English Proficiency Tests

You will meet the Monash English language requirements if you have taken an English language proficiency test within 3 years of your course start date and have achieved the results below.

If you have more than one of the test scores listed below, the highest achievement will be considered in the entry decision.

The table below outlines the English proficiency test scores required for our undergraduate programs and postgraduate by Coursework programs.

ENGLISH TEST

MINIMUM SCORE FOR ALL UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS  EXCEPT MEDICINE AND PHARMACY

MINIMUM SCORE FOR MEDICINE AND PHARMACY PROGRAM

MINIMUM SCORE FOR POSTGRADUATE BY COURSEWORK PROGRAMS

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

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


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.