English-speaking countries

Minimum English language requirements

We have provided two lists of English-language countries that have been accepted as English-speaking for admissions purposes.

Countries where English is an official language

Secondary schooling is generally taught in English and applicants are assumed to meet the English language requirements, unless there’s evidence to the contrary, as per the Section 3.7: Admissions to Coursework Courses and Units Procedure (pdf).

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • Canada (excluding Quebec)
  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • Eritrea
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Tanzania
  • The Gambia
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales)
  • United States of America
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Countries with a substantial proportion of English-speakers and/or secondary schooling taught in English

Applicants can be accepted as having an English-speaking background under certain circumstances listed in Section 3.8: Admissions to Coursework Courses and Units Procedure (pdf).

  • Cameroon
  • Canada (Quebec)
  • Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland)
  • Ethiopia
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Israel
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Nauru
  • Philippines
  • Samoa
  • South Africa

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