Step 3: Check you meet the entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

See the course details for the entry requirements for your course.

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We will assess your previous study and results to see if you meet the academic entry requirements.

Some courses have additional entry requirements, like auditions, interviews, portfolios or questionnaires. Make sure you check your course details for entry requirements and application due dates.

International Year 12 students

If you're an international Year 12 student currently studying at an Australian high school, your academic entry is based on your OP or rank score.

English proficiency requirements

To assess your English language proficiency, we accept test results from:

  • IELTS (Academic)
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
  • Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE)

You must take your proficiency test no more than 2 years before the start of your course.

How do I find my English language requirements?

You can find the English language requirements for your course in the course information.

You can also see a list of language requirements by study area.

QUT IELTS Test Centre

If you are in Australia, you can complete the IELTS proficiency exam at our IELTS test centre.

If you are registering for a TOEFL test, you can organise to send your results directly to us. Our TOEFL institution code is 9778.

International Year 12 students

International Year 12 students currently studying at an Australian high school must either:

  • meet these same requirements
  • obtain a minimum grade of 4 Sound Achievements in Authority Senior English or English for ESL Learners (or interstate equivalent).

Genuineness requirements

As part of streamlined visa processing, we must ensure that your application is genuine and that you can successfuly complete your planned study. We will consider a range of personal and academic factors when we assess your application, including:

  • your immigration history, including any prior visa refusals
  • your personal circumstances
  • the relevance of your proposed study to your previous study and work experience.

You can explain why you chose to apply for this course, and how it will benefit your future career prospects, when you apply.

I don't meet the entry requirements

If you don't meet the English language or academic requirements for your course, you can study English language or academic bridging courses at QUT before you start your course.

The QUT International College offers English language and academic pathway programs to help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred course.

I already have an IELTS or TOEFL score

If you have IELTS or TOEFL results, we can estimate how much English you may need to meet the requirements for your course. We will then give you a new package offer which includes English courses. You will be able to apply for a student visa to cover all courses you're studying. Email your latest IELTS or TOEFL score to QUT International Admissions.

I'm applying through an agent

Some QUT representatives might administer our English language test to determine the duration of the English language program you need to be able to enter the degree program. Check with your agent. If you don't meet the English language or academic requirements, there may be other ways to get into your course.

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International Admissions

  • Postal address:
    QUT Admissions
    Victoria Park Road
    Kelvin Grove, QLD, 4059

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