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JCU College English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Important update for prospective students

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and related international travel restrictions, JCU's English for Academic Purposes program is currently not accepting new students.

Please contact the JCU International Team who are available to assist you find you a suitable pathway to study at JCU.


Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program improves academic English and study skills so you can enrol in a JCU undergraduate or postgraduate program.

This program is available to students who meet JCU’s academic entry requirements, but not the English language entry requirement. On completion of the EAP, enter directly in your JCU degree.

  • Enjoy a supportive environment with small classes and world-class lecturers
  • Improve your English so that you are able to enter the JCU course of your choice
  • Feel more independent and improve your ability to study and learn.

Structure

The length of EAP program will depend on the student’s English language proficiency at the time of the application (as determined by IELTS score or equivalent) and the English language requirements for their chosen course.

The EAP can be studied at four different levels and is taught in intensive blocks, with 20 contact hours per week (full-time) for 10 weeks at each level.

JCU BANDS REQUIRED BAND P BAND 1 BAND 2 BAND 3A AND 3B
Target IELTS
Current IELTS
5.5 <5.0 6.0 <6.0 6.5 <6.5 7.0 <7.0
5.0 EAP 2 EAP 2 +3 EAP 2+3+4 EAP 2+3+4+5
5.5 NA EAP 3 EAP 3+ 4 EAP 3+4+5
6.0 NA NA EAP 4 EAP 4+5
6.5 NA NA NA EAP 5

Entry requirements

EAP LEVELVEPTIELTSPTE TOEFL (IB)CAE
5 58
No skill < 58
6.5
No skill < 6.5
58
No skill < 58
86
No skill < 21
176
4 53
No skill < 53
6.0
No skill < 6.0
52
No skill < 52
74
No skill < 18
169
3 47
No skill < 43
5.5
No skill < 5.0
46
No skill < 42
56
No skill < 16
162
2* 43
No skill < 38
5.0
No skill < 4.5
42
No skill < 32
35
No skill < 12
154

* JCU College accepts the following Certificates for entry to its EAP level 2 course:
CAIRNS You Study: Intensive English Intermediate B1 and Higher Intermediate B2 – Grade of 5.0 no band < 4.5 or higher
TOWNSVILLE: Townsville International English School – Upper Intermediate Certificate – Grade of 5.0 no band < 4.5 or Higher
NAVITAS – Academic English 1 – Grade of Pass
NAVITAS – General English 3 – Grade of Pass