English for Academic Purposes 2 Standard

Improve your academic English language skills for further study at QUT. Students with a higher English language score can complete the course sooner with our standard program.
This course is only available for international students.
This course is only available for international students.
10 weeks full-time
Course starts
March, July and November



  • Improve and develop your written and oral academic English.
  • Meet the English language requirements for entry into QUT undergraduate or postgraduate programs (that require IELTS 6.5 for entry), or progress into EAP 3.
  • Complete in 10 weeks full time.
  • Learn to operate effectively in an Australian university setting.

Why choose this course?

You will develop the academic English language skills you need to progress into:

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

This course 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 receive a QUT Student ID card which will give you access to all QUT's outstanding facilities, making you part of the fun and exciting QUT university community right from the start. Our community offers lifestyle and social opportunities, which will help you to enjoy a richer cultural experience.

Learn from the best

All of our ongoing 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.


Classes are divided into two streams: early and late. You will be put into one of these streams for the 10-week period.

  • Early: 8.30am-1.00pm
  • Late: 1.00pm-5.30pm

This means that you will have time to get a morning, afternoon or evening job while you study.

Careers and outcomes

Course articulation

You must achieve a minimum overall score of 50% in this course to progress into the following programs:

You must achieve a minimum overall score of 65% in this course to progress to the following programs:

Details and units

You will enrol in one of three teaching sessions per year, each consisting of 10 weeks of face-to-face teaching. All assessment is completed within this time period.


Course code
10 weeks full-time
March, July and November

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge 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.
169 154 162 162 154
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6 5 5.5 5.5 5
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
50 38 46 46 38
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
71 10 14 18 14

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: $4,500 per course (40 credit points)

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