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 Pakistan Country Profile.
All details about Australia Awards Scholarships are contained in the Handbook. Pakistan-specific information is contained in the Country Profile.

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 2019:

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


  • if you are a person with a disability and meet the eligibility criteria, you may submit an application without providing an IELTS / TOEFL / PTE Academic score. If shortlisted, you will be required to undertake an English Language Proficiency test arranged by Australia Awards Pakistan.

Further information

For information about Australia Awards Scholarships visit: www.australiaawardspakistan.org


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