English Language Requirements

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Before submitting an application for an Australia Awards Scholarship, applicants MUST read both the Scholarships Policy Handbook and the Maldives Country Profile.
All details about Australia Awards Scholarships are contained in the Handbook. Maldives-specific information is contained in the Country Profile.

ATTENTION: Submitting IELTS results after application deadline
Australia Awards Maldives has decided to allow applicants to submit their IELTS/TOEFL results via email after the application closing date provided they submit documentary evidence with their online application that they sat the exam before the application closing date of 30 April 2018

What are the Australia Awards Scholarships English Language Requirements?

To be eligible you must meet the following minimum standards in English language proficiency with the results valid as at 1 January 2019:

  • have a minimum IELTS (Academic) overall score* of at least 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; or
  • a TOEFL paper-based test score* of at least 580, with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English; or a TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) score* of at least 92, with a minimum of 21 in all sub-tests; or
  • a PTE Academic overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.