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Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

To gain admission to the University of Adelaide's Study Abroad or Exchange programs, you must have completed at least one year at your home institution, however you are able to apply following one semester of results.

You will also need to provide evidence of your Grade Point Average (GPA). As a general rule, we accept applications with an equivalent GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 (on the US scale).

Exchange applications: please talk to the office responsible for Study Abroad & Exchange within your institution.

Study Abroad applications: please talk to the office responsible for Study Abroad within your institution or email us at inbound@adelaide.edu.au

English Language Requirements

  • English Language Requirements

    Below is a listing of the University's accepted English language proficiency tests for courses requiring the General Academic level of English Language Proficiency (ELP) from 2018.

    Tests must have been taken within the past two years:
    IELTS

    Overall Band Score of at least 6.5
    Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening 6.0

    TOEFL (paper based)

    Total score of 577
    Test of Written English (TWE) 4.5

    TOEFL (internet based)

    Total score of 79
    Writing 21
    Speaking 18
    Reading and Listening 13

    Pearson Test of English

    Overall score of 58
    Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening 50

    Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

    Overall score of 176
    Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening 169

    If you have not achieved these results you have 3 options:

  • Higher English Language Requirements
    – Education, Law, Animal and Veterinary Science & MBA
    Tests must have been taken within the past two years:
      IELTS TOEFL
    (Internet based)
    TOEFL
    (Paper based)
    Pearson Test of English Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
    Education

    Overall band score of 7.0
    Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening 7.0

    Total score of 94
    Writing 27
    Speaking 23
    Reading and Listening 24

    Total score of 600
    Test of Written English (TWE) 5.0

    Overall score of 65
    Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening 65

    Overall score of 185
    Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening 185

    Law

    Overall band score of 7.0
    Writing and Speaking 7.0
    Reading and Listening 6.5

    Total score of 94
    Writing 27
    Speaking 23
    Reading and Listening 20

    Total score of 600
    Test of Written English (TWE) 5.0

    Overall score of 65
    Writing and Speaking 65 Reading and Listening 58

    Overall score of 185
    Writing and Speaking 185
    Reading and Listening 176

    Animal and Veterinary Science

    Overall band score of 7.0
    Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening 7.0

    Total score of 94
    Writing 27
    Speaking 23
    Reading and Listening 24

    Total score of 600
    Test of Written English (TWE) 5.0

    Overall score of 65
    Writing and Speaking
    Reading and Listening 65

    Overall score of 185
    Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening 185

    MBA

    Overall band score of 7.0
    Writing, Speaking,
    Reading and Listening 6.5

    Total score of 94
    Writing 24
    Speaking 22
    Reading and Listening 20

    Total score of 600
    Test of Written English (TWE) 5.0

    Overall score of 65
    Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening 58

    Overall score of 185
    Writing, Speaking,
    Reading and Listening 176

    If you have not achieved these results you have 4 options:

  • Alternative Proof of English Language Proficiency

    The following students are NOT required to provide the results of an IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson or CAE test to be accepted for the Study Abroad or Exchange programs.

    • Students from Majority Native English Speaking Countries
    • Non-native English language speakers who are studying their entire degree in English (including all assessment and text books) and have completed at least 2 semesters of study. Confirmation documentation from the home university will be required.
    • Students who have completed their secondary schooling in the countries listed below are required to submit evidence of having achieved specific grades in their high school English language exams.
      • Austria
        Matura/Reifeprüfung: 2 or more in English (written and oral)
      • Belgium
        Getuigschrift Van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs/Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire
        Superieur/Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts: 7.5/75% or more in English.
      • Denmark
        Studentereksamen: English A - Grade 7, English B - Grade 10
      • Finland
        Ylioppilastutkinto/ Studentexamen: 5 or more in English
      • France
        French Baccalauréat: 14 or more in English
      • Germany
        German students will need to present one of the following tests:
        Abitur: 10 points at basic level and 7 points at advanced level in English
        Fachhochschulreife: minimum grade of 2 (on a scale of 1-6 with 1 being the best).
        DAAD test (completed within the past year) with 5 stars (the top level) in each category.
      • Hong Kong
        Diploma of Secondary Education: minimum grade of C (where C = 3)
      • Netherlands
        Voorbereidend wetenschappelijk onderwijs (vwo): 8 or higher in English
      • Norway
        Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole: 4 or more in English
      • Sweden
        Fullständigt Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan/ Slutbetyg från Komvux/ Avgangsbetyg: VG or better in English, C or better in English
      • Switzerland
        Certificat de Maturité Federale / Maturitätszeugnis/ Attestato Di Maturità: 5 or more in English.

    We cannot accept:

    • a letter from the home institution saying that a student’s standard of English is good enough.
    • University of Cambridge ESOL test results
    • BULATS (The Business Language Testing Service) results
    • TOEFL ITP test results
    • test results other than those listed above.
  • ELP Tests for Visa Applications

    You may require an English Language Proficiency test as part of your student visa application. Please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for more information.

  • Study English With Us

    If you have not achieved the required level of English to be accepted into The University of Adelaide's Study Abroad or Exchange programs, why not consider studying English with us through the Academic English Pathway program.

    Please note that the cost of the Academic English program is not covered by the Exchange program or Study Abroad fees.

    For more information on the English Language programs, contact:

    English Language Centre
    +61 8313 4777
    elc@adelaide.edu.au

  • Majority Native English Speaking Countries

    The University classifies the following overseas countries as majority native English speaking:

    1. Antigua and Barbuda
    2. The Bahamas
    3. Barbados
    4. Belize
    5. Canada
    6. Dominica
    7. Grenada
    8. Guyana
    9. Ireland
    10. Jamaica
    11. New Zealand
    12. Singapore
    13. St Kitts and Nevis
    14. St Lucia
    15. St Vincent and the Grenadines
    16. Trinidad and Tobago
    17. United Kingdom
    18. United States of America

    No other country may be considered as being 'majority English speaking' for English language requirement purposes.

Inbound Study Abroad & Exchange Office

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(above the Wills Court pond)
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Call us: + 61 8 8313 3857

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