There are currently 195 ACU education agents spread across 65 countries who can help you apply to ACU, talk you through the language requirements for our courses and assist you with your visa application.
If you are enrolling in an English language course as a pathway into an ACU degree program, you can apply for both courses at once.
To prepare for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, many of our international students complete one of two recognised pathway programs:
EAP, TPP and FS teach students what to expect in ACU degree study, including how to write academic essays, participate in tutorial discussions and give oral presentations.
If you’re enrolling in an English course other than EAP, you may need to meet our English language requirements.
The most common test to demonstrate your language level is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
If you need to prepare for your IELTS test, we run face-to-face and online courses to help you get ready.
You can also demonstrate your language level with the ACU English Test. We offer this test throughout the year at our Brisbane, Melbourne and North Sydney campuses.
Browse our list of English courses that are open to international applicants. Our courses are based on your needs.
To study at the ACU English Language Centre, you may need to have a minimum level of English.
English language requirements are shown on each course page.
If you want to study an English course as a pathway to further study with us, you should read the proficiency requirements of your desired degree.
If you don’t know how many weeks of English study you need, talk to an ACU education agent in your country. They can book you in to do the Versant English Placement Test
This 50-minute online test will help you determine how long you need to study English.
Our English language courses run throughout the year so there is always a course starting soon.
If you’re applying for an English language course, you simply need to provide a certified copy of your passport and evidence of your English proficiency if applicable.
This evidence could be your IELTS result. The Versant Placement Test cannot be used as evidence of your English proficiency.
If you’re applying for an English language course and a degree program together, you will need to gather certified copies of all the necessary documents for your application.
These documents include:
Copies of your official documents will need to be certified. A certified copy is a photocopy of an original document that has been ‘certified’ as a true copy.
Documents can be certified by a Justice of the Peace (JP) or an authorised officer such as a public notary who is not related to you.
The officer must include his/her professional registration number (if applicable) when certifying your documents.
When you’re ready to apply, you can make your ACU application through either of the following methods:
Please note: If you are applying online without the assistance of an authorised education agent to study a language course plus an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, an application fee of A$110 will be charged.
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