Graduate English requirements


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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 (MPhil)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

7.0 overall, with written 7 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.
Faculty of Arts (Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Melbourne School of Government)

Master of Publishing and Communications

Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing

Master of Journalism

Graduate Diploma/Certificate in Publishing and Communications (Advanced)

Graduate Diploma/Certificate in Journalism (Advanced)

7.0 overall, 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.
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 by Research

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

7.0 overall, with written 7.0 and 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 overall with no band less than 7.0 600-603+ Minimum requirement of 102 (written score of 24 and no band less than 21) We do not accept the Pearson Test of English (Academic) We do not accept the Cambridge English Advanced/Certificate of Advanced English
Master of Business Administration/Master of Marketing 7.0 overall with no band less than 6.5 600-603+ Minimum requirement of 102 (written score of 24 and no band less than 21) We do not accept the Pearson Test of English (Academic) We do not accept the Cambridge English Advanced/Certificate of Advanced English
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)

Master of Commerce

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 overall, with written 7.0 and 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

Master of Teaching (All streams)

Master of Educational Psychology

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
58-64
no communicative skill below 50
176 +
no skill below 169
Other 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.
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

Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration

7.0 overall with with written 7.0 and no band less than 6.0 610 +
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 overall, 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) 7.0 overall, 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.
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Implants)

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 overall, with 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 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 overall with no band less than 7.0 600 +
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 overall with no band less than 7.0 600 +
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 overall with no band less than 7.0 Not accepted (due to accreditation requirements) Not accepted (due to accreditation requirements) Not accepted (due to accreditation requirements) Not accepted (due to accreditation requirements)
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

All Masters by Research

All Research Doctorates

7.0 overall, 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 +
no communicative skill below 65
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)

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 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.
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)

Master of Veterinary Science (Research)

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)

Master of Fine Arts (all streams) Master of Music  (all streams)

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.