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Most foreign students at Tasmania ‘take no formal English test’

Image: Noogz [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

More than half of the international students admitted to the University of Tasmania in 2018 did not sit a formal English language test to determine their level of capability, an independent review has found.

The review was commissioned by the university following media claims that tertiary institutes were waiving English tests to increase the numbers of fee-paying overseas students.

It found that in 2018, more than 900 international students either took informal tests or did not sit an English language test. More than 500 of these students were from China.

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