Hong Kong students in Australia have poor English & need higher IELTS score to get into university
IELTS Grade Requirement Goes Up
New research by Dr Birrell from Monash University shows that foreign graduates of Australian universities have below standard English.
Over a third of the 12,000 graduates studies had poor English and near the top of this list were students from Hong Kong, HK SAR, China. It seems that the IELTS score required for entry will be raised from grade 5 to grade 6 or even higher. New Zealand may also follow on the back of this study.
So what can students in Hong Kong who are planning to study in Australian universities do? The answer is get prepared for taking the IELTS exam well in advance of your planned entry into university.
Plan to take the exam at least 6 months before you hope to start studying so that you have time to retake the test.
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