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If you need help to achieve the English language proficiency requirements for entry into UQ, you can apply for a 'Package Offer' that includes:

  • an ICTE-UQ English language course
    +
  • a Conditional Offer on English for your UQ degree program.

Package Offers are issued by UQ International Admissions. They can only be issued to students who:

  • already meet all the academic entry requirements for their chosen UQ degree program
    +
  • can provide evidence of their current English language ability (IELTS or other recognised test).

About the English language pathway options

There are two English language pathways to UQ.

The BEP Pathway

 

The EAP + IELTS Pathway

IELTS (or other recognised test)   IELTS (or other recognised test)
V   V
ICTE-UQ Bridging English Program (BEP)
10 weeks or 20 weeks
  ICTE-UQ English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course
Variable length based on your English language ability
V   V
UQ Entry   IELTS (or other recognised test)
    V
    UQ Entry


If you do not meet the academic requirements for UQ entry you may be eligible to apply for UQ's Foundation Year Program pathway. Package programs that include ICTE-UQ English language studies + a Foundation Year Program are available for students who do not meet the Foundation Year Program English language entry requirements.
 

Bridging English Program (BEP)
The BEP is a 10-week or 20-week, full-time (20 hours of face-to-face teaching and five hours of SKILL-UP per week) English language course for entry into UQ undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
 
Students who meet all final BEP exit requirements will gain assured entry to their UQ degree program and will not need to sit an IELTS (or other recognised) test on course completion.
 

Read more about BEP English language entry and exit requirements and course content…

 
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) + IELTS
If you are not eligible for the BEP pathway, you may be issued with a Package Offer that includes an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course at ICTE-UQ + a UQ degree program.
 
When you complete your EAP course you will need to take an IELTS (or other recognised) test to demonstrate that you meet the English language proficiency requirements to progress to your UQ degree program.
 

UQ International Admissions will calculate the length of your EAP course based on the English language test scores you provide with your application.

 
The table below provides an estimate of how long students, on average, need to study English at ICTE-UQ to reach the English language proficiency requirements for entry into their chosen UQ degree program. It is based on average student progress and should be used as a guide only.
 
Current Score
Estimate of weeks to reach IELTS score required
IELTS
TOEFL Paper/IBT
6.0
6.5
7.0
3.0
377 / 20
45+
45+
45+
3.5
425 / 28
45+
45+
45+
4.0
450 / 36
40
45+
45+
4.5
477 / 46
30
40
45+
5.0
500 / 56
20
30
40
5.5
530 / 70
10
20
30
6.0
557 / 78
 
10
20
6.5
570 / 87
 
 
10
 
ICTE-UQ tests all EAP Package Offer students on their first day at ICTE-UQ to determine their English course and class level. Based on these test results, students who do not meet the English language entry requirements for EAP will first be placed in a General English course.
 
EAP is a full-time (20 hours of face-to-face teaching and five hours of SKILL-UP per week) course offered at Higher Intermediate and Advanced levels. Course content is designed to prepare students for success in academic study and in the IELTS test.
 
Read more about EAP entry requirements and course content…
 
How to apply for an ICTE-UQ English course + UQ Degree program package offer
Please note that ICTE-UQ is not able to accept applications for ICTE-UQ English course + UQ Degree program packages. Please apply directly to UQ International.
 
To apply for a Package Offer from UQ International students are required to submit the following:
  • A completed ICTE-UQ Enrolment Form (if you want to apply for the BEP, make sure you select this course on your form)
  • A completed Undergraduate or Postgraduate UQ degree program application form
  • All required UQ degree program application supporting documentation including a current IELTS (or other recognised) test result
  • UQ International application fee payment
For more information on how to apply, including key application dates and deadlines, please visit the How to Apply page of the UQ International Students website.
 
If you would like assistance with submitting your application you can contact an authorised UQ Representative in your country.
 
Please note that the application deadline for all ICTE-UQ courses, including the BEP is four weeks prior to the course commencement date. ICTE-UQ can not guarantee that places will be available after this deadline. Acceptances received after the four week deadline will be considered on a case by case basis.
 
Can I change from the EAP+IELTS to the BEP pathway?
Transfers from the EAP+IELTS pathway to the BEP pathway are possible when students are able to demonstrate through IELTS (or other recognised) test scores that they meet the BEP entry requirements.  Transfers will be possible depending on availability of BEP places.
 
Students who wish to transfer from the EAP+IELTS to the BEP pathway must apply through UQ International.

 

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