2.2 English language proficiency (ELP)
Sound English language skills are required for academic programs at Monash University. Full documentary evidence in support of English Language Proficiency (ELP) must be submitted with applications for admission and scholarship. Monash University reserves the right to seek further documentary evidence of ELP.
If an applicant's first language is not English (i.e. originate from a country where English is not the official primary language), the ELP must be satisfied in at least one of the following ways:
2.2.1 Language of Instruction
Studies must be completed within the five-year period prior to application, with the exception of the faculties of Arts and Law, where studies must be completed within the two-year period prior to application.
Monash University approved English language countries
- Successful completion of a course of tertiary studies, and
- of at least two years' duration, and
- conducted entirely in English, and
- involving formal assessment of written work, and
- in any of the following Monash University approved English language countries*:
Antigua + Barbuda
Canada (excluding Quebec)
Federal States of Micronesia
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Ireland
St Kitts and Nevis
Trinidad and Tobago
United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales)
United States of America
*Applicants from other countries may be considered on the basis where English is one of two (or more) official languages of the country. The decision will be made by the Graduate Research Committee during the assessment process and will be final.
Monash University's Malaysia or South Africa campus
- Successful completion of a course of tertiary study of at least two years' duration at Monash University's Malaysia or South Africa campus, or an equivalent Malaysian tertiary education campus recognised by Monash University.
2.2.2 English Language Test
Tests that are taken more than two years prior to the proposed commencement date will not be accepted.
Table 1: Overview of minimum English Language Test requirements
2.2.3 Monash English Bridging (MEB) Program
Applicants may complete the Monash English Bridging Program.
Faculties of Arts and Law do not accept applicants via this pathway program.
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