UQ programs requiring IELTS 6.5 

BE entry requirements for UQ programs that require Academic IELTS 6.5 (no score less than 6.0) or equivalent:

Course IELTS TOEFL IBT TOEFL PBT Pearson Cambridge
BE 30 5.0 overall,
no score less than 5.0
56
S:15 L:12 R:12 W:17
500
L:47 R:46 W:55/4*
42
S:42 L:42 R:42 W:42
154
S:154 L:154 R:154 W:154
BE 25 5.5 overall,
no score less than 5.0
70
S:15 L: 12 R:12 W:17
530
L:47 R:46 W:55/4*
49
S:42 L:42 R:42 W:42
162
S: 154 L:154 R:154 W:154
BE 20 5.5 overall,
no score less than 5.5
70
S:17 L: 17 R:17 W:19
530
L:52 R:52 W:57/4*
49
S:49 L:49 R:49 W:49
162
S:162 L:162 R:162 W:162
BE 15 6.0 overall,
no score less than 5.5
78
S:17 L:17 R:17 W:19
557
L:52 R:52 W:57/4
60
S: 49 L:49 R:49 W:49
169
S:162 L:162 R:162 W:162
BE 10 6.0 overall, 6.0 minimum for writing,
no score less than 5.5
78
S:17 L:17 R:17 W:21
557
L:52 R:52 W:59/5*
60
S:49 L:49 R:49 W:60
169
S:162 L:162 R:162 W:169

* TOEFL Paper-based Writing consists of two scores: Structure & Written Expression (graded 31-68) and the Test of Written English (graded 0-6).

BE exit requirements

You must achieve a minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all 4 sub-skills for UQ programs requiring Academic IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in Speaking, Listening, Reading & Writing).

UQ programs requiring IELTS higher than 6.5

Students who are entering a UQ program requiring higher than IELTS 6.5 can only enrol in BE 10. BE entry requirements for entry into UQ programs that require academic IELTS higher than 6.5, no score less than 6.0 are:

  • 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 note that if a sub-band score is calculated using the criteria above, and that sub-band score is below the minimum entry scores for BE 10 stated in the table above, the BE 10 minimum entry score applies.

BE exit requirements

For UQ programs requiring Academic IELTS other than/higher than 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in Speaking, Listening, Reading & Writing) and which accept BE course completion for entry, the requirements are set out in the English Language Proficiency policy.