Australian National University

English language proficiency

Australian National University recognises a number of English language tests as proof of English language proficiency. These are set out in the following tables, together with the minimum results required.

Where completion of two years of equivalent full-time study is specified, applicants must have successfully completed two years of full-time (or equivalent) secondary (Year 12 equivalent) or tertiary education within the last four years, in the medium of English. All other English test results and qualifications must have been obtained or awarded within two years from the date of application.

Make sure you also read about qualifications that usually satisfy ELP.

Consult the English language policy on the ANU website to find out the current requirements and how the policy is applicable to you based on your choice of program and educational background.

Undergraduate

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

ACT Year 12 Certificate/ Senior Secondary Certificate

A score of 170 or more in English as a Second Language (ESL) T major. Alternatively, a pass result in any other English T Major course 2013 onwards
Tertiary study Successful completion of at least 2 years of full-time study (or equivalent) Within the last 4 years before the date of application and with English as the sole language of instruction and assessment/examination

TOEFL

Paper-based score: 570 (min. 4.5 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 80 (min. 20 in reading and writing, 18 in speaking and listening)

Only results obtained within 2 years from the date of application

IELTS

6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years from the date of application
PTE Academic 64 overall (min. 55 in each of the communicative skills) Only results obtained within 2 years from the date of application
International Baccalaureate Presentation of an IB Diploma taught and assessed entirely in English. If not taught and assessed entirely in English, a pass result in English Language 'A' or English Language & Literature 'A' either at Standard or Higher level Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore) C pass in General Paper or General Studies or a C pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) Level: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Economics, English (English Language/English Literature), Film Studies, General Studies, Global Perspectives and Research, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media Studies (Media is not a humanities subject), Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Policies, Sociology, Drama and Theatre, World Development
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) 2015 and onwards: 176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)

A grade of C or better

Only results obtained within 2 years from the date of application
STPM/Form 6 A grade of C or better in English Literature (code 920)
HKDSE A score of 4 or better in English Language (core subject)
ANU Access Program Over 60%

International Year 12s

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
VCE Raw unscaled score of at least 30 in English as an Alternative Language (EAL) or English as a Second Language (ESL); or 25 in units 3 and 4 in any other VCE English subject
ACT Year 12 Certificate/Senior Secondary Certificate At least 170 in English as a Second Language T major or a Pass result in an English T major 2013 onwards

TOEFL

Paper-based score: 570 (min. 4.5 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 80 (min. 20 reading and writing, 18 in speaking and listening)

Only results obtained within 2 years from the date of application

IELTS

6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years from the date of application
PTE Academic 64 overall (min. 55 in each of the communicative skills) Only results obtained within 2 years from the date of application
International Baccalaureate

Presentation of an IB Diploma taught and assessed entirely in English to meet minimum academic admission requirements

If not taught and assessed entirely in English, Grade 4 in English A: Language or English A: Language and Literature either at higher or standard level

Diploma must be awarded
C1 (formerly CAE)

176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years from the date of application
C2 (formerly CPE) C Pass Only results obtained within 2 years from the date of application

Postgraduate

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

Tertiary study

Successful completion of at least 2 years of full-time study Within the last four years before the date of application and with English as the sole language of instruction and assessment/examination

TOEFL

Internet-based score: 100 (min. 24 in reading and listening, 23 in speaking, 27 in writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years from the date of application

IELTS

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years from the date of application
PTE Academic 70 overall (min. 65 in each of the communicative skills) Only results obtained within 2 years from the date of application
Australian TAFE and private provider studies Completed AQF Diploma or completion of at least 2 years of full-time equivalent study at RATE associate diploma or diploma level

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

Tertiary study

Successful completion of at least 2 years of full-time study Within the last four years before the date of application and with English as the sole language of instruction and assessment/examination

TOEFL

Paper-based score: 570 (min. 4.5 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 80 (min. 20 in reading and writing, 18 in speaking and listening)

Only results obtained within 2 years from the date of application

IELTS

6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years from the date of application
PTE Academic 64 overall (min. 55 in each of the communicative skills) Only results obtained within 2 years from the date of application
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

2015 onwards: 176 overall (min. 169 in all subtests)

Only results obtained within 2 years from the date of application
Australian TAFE and private provider studies Completed AQF Diploma or completion of at least 2 years of full-time equivalent study at RATE associate diploma or diploma level
ANU Access Program Over 60%

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