English Language Entry Requirements

All Curtin courses are taught in English and applicants must demonstrate competence in English by meeting the Curtin English Language requirements as outlined below:

ENGLISH QUALIFICATION  SCORE  
Foundation Undergraduate Postgraduate (6)
 IELTS(1) Overall 5.5
(no individual band below 5.0)
Overall 6.5
(no individual band below 6.0)
Overall 6.5
(no individual band below 6.0)
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
(IBT)(2)
71 79
(band minimum W-21, L-13, R-13, S-18)
 79
(band minimum W-21, L-13, R-13, S-18)
SPM English(3) B
SPM 1119 English(4) C E
GCE ‘A’ Level E E
GCE ‘O’ Level(5) C C C
      *Results for IELTS and TOEFL are valid for two years
  1. Foundation: Applicants with IELTS 5.0 (no individual band below 4.5) are required to take the Academic English concurrently with the Foundation program.
    Undergraduate: Applicants with IELTS less than 6.5 but achieved 5.5 (no individual band below 5.0) are required to take Curtin University Foundation English Units.
  2. Foundation: Applicants with TOEFL less than 71 but achieved 61 (or above) are required to take the Academic English concurrently with the Foundation program.
    Undergraduate: Applicants with TOEFL less than 79 but achieved 71 (or above) are required to take Curtin University Foundation English Units.
  3. Foundation: Applicants with SPM English ‘C’ are required to take the Academic English concurrently with the Foundation program.
  4. Undergraduate: Applicants with 1119 ‘D’ are required to take Curtin University Foundation English Units.
  5. Foundation: Applicants with GCE ‘O’ Level ‘D’ are required to take the Academic English concurrently with the Foundation program.
    Undergraduate: Applicants with GCE ‘O’ Level ‘D’ are required to take Curtin University Foundation English Units.
  6. Postgraduate by research may be deemed to meet Curtin’s English language requirements based on the completion of a bachelor degree course in which English is the sole language of instruction. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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