Graduate English requirements

The IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson Test of English and Cambridge English: Advanced/Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) scores required for entry to graduate courses are listed below. Required scores must be achieved in one sitting. If your offer is conditional on meeting the University's English language requirements you must achieve the scores below to be eligible for entry.

The University of Melbourne TOEFL Institution Code is 0974. Please use this code so that your results can be reported to us.

Some faculties may accept graduate students with a slightly lower IELTS, TOEFL,  Pearson Test of English or CAE score. These students will be required to undertake additional English as part of their academic programs. More information

Faculties and
Graduate Schools

IELTS*

(academic English Only)

TOEFL

(paper-based test)*

TOEFL

(internet-based test)*

Pearson Test of English (Academic) Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
Melbourne School of Design
Coursework programs
6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169
Master of Philosophy and PhD 7.0 (written 7.0 with no band less than 6.0) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 7.0 (written 7.0 with no band less than 6.0) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Faculty of Arts (Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Melbourne School of Government)

Graduate Diploma/Certificate in Arts (Editing and Communication) (Advanced)

7.0 (written 7.0 with no band less than 6.0) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.

Graduate Certificate / Diploma in Arts

Graduate Certificate / Diploma in Arts (Advanced)

Graduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management

6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169

Master of Publishing and Communications;

Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing;

Master of Journalism;

Graduate Diploma/Certificate in Arts (Editing and Communication) (Advanced)

7.0 (written 7.0 with no band less than 6.0) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Other Coursework programs 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169

Master of Philosophy (MPhil);

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

7.0 (written 7.0 with no band less than 6.0) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Melbourne Business School
Master of Business Analytics
7.0 (written 7.0 with no band less than 6.0)
600 + TWE 5.0
94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13
65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Other Coursework programs 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169.
Doctor of Philosophy PhD
7.0 (written 7.0 with no band less than 6.0)
600 + TWE 5.0
94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13
65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Graduate Certificate in Language Education# 7.0 (written 7.0 with no band less than 6.0) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies Overall 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169.
Master of TESOL and Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL – Stream A 7.5 (speaking 8.0, listening 8.0, reading 7.0 and writing 7.0) 640 + TWE 5.5 110 + Writing 27; Speaking 28; Reading 24; Listening 24 79 + no communicative skill below 72 191 + speaking 200, listening 200, reading 185 and writing 185.
Master of TESOL and Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL – Stream B 6.5 (no band less than 6.5) 577 + TWE 5.0 79 + Writing 24; Speaking 20; Reading 19; Listening 20 58+ no communicative skill below 58 176 + no skill below 176.
Master of Teaching (All streams)
7.0 (no band less than 7.0)
600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 24; Reading 24; Listening 24
65 & no communicative skill below 65 185 + no skill below 185
Master of English in a Global Context# 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50. 176 + no skill below 169
Other Coursework programs Overall 7.0 (with written 7.0 and no band less than 6.0) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Overall 7.0 (with written 7.0 and no band less than 6.0) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Overall 7.0 (with written 7.0 and no band less than 6.0) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Melbourne School of Engineering
Coursework programs 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169
Melbourne School of Information
Coursework programs 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 +no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 +no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 +no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169
Melbourne Law School
Juris Doctor 7.0 (written 7.0 and no band less than 6) 610 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Other Coursework programs 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169.
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) 7.0 (written 7.0 and no band less than 6) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 7.0 (written 7.0 and no band less than 6) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

Advanced Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry

7.0 (no band less than 7.0)
Not accepted for this course
Not accepted for this course Not accepted for this course Not accepted for this course.

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Doctor of Medicine

Doctor of Physiotherapy

Master of Genetic Counselling

7.0 (written 7.0 and no band less than 6.0) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Doctor of Optometry
6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169.
Master of Clinical Audiology
7.0 (written 7.0 and no band less than 7.0) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 24; Reading 24; Listening 24 65 & no communicative skill below 65 185 + no skill below 185.

Master of Clinical Education#

Master of Clinical Ultrasound#

Doctor of Physiotherapy

Master in Surgical Education#

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education#

Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound#

Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Surgical Education#

7.0 (written 7.0 and no band less than 6.0) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Master of Medicine (Radiology)
7.0 (written 7.0 and no band less than 6.0) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 65 + no communicative skill below 50 185 + no skill below 169.
Master of Nursing Science
7.0 (written 7.0 and no band less than 6.5)
600 + TWE 5.0
94 + Writing 27; Speaking 20; Reading 20; Listening 20
65 + written communicative skill of 65 & no communicative skill below 58 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Master of Psychiatry
7.0 (with no band less than 7.0)
600 + TWE 5.0
94 + Writing 27; Speaking 24; Reading 24; Listening 24
65 & no communicative skill below 65 185 + no skill below 185.

Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)/Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)/Doctor of Philosophy

7.0 (written 7.0 and no band less than 6.0) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Master of Social Work 7.0 (written 7.0 and no band less than 7.0) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 24; Reading 24; Listening 24 65 + no communicative skill below 65 185 + no skill below 185.
Master of Speech Pathology
7.0 (written 7.0 with no band less than 7.0)
600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 24; Reading 24; Listening 24 65 + no communicative skill below 65 185 + no skill below 185.
Other Coursework programs
6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13
58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) 7.0 (written 7.0 and no band less than 6.0) 600 + TWE 5.0
94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Master of Philosophy (PhD) 7.0 (written 7.0 and no band less than 6.0) 600 + TWE 5.0
94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Faculty of Science (Melbourne Graduate School of Science)
Coursework programs 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169.
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169.
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 7.0 (written 7.0 with no band less than 6.0) 600 + TWE 5.0 94 + Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.
Other Coursework programs 6.5 ( no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169.
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) 6.5 ( no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 6.5 ( no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169.
Faculty of VCA and MCM (Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music)
Coursework programs 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58 + no communicative skill below 50 176 + no skill below 169.

* Required scores must be achieved from a single test report, even if you have sat for multiple tests

# Offered in conjunction with Melbourne Custom Programs.