English for Academic Purposes (EAP)


course duration

5 to 30 weeks




Classes start every 5 weeks.
Key dates



Fee details


entry criteria

Entry criteria
3 entry points, starting at IELTS 5.0, with no more than one sub-band of 4.5
Entry requirements



The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course is the best way to prepare for an academic IELTS test and gain practical academic skills and language. 


Who is this program for?

EAP is suitable for students wishing to study in an English medium university and who need an IELTS score to enter.


What you will learn

  • Express facts, ideas, and opinions in writing, using correct and appropriate vocabulary, grammatical structures, and other features of academic writing
  • Apply a range of reading skills in order to understand and respond to a variety of written texts
  • Speak clearly and confidently
  • Understand spoken English in conversations, discussions, lectures, and to take notes
  • Use a range of study skills including research skills, in order to gather, combine and critically examine information and ideas from different sources
  • How to apply these skills to the IELTS test.

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Computer / Laptop

We recommend that you bring your own laptop for classes on campus. For online classes, you must have your own computer and internet access

Entry Requirements

S: Speaking, L: Listening, R: Reading, W: Writing


  Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)* 5.0 4.5
TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)* 56 S:13 L:9 R:9 W:15
Pearson* 42 36
Cambridge* 154 147


  Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
UQ College Grade of 4 in EAP 1 No sub-score lower than C
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)* 5.5 5.0
TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)* 70 S:15 L:12 R:12 W:17
Pearson* 49 42
Cambridge* 162 154



  Minimum Overall Score Minimum Sub Scores
UQ College Grade of 4 in EAP 2 No sub-score lower than C
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)* 6.0 5.5
TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)* 78 S:17 L:17 R:17 W:19
Pearson* 60 49
Cambridge* 169 162

* No sub-score lower than the minimum, no more than one sub-score at the minimum


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Course modules

Academic English Skills

  • Develop the skills and confidence you need as a university student
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in conversations and presentations
  • Gain critical thinking skills.

Listening and Speaking

  • Gain a deeper understanding of vocabulary and grammar in use
  • Learn key skills for identifying information when listening to academic texts
  • Participate in speaking tasks to apply new language in context.

Reading and Writing

  • ​Read academic texts to identify key ideas
  • Develop your use of grammar and vocabulary for reading and writing
  • ​Learn to write more clearly and accurately
  • Get feedback on your writing skills from your teacher.

IELTS Preparation

  • Get ready for the Academic IELTS test
  • Practice reading and listening to IELTS style material.



contact hours

20 contact hours per week

additional resources

Access to additional online and self-directed learning resources


Up to 18 students per class

session times

You may be placed in a morning or afternoon session based on your course and class level


Sample timetable

Monday - Friday

Morning session
8.15AM - 12.45PM
Class 8.15 AM - 10.15 AM
Break 10.15 AM - 10.45 AM
Class 10.45 AM - 12.45 PM

afternoon session

Afternoon session
1.00PM - 5.30PM
Class 1.00PM - 3.00PM
Break 3.00PM - 3.30PM
Class 3.30PM - 5.30PM


Your teachers will provide informal feedback throughout the course. Formal tests on speaking, writing, reading and listening are held at the end of every 5-week session.


Fees and dates

Please note: an AUD $220 enrolment fee applies when you enrol.

All fees are in AUD$

Enrolment length Tuition Student services & materials


5 weeks $2,200 $100 $2,300
10 weeks $4,400 $200 $4,600
15 weeks $6,600 $300 $6,900
20 weeks $8,800 $400 $9,200
25 weeks $11,000 $500 $11,500
30 weeks $13,200 $600 $13,800
35 weeks $15,400 $700 $16,100
40 weeks $17,600 $800 $18,400
45 weeks $19,800 $900 $20,700

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5 October -
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8 November -
10 December

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Get in touch

Get in touch

Phone: +61 7 3346 6770

Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14)
Cnr University Drive & Campbell Road
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072 Australia

RTO Number: 32454


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