Students must demonstrate that their current level of English language proficiency meets the University's English proficiency policy.

See the courses below to for the entry requirements.

 

S: Speaking, L: Listening, R: Reading, W: Writing

GE

Students are tested on the first day of their course to determine their GE class level

EIBC I

Test Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
ICTE GE 4 N/A
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)* 5.0 4.5
TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)* 56 S:13 L:9 R:9 W:15
Pearson* 42 36
Cambridge* 154 147

*No sub-score lower than the minimum, no more than one sub-score at the minimum

EIBC II

Test Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
ICTE GE 5 or EAP I N/A
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)* 5.5 5
TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)* 70 S:15 L:12 R:12 W:17
Pearson* 49 42
Cambridge* 162 154

*No sub-score lower than the minimum, no more than one sub-score at the minimum

AECS

Test Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
ICTE GE 6 N/A
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)* 6.0 5.5
TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)* 78 S:17 L:17 R:17 W:19
Pearson* 60 49
Cambridge* 169 162

*No sub-score lower than the minimum, no more than one sub-score at the minimum

EAP I

Test Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
ICTE GE 4 N/A
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)* 5.0 4.5
TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)* 56 S:13 L:9 R:9 W:15
Pearson* 42 36
Cambridge* 154 147

*No sub-score lower than the minimum, no more than one sub-score at the minimum

EAP II

Test Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
ICTE GE 5 or EIBC I N/A
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)* 5.5 5.5
TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)* 70 S:15 L:12 R:12 W:17
Pearson* 49 42
Cambridge* 162 154

*No sub-score lower than the minimum, no more than one sub-score at the minimum

EAP III

Test Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
ICTE GE 6 or EIBC II N/A
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)* 6.0 5.5
TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)* 78 S:17 L:17 R:17 W:19
Pearson* 60 49
Cambridge* 169 162

*No sub-score lower than the minimum, no more than one sub-score at the minimum

Bridging English


BE entry and exit requirements for UQ programs that require Academic IELTS 6.5 (no score less than 6.0) or equivalent
S: Speaking, L: Listening, R: Reading, W: Writing

 

BE 30

Test Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
ICTE N/A N/A
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)* 5.0 5.0
TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)* 56 S:15 L:12 R:12 W:17
Pearson* 42 42
Cambridge* 154 154

*No sub-score lower than the minimum, no more than one sub-score at the minimum

BE 25

Test Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
ICTE N/A N/A
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)* 5.5 5.0
TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)* 70 S:15 L:12 R:12 W:17
Pearson* 49 42
Cambridge* 162 154

*No sub-score lower than the minimum, no more than one sub-score at the minimum

BE 20

Test Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
ICTE N/A N/A
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)* 5.5 5.0
TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)* 70 S:17 L:17 R:17 W:19
Pearson* 49 49
Cambridge* 162 162

*No sub-score lower than the minimum, no more than one sub-score at the minimum

BE 15

Test Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
ICTE N/A N/A
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)* 6.0 5.5
TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)* 78 S:17 L:17 R:17 W:19
Pearson* 60 49
Cambridge* 169 S:162 L:162 R:162 W:169

*No sub-score lower than the minimum, no more than one sub-score at the minimum

BE 10

Test Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
ICTE N/A N/A
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)* 6.0 W:6.0
S,L,R: 5.5
TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)* 78 S:17 L:17 R:17 W:21
Pearson* 60 S:49 L:49 R:49 W:60
Cambridge* 169 S:162 L:162 R:162 W:169

*No sub-score lower than the minimum, no more than one sub-score at the minimum

 

BE entry requirements for UQ programs that require Academic IELTS higher than 6.5 (no score less than 6.0)
BE 30, 25, 20, 15 The BEP 30, 25, 20 and 15-week pathways are not available for UQ programs that require a minimum entry score higher than 6.5.
BE 10* Academic IELTS overall score: Not more than 0.5 band below the specified UQ program requirement.
Academic IELTS sub-band scores: If specified for a UQ degree program, not more than 0.5 band below the sub-band requirement. If not specified, no more than one band below the UQ degree program overall band requirement.
  * Please ensure you refer to the specific UQ entry requirements for your chosen program at: 
ppl.app.uq.edu.au/content/3.40.14-english-language-proficiency-admission#Policy

Without test score

If you do not have a current IELTS (or other official test score), please apply for the General English course. We will test you on arrival and place you in a suitable course and class level.

Depending on your English language skills and study goals, we will place you in either General English, English for International Business Communication, or English for Academic Purposes.

With test score

If you would like to be placed in a class other than GE before you arrive, or want to apply for a UQ package offer, please provide an official IELTS or other recognised test score with your course application.