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Successful completion of USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs, with the required passing grade, meets English language requirements to study for most undergraduate or postgraduate degrees.

USC offers NEAS accredited programs taught by experienced TESOL-qualified English language teachers on our USC Sunshine Coast and  USC SouthBank campuses.

For more information about the pathway that best suits your needs, visit English language requirements.

Do you have questions? Refer to our English Language Program frequently asked questions (FAQs).

USC offers three levels of English for Academic Purposes programs, from intermediate to advanced. Find out more information about the classes, entry pathways and program structure below.

English for Academic Purposes EAP 1 - intermediate

CRICOS course code: 059941A

USC's academic English intermediate programs are excellent preparation for further English language studies.

Our intermediate programs offer:

  • skills to participate in seminars and lectures
  • essay writing
  • assessment includes assignments, reading and listening tests and an oral presentation
  • use of University facilities and resources
  • IELTS exam preparation
  • a certificate on course completion (if satisfactorily attended)

Successful completion will allow you to progress to upper intermediate English language programs (EAP 2).

The intermediate level programs are 10-week, full-time (25 hours per week) courses (250 hours in total).

English for Academic Purposes EAP 2 - upper intermediate

CRICOS course code: 059941A

USC's academic English upper intermediate programs are excellent preparation for most USC degree programs.

Our upper intermediate programs offer:

  • academic skills and study strategies
  • university style assessment items
  • assignments, reading and listening tests and an oral presentation
  • use of USC facilities and resources
  • opportunities to experience a variety of lectures at USC
  • IELTS Exam preparation
  • a certificate on course completion (if satisfactorily attended)

Successful completion at the required level will satisfy the minimum English language requirement for entry into most undergraduate and postgraduate programs and some programs which have non standard English language requirements. Refer to our English language requirements for further information.

The upper intermediate programs are 10-week, full-time (25 hours per week) courses (250 hours in total).

English for Academic Purposes EAP 3 - advanced

CRICOS course code: 059941A

USC’s 10-week advanced English program is excellent preparation for USC postgraduate programs or professional work placements.

Successful completion at the required level will satisfy the minimum English language requirement for entry into most undergraduate, postgraduate programs and some programs which have higher English language requirements than standard programs (e.g Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)). Refer to our English language requirements for further information or contact study@usc.edu.au

This advanced program offers:

  • academic skills consolidation

  • university style assessment items

  • use of USC facilities and resources

  • opportunities to experience real-life lectures at USC

  • seminars and tutorials for speaking practice and oral presentations

  • IELTS Exam preparation and strategies for success

  • consideration of individual study pathways

  • blended and collaborative learning opportunities

  • a certificate on course completion

The advanced program is 10-weeks, full-time (25 hours per week) courses (250 hours in total).

Sample timetable

This timetable is indicative of a weekly USC EAP class schedule.

 

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.40–10.40am Integrated skills Integrated skills Integrated skills Lecture on campus Integrated skills
10.40–11am Break Break Break Break Break
11am–12noon Grammar Listening Academic reading Grammar Academic writing
12noon–1pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1–3pm Questionnaire design Academic reading Self access Computer training Speaking: presentation skills

USC offers English for Academic Purposes programs at our USC Sunshine Coast and USC SouthBank campuses.

USC Sunshine Coast 2017

2017

Program 2017 dates * Number of weeks
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 1             
  • 20 February–28 April 2017
  • 19 June–25 August 2017
  • 28 August–3 November 2017
10 (250 hours)
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2
  • 20 February–28 April 2017
  • 8 May–14 July 2017
  • 28 August–3 November 2017
  • 16 October–22 December 2017
  • 13 November 2017–2 February 2018

(Holiday break: 23 December 2017–7 January 2018)

10 (250 hours)
English for Academic Purposes  (EAP) 3
  • 8 May–14 July 2017
  • 13 November 2017–2 February 2018

(Holiday break: 23 December 2017–7 January 2018)

10 (250 hours)

excluding Public holidays

USC Sunshine Coast 2018

2018

Program

2018 dates *

Number of weeks

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 1

  • 19 February–27 April 2018
  • 18 June–24 August 2018
  • 27 August–2 November 2018

10 (250 hours)

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2

  • 19 February–27 April 2018
  • 7 May–13 July 2018
  • 27 August–2 November 2018
  • 15 October–21 December 2018
  • 12 November 2018–1 February 2019

