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Study abroad and exchange with English

You need to meet certain English language requirements to come and study part of your degree at QUT. But if you don’t meet the requirements, you can come and study one or two semesters of English language programs. Depending on your English language proficiency, you might be able to combine your English study with some coursework in your preferred field.

English units

Depending on your English language test scores, you can study a range of combinations of English programs.

General English

English required: less than IELTS 5.0 (RW 5.0) or TOEFL 49 (R 10, W 15)

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.

If your overall score is less than 5.0, the QUT Global team will assess General English applications case by case. Please contact stae@qut.edu.au and provide your IELTS or TOEFL result for further assessment.

EAP 1 Extended Study Abroad Semester (with Diploma units)

English required: IELTS 5.0 (RW 5.0) or TOEFL 49 (R 10, W 15)

EAP 1 Extended is a 15 week program that will help prepare you for EAP 2 or QUTIC's foundation or diploma programs. Improve your language proficiency while developing skills for academic study in an Australian university context.

  • EAP 1 Extended (20 February – 5 June 2020) + SAS Diploma units (18 June – 13 October 2020)
  • EAP 1 Extended (18 June – 2 October 2020) + SAS Diploma units (15 October 2020 – 16 February 2021)
  • EAP 1 Extended (15 October 2020 – 5 February 2021) + SAS Diploma units ( 18 February – 15 June 2021)

EAP 1 Standard Study Abroad Semester (with Diploma units)

English required: IELTS 5.5 (RW 5.0 LR 4.5) or TOEFL iBT 56 (LR 8, W 15, S 12)

EAP 1 Standard is an intensive 10 week program that will help prepare you for EAP 2 or QUTIC's foundation or diploma programs. Improve your language proficiency while developing skills for academic study in an Australian university context.

  • EAP 1 Standard (26 March – 5 June 2020) + SAS Diploma units (18 June – 13 October 2020)
  • EAP 1 Standard (12 July – 2 October 2021) + SAS Diploma units (15 October – 16 February 2021)
  • EAP 1 Standard (19 November 2020 – 5 February 2021) + SAS Diploma units (18 February – 15 June 2021)

EAP 2 Extended Study Abroad Semester (SAS)

English required: IELTS 5.5 (RW 5.0 LR 4.5) or TOEFL iBT 56 (R 14, W 18)

EAP 2 Extended is a 15 week program that will help prepare you for degree-level study. Improve your language proficiency while studying degree-level units in our faculties.

  • EAP 2 Extended (20 February – 5 June 2020)  + SAS (20 July – 13 November 2020)
  • EAP 2 Extended (15 October 2020 - 5 February 2021) + SAS (February - June 2021)

EAP 2 Standard Study Abroad Semester (SAS)

English required: IELTS 5.5 (RW 5.0 LR 4.5) or TOEFL iBT 71 (L 10, R 14, W 18, S 14)

EAP 2 Standard is an intensive 10 week program that will help prepare you for degree-level study. Improve your language proficiency while studying degree-level units in our faculties.

  • EAP 2 Standard (26 March – 5 June 2020)  + SAS (20 July – 13 November 2020)
  • EAP 2 Standard (19 November 2020 – 5 February 2021) + SAS (February – June 2021)

Diploma and communication units

You can also combine your Study Abroad experience with diploma-level units or communication units instead of an English program.

Study Abroad Semester or Year (with diploma units)

English required: IELTS 5.5 (RWLS 5.0) or TOEFL 56 (LR 10, W 15, S 14)

You will study two or three units from any of our diploma programs each semester. Choose units from:

You’ll also study one communication unit each semester:

Course dates:

  • 20 February 2020 - 16 June 2020
  • 18 June 2020 – 13 October 2020
  • 15 October 2020 - 16 February 2021

Study Abroad Semester or Year (with communication units)

English required: IELTS 6.0 (RW 5.5, LS 5.0) or TOEFL 71 (R 14, W 18, L 10, S 14)

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

Course dates:

  • 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020
  • 20 July 2020 - 13 November 2020

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