English Proficiency Tests

The table below outlines the English proficiency test scores required for our undergraduate programs and postgraduate by Coursework programs (validity period of 3 years applicable).

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST

MINIMUM SCORE FOR ALL UNDERGRADUATE COURSES EXCEPT FOR BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

MINIMUM SCORE FOR BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCE AND DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

MINIMUM SCORE FOR POSTGRADUATE BY COURSEWORK COURSES

IELTS (International English Language Testing System – academic test)

Overall score : 6.5

Listening score: 6.0

Reading score: 6.0

Writing score: 6.0

Speaking score: 6.0

Overall score: 7.0

Listening score: 6.5

Reading score: 6.5

Writing score: 6.5

Speaking score: 6.5

Overall score: 6.5

Listening score: 6.0

Reading score: 6.0

Writing score: 6.0

Speaking score: 6.0

Paper-based TOEFL (American Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Total Score: 550 or above

Test of Written English Score: 4.5 or above

Total Score: 587 or above

Test of Written English Score: 4.5 or above

Total Score: 550 or above

Test of Written English Score: 4.5 or above

TOEFL IBT (American Test of English as a Foreign Language)

TOEFL IBT Special Home Edition (an online test Monash is accepting on a trial basis while other approved English test centres are closed)

Total Score: 79

Listening score:  12

Reading score: 13

Writing score: 21

Speaking score: 18

Total Score: 94

Listening score: 20

Reading score: 19

Writing score: 24

Speaking score: 20

Total Score: 79

Listening score: 12

Reading score: 13

Writing score: 21

Speaking score: 18

PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English)

Overall score: 58

Listening score: 50

Reading score: 50

Writing score: 50

Speaking score: 50

Overall score: 65

Listening score: 58

Reading score: 58

Writing score: 58

Speaking score: 58

Overall score: 58

Listening score: 50

Reading score: 50

Writing score: 50

Speaking score: 50

CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English )

Overall score: 176

Listening score:169

Reading score: 169

Writing score: 169

Speaking score: 169

Overall score: 185

Listening score: 176

Reading score: 176

Writing score: 176

Speaking score: 176

Overall score: 176

Listening score:169

Reading score: 169

Writing score: 169

Speaking score: 169

CPE  (Cambridge Certificate of  Proficiency in English)

Overall score: 176

Listening score:169

Reading score: 169

Writing score: 169

Speaking score: 169

Overall score: 185

Listening score: 176

Reading score: 176

Writing score : 176

Speaking score: 176

Overall score: 176

Listening score:169

Reading score: 169

Writing score: 169

Speaking score: 169

Cambridge Linguaskill General
(an online test Monash is accepting on a trial basis while other approved English test centres are closed)

Overall score: 176

Listening score:169

Reading score : 169

Writing score : 169

Speaking score : 169

Not applicable

Overall score : 176

Listening score:169

Reading score : 169

Writing score : 169

Speaking score : 169

** The published scores are based on Monash University’s English requirements and subject to change. In addition to the University's English requirement, the Malaysian Government has set the English requirement for each course as published in the MQA Program Standard. For more details, please refer here.

When you apply, we will advise you if you do meet the Malaysian Government’s English requirement

Research degree students

There are specific English language requirements for students applying for our master’s and doctoral research degrees.

More information

For more information on our undergraduate English requirements, please refer to the full text of the University policy on English language entry requirements.