Federation College

English and academic preparation (EAP) - International

International student photoAbout EAP - International

This program is an accredited non-award pathway program. It is for non-English speaking background international students who intend undertaking undergraduate or postgraduate studies at Federation University Australia.

EAP aims to enhance and develop students' English language skills. The Program will help them successfully complete academic study in English-speaking learning environments.

The program is suitable for students who do not meet the minimum English language entry requirements such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or other FedUni-approved equivalents.

The specific EAP program will be determined by a student's IELTS score. The length of programs varies from 5 weeks to 20 weeks.

EAP Program Dates for 2018

NOTE: In 2018 Federation University will only be offering EAP Intermediate and EAP Advanced streams.

The EAP Introductory/Vocational stream and the EAP Graduate stream are not available for student enrolment in 2018.

Semester 1, 2018
For entry into Semester 2, 2018
Monday 12 February 2018 to Friday 6 July 2018
ProgramCommencementCompletion Term enrolled
EAP 20 Week (XT4) Mon 12/02/2018 Fri 6/07/2018 Term 1805 - Semester 1
EAP 15 Week (XT3) Mon 19/03/2018 Fri 6/07/2018 Term 1805 - Semester 1
Semester Break: Friday 30 March (Good Friday) to Friday 6 April (inclusive)
EAP 10 Week (XT2) Mon 30/04/2018 Fri 6/07/2018 Term 1815 - Winter
EAP 5 Week (XT1) Mon 4/06/2018 Fri 6/07/2018 Term 1815 - Winter

The EAP Introductory/Vocational stream .

Semester 2, 2018
For entry into Semester 1, 2019
Monday 27 August 2018 to Friday 1 February 2019
ProgramCommencementCompletion Term enrolled
EAP 20 Week (XT4) Mon 27/08/2018 Fri 1/02/2019 Term 1825 - Spring
Break: Monday 1 October to Friday 5 October
EAP 15 Week (XT3) Mon 8/10/2018 Fri 1/02/2019 Term 1827 - Summer
Break: Monday 12 November to Friday 16 November
EAP 10 Week (XT2) Mon 19/11/2018 Fri 1/02/2019 Term 1827 - Summer
Break: Monday 24 December to Tuesday 1 January (inclusive)
EAP 5 Week (XT1) Wed 2/01/2019 Fri 1/02/2019 Term 1902 - Late Summer

English Entry Level Requirements

EAP Intermediate

For Higher Ed Programs requiring an entry of IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent)
20 Week IELTS 5.0 (no band less than 5.0)
15 Week IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
10 Week IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.5) OR IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.0)
5 Week IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)

EAP Advanced

For Higher Ed Programs requiring an entry of IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent)
20 Week IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.5) OR IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.0)
15 Week IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
10 Week IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)
5 Week IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
EAP Program length and multiple enrolments

IMPORTANT: Due to the current CRICOS registration allowing Federation University to deliver a maximum of 20 weeks for ELICOS programs, International Students will NOT be able to apply to change from one EAP stream to another once they have arrived in Australia. For example, a student who originally enrols in EAP Intermediate will not be able to change to EAP Advanced if they decide they wish to enter a Higher Ed program that requires a higher IELTS entry level. It is therefore very important that students choose the correct EAP stream for their destination program before they are issued with a Confirmation of Enrolment.

How to apply

International students currently studying VCE in Victoria (Australia) are required to apply through VTAC. International students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees must apply through the University's International office. If you are applying for Higher Degrees by Research please do so through Research Services.

For application inquiries, please contact our International Admissions team on +61 3 5327 6661 (10am to 1pm, AEST). You can also email them at internationaladmissions@federation.edu.au.

Further information

Contact our International Student Programs office on +61 3 5327 9018 or visit the Ask FedUni Portal.