Step 3: Check you meet the entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

Our course pages include details of the minimum academic and English language requirements for admission.

For courses with additional entry requirements such as auditions, interviews, portfolios or questionnaires, this information will be available here also.

Some courses have specific closing dates and we publish this on our course pages as well as on our key dates page.

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

English proficiency requirements

You can see a list of English proficiency requirements by study area here.

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. Email a copy of your latest IELTS or TOEFL score to International Admissions.

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 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.

QUT IELTS Test Centre

If you are in Australia, you can complete the IELTS proficiency exam at our IELTS Test Centre.

Genuineness requirements

As part of streamlined visa processing, we must ensure that your application is genuine and that you can successfully 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.


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