Improve your English online in preparation for study abroad

Prepare for your life-changing study abroad experience by improving your IELTS score and academic English skills online at The University of Queensland’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE).

Enjoy all the benefits of our world-class teaching from the comfort of your own home, and reach your desired level without delaying your original study abroad plans. Wherever you plan to study abroad, ICTE’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course is the best way to get ahead and is now available in a flexible, online format.

Academic English at UQ

The EAP course is the best way to prepare for an academic IELTS test and gain practical academic skills and language. Our teachers will provide you with the expertise needed to excel on all four modules of IELTS while you also develop the skills and confidence you need to study university-level courses in English.

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Study Abroad at UQ

As a UQ Study Abroad student, you can choose from thousands of courses across UQ’s six faculties covering disciplines as diverse as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, mining and mineral engineering, religious studies, and zoology. 

UQ offers one of the best campus experiences in the world in a location renowned for its welcoming and relaxed lifestyle, subtropical climate and vibrant and diverse culture. Brisbane, the home of UQ’s St Lucia and Herston campuses, is the capital city of Queensland. Young and progressive, the city is fast becoming a hub in the Asia-Pacific for business, investment, major events and education. With a population of 2.4 million, Brisbane is also home to over 200 nationalities and 220 languages.

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Pathways to Study Abroad

There are two entry points for UQ Study Abroad, Standard Entry and Restricted Entry. Standard Entry has a higher English language requirement and is available to any student who applies, whereas Restricted Entry has a lower English language requirement but is only available to students from UQ strategic partner universities.

More details on the differences between Standard Entry and Restricted Entry Study Abroad at UQ can be found below:

The Standard Entry Study Abroad program has the following benefits:

  • Choose either three or four courses from the full range of over 4000 UQ courses
  • Receive up to 8 units of UQ credit that can be transferred back to your home university
  • Enrol in courses that will take you on field trips to amazing locations around Australia

English language requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 overall, all sub-scores 6.0 or above (or equivalent test score)

The diagram below outlines two possible pathways into UQ Restricted Entry Study Abroad depending on your starting English language proficiency:

Standard Study Abroad Pathways

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The Restricted Entry Study Abroad program has the following benefits:

  • Lower English language requirements than the standard program
  • Get further English language support during semester with the compulsory Writing for International Students course
  • Choose a further two elective courses from a list specially designed for international students studying abroad for the first time
  • Receive up to 6 units of UQ credit that can be transferred back to your home university

English language requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 overall, all sub-scores 5.5 or above (or equivalent test score)

The diagram below outlines two possible pathways into UQ Restricted Entry Study Abroad depending on your starting English language proficiency:

Restricted Study Abroad Pathways

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Hear from one of our students

Mai from Kansai UniversityI chose to enrol in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at ICTE, and with their support I passed my IELTS exam! I really liked how the teachers prepared me for my academic studies, and kept me motivated. I’m very happy I chose ICTE for my Study Abroad as it allowed me to get into UQ. I’m grateful that I got to experience the real ‘uni’ life in Australia, and improve my English.

Mai, Kansai University, Japan

 

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