English Language Requirements

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Australia Awards Scholarships - for study commencing in 2019

Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships commencing in January 2019 will open on 1 February 2018 and close 30 April 2018. Information regarding eligibility and the application process will soon be available on this webpage.

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.

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.