0. Study can be as short as 5, 10, 15 and 20 weeks and give students a great start to academic success. The EAP programs run before your first semester starts.

Fees

  • 5 weeks $1800
  • 10 weeks $3600
  • 15 weeks $5400
  • 20 weeks $7200

Other qualifications

We can also accept the following academic qualifications as meeting our general English Language requirements if the applicant does not have a valid English test result. All qualifications must have been undertaken no more than 2 years prior to enrolment at FedUni.

Please note: We reserve the right to ask a student to provide English language test results.

Australia

Qualification Equivalent to IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 6.0
English program from a FedUni-recognised institution Successful completion of an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) program
Australian TAFE or higher education provider Successful completion of AQF Certificate IV or higher
Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education Successful completion of Year 12

Other countries

  • Citizens and passport holders of one of the following countries: Canada, Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or United States of America
  • Students who have completed at least five years' study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, or United States of America