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English competency

Our minimum English competency requirements can change, depending on the course you're interested in and whether it's an undergraduate or postgraduate course.

Undergraduate English entry requirements

RequirementMinimum requirement
IELTS

An overall band score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 6

TOEFL

Minimum score of 550, including TWE of 5

TOEFL iBT

Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17

GCE O Levels

Grade C or better

WAUFP

50% plus pass in ELACS

Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)

A scaled mark of at least 50 in either:

  • WACE English; or
  • WACE Literature; or
  • WACE English as an Additional Language/Dialect
International Baccalaureate Diploma

Minimum Grade 3 at higher level for an English subject

Pearson Test of English (PTE)PTE Academic 57, with no scores less than 50 for courses with a current requirement of IELTS 6.0
PTE Academic 64, with no scores less than 58 for courses with a current requirement of IELTS 6.5
University of Cambridge
[Cambridge English: Advanced]
A score between 52 - 57 with no less than 'Borderline' in any element of the test
Other

Other acceptable qualifications can be obtained from ECU International

Postgraduate English entry requirements

RequirementMinimum requirement
IELTS

An overall band score of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6

TOEFL

Minimum score of 573, including TWE of 5

TOEFL iBT

Minimum score of 84, with no individual score less than 17

Pearson Test of English (PTE)PTE Academic 64, with no scores less than 58 for courses with a current requirement of IELTS 6.5
University of Cambridge
[Cambridge English Advanced]
A score between 58 - 66 with no less than 'Borderline' in any element of the test
Other

Other evidence of English language proficiency may be acceptable. Please contact ECU International.

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