What will I learn?

This one semester program will help you meet the entry requirement for an undergraduate degree program that requires an IELTS 6.5.


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

Why choose this course?

The University Certificate in Tertiary Preparation (UCTP) for Undergraduate Studies is designed to help you meet the English language requirements for a QUT undergraduate 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

Course articulation

To progress into a QUT undergraduate 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$10,452.00 (US$ 7,536) per year

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

Start date

Expected October 2022


Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road,



4059, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an aggregate score of 24. IELTS Academic - Overall 6.0, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 5.0; Pearson PTE (Academic) - Overall 50, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 38; TOEFL iBT - Overall 71, Listening Reading -10; Writing - 15; Speaking - 14. Cambridge English Score - Overall 169, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 154.

For international students

Successful completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent at the required level.

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

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