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A pathway for entry into undergraduate and postgraduate programs at The University of Queensland.


The course is designed to develop your English language skills for UQ entry and studies. Students who successfully meet all BEP exit requirements do not need to sit an IELTS test at the end of the course to gain entry to UQ.

BEP is not just a course that will help you get into UQ - it's the course that will help you succeed once you are [studying your chosen program] here (Vimeo, 2m:30s).- Pinpak, Thailand


Why choose BEP?

BEP will help you to develop the English language abilities and skills needed for UQ program commencement. The course develops proficiency in all four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking), as well as systematically building your range of vocabulary and control of grammar.

The BEP course offers multiple entrance points to provide you with more flexibility and a better transition to further study programs. Every 5 weeks you will have the opportunity for one-on-one consultation sessions to develop individualised study plans with your teacher.

Weekly progress tests will ensure you are on track with your academic progress to reach your English language goals.

Your BEP 10 results are forwarded by ICTE-UQ to UQ International as a statement of eligibility for UQ degree program entry.

What will you do?

You will study for 20 hours in class each week. In addition, you are expected to:

  • complete online workbook tasks (6-8 hours a week)
  • read and listen extensively (3-4 hours a week)
  • complete set writing tasks (2-4 hours a week)
  • carry out independent project work (1-2 hours a week).

Spending this extra time will help you to improve your English language abilities to the level needed for successful entry into UQ.

Bring your own device

You will need to bring your own device to do this course.   We recommend a minimum 25cm laptop or tablet with a physical keyboard (not an on-screen keyboard).

You will use your device to complete online tests in class, complete homework tasks in online workbooks, access reading texts and the UQ Blackboard online learning management system.

Sample timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Integrated academic skills: Speaking Integrated academic skills: Listening Integrated academic skills: Writing Review and extension Integrated academic skills: Reading
Integrated academic skills: Reading Integrated academic skills: Writing Integrated academic skills: Listening Integrated academic skills: Speaking Review and extension