English Language Requirements for PhD Scholarships 2018

The University of Aberdeen and Curtin University deliver their degrees in English language.  It is therefore essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently.

Applicants can demonstrate their English skills by submission of recognised tests and qualifications.  In all cases, all English language qualifications must be taken less than two years before the degree start date.

Engineering and Energy (including Geology) Humanities, Language and  Literature

Health

 IELTS

Listening – 6 or above
Reading – 6 or above
Speaking – 6 or above
Writing – 6 or above
Overall – 6.5

Listening – 6.5 or above
Reading – 7 or above
Speaking – 6 or above
Writing – 7 or above
Overall – 6.5

Listening – 7 or above
Reading – 7 or above
Speaking – 7 or above
Writing – 7 or above
Overall – 7

 TOEFL iBT

Listening – 17 or above
Reading – 18 or above
Speaking – 20 or above
Writing – 21 or above
Overall – 90

Listening – 20 or above
Reading – 24 or above
Speaking – 20 or above
Writing – 27 or above
Overall – 91

Listening – 24 or above
Reading – 24 or above
Speaking – 24 or above
Writing – 27 or above
Overall – 99

 PTE Academic

Listening – 51 or above
Reading – 51 or above
Speaking – 51 or above
Writing  – 54 or above
Overall – 62 or above

Listening – 58 or above
Reading – 64 or above
Speaking – 50 or above
Writing  – 64 or above
Overall – 58 or above

Listening – 65 or above
Reading – 65 or above
Speaking – 65 or above
Writing  – 65 or above
Overall – 65 or above

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency

Grade C1 (180 or above)

Grade C1 (180 or above)

Grade C1 (185 or above)

An English language test is not required if:
You are a national of one of the following English speaking countries:
Australia; Canada; Republic of Ireland; New Zealand; UK or USA
or
You hold a degree at Bachelor’s level or above which was delivered in English at a recognised university in one of the following countries:
Australia; New Zealand; Republic of Ireland; UK or USA