IELTS Score Requirements for Top Universities in Australia


According to the US News & World Report, the top 10 universities in Australia are:

  1. University of Melbourne
  2. University of Sydney
  3. University of Queensland
  4. Monash University
  5. University of New South Wales
  6. Australian National University
  7. University of Adelaide
  8. University of Western Australia
  9. University of Technology Sydney
  10. Curtin University of Technology

If you are planning to study in one of these universities, here is a list of IELTS requirement for top universities in Australia. After knowing the IELTS requirement, you can make a study plan, get started with IELTS Academic prep, and work hard to reach your goal and get a great IELTS score!


 

1. University of Melbourne

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For future undergraduate students in University of Melbourne, you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or more and no band lower than 6.0.

For future postgraduate students, different graduate programs have different IELTS requirement. Most MA and PhD programs require a minimum overall score of 7.0. Some programs require a minimum overall score of 6.5, and the requirements for the scores on individual IELTS sections vary a good deal depending on the program. Check out the university’s graduate English requirements list to find out the requirement of your program.


 

2. University of Sydney

The standard IELTS requirement for undergraduate programs is an overall score of 6.5 or more and no band less than 6.0. However, there are a number of exceptions where higher whole-test or band scores for IELTS may be required, so check with individual programs before applying.

The standard IELTS requirement for graduate programs is also an overall score of 6.5 or more and no band less than 6.0. However, many programs require a higher score than the university’s minimum requirement. Check out individual program pages to find more information!


 

3. University of Queensland

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Both undergraduate and graduate programs require an overall score of 6.5 and no band lower than 6.0 in each element. Some programs have a higher requirement on the IELTS, so look up your program’s admission details.


 

4. Monash University

Monash University requires an overall IELTS score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6.0 in each element. Some programs have a higher requirement. Check out the programs that you are interested in.


 

5. University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales has different IELTS requirements depending on your program. To give just a couple of examples: Undergraduate business programs require a 7.0 whole-test score, and at least 6.0 in each element. Medicine graduate programs require a 6.5 overall with a minimum 6.0 in each element.

Be sure to read through the IELTS standards for each program you’re interested in applying to with this detailed breakdown of the University of New South Wales’ English language requirements.


 

6. Australian National University

Regular degree programs require an overall score of 6.5 and at least 6.0 in each element, and graduate law programs tend to require 7.0 for the whole exam, with at least a 6.0 in each element. Meanwhile, a Master of Clinical or Professional Psychology requires 7.0 overall and at least 7.0 in each element. Click its English language requirement page to get more details.


 

7. University of Adelaide

Whether you are applying to University of Adelaide as an undergraduate or graduate, the standard IELTS requirement is an overall band score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6.0 in all elements. However, there are many exceptions for various graduate and undergraduate programs. Read this detailed list of postgraduate program-level IELTS requirements for more information. Also know that if your English proficiency is below where it needs to be for the program you want to enter, you may be able to get conditional acceptance by taking extra classes in the University Adelaide’s Pre-Enrollment English program, which has its own alternative set of IELTS requirements.


 

8. University of Western Australia

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UWA’s standard undergraduate and graduate requirement is a minimum overall score of 6.5 and at least 6.0 in each part. However, a number of specific master’s and doctorate degrees require a higher score. Check out the official IELTS requirement list for programs that are exceptions to the general requirements listed above.


 

9. University of Technology Sydney

Overall, the University of Technology Sydney requires a 6.5 overall IELTS score with a writing score of 6.0. However, IELTS requirements can vary by program at the University of Technology Sydney. For example, if you want to pursue an undergraduate engineering program, you’ll need a 7.5 overall with band scores of 7.5 overall, speaking 8.0, listening 8.0, reading 7.0, writing 7.0. Check out the specific IELTS requirements for your course on the University of Technology Sydney English Language Requirements page.


 

10. Curtin University of Technology


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The general IELTS band score requirement for Curtin University of Technology is 6.5, with a 6.0 in each element. However, several programs are running a three-year trial program with requirements of 6.0 overall and 6.0 in each element. Furthermore, many undergraduate and postgraduate courses have their own special IELTS requirements. To see the IELTS score you’ll need, review courses with higher language requirements.

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