Academic English Preparation (AEP)

Australian National University (ANU)

Academic English Preparation (AEP) programme is a ten-week course designed to equip international students with the skills and knowledge needed to live and work in Australia and to transition successfully to other courses at ANU College. The AEP Programme aims to enable all students to develop their critical understanding and control of the English language for use in a wide range of formal and informal situations. It also aims to develop the level of competence required to meet the demands of ANU Access English, Foundation and Diploma programs. To progress successfully to the next level of AEP or the next course/program of study, students must achieve an overall grade of 60% and above with a minimum of 60% in each skill. Each student must achieve a score of 60% or more to successfully complete each level of AEP. No additional IELTS is required to progress to the ANUC Foundation Studies program or the ANU Access English course.

Course Fee:

International: $4,750

Entry Requirements:

IELTS: AEP 2 - Overall 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in each skill; AEP 3 - Overall 5.0 with a minimum of 4.5 in each skill; AEP 4 - Overall 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill. TOEFL (IBT): AEP 2 - Overall 33 (writing no less than 11); AEP 3 - Overall 40 (writing no less than 12); AEP 4 - Overall 52 (writing with no less than 16).


The AEP programme consists of 23 hours per week of face-to-face classroom instruction, including 2 hours a week of Supervised Study Time (SST), ICT and/or Study Skills.

Subjects you can Study:

English preparation

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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
ANU was set up in 1946 as the national research institution by the Australian Parliament to enhance the economic, social cultural and intellectual development of the nation. Part of the Group of Eight, ANU is recognised as one of Australia's leading universities for education and is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Students at ANU engage with leading minds and learn from world-class researchers, with six Nobel Prize winners and two Australian prime ministers among its staff and Alumni. With over 170 partner universities across 37 countries, students have the opportunity to make global connections by going on an exchange, undertaking an internship or participating in fieldwork.

ANU has a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, many of whom live in University residences. International students come mainly from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA, with significant numbers also coming from Europe, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand.

The campus is located in the centre of the nation's capital, Canberra. Canberra is a university city and home to many national institutions. Offering a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the city has a high concentration of national museums and galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants. For the active, the capital is etched with bike paths and walking trails, and is surrounded by stunning Australian landscape. Facilities on campus include a wide range of student accommodation, modern laboratories and teaching facilities, five main libraries, medical services, sporting fields, gym, food vans and cafes.

The University provides specialised services to assist students, including a tailored orientation program, Counselling and Health Service, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Disability Services and the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. There are also many student clubs and societies for a diverse range of sporting, social and other interests.

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