Universities accept IELTS 6.0 or Less

Your IELTS Score is Poor or Less Than 6?…. Don’t worry, some Australian Universities give admission to students with score less than 6 in IELTS.

Universities accept IELTS 6.0 or LessWhat is ELICOS program?

ELICOS Specially Designed for students who score less in IELTS. ELICOS programs have been designed for students who require English language training before commencing formal studies in Australia. There are other English language programs that a student can do, but the Australian government has an official ELICOS student visa especially for students who do one of these courses. To read more information about ELICOS you can visit their official website www.elicos.com .

Following universities accept IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 for their Master’s program. With ELICOS , your tension of low IELTS will be remove but still you will need more efforts to get admission in Australia.

Name of the University


James Cook University Townsville, Cairns, Brisbane
Southern Cross University Gold Coast, Sydney
Federation University ATMC Melbourne Campus
Charles Sturt University Sydney, Melbourne
Central Queensland University Rockhampton, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
University of Southern Queensland Sydney

Some popular courses offered by these universities are:

James Cook University

Master of Business Administration
Master of Professional Accounting
Master of Hospitality Management

Southern Cross University

Master of Business Administration
Master of Professional Accounting
Master of Hospitality Management

Federation University

Master of Business Administration
Master of Information Technology
Master of Information Systems

Charles Sturt University

Master of Business Administration
Master of Information Technology

Central Queensland University

Master of Professional Accounting
Master of Information Technology
Master of Information Systems

University of Southern Queensland

Master of Engineering
Master of Information Systems
Master of Professional Accounting

Students with less IELTS score can apply with ELICOS and get admission in Australian universities.

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  • What is the guarantee of these universities and Good job opportunities. Ielts Less than 6 has no meaning. so study hard and score good in Ielts.

  • Mrunal Funde
    March 25, 2014 8:18 am

    Please provide me university of Singapore how accept Ielts Less Than 6.

  • i have completed my betch in cse with 56% as i completed it in 2012 and having 1year work exprenc
    i have wrote ielts and got score of 6band
    my individual bands are speaking : 6 listinening :6.5 reading & writing :5.5
    can u sugesst me good universities for my profile as which having work permitt for part time job’s during study and shows job placement after complition of my pg their please give this information as soon as possible and if possible suggest me consltant how is good to process me in india

    • Hello Tejdeep if you need any assistance related to study abroad please contact me on my mobile no 9822102444. i will guide for study abroad courses in USA, UK, Canada etc Countries for abroad education.

  • sir. i am pursuing m.com 2year,but i want to go aus .i gave ielts test my score is 6 in lis 5.5w 5r.7s 6overall. which uni is best that accept 6 band plz reply as soon as b.com 58%.

  • hii, I got overall 6 bands with writing score of 5 bands in other i got 6 bands. so in which universities I can apply ?
    Thanks in advance

    • Hello kinjal you can apply to below list of universities where they accept Ielts less than 6.

      NewYork Institute of Technology, Manhattan
      NewYork Institute of Technology, Old Westbury
      Northwest Baptist Seminary
      Northwestern Polytechnic University
      Notre Dame College
      Notre Dame de Namur University
      Nova Southeastern University
      Oklahoma City University
      Oklahoma Panhandle State University
      Oregon Institute of Technology
      Oregon State University
      Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
      Point Loma Nazarene University
      Point Park University
      Robert Morris University
      Rockford College
      Roger Williams University
      Rowan University, Camden
      Rowan University, Glassboro
      Saginaw Valley State University
      Saint Michael’s College
      Saint Peters College
      SalemState College
      ScillerInternational University, Florida
      SienaHeights University
      SiliconValley University
      SouthernOregon University
      St. Ambrose University
      St. John’sCollege, Annapolis
      St. John’sCollege, Santa Fe
      State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College
      Texas A&M University, College Station
      Texas A&M University, Kingsville
      Tiffin University
      Troy University
      TrumanState University
      UnionGraduate College

