Australia is known as the home of beautiful weather, a relaxed life and a variety of sports and recreation opportunities. But did you know that it is also the third most popular destination in the world to study abroad? Or is it that Australian universities are internationally renowned for the quality of their research and training?
As an international Masters student, you will have the opportunity to experience things that make Australia one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world and take advantage of the unique educational opportunities offered by its universities.
A master’s degree from any discipline from an Australian education institution will make graduates more valuable to employers throughout the world. In addition, the newly passed law allows international graduates from Australian education institutions to obtain post-study work visas that allow them to work in Australia for up to four years after graduation.
However, although international students may be eligible to work in Australia after graduation, students are expected not to study in Australia for the sole purpose of migration. Australia provides preferential migration programs for individuals on the Skilled Occupation Register, but the skilled migration process is separate from the student visa process. There is no guarantee that a student studying for a master’s degree in Australia will be able to migrate to Australia.
After completing a master’s degree, students can also continue their studies if they are enrolled in a doctoral program and obtain an additional student visa.
To start your studies in Australia, there are a number of entry requirements that you may have to meet including the need to provide English language test results. Be aware that the level of English required by an educational institution may differ from the level of proficiency required for your student visa application.
You should also carefully check student visa information on the Department of Home Affairs Australia website and the institution’s website to find out all English language requirements.
Master’s programs in Australia require quite high IELTS, for example Master of Professional Engineering Structural requires IELTS 7, Nutrition and Dietetics requires IELTS 7, Master of Data Science requires IELTS 6.5, etc.
Although universities usually have English preparation programs, many students prefer to look for universities with lower English language requirements.
Do you know that there are still certain programs at certain universities that require IELTS 6? Here is the list.
Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University (CSU) is an Australian multi-campus public university located in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Queensland.
For most courses at Charles Sturt University, you can meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements by doing one of the following: providing evidence of having completed a sufficient standard of study in English, obtaining Academic IELTS within the last 2 years, with a minimum overall score of 6 and no individual score below 5.5
Courses with higher English language proficiency:
- Master of Professional Accounting
- Master of Teaching (Primary)
- Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Federation University Australia
FedUni is the third oldest government institution in Australia, founded in 1870. As one of the leading universities in Australia, Federation University has provided education and training for nearly 150 years. FedUni is also the largest campus in Victoria.
The English Language Requirement for general programs, such as business, IT and general science, is Academic IELTS Overall score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.
- Master of Professional Accounting
- Master of Business Administration (Health Services Management)
- Master of Technology (Enterprise Systems and Business Analytics)
Since its founding in 1966, Flinders has achieved many things that boast both in innovative research, in high-quality teaching, and in community involvement.
IELTS requirements to apply for Master degree is 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking 6.0 Writing, applicable to all postgraduate programs except those specified below:
- Arts (TESOL)
- Business Administration
- Language (TESOL)
- Laws (International Law and International Relations)
- Public Health
- Social Work
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Occupational Therapy
- Psychology (Advanced)
- Speech Pathology
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Juris Doctor
- PhD (Clinical Psychology)
- Psychology (Clinical)
Central Queensland University
Central Queensland University (otherwise known as CQUniversity) is an Australian double-sector university based in central Queensland. CQUniversity is the only Australian university with a campus presence in each state. The main campuses are in Norman Park in Rockhampton, however, it also has campuses in Adelaide (Wayville), Brisbane, Bundaberg (Branyan), Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone (South Gladstone and Callemondah), Mackay (central business district and Ooralea), Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, City of Rockhampton, Sydney and Townsville.
Undergraduate or Postgraduate Coursework: IELTS 6 (with no individual band score of less than 5.5). The following courses are available to international students and have variations to Standard English language requirements.
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Engineering
James Cook University, Australia
James Cook University, abbreviated as JCU is a modern and dynamic university that has been established since 1961 and makes it the second oldest university in Queensland. A total of 17,500 students are spread across JCU’s campuses including the main campuses in Townsville and Cairns and international campuses in Singapore and Brisbane.
To apply for Master of Science (Professional) you have to provide IELTS 6.
University of New England
University of New England was originally founded in 1938 as New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. He became fully independent in 1954.
There are at least 5 reasons why you should choose UNE:
- UNE has one of the lowest staff to student ratios among Australian universities
- UNE welcomes students from more than 80 countries
- An internationally recognized research center with more than 700 PhD candidates.
- UNE’s modern English Language Center offers a direct pathway to study at UNE
- With national parks and state forests right at the door of the campus
Not only that, the master programs below also have low IELTS requirements:
- Master of Information Technology in Business- IELTS 6
- Master of Computer Science – IELTS 6
- Master of Data Science – IELTS 6
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