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Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

Unless otherwise specified, entry into Bachelor programs requires:

PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online overall score 58 with no Communicative Scores below 50

Direct entry to the following programsPTE Academic/PTE Academic Online Scores
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

Overall score 65 with no Communicative Scores below 65

  • Bachelor of Business Law
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) 
  • Bachelor of Jurisprudence
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
  • Medical Program

Overall score 65 with no Communicative Scores below 58

Important notes:

  • For combined programs, refer to requirements for each program. The higher English language requirement of the two programs will apply.
  • Approved English language test results must be no older than 24 months when the applicant commences their program. Find out more about the PTE Academic and the PTE Academic Online.
  • Your program may require you to satisfy additional English language proficiency requirements for accreditation and registration purposes (for example, AHPRA). Satisfying Bond University’s English Language proficiency requirements does not guarantee you meet accreditation and registration requirements.

These 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.

Unless otherwise specified, entry into Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master coursework programs requires:

PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online overall score 58 with no Communicative Scores below 50

Direct entry to the following programsEnglish language proficiency required
  • Doctor of Physiotherapy
  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Master of Professional Psychology
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Overall score 65 with no Communicative Scores below 65

NB: PTE Academic Online not accepted for Master of Occupational Therapy

  • Graduate Certificate in Nutrition
  • Graduate Diploma in Nutrition
  • Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice

Overall score 65 with no Communicative Scores below 58

Important notes:

  • For combined programs, refer to requirements for each program. The higher English language requirement of the two programs will apply.
  • Approved English language test results must be no older than 24 months when the applicant commences their program. Find out more about the PTE Academic and the PTE Academic Online.
  • Your program may require you to satisfy additional English language proficiency requirements for accreditation and registration purposes (for example, AHPRA). Satisfying Bond University’s English Language proficiency requirements does not guarantee you meet accreditation and registration requirements.

These 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.

Direct entry to the following programsPTE Academic/PTE Academic Online
  • Diploma programs

Overall score 50 with no Communicative Scores below 42

  • Bond University College Foundation Program

Overall score 42 with no Communicative Scores below 36

English program entry levelsPTE Academic/PTE Academic Online
  • Level 7

Overall score 50 with no score below:

  • 50 for Writing and
  • 42 for Speaking, Reading and Listening
  • Level 6

Overall score 42 with no score below:

  • 42 for Writing and
  • 36 for Speaking, Reading and Listening
  • Level 5

Overall score 36 with no score below:

  • 36 for Writing and
  • 32 for Speaking, Reading and Listening
  • Level 4

Overall score 30 with no score below:

  • 30 for Writing and
  • 29 for Speaking, Reading and Listening
  • Level 3

Overall score 29 with no score below:

  • 29 for Writing and
  • 28 for Speaking, Reading and Listening

Important notes:

  • For combined programs, refer to requirements for each program. The higher English language requirement of the two programs will apply.
  • Approved English language test results must be no older than 24 months when the applicant commences their program. Find out more about the PTE Academic and the PTE Academic Online.
  • Your program may require you to satisfy additional English language proficiency requirements for accreditation and registration purposes (for example, AHPRA). Satisfying Bond University’s English Language proficiency requirements does not guarantee you meet accreditation and registration requirements.

These 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.

Unless otherwise specified, entry into Higher Degrees by Research programs requires:

PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online overall score 65 with no Communicative Scores below 58

Important notes:

  • For combined programs, refer to requirements for each program. The higher English language requirement of the two programs will apply.
  • Approved English language test results must be no older than 24 months when the applicant commences their program. Find out more about the PTE Academic and the PTE Academic Online.
  • Your program may require you to satisfy additional English language proficiency requirements for accreditation and registration purposes (for example, AHPRA). Satisfying Bond University’s English Language proficiency requirements does not guarantee you meet accreditation and registration requirements.

These 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.