Click the courses below to see the entry requirements 

Students must demonstrate that their current level of English language proficiency meets the University's English proficiency policy. There are different ways you can meet our English requirements.

General English (GE)

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

Advanced English Communication Skills (AECS)

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

Test Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
ICTE GE 6 or higher 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

English for International Business Communication (EIBC)

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

EIBC I

Test Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
ICTE GE 4 or higher 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 EIBC I or higher 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

 

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

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

EAP I

Test Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
ICTE GE 4 or higher 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 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

EAP III

Test Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
ICTE GE 6 or EAP II or higher 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)

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

BE entry and exit requirements for UQ programs that require Academic IELTS 6.5 (no score less than 6.0) or equivalent
  ICTE IELTS TOEFL Pearson Cambridge
BE 30 n/a 5.0,
no sub-score less than 5
56
S:15 L:12 R:12 W:17
42,
no sub-score less than 42
154,
no sub-score less than 154
BE 25 n/a 5.5,
no sub-score less than 5
70
S:15 L:12 R:12 W:17
49,
no sub-score less than 42
162,
no sub-score less than 154
BE 20 n/a 5.5,
no sub-score less than 5.5
70
S:17 L:17 R:17 W:19
49,
no sub-score less than 49
162,
no sub-score less than 162
BE 15 n/a 6.0,
no sub-score less than 5.5
78
S:17 L:17 R:17 W:19
60,
no sub-score less than 49
169,
no sub-score less than 162
BE 10 n/a 6.0,
writing 6.0, no other sub-score skill less than 5.5
78
S:17 L:17 R:17 W:21
60,
S:49 L:49 R:49 W:60
169,
S:162 L:162 R:162 W:169

Exit requirement for UQ entry: You must achieve a minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills for UQ programs requiring Academic IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing).


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.