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English for Academic Purposes 1 (last offered 2019)

English for Academic Purposes 1 is the best way to improve your academic English language skills for further study at QUT International College.
This course is only available for international students.
This course is only available for international students.
Kelvin Grove
12 weeks full-time
Course starts
February, July and October



  • Improve and develop your written and oral academic English.
  • Meet the English language requirements for entry into Foundation and Diploma programs, or progress into EAP 2.
  • Learn to operate effectively in an Australian university setting, with topics including study techniques, and expectations of student to lecturer relations.

Why choose this course?

As an English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP 1) student, you will develop the academic English language skills you need to enter the Foundation or Diploma programs at QUT International College, or progress on to EAP 2.

You will:

  • develop your academic writing skills so you can produce quality essays and reports
  • gather practical skills such as note-taking strategies and how to reference
  • learn how to conduct academic research through the library and on the internet
  • build your confidence speaking in an academic setting and giving presentations
  • be better prepared to achieve academic success in your further studies at QUT

QUT International College community will also offer you valuable opportunities, such as the Student Mentor program and Activities Club, which will help you meet new friends and broaden your Australian learning experience. You will also be able to access a broad range of additional learning support.

What to expect

Real-world facilities

EAP 1 is taught at QUT International College which is located at QUT's Kelvin Grove campus. The College is where you will spend most of your time going to classes and getting to know other international students. You will also receive a QUT Student ID card so you can access all of QUT's outstanding facilities, and enjoy a fun and exciting university experience right from the start.

Learn from the best

All of our on-going English language teachers have postgraduate qualifications specialising in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and a minimum of 15 years teaching experience, so we can cater to your educational background and cultural perspective.


EAP 1 classes are divided into two streams: Early and Late. You will be put into one of these streams for the 12-week period.

  • Early: 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Afternoon: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Course dates

We have 3 start dates a year. Check here for our course start dates.


Careers and outcomes

Course articulation

To progress from EAP 1 into the Standard Foundation program, a Diploma program or English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP 2), you must achieve a minimum overall score of 65% in EAP 1.

Details and units


Course code
  • Kelvin Grove
12 weeks full-time
February, July and October

Minimum English language requirements

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
154 154 154
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
5 5 5
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
38 38 38
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
49 10 15

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre


Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 fees

2020: $5,400 per course (48 credit points)

2019 fees

2019 fees

2019: $5,244 per study period (48 credit points) + $175 non-refundable enrolment fee

FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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QUT International College English Language Concession

Scholarship eligibility
From a non-English speaking background

QUT International College Director’s Award for Academic Achievement

Scholarship eligibility
From a non-English speaking background

QUT International College Director's Award for Community Contribution

An award for students currently studying academic or English pathway programs at the college who have made an exceptional contribution to the QUTIC community.

Scholarship eligibility

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If you want to study just an English language program, follow our step-by-step applying guide for courses at QUT International College.

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English program and a QUT course

If you want to combine your QUTIC English language program with a QUT degree course, you must apply directly to QUT for the course you want to study.

We will tell you which English program you need to study before you can start your QUT degree course.

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