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English Language Requirements

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All applicants with overseas qualifications applying for Undergraduate or Postgraduate studies at Top Education Institute need to provide evidence of English proficiency. TOP recognises a number of English language tests as proof of English proficiency, however, requirements vary across programs. 

The tables below outline the tests and qualification requirements accepted by TOP to prove English language proficiency.

English language test scores must be less than two years old at the date of course commencement.

Undergraduate Programs 
Diploma of Business
Diploma in Applied Finance and Accounting
Bachelor of Applied Finance and Accounting
Bachelor of International Business 
• IELTS of 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each band, or equivalent
• TOP nominated English Provider (ELICOS)
English for Academic Purposes at Upper-Intermediate level 
Bachelor of Laws  • IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent
• TOP nominated English Provider (ELICOS)
English for Academic Purposes at Advanced level 
 
Postgraduate Programs 
Graduate Certificate in Business Management
Graduate Diploma of International Business
Graduate Diploma of Public Relations and Marketing
Master of International Business
Master of Marketing and Public Relations
• IELTS of 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each band, or equivalent
• TOP nominated English Provider (ELICOS)
English for Academic Purposes at Upper-Intermediate level
Graduate Diploma of Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Business Research
Master of Professional Accounting
Master of Professional Accounting and Business
Master of Laws
Master of Business Administration
Master of Accounting Practice
Master of Business Research
• IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent
• TOP nominated English Provider (ELICOS)
English for Academic Purposes at Advanced level

English language skills tests we accept include:

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Academic module
TOEFL PB (Test of English as a Foreign Language: paper-based)
TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language: internet based)
Pearsons Test of English (PTE) - Academic

You can find the IELTS (Academic) English requirements for your program above and then reference our English Language Skills Tests Conversion Table to find alternative tests and scores accepted by TOP.

English Language Skills Tests Conversion Table
IELTS Band TOEFL Score PTE A Score
0–4 0–31 10–28
4.5 32–34 29-35
5 35–45 36-41
5.5 46–59 42-49
6 60–78 50-57
6.5 79–93 58-64
7 94–101 65-72
7.5 102–109 73-78
8 110–114 79-82
8.5 115–117 83-85
9 118–120 86-90

 

IELTS W/ R/L/S  TOEFL Writing  TOEFL Reading  TOEFL Listening  TOEFL Speaking  PTE A Score W/ R/L/S 
0-4 0-11  0-2  0-2  0-11  10-28 
4.5 12-13  12-13  29-35 
5 14-17 4-7  4-6  14-15  36-41 
5.5 18-20  8-12  7-11  16-17  42-49 
6 21-23 13-18 12-19 18-19 50-57
6.5 24-26 19-23 20-23 20-22 58-64
27-28  24-26 24-26 23 65-72
7.5  29 27-28 27 24-25 73-78
8 30 29 28 26-27 79-82
8.5 30 29  29 28-29 83-85
9 30 30 30 30 86-90

 

TOEFL https://www.ets.org/toefl/institutions/scores/compare/

PTE         https://pearsonpte.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Score-Guide.pdf


Prior Study Undertaken in English 

Applicants may not be required to undertake a language test if they can provide certified documentation as evidence that they have successfully completed:

  • One-year tertiary study in Australia or another English speaking country (1), OR
  • Secondary study or at least one-year full-time tertiary study in another country (2). The language in which this qualification was undertaken must be in English.

Please note: applications are individually assessed on a case-by-case basis.
(1) Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, Republic of Ireland
(2) American Samoa, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cook Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Gibraltar, Grenada, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius Namibia Nauru, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia Tanzania Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Vanuatu Zambia, Zimbabwe