English Language Requirements

English is the language of instruction at the University of Adelaide. Therefore, you will need to be proficient in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English.

Demonstrating the required level of English language proficiency is a minimum requirement and your application will not be accepted if you do not meet this criteria. You can learn more and determine your eligibility at the links below. If you are a permanent resident, refer to “I am a domestic applicant”.

If English is not your first language, you will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency in the form of an English test that has been undertaken within two years of the date of application.

The University accepts the following test types:

  • The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic test
  • The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • The Pearson Test of English (Academic)
  • The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Generally, if English is your first language, you are not required to provide further evidence of English language proficiency.

If English is not your first language, further evidence of English language proficiency will be required. You can provide evidence of the following:

  • Completion of tertiary studies at an institution where English is the medium of instruction, for a period of two years in the last five years or one year in the last two years
  • A satisfactory English language test which has been undertaken within two years of the date of application. The University accepts the following test types:
  • The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic test
  • The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • The Pearson Test of English (Academic)
  • The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)