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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.

English Language qualification Foundation Diploma (2.5 year post SPM) Undergraduate
(all other majors)
Undergraduate
(major: Accounting | Accounting & Finance
Postgraduate: MBA(I), MCM Postgraduate: Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma (TESOL) Postgraduate: MA (TESOL)
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)
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)
TOEFL Home Edition Test^
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
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 of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels) or
Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level)
Common European Framework B1 B1 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
Linguaskill General ^ Overall scored of 140-159 with no band less than 120 Overall score of 160-179 with no band less than 160
Duolingo English Test ^ Overall score of 85-90 Overall score of 75-80 Overall scored of 95-100
STPM 920 English Literature C
Sri Lanka O Level (English Language or Appreciation of English Literacy Text) C S


Notes:

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

#A/AS Level – General Paper, General Studies, English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature

^Approved as a temporary response to COVID-19 pandemic until 2022