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English Entry Requirements

When applying to Kaplan Business School, you will need to meet the equivalent English Entry Requirements for your selected course. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students must demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following means:

  • an English test score using one of the following English language tests as approved by Kaplan. Proof of English language proficiency, evidenced by one of the tests listed in the table below, must be completed within two years prior to commencement of the course.

Undergraduate ‐ Diploma and PQP

Undergraduate ‐ Bachelor

Postgraduate

Academic IELTS

Overall 5.5, no individual band score under 5.0

Overall 6.0, with not less than 6.0 for Speaking and Writing and 5.5 for Listening and Reading

Overall 6.0, with not less than 6.0 for Speaking and Writing and 5.5 for Listening and Reading

PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic)

Academic Score of 42

Academic Score of 50

Academic Score of 50

TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

46

60

60

KITE (Kaplan International Test of English)

Score greater than 396 Overall for listening, reading and grammar, and B2 for speaking and writing

Score greater than 426 Overall for listening, reading and grammar, and B2 for speaking and writing;

Score greater than 426 Overall for listening, reading and grammar, and B2 for speaking and writing;

CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced from Cambridge ESOL)

162

169

169

Cambridge Proficiency

162

169

169

Duolingo English Test

Overall score of 90

Overall score of 100

Overall score of 100

General Certificate of Education (GCE)

GCE Ordinary Level - Grade C in English Language or English Literature

GCE Ordinary Level – Grade C in English Language or English Literature GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level – Grade C in English Language or English Literature GCE Advanced Level – Grade D in English Language or English Literature

GCE Ordinary Level – Grade C in English Language or English Literature GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level – Grade C in English Language or English Literature GCE Advanced Level – Grade D in English Language or English Literature

The language in which the qualification or study is undertaken must be English. Evidence of the above must be no more than five years before the proposed date of commencement of the KBS course.

Offshore applications from specific countries will be required to meet the English entry requirements specified in the KBS GTE process.

Pathway Option

Students who do not meet one of the above English language proficiency criteria for undergraduate or postgraduate entry may be offered a pathway which includes completion of an English for Academic Purposes course that satisfies the entry requirements prior to commencing their primary course with the School. The English for Academic Purposes course must be on the list of approved direct entry ELICOS programs.

SENIOR SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS IN APPROVED COUNTRIES

Country

Senior Secondary qualification (equivalency)

American Samoa

Qualification equivalent to Australian Senior Secondary qualification

Australia

Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12 award)

Botswana

Qualification equivalent to Australian Senior Secondary qualification

Canada (excluding Quebec)

High School Diploma

Fiji

Fiji Year 13 Certificate (Fiji Seventh Form Certificate)

Ghana

West African School Certificate plus Minimum of 2 passes at GCE A-Level

Guyana

Qualification equivalent to Australian Senior Secondary qualification

Ireland

Leaving Certificate

Jamaica

Qualification equivalent to Australian Senior Secondary qualification

Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) 

Lesotho

Qualification equivalent to Australian Senior Secondary qualification

Liberia

Qualification equivalent to Australian Senior Secondary qualification

New Zealand

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3

Nigeria

General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

Papua New Guinea

Qualification equivalent to Australian Senior Secondary qualification

Republic of Ireland

Leaving Certificate

Samoa

Form 7 or University of the South Pacific Foundation Year

Singapore

Cambridge GCE A level

Solomon Islands

Qualification equivalent to Australian Senior Secondary qualification

South Africa

National Senior Certificate

Tonga

Qualification equivalent to Australian Senior Secondary qualification

Trinidad and Tobago

Qualification equivalent to Australian Senior Secondary qualification

United Kingdom

GCE A level; or Scottish Advanced Higher; or Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate

United States of America

High School Diploma

Zambia

Qualification equivalent to Australian Senior Secondary qualification

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

FOUNDATION STUDIES PROGRAMS

NOTE: Qualifications in this list require a pass grade in the English component.

  • ANU College Foundation Studies Program
  • Central Queensland University International Foundation Program
  • Charles Darwin University International Foundation Studies Program
  • Deakin College Foundation Program
  • Eynesbury Foundation Studies Program
  • Flinders International Study Centre Foundation Program
  • La Trobe Foundation Studies Program
  • Macquarie University Foundation
  • Monash College Foundation Year
  • Newcastle University International College Foundation Program
  • Queensland University of Technology Foundation Program
  • RMIT Foundation Studies
  • Swinburne University of Technology Foundation Year
  • University of Adelaide College Foundation Studies
  • University of Canberra International Foundation Studies
  • University of Melbourne - Trinity College Foundation Studies
  • University of Newcastle College of International Education Foundation Studies
  • University of Queensland Foundation Program
  • University of Queensland - IES College Foundation Year
  • University of Sydney - Taylors College Foundation Program
  • University of Tasmania Foundation Studies Program
  • University of Western Australia - Taylors College Perth Foundation Program
  • University of Wollongong Foundation Studies
  • UNSW Global Foundation Program (Standard and Transition)
  • UTS College Foundation Studies Program
  • Victoria University International Foundations
  • Western Australian Universities' (TISC) Foundation Program
  • Western Sydney University International College Foundation Program

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (EAP) PROGRAMS

Approved Provider

Score for Diploma & PQP

Score for Bachelor & Postgraduate

Discover English

EAP Upper Intermediate 65% pass

EAP Advanced 65% pass

English Language Company

EAP 1 Pass

EAP 2 Pass

Universal English College

Academic English Preparation (AEP) 2, B Grade

Academic English Preparation (AEP) 3, B Grade

Greenwich English College

English for Academic Purposes Pass (50-64%)

English for Academic Purposes Pass (50-64%)

ILSC Language Schools

EAP Exit Level I3

EAP Exit Level I4

Kaplan International Languages

EAP1 - 65% Or EAP2 - 55%

EAP 2 - 65%

Language Links

English for IELTS & Academic Purposes (EIAP) - Upper Int B

English for IELTS & Academic Purposes (EIAP) - Upper Int B

Phoenix Academy

Academic English Program CEFR B2

Academic English Program CEFR B2+

SA College of English (SACE)

English for Tertiary Studies Part 1 Pass

English for Tertiary Studies Part 2 Pass

Please note: an Australian university EAP course may also be considered. For entry into a KBS course, students will require successful completion of an Australian university EAP course to meet the English Proficiency entry requirements of that university's undergraduate or postgraduate programs, providing those entry requirements are of an equal or higher level than those of the School.