Direct entry program

Improve your Academic English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking to meet the English entry requirement needed for successful study at the University of Tasmania.

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If your goal is to study for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Tasmania, we can help you achieve this with our English for Academic purposes courses - EAP1 and EAP2.

You won't need an English test score to enter the University if you successfully complete this program.

Our English programs are currently available online, so you can start your studies with us wherever you are!

20 hours

Per week of highly engaging classes with qualified teachers

Small class sizes

Means more time with your teacher. Become part of a supportive virtual community.

Course entry

Successful completion of the Direct Entry program gains entry to your desired University of Tasmania degree course

Learning support

Access additional learning support through our online learning environment as well as individual learning support with your teacher

What we offer

The Direct Entry Program is a 2-tier course: EAP1 (Intermediate) and EAP2 (Upper Intermediate+). Successful completion of the EAP2 course will provide you with entry into your desired University of Tasmania degree, without the need for a recognised English exam score.

Program length

The Direct Entry Programs are offered in 10-week blocks. If you have an English test score: IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, you can find out below how many weeks you may need to study to meet English entry requirements for a University of Tasmania degree. The time you spend in this program will depend on your English entry-level and how quickly you reach the required level for your chosen degree.

Take a look at our Course progression structure to work out how long you need to study (CONVERT TO ACCESSIBLE PDF NOT PNG)

If you do not have an IELTS, PTE or TOEFL score, you will need to sit an English placement test. We can arrange a test for you.

Contact us for a placement test

Choose your start date Find out the cost of studying

Class structure

This course meets a range of needs providing essential English for Academic Purposes (EAP) fundamentals for those with tertiary study ambitions as well as consolidation of broader language structures. It provides intensive English-language tuition for intermediate-level learners.

Sample Timetable - EAP1 (PDF 161.2 KB)

Students develop ability and confidence by focusing on:

  • Developing vocabulary
  • Effective communication
  • Writing summaries, essays and reports
  • Relevant note-taking
  • Collaborative group work
  • Presentation skills


Students are assessed on their academic language, research and study skills across the following areas:

  • Academic writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening and note-taking
  • Reading strategies and comprehension
  • Critical thinking and research skills

Course Progression

While many students progress steadily through their course, some students may need to spend additional time building their skills and confidence. It is important to note that you may need to repeat one or more levels if you are not making satisfactory progress. When thinking about your study plans, you may need to allow time for additional study before commencement of your intended degree.

Email the English Language Centre for further details