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English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes (EAPP)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Toowoomba
  • On-campus: minimum 10 weeks, maximum 20 weeks
  • Throughout the year (see Apply section)


  • UniSQ offers English language programs for students from non-English speaking backgrounds. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) will prepare you to study a degree at UniSQ. You can study EAP for future study, career or personal reasons.
  • EAP is tuition free for Australian citizens and permanent residents; however international students are required to pay a fee for this program.
  • As an EAP student you can access great teaching and support in a friendly caring environment. EAP will develop your language skills and give you the confidence you need to succeed at university.
  • EAP includes two levels and each level takes 10 weeks to complete. To start your studies in EAP you will need an IELTS result of at least 5.0 in the four macro skills or an equivalent recognised international English test. If your IELTS result is less than this, you could start your studies in English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students.  If you have not completed an IELTS test, you will need to complete a comprehensive set of tests that will help us ensure you start your studies at the best level for you.
  • As an on-campus student, you can attend the scheduled lectures online via Zoom. 

Further study

EAP aims to prepare you for entry to university. When you successfully complete the second level of EAP, you can go on to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at UniSQ provided that you also meet all other entry requirements of that degree. If you don't meet the academic entry requirements of your chosen degree, you can apply for the Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP).

If you are interested in applying for the Bachelor of Nursing program, you can go on to complete the Academic Communication Skills program (Level 2) which is designed to exit students with a PTE A 65 / IELTS 7.0, or equivalent. However, in order to be accepted into the Bachelor of Nursing, you will need to have your skills tested beforehand through an external international English language test and score a result of  PTE A 65, IELTS 7.0, or equivalent.

Professional accreditation

Our English for Academic Purposes program is endorsed by the National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS).

Career outcomes

  • Students who complete EAP are ready to embark on study that will lead them to their desired careers.

Entry requirements

Students from non-English backgrounds residing in Australia should meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completion of senior secondary schooling in the home country or equivalent, Year 12 in an Australian High School, completed 'A' levels or mature age entry.
  • EAP I: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
  • EAP II: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (undergraduate, postgraduate coursework, postgraduate research and doctorate)

Other pathway options

At UniSQ, we understand the path to University is different for everyone. There are many pathways programs available to fast-track your way to a UniSQ degree, and gain the confidence to study along the way.

Need help deciding which pathway is right for you? Contact our friendly team who can assist with any questions you might have.

Degree structure

EAP includes two levels and each level takes 10 weeks to complete.  


Courses to be studied Units
1 x core course 4
Total 4


Courses to be studied Units
2 x core courses 4
Total 4

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen (resident in Australia), holder of either Australian Permanent Residency or Australian Permanent Humanitarian visas, you have access to fee-free places in this program.

Fee-free places are granted for a period of three semesters. As a fee-free student, if you wish to continue your studies beyond three semesters you will need to complete a new application form.

If you do not meet the citizenship or residency requirements, you will be required to pay a fee. The cost for a 10-week program (one EAP level) is AUD 42801.

Students will be required to purchase textbooks and study materials.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2022. 

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

EAP dates

Note: Classes open pending enrolment numbers.


Start dates Finish dates Campus
31 January 2022 8 April 2022 Toowoomba
20 June 2022  26 August 2022 Toowoomba 
7 November 2022 27 January 2023 Toowoomba


Start dates Finish dates Campus
11 April 2022 17 June 2022 Toowoomba
29 August 2022 4 November 2022 Toowoomba

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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