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
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 67 + no less than Good in Writing and Borderline in each other skill.
Other graduate courses
6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50 58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.
Faculty of Arts
Graduate Certificate / Diploma in Arts 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50 58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.
Masters by Coursework and Postgraduate Certificates / Diplomas 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50 58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.
Master by Research 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 67 + no less than Good in Writing and Borderline in each other skill.

Master of Publishing and Communications

Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing

Master of Journalism

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Editing and Communications)

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 67 + no less than Good in Writing and Borderline in each other skill.
Melbourne Business School
Coursework 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50 58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.
Research 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50 58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.
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 67 + no less than Good in Writing and Borderline in each other skill.
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
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 58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50 58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.

Master of TESOL and Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL

Stream A - Overall 7.5 (speaking 8.0, listening 8.0, reading 7.0 and writing 7.0)

Stream B - Overall 6.5 (with no band less than 6.5)

600 + TWE 5.0


577 + TWE 4.5

94 + Writing 27; Speaking 24; Reading 24; Listening 24

79 + Writing 24; Speaking 20; Reading 20; Listening 20

65 & no communicative skill below 65

58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 58

7 + no less than Good in each skill.

58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.
Master of Teaching
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 67 + no less than Good in each skill.
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 58-64 inclusive and no communicative skill below 50. 58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.
All other Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters by Coursework and Research and PhDs. 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 67 + no less than Good in Writing and Borderline in each other skill.
Melbourne School of Engineering
All graduate courses 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

More details on entry using a score of 6.0 IELTS or equivalent TOEFL
577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50 58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.
Melbourne School of Information
All graduate courses 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
577 + TWE 4.5
79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50 58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.
Melbourne School of Land and Environment
All graduate courses 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50 58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.
Melbourne Law School
Coursework 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50 58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.
Thesis 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 67 + no less than Good in Writing and Borderline in each other skill.
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 67 + no less than Good in Writing and Borderline in each other skill.
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (overall)
6.5 (with no band less than 6) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50 58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.
Research Higher Degrees (Eg. PhD) – Melbourne Medical School
6.5 overall and no band less than 6
577 + TWE 4.5
79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13
58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50 58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.
Research Higher Degrees (Eg. PhD) – All other MDHS Graduate Schools 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 67 + no less than Good in Writing and Borderline in each other skill.

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) 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 67 + no less than Good in Writing and Borderline in each other skill.

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry

7.0 overall and 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.
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 67 + no less than Good in each skill.
Master of Nursing Science
6.5 (written 7.0 and no band less than 6.5)
577 + TWE 5.0
79 + Writing 27; Speaking 20; Reading 20; Listening 20
58-64 inclusive & written communicative skill of 65 & no communicative skill below 58 67 + no less than Good in Writing and Borderline in each other skill.
Master of Medicine (Radiology)

6.5 (no band less than 6.0).

Note: A score of 7.0 (with no band less than 6.0) is required if clinical patient contact is required in the degree.

577 + TWE 4.5.

Note: A score of 600 + TWE 5.0 is required if clinical patient contact is required in the degree.

79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13.

Note: A score of 94 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 is required if clinical patient contact is required in the degree.

65 & no communicative skill below 50.

Note: 58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50 is required if clinical patient contact is required in the degree.

58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.

Note: 67 (with no less than Borderline in each skill) is required if clinical patient contact is required in the degree.
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 67 + no less than Good in each skill.
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 67 + no less than Good in each skill.
Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Doctor of Optometry 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 67 + no less than Good in Writing and Borderline in each other skill.
Master of Science, PhD-Science, MPhil-Science and other graduate courses 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50 58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.
Melbourne School of Veterinary Science
Veterinary Science 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50 58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.
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 67 + no less than Good in Writing and Borderline in each other skill.
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
All graduate courses 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50 58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.
Victorian College of the Arts
All graduate courses 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) 577 + TWE 4.5 79 + Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13 58-64 inclusive & no communicative skill below 50 58 + no less than Borderline in each skill.

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