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English language requirements

English language requirements


For entry to Monash University, you must meet the minimum English language requirements. You can do this by meeting one of the qualifications listed.

Some courses have higher English language requirements than those listed here. Check the course requirements in Find a course.

Time limit: If your secondary schooling was not entirely in English, you must have received any result or qualification, within two years of your intended course commencement at Monash. If the qualification is a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) you must start your course within five years.

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or final year high school

Successful completion of a final year high school qualification, with:

  • English as an Additional Language (EAL): Minimum score of 30
  • Units 3 and 4 in any other English subject: Minimum score of 25

For equivalent English requirements based on your prior studies, see the study credit and admissions search.

Tertiary and post-secondary studies

Study at an institution where English is the language of instruction and assessment for the entire institution. You must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 48 Monash credit points (one year of full-time study) or equivalent, in an English medium educational institution at Australian VET  diploma level or above. This must be taken within two years of the course commencement date.

English language proficiency test

Some courses have higher score requirements for the  English language proficiency tests listed below. Find a course has this information listed in individual course entries.

Your application must include one original test report meeting the  minimum results listed below:

More about IELTS

  • Overall test score: 6.5
  • Reading: 6.0
  • Listening: 6.0
  • Writing: 6.0
  • Speaking: 6.0

More about TOEFL

Paper-based test: 550
Test of Written English (TWE): 4.5
Internet-based test: 79
with minimum scores:

  • Writing: 21
  • Listening: 12
  • Reading: 13
  • Speaking: 18

More about PTE Academic

Overall test score: 58
with minimum Communicative skills scores:

  • Listening: 50
  • Reading: 50
  • Speaking: 50
  • Writing: 50

Cambridge English website

Test taken before January 2015

Advanced (CAE):58 or above
Candidate Profile no lower than borderline in each skill
Proficiency (CPE):45 or above
Candidate Profile no lower than weak in each skill

Test taken after January 2015

Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency
(CPE) minimum results required
Overall score176

Higher education units (for undergraduate entry only)

Study at an institution where English is the language of instruction and assessment for the entire institution, with:

  • satisfactory completion of two units
  • one of which is English-rich (at least half the assessment tasks require high use of English such as essays, reports, presentations rather than maths, formulas or programming languages).

Non-award courses

Successful completion of secondary schooling in English
successful completion of one of the following Monash University qualifications, with a minimum of 24 credit points of postgraduate level units:

  • faculty certificate
  • faculty diploma
  • executive certificate
  • executive diploma.

English language courses at Monash College

Successful completion of the Monash University English Language Bridging Program or equivalent.

If you don't meet the English language requirements this is the most effective pathway. For more information, see Monash College English language courses.

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