English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

International student Mayu Yamada (Japan) undertaking the English language academic pathway program through SCU college at Lismore campus

Set yourself up for success at Southern Cross University with our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. EAP will build on your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You will also improve your academic and digital literacy practices, including researching, referencing, note-taking, using the Southern Cross University Learning Management System, and giving presentations.

Which level should I choose?

Your EAP level will be selected based on your level of English language skills during your application.

  • EAP1 - Entry to courses with Academic IELTS 5.5 and 6.0 (CEFR B2)
  • EAP2 - Entry to courses with Academic IELTS 6.5 (CEFR B2+)
  • EAP3 - Entry to courses with Academic IELTS 7.0 (CEFR C1)

Students studying EAP must be on a student visa and class attendance is closely monitored as per the Attendance Policy for ELICOS Programs.

How to apply

Complete and submit an International Application for Admission form. Follow the instructions on the application form to submit your completed application.

Download the application form   

What will it cost?

2021/2022 Tuition costs:

  • $450 per week (20 hours face-to-face tuition + 5 hours self-study)
  • $240 enrolment fee (non-refundable).

Other:

  • $300 Workplace Observation placement fee.

View the Homestay costs

When can I start?

Our intensive EAP program runs three times a year, just before university classes begin. Individual students’ EAP pathway lengths vary, depending on the number of weeks they require to enter their university course.

EAP start dates leading to sessions 1, 2 and 3, 2022/2023

Leading into SessionWeeks of EnglishStart DateEnd Date

Session 1, 2022 starts:

Monday, 7 March 2022

(O Week: 28 February 2022)

50 1 February 2021  11 February 2022
45 8 March 2021 11 February 2022
40  19 April 2021  11 February 2022
35  24 May 2021  11 February 2022
30  28 June 2021  11 February 2022
25  2 August 2021  11 February 2022
20  13 September 2021  11 February 2022
15*  18 October 2021  11 February 2022
10  22 November 2021  11 February 2022
10 January 2022  11 February 2022

* Start date for the Undergraduate Qualifying Program

Leading into SessionWeeks of EnglishStart DateEnd Date

Session 2, 2022 starts:

Monday, 4 July 2022

(O Week: 27 June 2022)

50 31 May 2021  10 June 2022
45 5 July 2021 10 June 2022
40  9 August 2021  10 June 2022
35  20 September 2021  10 June 2022
30  25 October 2021  10 June 2022
25  20 November 2021  10 June 2022
20  17 January 2022 10 June 2022
15*  21 February 2022 10 June 2022
10  28 March 2022 10 June 2022
9 May 2022 10 June 2022

* Start date for the Undergraduate Qualifying Program

Leading into SessionWeeks of EnglishStart DateEnd Date

Session 3, 2022 starts:

Monday, 31 October 2022

(O Week: 24 October 2022)

50 4 October 2021  14 October 2022
45 8 November 2021 14 October 2022
40  13 December 2021  14 October 2022
35  31 January 2022  14 October 2022
30  7 March 2022 14 October 2022
25  11 April 2022 14 October 2022
20  23 May 2022 14 October 2022
15* 27 June 2022 14 October 2022
10  1 August 2022  14 October 2022
12 September 2022  14 October 2022

* Start date for the Undergraduate Qualifying Program

EAP start dates leading to sessions 1-3 2022

2021 Breaks:

  • Monday, 12 April 2021 – Sunday, 18 April 2021
  • Monday, 16 August 2021 – Sunday, 22 August 2021
  • Monday, 20 December 2021 – Monday, 3 January 2022

2021 Public Holidays:

  • Friday, 2 April 2021
  • Monday, 5 April 2021
  • Monday, 3 May (Gold Coast Campus ONLY)
  • Monday, 14 June (Lismore Campus ONLY)
  • Monday, 4 October 2021

2022 Breaks:

  • Monday 20 December 2021 – Monday 3 January 2022
  • Monday 18 April 2022 – Monday 25 April 2022
  • Monday 15 August 2022 – Sunday 21 August 2022

