English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is a university and TAFE preparation course for international students.

It's designed for international students with upper-intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.

EAP is made up of the following units:

  • EAP 4 - English for Academic Purposes Upper Intermediate
    A 10-week unit for students who wish to study academic English or gain direct entry into foundation studies, TAFE certificates/diplomas or higher education diplomas (Diploma of Business, Engineering or Information Technology) at VU.
  • EAP 5 - University Preparation Undergraduate
    A specialised 10-week unit for students who wish to enrol in a Victoria University undergraduate course.
  • EAP 6 - University Preparation Postgraduate
    For students with an advanced level of English who wish to enrol in a Victoria University postgraduate course.

You can also study EAP at one of our partner universities in China:

Benefits of studying EAP

  1. Over 95% graduation rates.
  2. Rapid progress in academic reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  3. Practice in lecture and tutorial note-taking.
  4. Direct entry to TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate courses.
  5. Extra support for students.

Course essentials

Course location Levels Course code Duration
City Flinders EAP 4 (Upper Intermediate)
EAP 5 (Advanced I)
EAP 6 (Advanced II)
VNEAP 10 weeks per level
CRICOS code Intakes Course fee Entry
082777E EAP 4: Every Intake
EAP 5: Intake 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 & 9
EAP 6: Intake 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 & 9
A$415 per week (plus an enrolment fee of A$200)* IELTS 5.0^, VU English Placement Test or completion of VU General English Intermediate (Level 3).

* All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD)

^ Overall score of 6, plus writing at 6, for EAP 6. Overall score of 5.5, plus writing at 5.5, for EAP 5

Study areas

EAP study areas include:

  • academic culture
  • academic writing (including research and referencing skills)
  • academic reading
  • academic listening
  • academic speaking (including tutorial and oral presentation skills).

Course dates

We offer intakes throughout the year. Our university preparation courses are only available at certain times of the year:

  • EAP 4 - Certificate and Diploma Preparation - available for all intakes.
  • EAP 5 - University Preparation Undergraduate (UPU) - available at intake 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 & 9.
  • EAP 6 - University Preparation Postgraduate (UPP) - available at intake 3, 4, 7, 8 & 9.

Course Enrolment date Start date End date Intake number
EAP 4 & 5 (Intake 1) 3 January 7 January 8 February 1
EAP 4 & 5 14 February 18 February 22 March 2
EAP 4, 5 & 6 21 March 25 March 3 May 3
EAP 4, 5 & 6 2 May 6 May 7 June 4
EAP 4 6 June 11 June 12 July 5
EAP 4, 5 & 6 18 July 22 July 23 August 6
EAP 4, 5 & 6 22 August 26 August 27 September 7
EAP 4, 5 & 6 4 October 7 October 8 November 8
EAP 4, 5 & 6 7 November 11 November 13 December 9

Course Enrolment date Start date End date Intake number
EAP 4 & 5 (Intake 1) 3 January 6 January 7 February 1
EAP 4 & 5 13 February 17 February 20 March 2
EAP 4, 5 & 6 19 March 23 March 1 May 3
EAP 4, 5 & 6 30 April 4 May 5 June 4
EAP 4 4 June 9 June 10 July 5
EAP 4, 5 & 6 16 July 20 July 21 August 6
EAP 4, 5 & 6 20 August 24 August 25 September 7
EAP 4, 5 & 6 1 October 5 October 6 November 8
EAP 4, 5 & 6 5 November 9 November 11 December 9

Preparing for a VU course

You will study an EAP course with VU English if you are required to complete English language studies to gain admission into a VU course.

View the course entry requirements for international applicants to find out if you already have the required English test results to study a VU course.

Submit an online course enquiry to VU International if you have further questions about your eligibility to study a VU course.

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