Study Abroad with English

You can come and study one or two semesters with us even if you do not meet the standard faculty English language entry requirement (IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 90 or equivalent). You can study an English program or a combination of English and academic subjects at the QUT International College and at the faculty.

If you already meet the English entry requirements for faculty study, these options are not suitable for you. Please refer to Applying for exchange and study abroad.

What is QUT International College (QUTIC)?

QUTIC, located on the Kelvin Grove campus just 2 kilometres from Brisbane's city centre, is an integral part of the university. It is the area of the university where students study English and academic pathways to meet the entry requirements for university degree programs.

As part of the Study Abroad program, English, diploma and communication units are all studied at the QUT International College with other international students. Faculty units are studied in the faculty at either the Gardens Point or Kelvin Grove campus.

What is your English level – What can you study?

English Study Abroad Packages

 English entry requirementSelect your programSelect your program start date
1
General English

Less than IELTS 5.0 (RW 5.0) or
TOEFL 60 (RW 18)

This option does not require completion of the Program Confirmation Form or the online application.

Please apply directly to the QUT International College .
2IELTS 5.0 (RW 5.0)  
or
TOEFL 60 (RW 18)
EAP 1 + Study Abroad Semester (SAS)
(with diploma units)

2017 Start Dates

  • EAP 1 (2 Mar - 6 Jun) + SAS diploma units (21 Jun - 17 Oct)
  • EAP 1 (29 Jun- 3 Oct)  + SAS diploma units (18 Oct 2017 - 20 Feb 2018)
  • EAP 1 (26 Oct 2017 - 6 Feb 2018) + SAS diploma units (Feb 2018 – Jun 2018)

2018 Start Dates

  • EAP 1 (22 Feb - 5 Jun) + SAS (20 Jun - 16 Oct 2018)
  • EAP 1 (28 Jun- 2 Oct) + SAS (18 Oct 2018 - 19 Feb 2019)
  • EAP 1 (25 Oct 2018 - 5 Feb 2019) + SAS (Feb – Jun 2019)
3

IELTS 5.5 (RW 5.5, LS 5.0)
or  
TOEFL 69 (RW 18, LS 17)

EAP 2 + Study Abroad Semester (SAS)

2017 Start Dates

  • EAP 2 (2 Mar – 6 Jun)  + SAS (25 Jul – 19 Nov)
  • EAP 2 (29 Jun – 3 Oct) + SAS (22 Nov 2017 - 23 Feb 2018)
  • EAP 2 (26 Oct 2017 - 6 Feb 2018) + SAS Business units only (Feb 2018 - Jun 2018)

2018 Start Dates

  • EAP 2 (22 Feb - 5 Jun)  + SAS (16 Jul - 26 Oct 2018)
  • EAP 2 (25 Oct 2018 - 5 Feb 2019) + SAS (Feb –Jun 2019)

Study Abroad Streams

 English entry requirementSelect your programSelect your program start date
1IELTS 5.5 (RWLS 5.0)
or  
TOEFL 69 (RW 18 LS 17)
Study Abroad Semester
(with diploma units)

2017 Start Dates

  • 22 Feb - 20 Jun 2017
  • 21 Jun- 17 Oct 2017
  • 18 Oct 2017 – 20 Feb 2018

2018 Start Dates

  • 14 Feb – 19 Jun  2018
  • 20 Jun - 16 Oct 2018
  • 18 Oct 2018 - 19 Feb 2019
Study Abroad Year  
(with diploma units)

2017 Start Dates

  • 22 Feb - 17 Oct 2017
  • 21 Jun 2017 - 20 Feb 2018
  • 18 Oct 2017 – Jun 2018

2018 Start Dates

  • 14 Feb – 16 Oct 2018
  • 20 Jun 2018 – 19 Feb 2019
  • 17 Oct 2018 – 18 Jun 2019
2IELTS 6.0 (RW 5.5, LS 5.0)  
or  
TOEFL 80 (RW 18 LS 17)
Study Abroad Semester
(with communication units)

2017 Start Dates

  • 27 Feb - 2 Jun 2017
  • 27 Jul 2017 - 27 Oct 2017

2018 Start Dates

  • 12 Feb - 1 Jun 2018
  • 16 Jul - 26 Oct 2018
Study Abroad Year
(with communication units)

2017 Start Dates

  • 27 Feb - 2 Jun 2017 + 27 Jul - 27 Oct 2017
  • 27 Jul – 27 Oct 2017 + Feb - Jun 2018

2018 Start Dates

  • 12 Feb - 26 Oct 2018
  • 16 Jul 2018 - Jun 2019
3IELTS 6.5 (RWLS 6.0)  
or  
TOEFL 90 (RWLS 20)
Study Abroad Semester or Study Abroad Year

This option does not require completion of the Program Confirmation Form.
Please submit the online application only.
QUT Study Abroad Program
QUT Exchange Program

Program Options

Study Abroad Semester with communication units

You can study two English Professional Communication units at the College and choose one or two degree units at the faculty from the Study Abroad unit list.

This study option provides a university faculty experience at the same time as English development.

Study Abroad Semester with diploma units

In this option, you will develop your language skills while studying academic content.

You will study two or three units from any of our diploma programs and a minimum of one communication unit per semester.

Communication Units:

Diploma Units – Click on the following diploma programs (Business, Creative Industries, Information Technology (IT), Health Science or Engineering) to see what units are available to you. For students interested in taking units from the Diploma of Engineering, they must have completed senior high school Maths B or higher.

Note: at application, you will be asked to nominate 6 units on your online application, in order of preference.

Academic English – EAP 1 / EAP 2 (12 week programs)

Improve your language proficiency while developing skills for academic study in an Australian university context. EAP is offered at different levels. These are intensive programs. Students must achieve a minimum of 65% in EAP 1 or EAP 2 to progress to the next program.

  • EAP 1 (progress to 1 semester diploma or EAP 2)
  • EAP 2 (progress to 1 semester Study Abroad at faculty)

General English (5 week sessions)

Develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and increase your fluency and accuracy. You will take a class placement test on the first day. Different levels are available commencing at elementary.

You may progress from General English into EAP 1 or EAP 2 if you pass the internal EAP Entry Test.  This test is held three times per year, approximately 1 month before the start of each EAP program.

Study Abroad at faculty

This option is for students who:

  • have successfully completed EAP 2  or
  • Study Abroad Semester with Communication units or
  • already have an IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 90; or equivalent.

You can choose three or four units per semester from across 10 different study areas at both campuses. To view the faculty units available, refer to the study abroad unit list.

How to apply

  1. Complete the online Study Abroad application and select the English pathway option in QUT Global Portal.
  2. Complete the Study Abroad with English confirmation form (pdf 321KB) and upload to the QUT Global Portal.

Costs

Study Abroad with English fees (PDF 222KB)

Please refer to the Costs for Study Abroad page for more information.