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English language requirements

If your native language is not English you are required to demonstrate your English language proficiency by undertaking an English Language Test. The table below provides details on the English Language Test score requirements, and tests accepted.

Please note that we are no longer accepting TOEFL Home Edition results.

English Language Requirements for Students from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds

 

Band P

Band 1

Band 2

Band 3a

Band 3b

Band 3c

IELTS

5.5

(no component lower than 5.0)

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

(internet based)

56

(no component less than 16)

74

(no component less than 18)

86

(no component less than 21)

94

(no component less than 23)

94

(23 in Speaking, 24 in Listening and Reading, and 27 in Writing)

94

(23 in Speaking, 24 in Listening and Reading, and 27 in Writing)

Pearson

(PTE Academic)

46

(no component less than 42)

52

(no component less than 52)

58

(no component less than 54)

65

(no component less than 58)

65

(with 65 in three components and 58 in one component

65

(no component less than 65)

C1 Advanced/
C2 Proficiency

162

(no component less than 154)

169

(no component less than 169)

176

(no component less than 169)

   

ISLPR

At least 2 in each skill area

At least 3 in each skill area

    

OET*

 

No component less than B

No component less than B

No component less than B

No component less than B

No component less than B

AEMG English for Academic Purposes Direct Entry Program (AEAP DEP) Final ExamOverall 60% with no exam sub-score below 60%Overall 65% with no exam sub-score below 65%Overall 70% with no exam sub-score below 70%   

JCUCEAP

EAP Level 2

EAP Level 3

EAP Level 4

EAP Level 5

EAP Level 5

 

*OET is only accepted for the following undergraduate courses: Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Psychological Science, Occupational Therapy, Nursing Science, Medicine, and Dental Surgery.

Approved by Academic Board 29 April 2019

English Pathway Program

JCU works in partnership with the Townsville International English School to provide an English Pathway which is designed to students improve their English and meet the requirements for their desired degree program.

The English Pathway is only available to international students with offers to study at JCU Townsville or Cairns campuses.

Further information


Depending on the visa assessment level of your country of citizenship, you may be required to sit an English test, even if you meet JCU's English language requirements. For further information, visit the Department of Home Affairs.