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Get the IELTS score you need for an Australian Student visa in 3 easy steps:

Step 1

Check the IELTS requirements for your Australian study program

You may require evidence of English as part of your visa application. Check our full list of Australian universities accepting IELTS 5.5 and above. IELTS is the official English language test provider if you require a test score.

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Step 2

Book your IELTS test and get the score you need.

Register for your computer-delivered IELTS test, use our free preparation material and get the score you need for your Student Visa (Subclass 500). We can send your results directly to your University.

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Step 3

Apply to your university and start your Student Visa

When you have the IELTS score you need, you can apply for your course. Accept the offer from a University and apply for your Student Visa (Subclass 500).

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You need to meet English language requirements to get a student visa. So, when you’re trying to find out what scores you need, or if you’re simply looking for more information: we’ve got you covered.

IELTS and Student Visas in 3 steps

  • Check the IELTS requirements for your Australian study program

  • Book your IELTS test, we can send your results directly to your university

  • Accept the study offer from your university and apply for your Student Visa

Most international students need to meet English language requirements to gain entry into their course and get a student visa. However, some international students are exempt from the English language proficiency requirement.


Check if you’re exempt from the English language proficiency requirement:

  • When you completed at least five years of study in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa or the Republic of Ireland.

  • You’re a citizen and passport holder of the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland.

  • Successfully completed the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, or study at Certificate IV level or higher in Australia within two years of applying for a student visa.

  • You enrol full time in school studies as a principal course (including secondary exchange programs), postgraduate research or a standalone English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) program.

If you are not on this list, you probably need to provide evidence of English language proficiency to your university when you apply for your program of study.

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What English language tests are accepted in Australia?

Australia accepts IELTS for migration purposes and for all visa applications that require evidence of English language proficiency. IELTS has been testing English language for more than 25 years. So, take advantage of free IELTS and join more than 3 million test takers each year. Just like you, people choose IELTS to support their study, migration, and professional ambitions. They know IELTS is accepted at more than 11,000 organisations globally and is the better test of English in the world.

English test for Australian immigration: For migration purposes, it’s important to remember that your test are usually valid for two years.

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