      University of Central Missouri
      University of Charleston
      University of Colorado, Boulder
      University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
      University of Evansville
      University ofFlorida
      University ofHawaii, Hilo
      University of Houston, Clear Lake
      University of Idaho
      University of La Verne
      University ofMaine, Orono
      University ofMassachusetts, Boston
      University of Memphis
      University of New Haven
      University ofNorth Alabama
      University of Northern Virginia
      University of South Dakota
      Universityof Southern Indiana
      Universityof Tennessee, Chattanooga
      University of Texas, El Paso
      University of the Cumberlands
      University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
      Universityof Wisconsin, Parkside
      Universityof Wyoming
      Upper IowaUniversity
      Utah StateUniversity
      Virginia International University
      Virginia PolytechnicInstitute and State University
      West Chester Universityof Pennsylvania
      West Texas A&MUniversity
      Western Connecticut State University
      WesternKentucky University
      Western Oregon University
      Wetminster College, Utah
      Wilkes University
      Wright State University
      James Cook University
      Southern Cross University
      Federation University
      Charles Sturt University
      Central Queensland University

  • hello sir,
    i got 6 bands in ielts
    5.5 in writing and listening and 6 in reading and speaking..
    i am b.com student form vansgu and i would like to do mba in uk(England)..
    so,can you tell me which is best uni. accept this score..
    thank you

    • If you want to study MBA in london,

      Please contact :a) London Business School (LBS)
      b) Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London
      c) Cranfield School of Management

  • Arpa Samadder
    January 8, 2015 4:06 am

    Arpa Samadder
    West Bengal, India
    E-Mail: arpa_iacs@hotmail.com or arpa530@gmail.com.
    Master of Technology (Bioinformatics), Department of Bioinformatics, West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata (2011-2013) 87%
    Master of Science (Biochemistry), Department of Biochemistry, University of Mysore, Mysore (2008) 65%
    Bachelor of Science, Department of Chemistry, University of Calcutta, Kolkata (2006) 50.125%
     Project Assistant, Computational Biology Group, Department of Theoretical Physics, Supervisor- Prof. Jayprokas Chakrabarti, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, West Bengal, India (2012 – Till Date)
     Assistant Teacher of Samar Smriti Uchcha Vidyalaya, Kolkata (2009-2010)
     Project assistant in the laboratory of Prof. Jayprokas Chakrabarti (continuing) Computational Biology Group, IACS, India (2012-Till date)
     Participated in NIBMG Winter School on “From GWAS Hits to Targeted Resequencing” at the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani. 3rd march to 8th March 2014.
     Participated in 4th Indian Peptide Symposium at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India, 21st -22nd February 2013.
     Participated in the National workshop ‘Genes, Proteins and Pathways’ organized by the DBT-BIF centre Department of Bioinformatics, School of Biotechnology and Biological sciences 13th-14th March 2012.
     Participated in the workshop ‘Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics’ organized by International centre for Stem Cells, Cancer and Biotechnology (ICSCCB), Pune, India 24th -28th December 2012.
    1. Mitra S, Samadder A, Das P, Das S and Chakrabarti J. Eukaryotic tRNA paradox. J Biomol Struct Dyn.2014, Accepted [I.F: 2.983]
    2. Mitra S, Das P, Samadder A, Das S, Betai R and Chakrabarti J. Eukaryotic tRNAs fingerprint invertebrates vis-a-vis vertebrates. J Biomol Struct Dyn.2014, Accepted.
    3. Mitra S, Samadder A, Das P, Betai R and Chakrabarti J. The long and the short of long noncoding RNA (Under review).

    GRE_ 287 and IELTS -6.0
    I would like to request you please suggest me the list of universities where IELTS 6.0 will accept in the PhD program in biological science

  • Hi sir.i completed my pharmacy degree with 70% nd ielts score with 5.5 band..can u suggest me the best universities with my ielts nd aggrigat in master of bioinformatics for usa..

    • 1.California College of Pharmacy
      2.Connecticut School of Pharmacy
      3.Florida College of Pharmacy
      4.Kentucky College of Pharmacy
      are few options for you for Pharmacy course. just check ielts requirement of above course.

  • Hi, i would like to apply universities in Australia, im taking degree programme, which universities are accept ielts 6.0 overall and 5.5 for subtest?

  • Sir i have done with my ielts and the score is 6 overall
    Am i eligible for the best universities for pursuing masters in chemical engg??
    pls kindly suggest

  • sir,i have got 5.5 in my ielts L=6.5,R=5.5,W&S=5.0
    to do my masters in australia(Melbourne)please tell me the universities available without ELICOS course.

  • Hi sir i got over all 6 bands in Ilets and my scores were 6 in each part can you please suggest me some university in Canada for MBA. I have got expperiecne of 4years in travel industry.

