Academic English Preparation (AEP)

Australian National University ANU

Academic English Preparation (AEP) programme is a ten-week course designed to equip international students with the skills and knowledge needed to live and work in Australia and to transition successfully to other courses at ANU College. The AEP Programme aims to enable all students to develop their critical understanding and control of the English language for use in a wide range of formal and informal situations. It also aims to develop the level of competence required to meet the demands of ANU Access English, Foundation and Diploma programs. To progress successfully to the next level of AEP or the next course/program of study, students must achieve an overall grade of 60% and above with a minimum of 60% in each skill. Each student must achieve a score of 60% or more to successfully complete each level of AEP. No additional IELTS is required to progress to the ANUC Foundation Studies program or the ANU Access English course.

Course Fee:

International: $4,750

Entry Requirements:

IELTS: AEP 2 - Overall 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in each skill; AEP 3 - Overall 5.0 with a minimum of 4.5 in each skill; AEP 4 - Overall 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill. TOEFL (IBT): AEP 2 - Overall 33 (writing no less than 11); AEP 3 - Overall 40 (writing no less than 12); AEP 4 - Overall 52 (writing with no less than 16).


The AEP programme consists of 23 hours per week of face-to-face classroom instruction, including 2 hours a week of Supervised Study Time (SST), ICT and/or Study Skills.

Subjects you can Study:

English preparation

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Provider CRICOS: 00120C

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Full time 0.5 year

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