English language courses

Standard requirements apply to all undergraduate and postgraduate courses except those with specific or higher requirements.

For academic requirements and Australian and overseas qualifications that may meet English requirements, check the individual course pages.

A successfully completed approved English Language Course may be considered only if it has been completed within two (2) years prior to the date the applicant will start the course at Murdoch University. This limitation period does not apply to applicants who:

  1. Meet the minimum institutional English language requirements AND
  2. Can show evidence that they have used English as the primary mode of communication in the time between achieving the English Language Competency and commencing studies at Murdoch University (this can be shown by producing evidence that they have been studying and/or working in a country where English is the official language).

*Recognised English-speaking countries include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States of America.

Standard requirements

InstitutionQualificationUndergraduate minimum requirementsPostgraduate minimum requirements
All Australian UniversitiesEnglish Academic Program / English Language Bridging coursesSuccessful completion of an academic English language bridging course of a minimum of 10 teaching weeks full-time duration or more, which satisfies the English Language entry requirements into degree level courses for that Australian UniversitySuccessful completion of an academic English language bridging course of a minimum of 10 teaching weeks full‐time duration or more, which satisfies the English Language entry requirements into degree level courses for that Australian University
English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS)English for Academic Purpose (EAP)EAP 2 Grade 70% or higherEAP 2 Grade 70% or higher
HKU SPACE (University of Hong Kong)English for Academic and Professional Purposes Part II (EAPP II)Minimum of Grade BN/A
International Institute of Business and Technology (IIBT)Academic English IVUpper Intermediate Level (B2+)Minimum score of B2+ with no band less than B2+
Kaplan International PerthEnglish for Academic Purpose (EAP)EAP 65% or higherEAP 65% or higher
Language LinksEnglish for IELTS and Academic Purpose (EIAP)Upper Intermediate B levelUpper Intermediate B level
Milner International College of EnglishIELTS Preparation CourseSuccessful completion of the courseSuccessful completion of the course
Cambridge Proficiency in English Preparation CourseSuccessful completion of the courseSuccessful completion of the course
Cambridge Advanced English Preparation CourseSuccessful completion of the courseSuccessful completion of the course
Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT)English for Academic Purpose (EAP)65% Overall with no macro skill less than 55%65% Overall with no macro skill less than 55%
Shenyang Institute of Engineering EAP (Articulation)65% Overall with no macro skill less than 55%N/A
Navitas EnglishAcademic English IVLevel 3 with an Overall pass of 50% in each unit with overall mark of 50% for each skillLevel 3 with an Overall pass of 50% in each unit with overall mark of 50% for each skill
Perth International College of English (PICE)English for Academic Purpose (EAP)Attained a Level 7 of the Academic EnglishAttained a Level 7 of the Academic English
Phoenix AcademyAcademic English Program (AEP)CEFR B2+CEFR B2+
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)Insearch Academic English ProgramPass Academic English 4Pass Academic English 4

Higher requirements

Undergraduate courses

These undergraduate courses have specific or higher requirements.

  • Law
    Institution Qualification Undergraduate minimum requirements
    All Australian Universities English Academic Program / English Language Bridging courses Successful completion of an academic English Language Bridging course of a minimum of 10 teaching weeks full-time duration or more, which satisfies the English Language entry requirements into degree level courses for that Australian University
    English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) EAP 2 Grade 80% or higher
    HKU SPACE (University of Hong Kong) English for Academic and Professional Purposes Part II (EAPP II) Does not meet English for direct entry
    International Institute of Business and Technology (IIBT) Academic English IV Advanced Level (C1)
    Kaplan International Perth English for Academic Purpose (EAP) EAP 75% or higher
    Language Links English for IELTS and Academic Purpose (EIAP) Upper Immediate A level
    Milner International College of English IELTS Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Cambridge Proficiency in English Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Cambridge Advanced English Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) 75% Overall with no macro skill less than 65%
    Shenyang Institute of Engineering EAP (Articulation) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Navitas English Academic English IV Level 3 with an Overall pass of 65% in each unit with overall mark of 65% for each skill
    Perth International College of English (PICE) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Attained a Level 8 of the Academic English
    Phoenix Academy Academic English Program (AEP) CEFR C1
    University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Insearch Academic English Program Pass Academic English 5
  • Nursing
    Institution Qualification Undergraduate minimum requirements
    All Australian Universities English Academic Program / English Language Bridging courses Does not meet English for direct entry
    English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    HKU SPACE (University of Hong Kong) English for Academic and Professional Purposes Part II (EAPP II) Does not meet English for direct entry
    International Institute of Business and Technology (IIBT) Academic English IV Does not meet English for direct entry
    Kaplan International Perth English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Language Links English for IELTS and Academic Purpose (EIAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Milner International College of English IELTS Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Cambridge Proficiency in English Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Cambridge Advanced English Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Shenyang Institute of Engineering EAP (Articulation) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Navitas English Academic English IV Does not meet English for direct entry
    Perth International College of English (PICE) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Phoenix Academy Academic English Program (AEP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Insearch Academic English Program Does not meet English for direct entry
  • Veterinary Science
    Institution Qualification Undergraduate minimum requirements
    All Australian Universities English Academic Program / English Language Bridging courses Does not meet English for direct entry
    English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) EAP 2 Grade 90% or higher
    HKU SPACE (University of Hong Kong) English for Academic and Professional Purposes Part II (EAPP II) Does not meet English for direct entry
    International Institute of Business and Technology (IIBT) Academic English IV Does not meet English for direct entry
    Kaplan International Perth English for Academic Purpose (EAP) EAP 85% or higher
    Language Links English for IELTS and Academic Purpose (EIAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Milner International College of English IELTS Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Cambridge Proficiency in English Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Cambridge Advanced English Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) 85% Overall with no macro skill less than 75%
    Shenyang Institute of Engineering EAP (Articulation) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Navitas English Academic English IV Level 3 with an Overall pass of 70% in each unit with overall mark of 70% for each skill
    Perth International College of English (PICE) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Phoenix Academy Academic English Program (AEP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Insearch Academic English Program Pass Academic English 6
  • Education
    Institution Qualification Undergraduate minimum requirements
    All Australian Universities English Academic Program / English Language Bridging courses Does not meet English for direct entry
    English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    HKU SPACE (University of Hong Kong) English for Academic and Professional Purposes Part II (EAPP II) Does not meet English for direct entry
    International Institute of Business and Technology (IIBT) Academic English IV Does not meet English for direct entry
    Kaplan International Perth English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Language Links English for IELTS and Academic Purpose (EIAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Milner International College of English IELTS Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Cambridge Proficiency in English Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Cambridge Advanced English Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Shenyang Institute of Engineering EAP (Articulation) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Navitas English Academic English IV Does not meet English for direct entry
    Perth International College of English (PICE) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Phoenix Academy Academic English Program (AEP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Insearch Academic English Program Does not meet English for direct entry

