English Language Requirements

When you apply for an Eastern degree, you'll need to meet Eastern’s English language requirements to be eligible for a place. You can do this in a number of ways, depending on your circumstances. 

Proficient English speaking background 

Prospective students will be deemed to have sufficient English proficiency if: 

  1. They were born in one of the designated countries and have completed at least one qualification (secondary or tertiary) in one of those countries, undertaken in English 
  2. They were not born in one of the designated countries but have completed senior secondary study or at least one year of full-time university study in one of these countries and the language undertaken in English: 

Designated countries: 
American Samoa; Australia; Botswana; Canada; Fiji; Ghana; Guyana; Ireland; Jamaica; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Singapore; Solomon Islands; South Africa; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; United Kingdom; USA; Zambia; Zimbabwe. 

  1. They have successfully completed a senior secondary qualification, a post-secondary Diploma qualification of at least two years, an undergraduate program of three years or more, or a postgraduate program of two years or more FT or more, undertaken in a non-English speaking country provided the study: 
    - was completed in an institution which is listed in the International Handbook of Universities, World Higher Education Database, UK Naric Database or AEI NOOSR guides or an institution accredited through one of ICETE’s registered accrediting bodies and is confirmed by the institution as having been conducted and examined solely in the English language. 

Non-English speaking background 

You must meet Eastern’s English language requirements to be eligible for entry. 
Specific requirements for each course are summarised below. Further information is published on each course page. 

Course 

IELTS Academic 

TOEFL (Paper Based)* 

TOEFL (Internet) 

Pearson Test of English (Academic) 

Cambridge English Advanced 

6.0 (no band less than 5.5) 

550+  

Test of Writing English (TWE) 4 

76+  

Writing 18 

57  

No communicative score below 50 

54  

No less than Borderline in writing 

6.5 (no band less than 6) 

580  

TWE 4.5 

92  

Writing with a minimum of 20 

58  

No communication score below 50 

176  

with no less than 169 in any component 

6.0 (no band less than 5.5) 

550+  

TWE 4 

76+  

Writing 18 

57  

No communicative score below 50 

54  

No less than Borderline in writing 

7.5 overall (with minimum of:  speaking 8.0, listening 8.0, reading 7.0, writing 7.0) 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

7.5 overall (with minimum of:  speaking 8.0, listening 8.0, reading 7.0, writing 7.0) 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 

575+  

TWE 4 

85+  

Writing 21, Speaking 20, Reading 20, Listening 20 

64  

No communicative score below 58 

62  

No less than Borderline in writing 

6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 

575+  

TWE 4 

85+  

Writing 21, Speaking 20, Reading 20, Listening 20 

64  

No communicative score below 58 

62  

No less than Borderline in writing 

6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 

575+  

TWE 4 

85+  

Writing 21, Speaking 20, Reading 20, Listening 20 

64  

No communicative score below 58 

62  

No less than Borderline in writing 

6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 

575+  

TWE 4 

85+  

Writing 21, Speaking 20, Reading 20, Listening 20 

64  

No communicative score below 58 

62  

No less than Borderline in writing 

7.5 overall (with minimum of: speaking 8.0, listening 8.0, reading 7.0, writing 7.0) 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

7.5 overall (with minimum of:  speaking 8.0, listening 8.0, reading 7.0,  writing 7.0) 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 

575+  

TWE 4 

85+  

Writing 21, Speaking 20, Reading 20, Listening 20 

64  

No communicative score below 58 

62  

No less than Borderline in writing 

* Required scores must be achieved from a single test report, even if you have sat for multiple tests 
TWE = Test of Writing English