International students must satisfy our English language proficiency requirements for admission. For applicants whose first language is not English they will need to have:

  • Achieved the required level for the course you are applying for. The scores to meet the various levels are shown below; or
  • Successfully completed a tertiary degree program taught in the English language in a country where English is the official language or the main language spoken (for English Levels 1-3 only, with evidence no more than five years old on the proposed date of commencement of the course); or
  • Successfully completed a pre-course English program from an approved ELICOS Provider.

Other evidence of English language proficiency may be accepted.

Evidence of English language proficiency must be no more than two years old on the proposed date of commencement of the course.

Level - descriptions

Level 1

  • IELTS (Academic)
    • Overall - 6.0
    • Speaking - 6.0
    • Writing - 6.0
  • TOEFL
    • Paper
      • Overall - 550
      • TWE - 4.5
    • Internet
      • Overall -60
      • Speaking - 18
      • Writing -18
  •  Cambridge
    • English Advanced CAE - 52 (No less than borderline in writing and speaking)
  •  Pearson
    • Overall - 50
    • Speaking - 50
    • Writing - 50 
    • Reading - 50
    • Listening - 50

Level 2

  • IELTS (Academic)
    • Overall - 6.0
    • Speaking - 6.0
    • Writing - 6.0
    • Reading - 6.0
    • Listening - 6.0
  • TOEFL
    • Paper
      • Overall - 570
      • TWE - 4.5
    • Internet
      • Overall - 60
      • Speaking - 18
      • Writing -18
      • Reading - 18
      • Listening - 18
  •  Cambridge
    • English Advanced CAE - 52 (No less than borderline in any element of the test)
  • Pearson
    • Overall - 50 
    • Speaking - 50
    • Writing - 50
    • Reading - 50
    • Listening - 50

Level 3

  • IELTS (Academic)
    • Overall - 6.5
    • Speaking - 6.0
    • Writing - 6.0
    • Reading - 6.0
    • Listening - 6.0
  • TOEFL
    • Paper
      • Overall - 580
      • TWE - 4.5
    • Internet
      • Overall -79
      • Speaking - 18
      • Writing -18
      • Reading - 18
      • Listening - 18
  •  Cambridge
    • English Advanced CAE - 58 (No less than borderline in any element of the test)
  • Pearson
    • Overall - 58 
    • Speaking - 50
    • Writing - 50
    • Reading - 50
    • Listening - 50
 

Level 4

  • IELTS (Academic)
    • Overall - 7.0
    • Speaking - 6.5
    • Writing - 6.5
    • Reading - 6.5
    • Listening - 6.5
  • TOEFL
    • Paper
      • Overall - 600
      • TWE - 4.5
    • Internet
      • Overall -94
      • Speaking - 22
      • Writing - 22
      • Reading - 22
      • Listening - 22
  •  Cambridge
    • English Advanced CAE - 67 (No less than good in any element of the test)
  • Pearson
    • Overall - 65
    • Speaking - 58
    • Writing - 58
    • Reading - 58
    • Listening - 58

Level 5

  • IELTS (Academic)
    • Overall - 7.0
    • Speaking - 7.0
    • Writing - 7.0
    • Reading - 7.0
    • Listening - 7.0
  • TOEFL
    • Paper
      • Overall - 600
      • TWE - 5.0
    • Internet
      • Overall - 94
      • Speaking - 25
      • Writing - 25
      • Reading - 25
      • Listening - 25
  •  Cambridge
    • English Advanced CAE - 73 (No less than good in any element of the test)
  • Pearson
    • Overall - 65
    • Speaking - 65
    • Writing - 65
    • Reading - 65
    • Listening - 65

Level 6

  • IELTS (Academic)
    • Overall - 7.5
    • Speaking - 7.0
    • Writing - 7.0
    • Reading - 7.0
    • Listening - 7.0
  • TOEFL
    • Paper
      • Overall - 630
      • TWE - 5.5
    • Internet
      • Overall -102
      • Speaking - 25
      • Writing - 25
      • Reading - 25
      • Listening - 25
  • Cambridge
    • English Advanced CAE - 74 (No less than good in any element of the test)
  • Pearson
    • Overall - 65
    • Speaking -65
    • Writing - 65
    • Reading -65
    • Listening -65

Level 7

  • IELTS (Academic)
    • Overall - 7.5
    • Speaking - 7.5
    • Writing - 7.5
    • Reading - 7.5
    • Listening - 7.5
  • TOEFL
    • Paper
      • Overall - 630
      • TWE - 5.5
    • Internet
      • Overall -102
      • Speaking - 27
      • Writing - 27
      • Reading - 27
      • Listening - 27
  • Cambridge
    • English Advanced CAE - 74 (No less than good in any element of the test)
  • Pearson
    • Overall - 73 
    • Speaking -73
    • Writing - 73
    • Reading -73
    • Listening -73

English language level requirements for Flinders University courses

Undergraduate courses

Level 1

All Flinders University undergraduate courses with the exception of the following...

Level 3

  • Arts - Enhanced Program for High Achievers
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing (pre-reg, grad entry)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Psychological Science

Level 4

 
  • Laws and Legal Practice
  • Laws and Legal Practice (Honours)
  • Speech Pathology

Level 5

  • Education (all programs)
  • Education (Early Childhood)/Arts
  • Education (Early Childhood and Special Education)/Disability Studies
  • Education (Primary R-7)/Arts
  • Education (Primary R-7 and Special Education)/Disability Studies
  • Education (Middle and Secondary Schooling)/Arts
  • Education (Middle and Secondary Schooling)/Health Sciences
  • Education (Middle and Secondary Schooling)/Science
  • Education (Middle and Secondary Schooling/Special Education)/Disability Studies
  • Education (Secondary Schooling)/Languages
  • Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine

Postgraduate courses

Level 1

All Flinders University postgraduate coursework and research courses with the exception of the following...

Level 3

  • Accounting
  • M. Arts TESOL
  • Audiology
  • Business Admin
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Research (Business), GradCert & GradDip only
  • Social Work
  • TESOL
  • Water Resource Management

Level 4

 
  • Law
  • Speech Pathology
 

Level 5

  • Mental Health Sciences
  • Psychology (Clinical)
  • PhD (Clinical Psychology)
  • Medicine

Level 7

  •   Teaching

* The Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) requires an IELTS of 6.5 overall, 6.5 for speaking, 6.5 for writing, 6.0 for reading and 6.0 for listening.   

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