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C1 Advanced language requirements

About the C1 Advanced test

C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), is an approved English language test recognised by Bond University.  

C1 Advanced is an in-depth and high-level qualification that shows you can use the English language well enough for employers to hire you, and universities to grant you entry into your chosen course.  

You can satisfy the English language requirements for your preferred Bond program by achieving at least the minimum C1 Advanced score.

 

Your C1 Advanced results

Approved English language test results must be no more than 24 months old when you commence your program at Bond. 

Minimum required scores  

The minimum test score you will need to meet depends on the program you are applying for. Some programs require higher levels of English proficiency than others. Please ensure you review the below list to find the C1 Advanced score needed for your program. This will also be listed on your program page, which can be found using our program finder.

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About English language requirements

Our English language requirements are correct as of January 2022 and are subject to change. These are presented as a guide only. Bond University reserves the right to make the final decision regarding admission to the University. 

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  • Unless otherwise specified, entry into bachelor's degrees at Bond requires a C2 Proficiency / C1 Advanced / B2 first overall English Scale score 176 with no section scores below 169.¬†

    The below programs require higher scores: 

    Direct entry to the following programs Cambridge English qualifications
    Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency overall English Scale score 185 with no section scores below 185 
    Bachelor of Business LawC1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency overall English Scale score 185 with no section scores below 176 
    Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
    Bachelor of Jurisprudence
    Bachelor of Laws
    Bachelor of Psychological Science
    Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
    Medical Program 
  • Unless otherwise specified, entry into graduate certificate, graduate diploma and master's coursework programs requires a C2 Proficiency / C1 Advanced / B2 First overall English Scale score 176 with no section scores below 169.¬†

    The below programs require varied scores:

    Direct entry to the following programs Cambridge English qualifications 
    Doctor of PhysiotherapyNot accepted
    Master of Occupational Therapy
    Master of Professional Psychology
    Master of Psychology (Clinical) 
    Graduate Certificate in NutritionC1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency overall English Scale score 185 with no section scores below 176
    Graduate Diploma in Nutrition
    Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice
  • Direct entry to the following programs¬†Cambridge English qualifications¬†
    Diploma programs C2 Proficiency / C1 Advanced / B2 First overall English Scale score 169 with no section scores below 162 
    Bond University College Foundation Program C2 Proficiency / C1 Advanced / B2 First overall English Scale score 162 with no section scores below 154 
    English Program
    Level 7 Overall English Scale score 169 with no score below 169 for writing and 162 for other sections 
    Level 6Overall English Scale score 162 with no score below 162 for writing and 154 for other sections 
    Level 5Overall English Scale score 154 with no score below 154 for writing and 147 for other sections 
    Level 4Overall English Scale score 147 with no score below 147 for writing and 142 for other sections 
    Level 3Overall English Scale score 142 with no score below 142 for writing and 141 for other sections 

    ^ Acceptable tests for English Program entry include C2 Proficiency, C1 Advanced, B2 First, B1 Preliminary, and A2 Key. 

  • Unless otherwise specified, entry into higher degree by research (HDR) programs requires a C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency overall English Scale score of 185 with no section scores below 176.

Unless otherwise specified, entry into bachelor's degrees at Bond requires a C2 Proficiency / C1 Advanced / B2 first overall English Scale score 176 with no section scores below 169. 

The below programs require higher scores: 

Direct entry to the following programs Cambridge English qualifications
Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency overall English Scale score 185 with no section scores below 185 
Bachelor of Business LawC1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency overall English Scale score 185 with no section scores below 176 
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
Bachelor of Jurisprudence
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
Medical Program 

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