Entry requirements for exchange

To apply for our exchange program, you must meet the:

  • academic requirements
  • English language requirements, if English is not your first language.

Academic requirements

You must:

  • be nominated by one of our partner institutions
  • have completed at least 1 year of full-time study
  • have a minimum GPA (grade point average) of 2.5 on a 4-point scale, or equivalent.

Partner institutions

We have partner institutions all over the world. Check if your university is one of our partner institutions.

If you do not attend one of our partner institutions, you can still come to QUT with our Study Abroad program.

English language proficiency requirements

We accept scores from:

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

Some units require a higher level of English proficiency than the minimum requirements. Our team will work with you throughout your application to make sure you meet all requirements.

IELTS minimum requirements

You must have:

  • an overall band score of 6.5
  • no sub-score below 6.0.

TOEFL minimum requirements

You must have:

  • an overall score of 90
  • no sub-score below 20.

Cambridge ESOL exams minimum requirements

For courses requiring an IELTS of 6.5, with no subscore below 6, you must achieve:

  • CPE with a grade of C1
  • CAE with a grade of 58.

I need help to meet the entry requirements

If you do not meet the entry requirements for our exchange program, you can study English language programs or academic university entry programs at our QUT International College (QUTIC). If you complete your QUTIC courses successfully, you can continue on to the exchange program.

When you apply for our exchange program, select the 'English pathway' option and we will contact you with details of the process you will need to follow.


Study Abroad and Exchange Office

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  • Level 1, A Block, Room 102
    Gardens Point
    2 George St
    Brisbane QLD 4000
  • Monday - Friday, 9-5pm

  • Postal address:
    QUT - Study Abroad & Exchange Office
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001