English language requirements

All Monash applicants must satisfy the minimum English language requirements of the university. Applicants can meet these requirements in one of the following ways:

Secondary schooling

Achieved either:

  • a score of 25 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English, VCE Literature  or VCE English Language; OR
  • a score  of 30 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English as an  Additional Language (EAL); OR
  • an  equivalent result in an equivalent English subject in an English  medium senior secondary qualification, or equivalent as specified in 2.1.6; OR
  • an  equivalent result in an equivalent English subject in a senior secondary  qualification as specified under 2.1.7.

Tertiary study

For applicants from an  English speaking background or who completed the final four years of schooling  entirely in an English medium educational institution (see 2.2.3), the satisfactory completion of either:

  • the  equivalent of an Australian VET certificate IV course or  higher that has been approved by the university as  requiring sufficient English skills; OR
  • at  least two units (to a minimum 12 points) of higher education  study, of which at least one unit is an English rich  unit.

Alternatively, the  satisfactory completion of:

  • study  in an English medium educational institution equivalent to at least 48  Monash credit points (one year of full  time study) at Australian VET diploma level or higher, or at  undergraduate award level, or higher

English test*

Minimum overall score

Minimum band / component score

IELTS (International English Language Testing System - academic test)

7.0
  • Reading: 7
  • Listening: 7
  • Writing: 7
  • Speaking: 7

Internet-based TOEFL (American Test of English as a Foreign Language)

98
  • Reading: 24
  • Listening: 24
  • Writing: 27
  • Speaking: 23
Pearson Test of English (Academic) 65
  • No PTE communicative skills score below 65

*The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has higher Pearson, IELTS and TOEFL score requirements for entry to graduate coursework courses than the minimum required for entry to the university.

Recency requirements:

  • A measure of English proficiency, other than a successfully completed bachelor's degree, may only be considered where it has been completed within two years prior to the applicant's commencement in the course of study to which admission is sought;
  • A successfully completed undergraduate degree may only be considered where it has been completed within five years prior to the applicant's commencement in the course of study to which admission is sought.
  • Applicants who provide proof of continuous residency in an English speaking country (from the approved list in section 2.2.3) since completion of a valid measure of English language proficiency are exempted from these recency requirements.

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