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.

HKEnglish.Com's one to one private IELTS tuition is the best way to get ready for the IELTS exam and will also help you improve your confidence in using English so that you can communicate with the other students.

One hour of 1-to-1 tuition is like 20 hours in a normal class. You have 100% attention from the teacher and instant correction of your mistakes.

We use cookies to provide a better experience for you on our website. By continuing to browse this website you give your consent for cookies to be used. Please read our Cookie Policy for more details.