  • hello mister 🙂
    i am an undergraduate student
    i got overall 6 (speaking=6 listening=6.5 reading= 5.5 writing=5.5)
    can u plz suggest me some cheap universities in australia.. 🙂

  • sir, i want to know university of pharmacy in japan where subjects are learned subjects in english especially master degree emphasis in pharmacognosy or phytochemistry or natural drug science.

  • pankaj kumar
    March 31, 2015 6:00 am

    Hi sir
    I got 5.5 band in each module I got 5 in one and in other got 5.5 so kindly suggest master course list in Melbourne with names of university


  • Hey i got 5.0 in ielts 6 in writin n 5,5.5 in listening n speaking n 4.0 in reading is that possible for me to get admission in southern cross unversity through elicos with this band plz tell me

  • i have a 6 band score on ielts and i hopefully want to study master’s on network engineering. however, i have no financial support from my family. where can i study for free and do my best? thanks very much

  • Hi

    Can I get an admission in mba supply chain management in Italy with band 6
    If so please provide the university names

    Thank you

  • Parm Ghuman
    May 28, 2015 5:17 pm

    I have 43 score in PTE.(5:5 Bands)
    But i have rejection from Federation University of Australia.
    Suggest me any other country for higher studies

  • Hi i got 61 in pte with 51 in speaking. Will university of sydney accept in score as overall score is 6.5 but speaking is 6 bands as per ields grading

  • Iqbal hussain
    June 3, 2015 8:16 am

    Hello sir i got 6 bands overall 5.5 in listening ang reading while 6 in speaking and writing plz suggest me any university in melbourn for master without elicos and i am social science student

  • suggest some suny or cuny colleges for ms in ee. gre 297. ielts 6. listng n reading 6.5 speaking 6. writing 5.5.

    • hi sir,
      My ielts score is 6, gre-283,academics-68% could you pls give some collages list for masters in chemical engineering in usa/canada.

      • Md. Abubakkar Shiddik
        February 12, 2018 9:24 am

        Hi there,I got overall 6 in IELTS. Listing 7.0,Reading 4.5,Writing 5.5,and Speaking 6.could you any one let me know ,m i eligible for masters in Australia? Thanks ..

  • sir i have got overall 5.5 band ,5.5 reading and listening and 5.0 in writing and speaking and i have done my 10+2 class in medical stream so which collage can accept me for my further study” plz rply”

  • Pranay patel
    August 9, 2015 8:36 am

    Hello Sir,
    I have got overall 5.5 bands with 6 bands in reading,5.5 speaking & 5 bands in both listening and writing section.
    I’m b.com F.T student.so can u plz suggest me which Australian universities I can get with this bands.

  • Pranay patel
    August 9, 2015 8:40 am

    Hello Sir,
    I have got overall 5.5 bands with 6 bands in reading,5.5 speaking & 5 bands in both listening and writing section.
    I’m b.com F.T student.so can u plz suggest me which Australian universities I can get with this bands.i want to do MBA

  • hlo mam or sir i have done general nursing midwifery diploma now i have recently passed PTE test with overall 6 bands. writing 6, reading, 6 , listening 6 or speaking 5.5.Tell me sir universities accept my scores for bachelor of nursing course or not…. pls suggest me.

  • I got overall 6 in ielts. (6.5lis,6wri,5.5spek n 5read) n have aggregate 54.5% in bachlore(3 years bachlore)
    I want to study further in Aus.. is it possible with my marks..pls suggest me

  • I have got 6 band in ielts.. Can I do mba in canada?

  • Sir
    I have completed my btech in mechanical engineering with 66% from kurukshetra university and my ielts score is 6 .
    Can i get admission in any college or university in Melbourne,Australia in MS .
    Plzz do rply..

  • Which university in canada accept 6 score band ?
    Thank you

  • sharanjit kaur
    October 21, 2015 11:08 am

    Sir, I have overall 6.5 bands in ielts with 5.5 speaking, 6 in writing, 6.5 in reading, 7 in listening.I want to apply at cqu Australia.m I eligible with or without elicos. Please tell me soon

  • Respected sir/mam,
    I have scored 6.5 in listening, 5.0 in reading, 5.5 in writing and 6.0 in speaking. I want to do MBA in london campus can u plz recommended which university should i apply for?

