English Language Requirement

English student

All international students must have a good command of written and spoken English. If your first language is English or if you can provide satisfactory evidence that English was the medium of instruction in your secondary or tertiary studies* (*secondary or tertiary studies completed within 2 years at the time of your commencement at UWS) you may be considered as meeting the requirement of proficiency in English.

If English is not your first language or was not the medium of instruction in your secondary or tertiary studies, you are required to demonstrate your proficiency in the English language by achieving a prescribed level in an approved English examination or test before you can receive a full offer of a place.

Your English Language proficiency test must be no more than two years old at the time of your commencement at UWS.

If you do not meet any of the English language requirements below, you can undertake English Language Programs at UWSCollege.

For a full list of approved English language qualifications into UWS and UWSCollege courses (PDF, 102.03 KB).


UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS:For all undergraduate courses except B Medicine/B Surgery:
IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall score with a minimum 6.0 in each subtest
TOEFL - 575 (minimum 4.5 in TWE)
TOEFL computer based test - 232 (minimum 4.5 in essay writing)
TOEFL Internet based test - 89  (writing = 21 and all subtests = 18)
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - (CAE)
Grade = B
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
Grade = C

For B Medicine/B Surgery:
IELTS (Academic)- 7.0 overall score with a minimum 6.5 in each subtest
TOEFL 600 (Minimum 5.0 in TWE)
TOEFL computer based test - 250 (minimum 5.0 in essay writing)
TOEFL Internet based test - 100 (writing = 24 and all subtests = 22 )

POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS:
For all courses (except those listed below) and UWS research Degrees
IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall score with a minimum 6.0 in each subtest
TOEFL - 575 (minimum 4.5 in TWE)
TOEFL computer based test - 232 (minimum 4.5 in essay writing)
TOEFL Internet based test - 89 (writing = 21 and all subtests = 18)

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - (CAE)
Grade = B
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
Grade = C

B Health Science / M Physiotherapy and B Health Science / M Podiatric Medicine – IELTS 7 overall with min 6.5 in each band)

FOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES*:

*Note: English requirements for education courses are being reviewed for entry from July 2014. 

Master of Teaching and all other postgraduate teaching courses
IELTS (Academic)- 7.5 overall score (with a minimum 7.0 for reading and writing and 8.0 for listening and speaking). 


TESOL/ Interpreting and Translation courses
IELTS (Academic)- 7.0 overall score with a minimum 6.0 in each subtest


TOEFL 600 (Minimum 5.0 in TWE)
TOEFL computer based test - 250 (Minimum 5.0 essay writing)
TOEFL Internet based test - 100 (writing = 21 and all subtests = 18)

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - (CAE)
Grade = A
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
Grade = B

English for Academic Purposes at UWSCollege
For further information



Please note:

Certain courses may have higher English Language requirements.
When you apply for a Student Visa, Australian Immigration authorities may require additional evidence of your English level.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may be required to undertake an English language program.

Need academic preparation or extra English? 
UWS has a pathways college called UWSCollege providing English Language and Academic Pathway Programs for students to succeed at UWS. More info