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English for Academic Purposes

The key objective of the English for Academic Purposes course (EA1) is to provide international students with a course that can help improve their English language, enabling them to pursue further study with Federation University. The course focuses on preparing assignments, taking notes and writing, grammar, communicating, making presentations and improving vocabulary.   Students will focus on academic English language skills to help them progress into Foundation Studies, Higher Education Diplomas or a Degree. This course is designed to help increase the diverse number of international students coming to Federation University.  

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course.  If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

English language requirement

EAP 4 – Entry IELTs 5.0 with no band less than IELTs 4.5
EAP 5 - Entry IELTs 5.5 with no band less than IELTs 5.0
EAP 6 - Entry IELTs 6.0 with no band less than IELTs 5.5

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: EA1

Fees are subject to change annually.

Please contact for fee information

Other fees

You will also need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

Term 2: 2415 (Winter): dates 22 April-5 July (10 weeks)
Term 3: 2420 (Semester 2): dates 22 July-23 Aug (10 weeks)
Term 4: 2427 (Summer): dates 18 Nov-7 Feb 25 (10 weeks)

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection.  You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per unit, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all courses is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this course overview including the availability of courses and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any course, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Global Professional School

Course coordinator

Fionna MacRae