As a current UQ student, you are eligible for free English for Academic Communication workshops, a discount on IELTS testing and your adult family members can join a free Conversation Club.

English for Academic Communication

As a current UQ student from a non-English speaking background, you are welcome to join a free course to help you with your study. Courses are free and run as short workshops to fit in with your timetable.

 Read more about EAC and register online

English Conversation Club for family

Your adult relatives are welcome to join an English Conversation Club for UQ staff and student family members.

Co-funded IELTS test

You do not need to pay full-price for an IELTS test on graduation. When you graduate from UQ, you can apply for a UQ co-funded IELTS test.


Entry requirements

You must meet the academic entry requirements of your chosen program.


Depends on how long you need to study English, around 10 to 30 weeks.

Course fees 

Around $450 per week.

How to apply

Begin by applying for a UQ program:


What our students are doing

Caty Li

Caty Li (China)
Completed English for Academic Purposes and Bridging English, now a Masters student at UQ

I had a wonderful time studying at ICTE-UQ and made friends from around the world. Teachers at ICTE-UQ were super helpful, they marked our assignments carefully and were willing to answer any questions even during their break time. What’s more, the handouts that we used in our class were extremely practical, it covered the fundamental vocabulary that we need for university study.

I had limited English before coming to Australia and had no idea what academic English was. ICTE-UQ facilitated the program in a way that set a solid foundation for my Master studies as well as training my skill set to be able to handle various assignment requirements and a heavy workload. I appreciate all the kinds of essay writing exercises and reading paper practice that I undertook before commencing my Masters journey. This really took the pressure off of me, and helped with my academic achievements.