HDR English Language Requirements

HDR English Language Requirements

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HDR English Language Requirements

Macquarie University requires all research candidates to have and maintain a high level of English language proficiency. 

You will need to demonstrate you have met the high level of English language proficiency through one of the following requirements:

You have completed minimum of five years’ study in one or more of the following countries:

  • Australia 
  • Canada 
  • New Zealand 
  • South Africa 
  • Republic of Ireland 
  • United Kingdom 
  • United States of America

Please note:
Citizens, passport holders and permanent residents of the above listed English speaking countries are not exempt from providing proof of English language proficiency in the form of an acceptable English language test score unless they can show evidence of at least 5 years study in one or more of these countries.

You have a valid English language proficiency test. The test must not be more than two years old at the time of submitting your application to Macquarie University:

Tests Reading Listening Writing Speaking Overall
IELTS (academic) 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.5
TOEFL (computer based) 19 19 25 TWE 5.0 237
TOEFL (internet based) 17 18 22 23 92
TOEFL (paper based) 52 53 59

Please note:
All IELTS requirements refer to the academic test. Non-academic tests are not accepted.

If you are applying for a research degree in English, Law or Medicine, you will need to meet the required levels of English proficiency required by those programs. 

There are IELTS centres operating worldwide. Please check the location of the closest centre on the IELTS website.

You have successfully completed a Bachelor's Degree in Australia (Australian Qualification Framework AQF7) or higher within two years of submitting your application.

If you are an onshore international applicant or a domestic applicant who is required to provide English language proficiency and wish to undertake further English language courses, you can contact our Macquarie English Language Centre for English course information.

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