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English language proficiency

MIT Sydney 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.

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

Undergraduate

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Australian Year 12 Award of an Australian Year 12 certificate is accepted – ATAR not required Must be completed within the last 2 years
Overseas secondary or tertiary study (secondary, post-secondary or tertiary study) Minimum 2 years of full-time equivalent study
  • English must be the sole language of instruction
  • Must be completed within 10 years prior to application
TOEFL

Paper-based score: 550

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 20 in writing and speaking, min. 18 in reading and listening)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 6.0 overall (min. 5.5 in each subtest) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 50 overall (min. 42 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Nov 2012 session & earlier: English A2 at higher or standard level (prior to May 1999, ‘standard level’ was referred to as ‘subsidiary level’)

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 3 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level OR Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level OR Grade 5 in English B at higher level

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore) D pass in English (English Language/English Literature) at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) Level
GCSE/GCE 'O' Levels (from UK or Singapore) B pass in General Paper or English (acceptable CIE and Edexcel International IGCSE subjects: English – First Language, English Language, English – Second Language, English as a Second Language (ESL), English – Literature, English Literature)
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

Pre-2015: C pass

2015 and onwards: C pass
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)

Pre-2015: C pass

2015 and onwards: C pass
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Malaysian STPM C pass in 920 English
HKALE D pass in English, English Literature or Use of English
HKDSE 4 in English language
Australian TAFE and private provider studies Completed AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma

OR

Completed AQF Certificate IV (including English for Academic purposes) of at least 1 year of full-time equivalent study within the last 2 years
MIT Diploma Successful completion of Diploma of IT/Business/Networking at MIT

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Australian Year 12 Award of an Australian Year 12 certificate is accepted – ATAR not required Must be completed within the last 2 years
Overseas secondary or tertiary study (secondary, post-secondary or tertiary study) Min. 2 years full-time equivalent study
  • English must be the sole language of instruction
  • Must be completed within 10 years prior to application
TOEFL

Paper-based score: 550

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 20 in writing and speaking, 18 in reading and listening)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 6.0 overall (min. 5.5 in each subtest) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 50 overall (min. 42 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate Nov 2012 session & earlier: English A2 at higher or standard level (prior to May 1999, ‘standard level’ was referred to as ‘subsidiary level’)


May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 3 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level OR Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level OR Grade 5 in English B at higher level

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore) D pass in English (English Language/English Literature) at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) Level
GCSE/GCE 'O' Levels (from UK or Singapore) B pass in General Paper or English (acceptable CIE and Edexcel International IGCSE subjects: English – First Language, English Language, English – Second Language, English as a Second Language (ESL), English – Literature, English Literature)
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

Pre-2015: C pass

2015 and onwards: C pass
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)

Pre-2015: C pass

2015 and onwards: C pass
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Malaysian STPM C pass in 920 English
HKALE D pass in English, English Literature or Use of English
HKDSE 4 in English language
Australian TAFE and private provider studies Completed AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma

OR

Completed AQF Certificate IV (including English for Academic purposes) of at least 1 year of full-time equivalent study within the last 2 years

International Year 12s

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Overseas secondary study Min. 2 years of full-time equivalent study
  • English must be the sole language of instruction
  • Must be completed within 5 years prior to application
TOEFL

Paper-based score: 550

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 20 in writing and speaking, 18 in reading and listening)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 6.0 overall (min. 5.5 in each subtest) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 50 overall (min. 42 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Grade 3 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

OR

Grade 5 in English B at higher level

Diploma must be awarded
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

Pre-2015: C pass

2015 and onwards: C pass

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)

Pre-2015: C pass

2015 and onwards: C pass

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Overseas secondary study Min. 2 years of full-time equivalent study
  • English must be the sole language of instruction
  • Must be completed within 5 years prior to application
TOEFL

Paper-based score: 550

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 20 in writing and speaking, 18 in reading and listening)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 6.0 overall (min. 5.5 in each subtest) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 50 overall (min. 42 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Grade 3 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

OR

Grade 5 in English B at higher level

Diploma must be awarded
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

Pre-2015: C pass

2015 and onwards: C pass

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)

Pre-2015: C pass

2015 and onwards: C pass

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

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