English language requirements

If your native language is not English you are required to demonstrate your English language proficiency by undertaking a test such as Academic IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson (PTE Academic). Other English language tests may be accepted. If you have successfully completed two years of full-time study in which the language of instruction and assessment was English, this may also satisfy the English requirement.

If your English language proficiency test score does not meet the requirements of entry into your chosen course, then there are other options available.

Many students who meet the academic entry requirements for entry into a JCU degree, but not the English language entry requirements, receive a ‘packaged offer’ consisting of a period of academic English language studies, plus an offer into a JCU course. Please note, some courses may require an IELTS test after completion of the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program and this condition will be stipulated in your Offer letter if it is an entry requirement.

English Language Tests Minimum Scores

English Language Requirements for Students from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds

 

Band 1

Band 2

Band 3a

Band 3b

Band 3c

IELTS

6

(no component lower than 6.0)

6.5

(no component lower than 6.0)

7

(no component lower than 6.5)

7

(with 7.0 in three components and 6.5 in one component)

7

(no component lower than 7.0)

TOEFL

(paper based)

550

(plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.5)

570

(plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.5)

577

(plus minimum Test of Written English score of

5.5)

577

(plus minimum Test of Written English score of 5.5)

577

(plus minimum Test of Written English score of 5.5)

TOEFL

(internet based)

79

(minimum writing score of 19)

90

(minimum writing score of 21)

100

(minimum writing score of 23)

100

(minimum writing score of 23)

100

(minimum writing score of 23)

Pearson (PTE Academic)

57

64

72

72

72

Approved Academic Board (8/15) 9 November 2015

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has certain rules relating to student visas which, depending on the visa assessment level of your country of citizenship, may require you to sit an English test. This may be required even though you meet other English language requirements set by JCU.

For more information, email International Admissions.