English language requirements

Monash University requires students to meet English language requirements.

The required results for some of the common English tests suitable for applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds are shown below. Other acceptable qualifications (including those for applicants from English speaking backgrounds) are detailed at the Monash admission site.

TestMinimum overall scoreMinimum band score
IELTS Academic 6.5
  • Reading: 6.0
  • Listening: 6.0
  • Writing: 6.0
  • Speaking: 6.0
TOEFL paper-based 550 Test of written English: 4.5
TOEFL internet 79
  • Reading: 13
  • Listening: 12
  • Writing: 21
  • Speaking: 18
Pearson Test of English (Academic) 58 No PTE communicative skills score below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169

For more information on English language requirements please refer to the Admission to Coursework Courses and Units of Study Policy