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


Reading: 6.0
Listening: 6.0
Writing: 6.0
Speaking: 6.0

TOEFL paper-based


Test of written English: 4.5

TOEFL internet


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

Pearson Test of English (Academic)


No PTE communicative skills score below 50

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)


No skill score below 169

Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)


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