    November 7, 2015 1:56 pm

    Hello Sir,

    I have completed my Postgraduate in Master of Technology in Remote Sensing specialization from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India with score 9 out of 10. I have also completed my Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and communication with First class distinction Marks. I have got Band score 6 in IELTS exam. Now I am interested in PhD research work in Remote sensing/Geospatial analysis field of specialization.

  • hello my name is ashraf ali i got more den 46 in all bands n overall pte score in 53 can i apply for charles sturt university in australia

  • I have completed my b.tech in mechanical and want to do master’s.
    My ielts scores are 7.5 in reading and listening,6 in writing and 5.5 in speaking.
    In which universities i can go for studies,specially in adelaide.
    Please help

  • I have done my post graduation in m.com stream and I got 6.5 band in listening,6 in reading,5.5in speaking and writing.i want to get admission in M.B.A in James cook university.should I apply in this university with 6scores or not.please give me information regarding this.

  • Hilafu
    I have completed my Bsc in Agricultural Engineering with my under graduate GPA of 3.2/4. I Have IELTS over band 6, And i have taken GRE with score of 92 percentile at quantitative and 84 percentile at verbal.
    i would like to pursue my further studies at agricultural engineering or agro- economics in U.S.
    I am wondering what my chance would be on getting my dream.

    I appreciate your response in advance.

  • Hi all I want to study in masters in civil engineering in Australian universities
    My ielts score is 6
    L6.5. R W S 5.5
    B.tech 65%
    Can I get admission in any Australian universities with these scores without ELICOSE please suggest me
    Thank you

  • Hi,
    I am having IELTS score 6 along with L 6.5 R 6 W 5 S 6, can i get admission for masters in computer science program. Having 1 year gap also agg for BE is 55%

  • hi, im Samir from Nepal. i am interested in masters in business administration (MBA) or hospitality related field in these universities. i have 6.0 band score in ielts with 7.0 in speaking, 6.5 in reading, and 5.5 in listening and writing.am i eligible to get admitted in any of these universities? i did Higher diploma in international hotel management (6 semesters) with average score of 3.45 GPA.i need suggestions please.

  • Divya Sahithi
    March 3, 2017 3:12 pm

    Hello,hi..I’m sahithi,.i want to do masters in aeronautical or Mechanical engineering. I’m having band 6 in IELTS
    individuals(L-6.5, R-5.5, W & S-6) can you please suggest me the university which is capable for me? and also my aggregate in B.tech is 72% in aeronautical engineering .

  • Bishal Shahi Thakuri
    March 3, 2017 4:31 pm

    Hi, I am from Nepal and I have scored 5.5 in ielts with only 4.5 in writing portion. I contacted with some consultancies. According to them, there will be risk in applying for Visa. So, will you please help in finding me some Universities that will accept my kind of score?

  • Divya Sahithi
    March 20, 2017 6:25 pm

    Hi..I’m sahithi
    I have a band score 6 in ielts.
    Btech -72%
    I want to do MS in mechanical engineering. So I want to know the perfect universities in Melbourne Australia which accepts band score 6 in ielts for mechanical engineering
    And also without any conditionals.plz let me know fast..Thanku

  • rajinder kumar
    April 7, 2017 1:46 pm

    Hello Admin,

    I am Raj. I have done my B.Tech with Computer Science in 2010. Now I am been working with IT company since 2010. But now I want to do further study for Master Degree. Recently I got overall 6 Bands in IELTS. Please Suggest If I am available for further study. Please Advice some course and university if am eligible.


  • khaliunaa ganbaatar
    April 10, 2017 12:39 pm

    hi i got overall band 6 in ielts. Can i apply universities for scholarship? is that possible?

  • hi please tell me about study in australia and canada .i have completed b.pharm 2009-13 and m.pharm 2013-15,so further study MBA ???????????what should i do?
    L ;-6 , R,W,S -5.5 OVER ALL 5.5

    kindly reply on email nirav_sonic@yahoo.com +91 9033002567

  • hello sir,
    i have completed BBA and scoring L-7, R-6.5, W-5, S-5.5 overall 6 in IELTS. I want do my further study in Australia. what should i do now? please reply on email bikkisuba@gmail.com

  • sunil chhetri
    March 7, 2018 8:53 am

    hello, I completed my Bsc. bachelor in physics (major subject) secured 73% in aggregate. I am seeking for Masters program(Msc) in relevant subject. Currently, my IELTS overall bandscore is 6. Am i illegible for applying master degree in Australia??? help me out from this problem with proper suggestion.

