Not confident you’ll be ready to study in a new language? The English for Further Studies program is designed for international students with ambitions to succeed in an Australian academic setting.
In developing your academic and language skills, you’ll learn self-study techniques, become familiar with lecturer expectations, and get a better understanding of academic coursework.
The English for Further Studies course is offered at La Trobe University’s Melbourne campus and can be packaged with your academic course into a single offer letter.
ELICOS classes are currently scheduled from 11:00am-1:00pm & from 1:30pm-3:30pm (Australian Eastern Standard time - AEST).
|English Level||IELTS||TOEFL(iBT)||PTE||Exit to|
|EFS 3||4.5 (minimum writing score 4.5)||34||30||-|
|EFS 4||5.5 (minimum writing score 5.0)||40||36 (no skill less than 29)||Foundation Studies|
|EFS 4||5.5 (minimum writing score 5.5)||40||36 (no skill less than 36)||Diploma of IT / Diploma of Business|
|EFS 5||5.5 (minimum writing score 5.5)||55||46 (no skill less than 36)||Undergraduate degrees/Diploma of Health|
Science/Diploma of Bioscience/Diploma of
Engineering/Diploma of Psychology
|EFS 6||6.0 (minimum writing score 6.0)||75||46 (no skill less than 46)||Postgraduate programs/Diploma of Media and Communications|
|Terms||START DATE(Orientation)||Classes||Student’s Study breaks & Public holidays|
|1 - 6 January (Break)|
|Term 1||5 January||9 January – 10 February||26 January, Australia Day|
|Term 2||9 February||13 February – 17 March|
|Term 3||16 March||20 March – 28 April||7 - 13 April, Easter break|
25 April, Anzac Day
|Term 4||27 April||1 May – 2 June|
|5 – 9 June (Break)|
|Term 5||8 June||13 June – 14 July||12 June, Queen’s Birthday|
|Term 6||13 July||17 July – 18 August|
|21 – 25 August (Break)|
|Term 7||24 August||28 August – 28 September||29 September, AFL Final|
|Non-Teaching||2-6 October (Break)|
|Term 8||5 October||9 October – 10 November||7 November, Melbourne Cup Day|
|Term 9||9 November||13 November – 15 December|
|Xmas Break||18 – 31 December (Break)|
A$20,210 (for 56 weeks) at a cost of A$470 per week plus a non-refundable enrolment fee of A$220.
For further details about English for Further Studies, contact one of our representatives.