English Language Requirements

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Australia Awards – Intake 2018


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

Australia Awards Maldives organizes free information sessions for all interested applicants. Attendance at these information sessions are through registration only.

ATTENTION: Submission of IELTS results after application deadline

In view of the fact that the IELTS test scheduled for March in Male’ has been cancelled due on account of the flu virus, Australia Awards Maldives will allow applicants to submit their IELTS results to the Australia Awards office via email after the application closing date provided they have sat the IELTS test before the application closing date (i.e. before 5.00pm on 30 April 2017). Applicants are required to submit documentary evidence with their application of having registered for an IELTS test before the application closing date.

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 2018:

  • IELTS (Academic): a minimum overall score of at least 6.5 with no band less than 6.0;
  • TOEFL: a minimum paper-based test score of at least 580, with a minimum of 4.5 in the test of written English or an internet-based TOEFL score of at least 92, with a minimum of 21 in all subtests; or
  • PTE:  an academic overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.