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)||Pearson's||Exit to|
|EFS 3||4.5 (minimum writing score 4.5)||34||30||-|
|EFS 4||5.0 (minimum writing score 5.0)||40||36||Foundation Studies/Diploma of Business/Diploma of IT|
|EFS 5||5.5 (minimum writing score 5.5)||55||42||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||50||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)|
For further details about English for Further Studies, contact one of our representatives.