2022 Public Holidays:

  • Monday 3 January 2022
  • Wednesday 26 January 2022
  • Friday 15 April 2022
  • Monday 18 April 2022
  • Monday 25 April 2022
  • Monday 2 May 2022 (Gold Coast Campus ONLY)
  • Monday 13 June 2022 (Lismore Campus ONLY)
  • Monday 3 October 2022
Leading into SessionWeeks of EnglishStart DateEnd Date

 

Session 1, 2023

Term 1, 2023

starts:

Monday, 6 March 2023

(0 week: 27 February 2023) 

50 31 January 2022  10 February 2023
45 7 March 2022  10 February 2023 
40 11 April 2022  10 February 2023 
35 23 May 2022  10 February 2023 
30 27 June 2022  10 February 2023 
25 1 August 2022  10 February 2023 
20 12 September 2022  10 February 2023 
15* 17 October 2022  10 February 2023 
10 21 November 2022 10 February 2023
5 09 January 2023 10 February 2023

*Start date for the Undergraduate Qualifying Program 

Leading into SessionWeeks of EnglishStart DateEnd Date

 

Session 2, 2023 

Term 3, 2023

Starts:

Monday, 3 July 2023

(0 week: 26 June 2023) 

50 30 May 2022 09 June 2023
45 04 July 2022 09 June 2023 
40 08 August 2022 09 June 2023 
35 19 September 2022 09 June 2023 
30 24 October 2022 09 June 2023
25 28 November 2022 09 June 2023 
20 16 January 2023 09 June 2023
15* 20 February 2023 09 June 2023
10 27 March 2023 09 June 2023
5 08 May 2023 09 June 2023

 *Start date for the Undergraduate Qualifying Program 

 

Leading into SessionWeeks of EnglishStart DateEnd Date

 

Session 3, 2023 

Term 5, 2023

Starts:

Monday, 30 October 2023

(0 week: 23 October 2023) 

50 03 October 2022 13 October 2023
45 07 November 2022 13 October 2023
40 12 December 2022 13 October 2023
35 30 January 2023 13 October 2023
30 06 March 2023 13 October 2023
25 10 April 2023 13 October 2023
20 22 May 2023 13 October 2023
15* 26 June 2023 13 October 2023
10 31 July 2023 13 October 2023
5 11 September 2023 13 October 2023

 * Start date for the Undergraduate Qualifying Program

 EAP start dates leading to sessions 1-3 2023

2022 Breaks:

  • Monday, 20 December 2021 – Monday, 3 January 2022
  • Monday 18 April 2022 – Monday 25 April 2022
  • Monday 15 August 2022 – Sunday 21 August 2022
  • Monday 19 December 2022 – Monday 2 January 2023

2022 Public Holidays:

  • Monday 3 January 2022
  • Wednesday 26 January 2022
  • Friday 15 April 2022
  • Monday 18 April 2022
  • Monday 25 April 2022
  • Monday 2 May 2022 (Gold Coast Campus ONLY)
  • Monday 13 June 2022 (Lismore Campus ONLY)
  • Monday 3 October 2022

2023 Breaks:

  • Monday 19 December 2022 – Monday 2 January 2023
  • Monday 17 April 2023 – Sunday 23 April 2023
  • Monday 14 August 2023 – Sunday 20 August 2023

2023 Public Holidays:

  • Monday 2 January 2023
  • Thursday 26 January 2023
  • Friday 07 April 2023
  • Monday 10 April 2023
  • Tuesday 25 April 2023
  • Monday 1 May 2023 (Gold Coast Campus ONLY)
  • Monday 12 June 2023 (Lismore Campus ONLY)
  • Monday 2 October 2023

Our English language programs


Contact SCU College

Dean, SCU College - Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic Quality)

T: +61 7 5589 3366

E: colldirector@scu.edu.au

Assistant to Dean, SCU College

T: +61 7 5589 3360

E: emily.pather@scu.edu.au

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