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What will I learn?


  • Complete in one semester full-time.
  • Pathway to postgraduate programs that have an IELTS entry requirement of 6.5 (no sub-scores below 6).
  • Study one faculty unit that counts towards your chosen QUT postgraduate program while developing your English language capability and academic literacy.

Why choose this course?

The University Certificate in Tertiary Preparation (UCTP) for Postgraduate Studies is designed to help you meet the English language requirements for a QUT postgraduate degree that requires an overall IELTS score of 6.5 for entry. During this one semester program, you will study one faculty unit while developing your:

  • academic English language
  • lateral thinking
  • research skills
  • presentation skills

This program will move you beyond vocabulary, syntax, and grammar, to cognitive, conceptual knowledge, and formal academic language.

Course articulation

To progress into a QUT postgraduate degree program that has an IELTS entry requirement of 6.5, you will need to successfully complete University Certificate in Tertiary Preparation with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale.

Which department am I in?

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) International College



Study options

Full Time (13 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$10,452.00 (5,73,970) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 October 2021


Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road,



4059, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

A completed recognised Bachelor degree.

TOEFL iBT Overall 71; Listening: 10, Reading: 14, Writing: 18, Speaking: 14

IELTS Academic Overall 6; Reading, Writing: 5.5, Listening, Speaking: 5

Cambridge English Score Overall 169; Reading, Writing: 162, Listening, Speaking: 154

Pearson PTE (Academic) Overall 50; Reading, Writing: 46, Listening, Speaking: 38

Duolingo English Test (DET): 100 and Production Score of 80

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

QUT is a young, research-intensive university, ranking in the top 200 universities globally (THE World University Rankings 2021).

  • Australia’s top young university (THE 2020)
  • A world-class institution with a global outlook
  • Home to a range of high-tech learning facilities
  • Over 100 study options to choose from