University of New England

English language proficiency

University of New England 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
First language English is the student's first language
Senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary study Satisfactory completion of at least 1 year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level and resulting in an AQF award or an award recognised by NOOSR
  • Must be completed no more than 5 years prior to the date of application for admission to UNE
  • Completed in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language
  • English must be the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed
IELTS6.5 overall (min. 6.5 in writing, 6.0 in speaking, listening and reading)Only Academic version results obtained no more than 2 years of the course start date
TOEFL Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 91 (min. 26 in writing, 23 in listening, speaking and reading)
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C Pass in General Paper, English or 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

HKALE B Pass in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studies Completion of AQF Diploma or Advanced diploma equivalent to 1 year of full-time study
UNE Advanced EAP (EAP Level 4) Successful completion of course

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
First language English is the student's first language
Senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary study Satisfactory






completion of at least 1 year of full-time or equivalent full-time study






at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level and resulting in






an AQF award or an award recognised by NOOSR
  • Must be completed no more than 5 years prior to the date of application for admission to UNE
  • Completed in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language
  • English must be the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed
IELTS6.5 overall (min. 6.5 in writing, 6.0 in speaking, listening and reading)Only Academic version results obtained no more than 2 years of the course start date
TOEFL Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 91 (min. 20 in each subtest)
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C Pass in General Paper, English or 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

HKALE B Pass in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studies Completion of AQF Diploma or Advanced diploma equivalent to 1 year of full-time study
UNE Advanced EAP (EAP Level 4) Successful completion of course

You must also satisfy the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council’s English language proficiency requirements.

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
First languageEnglish is the student's first language
TOEFL

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test: not accepted

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 24 in listening and reading, 27 in writing, 23 in speaking)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS

IELTS Indicator online test: not accepted

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 65 overall (min. 65 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
OETB in each subtestOnly results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
First language English is the student's first language, or primary language
IELTS 7.0 overall (min. 6.0 in reading and writing, 7.0 in speaking and listening) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
TOEFL Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 24 in speaking and listening, 23 in reading and writing)
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 65 overall (min. 65 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
OET B in each component (listening, speaking, reading and writing)
UNE Advanced EAP (Level 5)Successful completion of course

Test/QualificationMinimum result required Conditions
First language English is the student's first language
Senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary study Satisfactory completion of at least 4 years of full-time comparable senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary study
  • Must be completed no more than 5 years prior to the date of application for admission to UNE
  • Completed in one of the following countries; Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, or the Republic of Ireland
  • English must be the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the period of study claimed
IELTS 7.5 overall (min. 8.0 in speaking, listening, 7.0 in reading, writing) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
ISLPR A score of at least 4+ in each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
First language English is the student's first language
Senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary study Satisfactory completion of at least 1 year of full-time comparable senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary study and resulting in an AQF award or an award recognised by NOOSR
  • Must be completed no more than 5 years prior to the date of application for admission to UNE
  • Completed in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language
  • English must be the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed
Australian Year 12 or comparable overseas senior secondary study Pass in an English language subject
IELTS7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
TOEFL

Paper-based score: 550 (min. 5.0 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 22 writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 57 overall (min. 50 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 6 in English B at Higher level; OR Grade 7 in English B at Standard level

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

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

STPM C pass in 914/920 English
HKALE C pass in Use of English
Australian TAFE and private provider studies Completed AQF Diploma or Advanced diploma equivalent to at least 1 year of full-time equivalent study or completion of TAFE Cert IV in English for Academic Purposes from TAFE Sydney Institute English Centre (SITEC)
UNE EAP Successful completion of course
UNSW Foundation Year Completion with C+ pass in Academic English

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