  • Hi, I got overall 6.0 bands. Speaking & Writing :5.5 and Listening & Reading :6.0
    Can I get admission for Masters (Information Technology) in Melbourne…Kindly tell me which universities are offering Masters in IT with overall 6 bands

  • Dear Authority,

    I have Research Experience (more than 7 years ) with UKVI IELTS academic band score 6.0 (L-7.0,R-6.0 W-5.5, S-6.0)
    Ø Academic Background
    • MSc in Soil Science, 2011 ( cGPA: 3.80/4 )
    • BSc (Hons.) in Agriculture, 2009 ( cGPA: 3.70/4 )

    Could you please suggest me to complete my PhD in Agriculture/plant/life/biological soil/environmental science at any university in the developed country like Australia,UK,Canada.
    I would like to know the name of University where I can use My IELTS score 6.0 for admission in the UK, Australia.

  • Ankita Singh
    July 10, 2019 5:31 pm

    Hi ,I have completed my graduation in b.tech civil engineering in 2016 , now I have to pursue Ms in IT and recently got overall 5.5 with no less than 5 can I get addmision in Australian universities?

  • Hii i got 5.5overall band in Ielts Lis:6.5
    Speak & Read:5 write:6
    Can i get admission of Master in Engineering management or Information technology In Australia..
    i have 1year+ Industry Experience in Our Field…
    Can anyone help and suggest me for upcoming or Feb intake?

  • I had 6.5 IELTS (7.0 listening, 6.0 reading, 5.5 Writing and 8.0 Speaking). I also got 282 GRE Score excluding Analytics and 79% Academics in China, which schools can you recommend for me in Australia, US and Canada.

    • Gowrwar Anusha Kulkarni
      May 1, 2020 5:57 pm

      Hi I got overall 6 band (l 6.5, r 5.5, w 5.5, s 5) can I get admission in master’s in construction management. In bachelor’s I have 59%, and in diploma I have 68.58%. can you suggest the universities for my score.

  • Gaurang Pramodray Raval
    March 15, 2020 8:11 pm


  • Gowrwar Anusha Kulkarni
    May 1, 2020 5:59 pm

    Hi I got overall 6 band (l 6.5, r 5.5, w 5.5, s 5) can I get admission in master’s in construction management. In bachelor’s I have 59%, and in diploma I have 68.58%. can you suggest the universities for my score

  • Hi sir, can you help me out in providing names of college who require IELTS 6 band for masters in biology or biotech. In bachelor’s, I have 8.5 CGPA

  • Hi i got overall 6 band in ielts
    Speaking 6.5
    Listening 6.0
    Writing 5.5
    Reading 5.0

    Please suggest me some study options for melbourne (Australia )


  • I’ve got 6 as overall aggregate in ielts exam I’m looking forward to do my post-graduation in New Zealand I would like to know which are the university’s that accept ielts band 6 .im open to other countries too.ty

  • Saurabh samant
    January 1, 2021 5:11 pm

    I have got overall 6band, but in writing 5, speaking 5.5 , reading and listening 6.5
    12th passed out from Cbse board with science 58.4 %
    Which Australian college best for me

    • Hello Surabh,

      Please call us on 7875433456 or 787543366.

      For more information about Various Programs for Low IELTS Scores or which are suitable for you.

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  • Amit Chaudhary
    January 12, 2021 2:50 pm

    I have scored IELTS academic bands: Speaking 6, listening 6, reading 6.5, and writing 5.5. So If there is any univ for masters in mechanical engineering then please let me know. Bachelor; 7.1/10. Thank You

  • Hi. I have scored S=7,W&L= 6,R= 5.5 (ielts)overall=6. I have completed BE with 76% can I get admission for pg courses. If I can then please let me know the colleges.

  • Hlo sir
    I got overall 6.5 band but in speaking i got 5.5.
    Can i get visa easily and i get admission in p.g

  • Hi, I am looking for Phd positions in USA with IELTS6 or universities where accept IELTS=6 for PhD students. I have IELTS =6 certification
    I have Master of Chemistry.

  • Hi, I am looking for Phd positions in USA with IELTS6 or universities where accept IELTS overall 6.5 for PhD students. I got IELTS overall 6.
    I have Master of Chemistry.


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