• Improve and develop your academic English language proficiency.
  • Meet the English language entry requirements for QUT degree programs that require IELTS 7.0 (sub-scores 6.5) for entry, without the need to take another IELTS test.
  • Learn to operate effectively in an Australian academic setting, with topics including study techniques, and expectations of student to lecturer relations.

Why choose this course?

As an English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3) student, you will further advance your academic English language skills so you can meet the university entry requirements for QUT programs that require an IELTS of 7.0.

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.

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What to expect

Real-world facilities

EAP 3 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 3 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 2 start dates a year. Check here for our course start dates.

Careers and outcomes

Course articulation

To progress into a QUT degree program that has an IELTS entry requirement of 7.0 (sub-scores 6.5), you must achieve a minimum overall score of 65% in EAP 3. On successful completion of EAP 3 you do not need to take another IELTS test to enter the degree program.

Details and units


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

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
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

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.

2021 fees

2021 fees

2021: $5,400 per course (48 credit points)

2020 fees

2020 fees

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

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