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English language proficiency – Queensland Year 12 equivalents

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Any of the following tests and scores meet the English language proficiency requirements for most undergraduate programs.

Australia

State

Conditions

QLD

4SA or better

English or English for ESL Learners

ACT

125+ (Scale score)

English, Language and Literature, World Literature, ESL (English as a Second Language)

NSW

Performance band =2+

English Standard, English Advanced, English as a Second Language, English Extension 1 or 2

SA/NT

C- or better (from Publicly Examined Subjects [PES] only)

English, English Studies, English as a Second Language Studies, English Communication

TAS

SA or better (Exit level of achievement)

English, Literature, Writer’s Workshop, World Literature , English Studies, English Communications, English Writing

VIC

25+ (Scaled study score)

English (ESL)*, Literature, English Literature, English Language

WA

50%+ (Subject scaled mark)

English, English (Stage 2 or 3), English for ESL Students*, English Literature, English Course, English as an Additional Language or Dialect

IB

HL: 3 or better SL: 4 or better

English A1 (HL or SL), English A2 (HL or SL), English B (HL or SL), English A: Literature (HL or SL), English A: Language and Literature (HL or SL)

*ESL may require a higher grade to meet English proficiency for some programs.

International

Country/International

Qualification

Conditions

International

General Certificate of Education (GCE) / General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) O level

International GCSE (IGCSE) (must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority: independent and school-assessed A Levels are not sufficient)

A grade C or better in English Language, English Literature, or English as a Second Language

International

General Certificate of Education (GCE) A or AS Level (must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority: independent and school-assessed A Levels are not sufficient)

A grade C or better in an English Language or English Literature subject or (AS Level) General Paper/General Studies

International

International Baccalaureate Diploma

A grade of 4 or better in Language A: Literature or Language A: Language and Literature (previously English A1 and English A2) at HL or SL

A grade of 5 or better in Language B (previously English B) at HL or SL

Note: Literature and Performance is not accepted

Australia Group of 8 (Go8) Foundation programs Requirements will vary depending on both the Foundation Program undertaken and the UQ Program entry requirements

Austria

Matura

A grade of satisfactory (befriedigend) or better in English

Canada

All Canadian High School diplomas (excluding Quebec)

A grade of 60 per cent or above in English in the final year

Denmark**

Studentereksamen (Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination) or Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) (Higher Preparatory Examination Certificate)

A grade of 4 of better in English A or a grade of 7 or better in English Level B

Finland

Lukionpaastotodistus (Upper Secondary School Diploma)

A grade of 8 or better in English A

Germany

Abitur

A grade of 3 (or ‘Satisfactory’) or better in English

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Examination Authority Advanced Level (HKALE)

A grade of C or better in ‘Use of English’

Hong Kong Diploma in Secondary Education (HKDSE)

A grade of 4 or better in core English language

India

All India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)

A grade of 65 per cent or better in English

Senior Secondary School Certificate issued by the State Boards of Gujarat, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Karnataka

A grade of 65 per cent or better in English

Ireland

Irish Leaving Certificate

A grade of D1 or better in English

Malaysia

Malaysian Certificate of Education/Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

A grade of 6C or better in English (SPM 1119)

Netherlands

Voorbereidend Wetenschappellijk Onderwijs (VWO) Upper secondary school certificate

A grade of 8 or better in final year English

Norway^

Vitnemål

A grade of 4 or better in English

Papua New Guinea

Formal PNG education

Completion of all formal PNG education up to and including Year 12

Singapore

Singapore-Cambridge GCE A Levels

A grade of C or better in the General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry subject.

A grade of C or better in H2 English Language and Linguistics or Literature in English

South Africa

South African Senior Certificate or South African Matriculation

A grade of C or above in English First Language (HG)

South African National Senior Certificate

A grade of 60 per cent (or Achievement Level of 5) or better in English Home Language

Sweden Slutbetyg A grade of VG or C in English B

United States of America

High School Diploma

A pass in English

Note: Results are valid for five years from the date of the qualification being granted to the commencement date at UQ, except for programs marked with **. It is assumed applicants have completed the entire school qualification, where applicable. The above information is subject to change.

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