English is the language of instruction and assessment across The University of Western Australia. You must meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

Below is the complete list of ways the ELC requirement may be satisfied for admission to UWA for undergraduate and postgraduate-coursework programs. Please note, requirements may be higher for some individual courses.

The ELC requirements for postgraduate research courses are different, so please check carefully.

English language assistance

International applicants who do not meet the English language requirement for direct entry may consider an Academic English or Study Skills Bridging course at the UWA Centre for English Language Teaching.

Australia

Western Australia
English ATAR - Scaled mark of 50 or above
WA Certificate of Education: English, Literature or English as an Additional Language/Dialect - Scaled mark of 50 or above, in stage 2 or stage 3.
TEE English/English Literature - Scaled mark of 50 or above
English as a Second Language - Final mark of 66.60 or above (in 2007)
New South Wales (HSC)
English Standard - 50 or above (Band 2 or above)
English Advanced - 50 or above (Band 2 or above)
English Extension 1 - 25 or above (Band E2 or above)
English Extension 2 - 25 or above (Band E2 or above)

Pre-2001:
Contemporary English (2U) - 50 or above
English (General) (2U) - 50 or above
English (2U) - 50 or above
English (3U) - 25 or above
Comparative Literature (2U) - 50 or above
E.S.L. - 70 or above (Band 4 or above)

Queensland (QCE)
English (Must be Board or QSA subjects) - SA or above
ESL - No equivalent
South Australia (SACE) / Northern Territory (NTCE)
English Studies (PES) - 10 or above
English Communications (PAS) - 10 or above
ESL (PES ) - 10 or above
Tasmania (TCE)
English / English Communication - SA or above
English Literature / English Studies - SA or above
Writer's Workshop / English Writing - SA or above
World Literature - SA or above
ESL Stage 4 - SA or above
Victoria (VCE)
English - 25 or above
English Language - 25 or above
Literature - 25 or above
ESL - 25 or above
Australian Capital Territory (ACT Yr 12 Certificate)
English - Scaled mark 125 or above
ESL - Scaled mark 125 or above
Must be 'T' courses taken as a Major, Major/Minor or a Double Major
Combined Universities Language Test (CULT)
Minimum score of 70% (valid for two years only)
Foundation programs Go8 Universities
A pass in the English paper of a Go8 foundation program
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
Scores of Verbal - 140, Written English - 140 (minimum) [New STAT format: from 1 May 2010]
Scores of Verbal - 150, Written English - 145 (minimum) [Previous STAT format: before May 2010]
UWA Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) Bridging Course
Final CELT examination 70% or above
For all Law degrees, a final CELT examination grade of 85% and a score of 80% in each band is required
For the Master of Teaching, Graduate Diploma in Education, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology, and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, the CELT bridging course is not accepted
Degree studies in Australia
At least one successful year of full-time or equivalent degree studies undertaken in Australia within the last two years; or
At least two successful years of full-time or equivalent degree studies undertaken in Australia completed more than two years ago.

International qualifications

Higher scores are also required for some particular courses (see below) as well as research degrees and international postgraduate scholarships.

International students who want to study at UWA, but do not have the required level of English language proficiency, can improve their English to the required levels at the UWA Centre for English Language Teaching.

Advanced Placement English (USA)

A grade of 3 or higher in AP English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition

All India Examination (CBSE) and Indian School Certificate (CISCE)

English language components with a minimum grade B2 (CBSE) or 60% (CISCE)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Note: results are valid for two years only

Minimum grade 58 (C)

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

Note: results are valid for two years only

Minimum grade 45 (C)

Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

Minimum score 65% in English subject ENG4C

Minimum score 50% in English subject ENG4U

Other Canadian matriculation results are accepted on a case by case basis.

Danish Studentereksamen

Level B English: a minimum grade of 10 or above

Level A English: a minimum grade of 02 or above (since 2007). Pre-2007: a minimum grade of 6 or above

Finnish Upper Secondary School Diploma (Lukionpaastotodistus)
Grade 8 or above in English A or English (Advanced)

Pass in the Matriculation examination (Ylioppilastutkinto) in English (Advanced)

GCE A-level

Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature.

Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed A-levels are not sufficient).

GCE AS-level (General Paper)

Minimum grade C awarded by CIE

GCE A-level (Singapore-Cambridge)

Minimum grade E in Knowledge & Inquiry

Minimum grade C in General Paper

GCE O-level (GCSE and IGCSE)

Minimum grade C / C6 in English, English Language, English (First Language) or English Literature.

Minimum grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, with grade 1(One) in Oral/Aural Communication.

Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed O-levels are not sufficient).

German Abitur

Minimum grade 3 in German Abitur, in conjunction with a minimum grade B in DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Certificate of Language Proficiency test

Hong Kong A-level Examination (HKALE)

Minimum grade C in 'Literature in English'

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Core English Language - minimum Level 4 or

Literature in English (elective) - minimum Level 3

IELTS (Academic)

Note: results are valid for two years only

Overall score minimum of 6.5, no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)

For the MBA Flexible, MBA Full-time, Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education, Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education, Master of Health Professional Education (coursework and dissertation), Master of Health Professional Education (thesis and coursework), Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership, Master of Educational Leadership, Master of Education, Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology, and the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry, a minimum overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5 is required

For the Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology, Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, and the Master of Social Work, a minimum overall score 7.0 with no band less than 7.0 is required

For the Master of Teaching and Graduate Diploma in Education, a minimum of 7.5 overall is required, with no less than 8.0 in Speaking and Listening, and no less than 7.0 in Reading and Writing.

For Law degrees (except the Juris Doctor), a minimum overall score of 7.0 is required, with no band less than 6.5.

For the Juris Doctor, a minimum overall score of 7.5 is required, with no band less than 7.0. 

For the Master of Pharmacy a minimum overall score of 7.5 with no band less than 7.0 is required

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)
English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4

English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4
English B at HL - Minimum score 5

New Zealand - Bursary

English - Minimum score 50

New Zealand - NCEA

Level 2: 8 credit points with at least 'Achievement with Merit' in at least 4 of reading and writing Achievement Standards, of which 3 must be externally assessed, excluding AS90379 and AS90374

Netherlands VWO High School Certificate (Voorbereidend Wetenschappellijk Onderwijs)

Minimum grade 8 in the English component

Norwegian Vitnemål
Minimum grade 4 in the English component
PTE (Academic)

Note: results are valid for two years only

An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. Unless otherwise noted, requirements apply to individual scores for the communicative skills sections which include listening, reading, speaking and/or writing.

Postgraduate Research Studies applicants An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

For the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology, and the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology an overall score of 66 with a minimum score of 65 each section.

The Faculty of Law requires an overall score of 70 with a minimum score of 70 in each section.

For the Master of Education an overall score of 70 with a minimum score of 64 in each section is required.

For the Graduate Diploma in Education and the Master of Teaching an overall score of 75 with a minimum score of 70 in each section is required.

Swedish Slutbetyg

Minimum grade VG in the English paper

TOEFL

Note: results are valid for two years only

Essay Rating / Test of Written English (TWE) of 4.5 and either 230 (Computer-based) or 570 (Paper-based) score

Next Generation TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section;18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

For all Law degrees, a minimum overall score of 623 (Paper-based) with a TWE of 5 is required; or 263 (computer-based); or 106 (iBT) with minimum score of 28 in iBT Speaking and no less than 26 in the other sections.

For the MBA Full-time and the MBA Flexible, a minimum overall score 100 (iBT) with a minimum score of 20 in each section.

For the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology, and the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, 94(iBT) with a minimum score of 27 in iBT Writing, 23 in iBT speaking and no less than 24 in the other sections.

Overseas secondary studies taught and examined in English

Secondary teaching and examination in English is acceptable if deemed equivalent to Australian matriculation (Year 12) with a pass in the final year English paper, completed within two years of application.

Degree studies taught and examined in English outside Australia

At least one successful year of full-time, or equivalent, degree studies, undertaken in Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, completed within the last two years; or

At least two years of successful full-time or equivalent degree studies, undertaken and examined in English outside Australia, and assessed by UWA to be equivalent to Australian degree studies.