(Holiday break: 24 December 2018–6 January 2019)

10 (250 hours)

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3

  • 7 May–13 July 2018
  • 12 November 2018–1 February 2019

(Holiday break: 24 December 2018–6 January 2019)

10 (250 hours)

excluding Public holidays

USC SouthBank 2017

2017

Program

2017 dates *

Number of weeks

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2

  • 8 May–14 July 2017
  • 20 November 2017–9 February 2018

(Holiday break: 23 December – 7 January 2018)

10 (250 hours)

excluding Public holidays

USC SouthBank 2018

2018

Program

2018 dates *

Number of weeks

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 1

  • 19 February–27 April 2018
  • 27 August–2 November 2018

10 (250 hours)

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2

  • 7 May–13 July 2018
  • 12 November 2018–1 February 2019*

(Holiday break: 24 December 2018–6 January 2019)

10 (250 hours)

Public holidays

2017

Queensland Public holiday Day Date
New Year's Day Monday 2 January
Australia Day Thursday 26 January
Good Friday Friday 14 April
Easter Monday Monday 17 April
Anzac Day Tuesday 25 April
Labour Day Monday 1 May
Sunshine Coast Show Holiday Friday TBA approx. 13 June
Queen's birthday Monday 2 October
Christmas Day Monday 25 December
Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December 

2017 dates are correct at the time of publishing. Where a Public holiday falls on a Monday, English Language Program classes will commence on Tuesday.

English Language Programs Entry requirements
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 1 One of the following (or equivalent as approved by USC International on a case-by-case basis):
  • Overall Academic IELTS score of 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each subtest), or
  • Paper based TOEFL 500 TWE 3, or
  • Internet based TOEFL (IBT) 59 (writing score no lower than 17), or
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) minimum 36 overall with no communicative score less than 36
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 One of the following (or equivalent as approved by USC International on a case-by-case basis):
  • Successful completion of EAP 1, or
  • Overall Academic IELTS score of 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest), or
  • Paper based TOEFL 525 TWE 3.5, or
  • Internet based TOEFL (IBT) 69 (writing score no lower than 18), or
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) minimum 42 overall with no communicative score less than 42
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3

One of the following (or equivalent as approved by USC International on a case-by-case basis):

  • Successful completion of EAP 2 or,

  • Overall Academic IELTS score of 6 (with a minimum score of 6 for writing and no other subs-score under 5.5), or

  • Internet based TOEFL (IBT) 76 (writing score no lower than 21 and all other skills areas above 18)

All students are required to complete a comprehensive level test on arrival at USC, even if English test results have been supplied.

2017 Tuition fees
English Language Programs 2017 tuition fees
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 1 A$3900 (10 week block)
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 A$3900 (10 week block)
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 A$3900 (10 week block)

An additional application fee (A$180 for programs commencing in 2017) applies to all English Language Program applications. The fee is payable once per application (extensions exempt).

A plain English summary of the University’s refund policy and procedures can be found at refund of fees for English Language Program students.

You may also like to review estimated living costs.

2018 Tuition fees

English Language Programs

2018 tuition fees

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 1

A$4150 (10 week block)

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2

A$4150 (10 week block)

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3

A$4150 (10 week block)

An additional application fee (A$200 for programs commencing in 2018) applies to all English Language Program applications. The fee is payable once per application (extensions exempt).

A plain English summary of the University’s refund policy and procedures can be found at refund of fees for English Language Program students.

You may also like to review estimated living costs.

 
Notes
  1. Tuition fees are reviewed each calendar year. The fee you must pay for a given teaching block is that which has been approved by USC for the calendar year in which the teaching block commences.
  2. Any increase in tuition fees from one calendar year to the next will be no more than 7 percent.
  3. All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (A$).
  4. Tuition fees quoted do not include visa application fees.
  5. Program details are subject to change.
  6. For semester dates refer to the academic calendars.
  7. Refer to the Student Fees and Charges - Governing Policy for information about administrative fees that may apply

Follow the steps listed at How do I apply?

  • If you would like assistance with the application process you may like to apply via a USC representative
  • Depending on the program you apply for, a pre-departure test may be required
  • There is no application deadline for English Language Programs.

Prior to applying, make sure you have:

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