English Requirements

Monash University’s minimum English language proficiency requirements for students applying for Exchange or Study Abroad

If you plan to enrol in an exchange or study abroad program at Monash University, you must show how you meet the minimum English language proficiency entry requirement. You can do so in one of the following ways:

English language medium institutions

  • Completion of your final four years of secondary (high) schooling at an institution that teaches entirely in English. This must be attested through the provision of secondary school certificate/results/transcripts.
  • Completion of study in an English medium program (university/tertiary education) which is equivalent to at least 48 Monash credit points or one year of full-time study. You must provide evidence of enrolment in an English medium program.

English language medium courses

​Completion of study in a course (degree) at university/tertiary level which is equivalent to at least 48 Monash credit points or one year of full-time study and is taught and assessed entirely in English. You must provide evidence of enrolment in the degree and that it is taught and assessed entirely in English.

English language tests

Achievement of the minimum scores for any of the Monash University approved English language tests below within two years of the start date of your program at Monash:

Test

Minimum overall score 

Minimum 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-based

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

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages System (CEFR)

Exchange or study abroad students can satisfy the English language requirements with a certificate of English language proficiency provided by their home institution on its official letterhead with a minimum overall grade of C1 according to the Common European Framework.

High School English Studies

Monash University recognises the results for English studies at secondary/high school in the following countries and tests:

Global

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • At least 4 in one of the following SL subjects: English A:   Literature, or English A: Language and Literature, or Literature and   Performance; OR
  • At least 3 in one of the following HL subjects: English A:   Literature, or English A: Language and Literature; OR
  • At least 5 in one of the following SL subjects: English AB, or   English B; OR
  • At least 4 in the following HL subject: English B.

Austria

Reifeprüfung (Matura)

Assessment grade of Befriedigend in English

Denmark

  • Bevis for Studentereksamen (STX)
  • Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF)
  • Højere Handelseksamen (HHX)
  • Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX)

Overall average of 4* in English A (oral and written) OR
Overall average of 4* in English B (oral and written)

*The overall average is taken from the ‘mark for the entire year’s work’ column.

Finland

Lukion Päättötodistus

Grade 6 in English (A language)

Ylioppilastutkintotodistus

Grade Lubenter approbatur (B) in English

Germany

Abitur (also known as Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife)

Abitur examination result of 4 in English.

Netherlands

  • Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)
  • Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO)

Final grade of 6 in English language and literature

Norway

Vitnemål for videregående opplæring

Final grade of 3 in English (ENG1002)

Sweden

Högskoleförberedande Examen

Overall average of all English subjects undertaken with a grade ‘E’

Avgångsbety/Slutbetyg Gymnasieskolan

Overall average of all English subjects completed with a grade 'G'

Switzerland

  • Certificat de Maturité
  • Certificat   de Maturité Cantonal reconnu par la Confédération
  • Maturitätszeugnis
  • Attestato Di Maturità

Score of 5 in English

The qualifications will be valid for five years prior to the start date of your program at Monash University.

Where the qualification was completed more than five years ago, you can show evidence of having maintained your English skills by having successfully completed a tertiary education unit taught and assessed entirely in English in the last two years prior to the date of commencement of the Monash University exchange or study abroad program.