A guide to RMIT's minimum English language proficiency requirements for students completing Exchange or Study Abroad programs.
Students completing Exchange programs are not required to submit proof of an English language competency. Your home institution will confirm that you have the sufficient level of English for non-award studies at RMIT as part of your online nomination.
Students completing Study Abroad programs are required to demonstrate English language proficiency requirements based on approved tests and qualification types set out in the tables below.
English language proficiency assessment may also be based on the completion of tertiary level courses where English is the language of instruction for the majority of the subjects/courses taken in that program (minimum of 1 year or the equivalent of 60 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). See Recognised qualifications and English speaking countries for more information.
|English Language Proficiency Test||Minimum Test Score Required|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0 overall band score|
|TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT)||Overall score of 79|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE)||Overall score of 50|
|Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)||
2014: Score of 52
2015 onwards: Overall score of 169
|RMIT English Worldwide (REW) – English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs||Advanced level Certificate|
|Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
||B2 as confirmed on an official letter from home institution.
Country of Study
Minimum Scores Required
|Denmark||Studentereksamen||Studentereksamen with at least 7 in English Level A or 10 in English Level B|
|Finland||Ylioppilastutkintoto / Lukionpäästötodishis||
Ylioppilastutkintoto / Lukionpäästötodishis at least a grade 8 or better in English, or
English A in final year of secondary school
|Germany||Fachhochschulereife, Arbitur or DAAD||
Fachhochschulereife with at least 3 in English, or
Abitur with at least 7 in English, or
2014: DAAD language test with minimum of C in all sections.
2015 onwards: DAAD language test with minimum of four stars (****) in each section
|The Netherlands||Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)orHoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs(HAVO)||
VWO with at least 7 in English, or
HAVO (Senior General Secondary Education – five years) with a minimum grade of 7
|Norway||Vitnemal||Vitnemal with 4 or better in English|
|Sweden||Avgangsbetyg / Slutbetyg||Avgangsbetyg / Slutbetyg with at least 4 or VG in English|
|Mexico||TOEFL ITP from specific study abroad partners: Tec de Monterrey (ITESM), Universidad Iberoamericana and CENTRO
||Total score of 580|