English Language Requirements

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

What are the Australia Awards Scholarships English language requirements?

Applicants MUST have any of the following to be eligible:

IELTS (Academic): an overall score of at least 6.5 with no band less than 6.0;

TOEFL: a minimum paper-based test score of 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;

PTE Academic: minimum overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Women, persons with disability and those from ethnic minorities are allowed to submit an overall IELTS score of at least 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 (or equivalent TOEFL or PTE score). However, they must meet the English language admission requirement at an Australian University. Assistance will be provided to applicants from the above groups if they need to retake an English test.