English for academic purposes

English for Academic Purposes

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.

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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.

Leading into Term 1 Weeks of English Start Date End Date
Term 1, 2024
starts: Monday, 4 March 2024
(0 week: 26 February 2024) 
50 30 January 2023 09 February 2024
45 6 March 2023 09 February 2024
40 10 April 2023 09 February 2024
35 22 May 2023 09 February 2024
30 26 June 2023 09 February 2024
25 31 July 2023 09 February 2024
20 11 September 2023 09 February 2024
15* 16 October 2023 09 February 2024
10 20 November 2023 09 February 2024
5 08 January 2024 09 February 2024

*Start date for the Undergraduate Qualifying Program

Leading into Term 3 Weeks of English Start Date End Date
Term 3, 2024
starts:Monday, 1 July
(O Week: 24 June 2024)
50 05 June 2023 14 June 2024
45 10 July 2023 14 June 2024
40 21 August 2023 14 June 2024
35 25 September 2023 14 June 2024
30 30 October 2023 14 June 2024
25 04 December 2023 14 June 2024
20 22 January 2024 14 June 2024
15* 26 February 2024 14 June 2024
10 01 April 2024 14 June 2024
5 13 May 2024 14 June 2024

*Start date for the Undergraduate Qualifying Program

Leading into Term 5 Weeks of English Start Date End Date
Term 5, 2024
starts: Monday, 28 October
(O Week: 21 October 2024)
50 2 October 2023 11 October 2024
45 6 November 2023 11 October 2024
40 11 December 2023 11 October 2024
35 29 January 2024 11 October 2024
30 4 March 2024 11 October 2024
25 08 April 2024 11 October 2024
20 20 May 2024 11 October 2024
15* 24 June 2024 11 October 2024
10 29 July 2024 11 October 2024
5 9 September 2024 11 October 2024

*Start date for the Undergraduate Qualifying Program

EAP start dates leading to Terms 1,3 and 5 2024

 

Leading into Term 1 Weeks of English Start Date End Date
Term 1, 2025
Starts: Monday, 10 March 2025
(0 week: 3 March 2025) 
50 05 February 2024 14 February 2025
45 11 March 2024  14 February 2025
40 15 April 2024  14 February 2025
35 27 May 2024  14 February 2025
30 01 July 2024  14 February 2025
25 05 August 2024  14 February 2025
20 16 September 2024  14 February 2025
15* 21 October 2024  14 February 2025
10 25 November 2024  14 February 2025
5 13 January 2025  14 February 2025

*Start date for the Undergraduate Qualifying Program

 

 

Leading into Term 3 Weeks of English Start Date End Date
Term 3, 2025
starts: Monday, 7 July
(O Week: 30 June 2025)
50 03 June 2024 13 June 2025
45 08 July 2024 13 June 2025
40 19 August 2024 13 June 2025
35 23 September 2024 13 June 2025
30 28 October 2024 13 June 2025
25 02 December 2024 13 June 2025
20 20 January 2025 13 June 2025
15* 24 February 2025 13 June 2025
10 31 March 2025 13 June 2025
5 12 May 2025 13 June 2025

*Start date for the Undergraduate Qualifying Program

Leading into Term 5 Weeks of English Start Date End Date
Term 5, 2025
starts: Monday, 27 October
(O Week: 20 October 2025)
50 30 September 2024 10 October 2025
45 4 November 2024 10 October 2025
40 09 December 2024 10 October 2025
35 27 January 2025 10 October 2025
30 03 March 2025 10 October 2025
25 07 April 2025 10 October 2025
20 19 May 2025 10 October 2025
15* 23 June 2025 10 October 2025
10 28 July 2025 10 October 2025
5 09 September 2025 10 October 2025

*Start date for the Undergraduate Qualifying Program

EAP start dates leading to Term 1, 3, 5 2025 & Term 1 2026

 

 

Leading into Term 1 Weeks of English Start Date End Date
Term 1, 2026
starts: Monday, 9 March 2026
(0 week: 02 March 2026) 
50 03 February 2025 13 February 2026
45 10 March 2025 13 February 2026
40 14 April 2025 13 February 2026
35 26 May 2025 13 February 2026
30 30 June 2025 13 February 2026
25 04 August 2025 13 February 2026
20 15 September 2025 13 February 2026
15* 20 October 2025 13 February 2026
10 24 November 2025 13 February 2026
5 12 January 2026 13 February 2026

*Start date for the Undergraduate Qualifying Program

2024 ELP Breaks:

  • Monday 18 December 2023 – Monday 1 January 2024
  • Monday 22 April 2024 – Sunday 28 April 2024
  • Monday 12 August 2024 – Sunday 18 August 2024
  • Monday 23 December 2024 - Sunday 5 January 2025

2024 Public Holidays:

  • Monday 1 January 2024
  • Thursday 26 January 2024
  • Friday 29 March 2024
  • Monday 1 April 2024
  • Thursday 25 April 2024
  • Monday 6 May 2024 (Gold Coast Campus ONLY)
  • Monday 10 June 2024 (Lismore Campus ONLY)
  • Monday 7 October 2024  

2025 ELP Breaks:

  • Monday 23 December 2024 – Sunday 5 January 2025
  • Monday 21 April 2025 – Sunday 27 April 2025
  • Monday 11 August 2025 – Sunday 17 August 2025
  • Monday 22 December 2025 - Sunday 4 January 2026

2025 Public Holidays:

  • Wednesday 01 January 2025
  • Monday 27 January 2025
  • Friday 18 April 2025
  • Monday 21 April 2025
  • Friday 25 April 2025
  • Monday 05 May 2025 (Gold Coast Campus ONLY)
  • Monday 09 June 2025 (Lismore Campus ONLY)
  • Monday 06 October 2025

What will I study?

All English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes include:

  • 20 hours of face-to-face tuition per week from experienced and qualified TESOL teachers
  • 5+ hours of independent self-study
  • Classes focused on the development of academic and digital literacies needed for successful study in Australian universities.
  • Formative and summative assessments that develop students’ understanding of research, referencing, note-taking, presentations and SCU’s Learning Management System.
  • Access to library, computer laboratories and other university facilities
  • Program completion documents.

Successful completion of the EAP program may lead to enrolment in diplomas through to postgraduate qualifications. Please contact us for entry levels for specific programs.

What will it cost?

2023 Tuition costs:

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

*$420 for 16+ weeks in 2023.

 

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