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IELTS for Australia

Required IELTS scores at Australian universities

IELTS requirements of the world’s top 200 universities in Australia in 2018

The following rankings, organised by subject area, come from the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings.  

Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2018

Name of institution World rank IELTS minimum requirement (undergraduate programmes) IELTS minimum requirement (postgraduate programmes)
University of Melbourne 32 7.0 7.0
Australian National University 48 6.0 6.0
University of Sydney 61 6.5 6.5
University of Queensland 65 6.0 6.0
Monash University 80 6.5 6.5
University of New South Wales 85 6.5 6.5
University of Western Australia 111 6.5 6.5
University of Adelaide 134 5.5 5.5

QS World University Rankings in 2018

Name of institution World rank IELTS minimum requirement (undergraduate programmes) IELTS minimum requirement (postgraduate programmes)
Australian National University 20 6.0 6.0
University of Melbourne 41 7.0 7.0
University of New South Wales 45 6.5 6.5
University of Queensland 47 6.0 6.0
University of Sydney 50 6.5 6.5
Monash University 60 6.5 6.5
University of Western Australia 93 6.5 6.5
University of Adelaide 109 5.5 5.5
University of Technology Sydney 176 6.0 6.0

*These are the minimum IELTS score requirements applicable to all programmes, except those specified by an institution. These requirements were taken from http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/

Study Visa for Australia

If you are applying for your Student Visa through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s online lodgement facility, you will need the details of your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment to lodge your visa application. If you are lodging a paper visa application, you must provide your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment prior to the visa being granted.

Generally, secondary school exchange students and students sponsored by either Foreign Affairs or the Department of Defense are the only students who will not require a Confirmation of Enrolment certificate.  You should ensure that you meet the requirements for a student visa before you accept an offer and pay any tuition fees.