It is preferable that applicants submit a valid IELTS or TOEFL score with their application, but it is not required when applying.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
If you are shortlisted for interview and do not have an IELTS score (or equivalent) you will be required to undertake an IELTS test prior to interview. Australia Awards Myanmar will cover costs for this testing process. The Australian Government will offer support for English language training to applicants offered a provisional award on a case-by-case basis. Those eligible to receive the support will be notified after the selection interview.
As per Australia Awards Scholarship Policy Handbook, all applicants must have achieved an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or higher (with no individual band score of less than 6.0) or an equivalent TOEFL or PTE score prior to mobilisation. Australian universities may require a higher level of English language proficiency for admission. Successful applicants must obtain the minimum IELTS score (or equivalent) required for their respective institution/course, prior to mobilisation. This may be higher than 6.5 depending on the course of study selected.
The offer of an Australia Award is conditional upon IELTS requirements being satisfied. If an applicant fails to achieve the required IELTS within the designated time period the applicant’s Australia Awards Scholarship offer may be withdrawn.