Postgraduate courses

These postgraduate courses have specific or higher requirements.

  • Education
    Institution Qualification Postgraduate minimum requirements
    All Australian Universities English Academic Program / English Language Bridging courses Successful completion of an Academic English Language Bridging Course of a minimum of 10 teaching weeks full‐time duration or more, which satisfies the English Language entry requirements into degree level courses for that Australian University
    English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) EAP 2 Grade 75% or higher
    International Institute of Business and Technology (IIBT) Academic English IV Minimum score of C1+ with no band less than C1+
    Kaplan International Perth English for Academic Purpose (EAP) EAP 70% or higher
    Language Links English for IELTS and Academic Purpose (EIAP) Upper Immediate A level
    Milner International College of English IELTS Preparation Course Successful completion of the course
    Cambridge Proficiency in English Preparation Course Successful completion of the course
    Cambridge Advanced English Preparation Course Successful completion of the course
    Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) 75% Overall with no macro skill less than 65%
    Navitas English Academic English IV Level 3 with an Overall pass of 65% in each unit with overall mark of 65% for each skill
    Perth International College of English (PICE) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Attained a Level 8 of the Academic English
    Phoenix Academy Academic English Program (AEP) CEFR C1
    University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Insearch Academic English Program Pass Academic English 5
  • Food Security
    Institution Qualification Postgraduate minimum requirements
    All Australian Universities English Academic Program / English Language Bridging courses Does not meet English for direct entry
    English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    International Institute of Business and Technology (IIBT) Academic English IV Does not meet English for direct entry
    Kaplan International Perth English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Language Links English for IELTS and Academic Purpose (EIAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Milner International College of English IELTS Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Cambridge Proficiency in English Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Cambridge Advanced English Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Navitas English Academic English IV Level 3 with an Overall pass of 65% in each unit with overall mark of 65% for each skill
    Perth International College of English (PICE) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Phoenix Academy Academic English Program (AEP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Insearch Academic English Program Does not meet English for direct entry
  • Veterinary Clinical Studies
    Institution Qualification Postgraduate minimum requirements
    All Australian Universities English Academic Program / English Language Bridging courses Does not meet English for direct entry
    English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    International Institute of Business and Technology (IIBT) Academic English IV Does not meet English for direct entry
    Kaplan International Perth English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Language Links English for IELTS and Academic Purpose (EIAP) Advanced C level
    Milner International College of English IELTS Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Cambridge Proficiency in English Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Cambridge Advanced English Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Navitas English Academic English IV Does not meet English for direct entry
    Perth International College of English (PICE) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Phoenix Academy Academic English Program (AEP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Insearch Academic English Program Pass Academic English 6
  • Psychology and Counselling
    Institution Qualification Postgraduate minimum requirements
    All Australian Universities English Academic Program / English Language Bridging courses Does not meet English for direct entry
    English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) EAP 2 Grade 90% or higher
    International Institute of Business and Technology (IIBT) Academic English IV Does not meet English for direct entry
    Kaplan International Perth English for Academic Purpose (EAP) EAP 85% or higher
    Language Links English for IELTS and Academic Purpose (EIAP) Advanced C level
    Milner International College of English IELTS Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Cambridge Proficiency in English Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Cambridge Advanced English Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) 85% Overall with no macro skill less than 75%
    Navitas English Academic English IV Level 3 with an Overall pass of 70% in each unit with overall mark of 70% for each skill
    Perth International College of English (PICE) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Phoenix Academy Academic English Program (AEP) EAP Certificate IV Grade COM - 80% or higher in all bands
    University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Insearch Academic English Program Does not meet English for direct entry
  • Teaching
    Institution Qualification Postgraduate minimum requirements
    All Australian Universities English Academic Program / English Language Bridging courses Does not meet English for direct entry
    English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    International Institute of Business and Technology (IIBT) Academic English IV Does not meet English for direct entry
    Kaplan International Perth English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Language Links English for IELTS and Academic Purpose (EIAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Milner International College of English IELTS Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Cambridge Proficiency in English Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Cambridge Advanced English Preparation Course Does not meet English for direct entry
    Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Navitas English Academic English IV Does not meet English for direct entry
    Perth International College of English (PICE) English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Phoenix Academy Academic English Program (AEP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Insearch Academic English Program Does not meet English for direct entry
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