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English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes (EAPS)
CRICOS: 069700B

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Toowoomba
  • Minimum 10 weeks
  • Throughout the year (see Apply section)


  • UniSQ offers English language courses 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 this English course for international students incurs a fee.
  • As an English for Academic Purposes student, you can access great teaching and support in a friendly caring environment. Learn how to develop your language skills and gain the confidence you need to succeed at university.
  • Our English for Academic Purposes course includes three levels and each level takes 10 weeks to complete. To start your studies in EAP you will need an IELTS result of at least 4.5 in the four macro skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) or an equivalent recognised international English test. 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.

Further study

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

Entry requirements

  • Resident status: students on international student visas or students from non-English speaking backgrounds resident in Australia.
  • Minimum academic requirements: completion of senior secondary schooling in the home country or Year 12 in an Australian High School or completed 'A' levels.
  • English language entry requirements:
    EAP 1 - An entry level of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent
    EAP 2 - An entry level of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
    EAP 3 - An entry level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

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


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


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


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

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

Fees and scholarships

We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

The cost for a 10-week program (one EAP level) is AUD 40801.

Students may also be required to purchase textbooks and study materials.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 069700B


Note: Classes open pending enrolment numbers.


Start date Finish date
5 February 2024  12 April 2024 


Start date Finish date
15 April 2024  21 June 2024 


Start date Finish date
16 October 2023 22 December 2023
5 February 2024  12 April 2024 
15 April 2024  21 June 2024
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