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 Test / Level||Results required for direct entry to diploma programs
||Results required for direct entry to Foundation Program (Standard)*||Results required for the Foundation Program (Extended)*||Results required for the Foundation Program to Bachelor of Nursing pathway#|
|Cambridge: English Advanced (CAE)||FCE Level B2||FCE Level B2
||Contact us||Not accepted|
|Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI)||EAP 2||EAP 2
||EAP 1||Not accepted|
|GCE O-level||C6||C6||Contact us||Not accepted|
|Hong Kong Form 5||Not accepted||60% in English Language
||Not accepted||Not accepted|
|HKDSE||Overall Level 3 HKDSE English||Overall Level 3 HKDSE English
||Overall Level 2 HKDSE English||Not accepted|
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5 (with no band score below 5.5)||5.5 (with no band score below 5)
||5.0 (with no band score below 4.5)||7.0 (with no band below 7.0)|
|Pearsons Test of English Academic (PTE)||49 (with no communicative skill less than 42)||49 (with no communicative skill less than 42)||Contact us||65 - Listening 65; Reading 65; Writing 65; and Speaking 65|
|SPM English||C4||C4||Contact us||Not accepted|
|TOEFL iBT||52 – Writing 19; Speaking 16; Listening and Reading 5||52 – Writing 15; Speaking 14; Listening and Reading 5||Contact us||94 - Listening 24; Reading 24; Writing 27; and Speaking 23.|
|VCE English (any) (Australia)||Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English||Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English||Contact us||Contact us|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma||Grade 4 in English||Grade 4 in English||Contact us||Contact us|
|Duolingo English Test^||85||85||75||Not accepted|
* Excluding the Foundation Program when packaged with a Bachelor of Nursing.
#See Deakin University’s course-specific English language proficiency requirements for more detail
^ Valid for students commencing a Deakin College program in 2023. Students from South Asia are required to take one of the English tests accepted by the Department of Home Affairs.
Entry to the Masters Qualifying Program (Business and Law) requires an IELTS (Academic) overall score of 6 with no individual band score below 6.
See Deakin University’s English language proficiency requirements for more detail.
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 and Geelong Waterfront campus.
|Melbourne Burwood Campus||Geelong Waterfront Campus|
|Enrolment fee: A$250
Tuition fee: A$445 per week
|Enrolment fee: A$250
Tuition fee: A$385 per week