If you are studying to achieve a specific IELTS or TOEFL iBT score, use this table as a guide for how long you will need to study to reach your goal.  This guide is based on the progress normally made by our students.

If you are interested in UQ program entry, please note that the minimum level at which a package offer can be made is IELTS 4.0. Visit UQs's English language proficiency and concurrent support policy and procedures to find out more English proficiency requirements for different programs.

Current Score

Estimate of weeks to reach IELTS score required

IELTS

TOEFL Paper/IBT

5.0 5.5

6.0

6.5

7.0

4.0   General English   English for Academic Purposes   Bridging English Program

450 / 36

20-25 30-35

40-45

45+

45+

4.5   General English   English for Academic Purposes   Bridging English Program

477 / 46

10-15 20-25

30-35

40-45

45+

5.0   General English   English for Academic Purposes   Bridging English Program   English for International Business Communication

500 / 56

  10-15

20-25

30-35

40-45

5.5   General English   English for Academic Purposes   Bridging English Program   English for International Business Communication

530 / 70

   

10-15

20-25

30-35

6.0   General English   English for Academic Purposes   Bridging English Program   English for International Business Communication

557 / 78

   

 

10-15

20-25

6.5   General English   English for Academic Purposes   Bridging English Program   English for International Business Communication

570 / 87

   

 

 

10-15