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English Language Requirement

Make sure that you meet the minimum English language and academic entry requirements for the course you wish to study.

English Language Requirement

Each Swinburne course has a minimum English language requirement for entry. Please contact the University for any assessment of your qualification.

English Language qualification Foundation Diploma* (2.5 year post SPM) Undergraduate
(all other majors)
Undergraduate
(major: Accounting | Accounting & Finance
Postgraduate: MBA(I), MCM, MIT Postgraduate: Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma (TESOL) Postgraduate: MA (TESOL) Study Abroad & Exchange***
IELTS^ 5.5 (no individual band below 5.0) 5.0 (no individual band below 5.0)* 6.0 (no individual band below 6.0) 6.0 (no individual band below 6.0) 6.5 (no individual band below 6.0) 6.5 (no individual band below 6.0) 7.0 (no individual band below 6.5) 6.0 (no individual band below 5.5)
TOEFL iBT^ 50 (no less than 5 in reading, 5 in listening, 14 in speaking, 15 in writing) 40 (no less than 5 in reading, 5 in listening, 14 in speaking, 15 in writing) 64 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking, 21 in writing 79 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking, 21 in writing) 79 (Reading no less than 20, Writing no less than 18) 90 (with no band less than 20) 60 (no less than 10 in reading, 9 in listening, 16 in speaking, 19 in writing)
PTE Academic^ 42 with no communicative skill score less than 36 36 with no communicative skill score less than 36 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50 66 with no communicative skill score less than 58 50 with no communicative skill score less than 45
SPM C D C
UEC B4 B4 A1 & A2
1119 C D C
MUET 4 3 4 4
GCE ‘O’ Level** C D C C
GCE ‘A’ Level and AS Level# C C C C
International Baccalaureate Minimum Grade 4 in English A or B at Standard Level or Higher Level
Common European Framework B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
C1 Advanced
(formerly known
as Cambridge
English Advanced:
CAE)
162, no band less than 154 154, no band less than 154 169, no band less than 169 169, no band less than 169 176, no band less than 169 176, no band less than 169 185, no band less
than 176
169, no band less
than 162
STPM 920 English Literature - - C - - - - -
Sri Lanka O Level (English Language or Appreciation of English Literacy Text) C S - - - - - -


Notes:

English subject completed from formal secondary studies not more than three years prior to commencing their course at Swinburne.

^IELTS, TOEFL iBT and PTE(A) results should be within 2 years from the start of the studies

**Applicable for both English as First Language and English as Second Language

*Diploma of Accountancy - IELTS 5.5 (no individual band below 5.0) entry for international students

***Students from Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland may use approved tests of English proficiency conducted no more than 5 years prior to commencing studies at Swinburne Sarawak

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