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English Language Entry Requirements

English language proficiency

International students must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency before being admitted to a course. This page can be used as a general guide to English admission requirements.

English Language Entry Requirements

Foundation and Diploma programs

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International applicants who are required to obtain a student visa to study in Australia must satisfy the Department of Home Affairs’ English language criteria. This requirement is in addition to meeting the College’s minimum English language proficiency requirements.  See the DHA website for more information.

* Excluding the Foundation Program when packaged with a Bachelor of Nursing.

# See Deakin University’s course-specific English language proficiency requirements for more detail

≠ TOEFL iBT tests that were completed between 26 July 2023 and 4 May 2024 will not be accepted. During this period, the TOEFL iBT test ​being offered was not an approved test.

^ Accepted from students of select countries only

English Language Course

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may choose to enrol in an intensive English language course at Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) to improve your English language proficiency.

DUELI offers a wide range of English language courses, from beginners to advanced levels and is located on Deakin University’s Melbourne Burwood campus.

2024 fees are A$470 per week + an enrolment fee of A$250.

See intake dates
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