English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) prepares students for further studies at TAFE or undergraduate and postgraduate study at University. EAP is offered at three levels where students will gain practical experience with studying at university while improving their language skills.

SCU College EAP build on existing English language abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening. These units also prepare students for university study through developing their academic skills, such as: researching, referencing, using a Learning Management System, using plagiarism detection software, note taking, and giving presentations.

Students who successfully complete EAP at SCU can gain direct entry into Southern Cross University programs.

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Which EAP should I study?

EAP 1: A unit for students who need an SCU Language Test score of 6.0 (CEFR B2) to enter their undergraduate program (e.g. Bachelor of Business in International Tourism Management).

EAP 2: A unit for students who need an SCU Language Test score of 6.5 (CEFR B2+) to enter their under- or post- graduate program (e.g. Master of Business Administration).

EAP 3: A unit for students who need an SCU Language Test score of 7.0 (CEFR C2) to enter their postgraduate program (e.g. Doctor of Philosophy).

To study English for Academic Purposes students must be on a student visa under which class attendance is strictly monitored as per Attendance Policy for ELICOS Programs.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) entry dates

Lismore and Gold Coast:

EAP start dates leading to 2020 sessions

EAP start dates leading to sessions 1-3 2021

How to apply

English Language Program only - application form

Student stories

Halwat Khorsheed

Halwat Khorsheed, Iraq
Master in Professional Accounting

SCU College is really good. I have improved my English significantly. And, I'm now part of the multicultural family here at SCU College. Our teachers also know more than how to teach English, they know how to teach study skills for university. I am always surprised by their knowledge and advice. We are really well supported here at SCU College.

Salome Rangel González

Salome Rangel González, Venezuela
PhD Marine Science

I am studying with a very interesting group of students from many different countries. That is great because we can only use English when we are learning. The teachers use different strategies and we read about interesting topics. SCU College is really helping my English skills, and preparing me for my PhD studies. I have learnt lots about Australian biodiversity and culture.