Bridging English Entry Program

Skills for University

Learn English to prepare you to study a master’s degree at James Cook University Brisbane. Students who complete this course will have a range of academic skills to take them to Masters university study, including:

  • Essay, data reporting, summary, reflection and business letter writing
  • Speaking competency in presentations and tutorials on a range of academic topics
  • Ability to comprehend complex academic reading texts such as business case studies
  • Ability to comprehend complex listening texts (academic lectures) on a range of issues

The course uses an IELTS based model to develop your academic skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Your self-study program allows you to consolidate and practice your grammar and reading skills every week. A continuous weekly assessment model and individual feedback allows you to monitor your progress.

All BEEP Students get FREE Elective and Events. Check out our Calendar HERE

CRICOS Code: 088422F

Fees & Dates 2024/2025

Key Features


Entry Requirements

Program Duration in weeks Hours per week Intake Fees ($AU)
Bridging English Entry Program
CRICOS Code: 088422F
10 25

2024: 4 March; 24 June; 21 October

2025: 3 March; 23 June

$360 per week + $15 per week
learning materials
Other Fees  
Acceptance of Enrolment Fee AU$250 (non-refundable)
Course Deposit On application
Overseas Student Health Cover OSHC is provided by Allianz. Pricing is subject to student’s specific circumstances.
Re-issuance of Certificate or Statement of Attainment $25 per page

NOTE: These fees come into effect as of the 1st May 2022. Fees and charges are quoted in Australian dollars and are subject to change without notice. Sarina Russo Institute reserves the right to change details at any time. This includes schedules and fees.

  • Entry into James Cook University Masters programs
  • Realistic learning approach to language learning
  • Further introduces students to Australian tertiary level learning culture.
  • Develops and enhances language skills for successfully undertaking all aspects of student life at tertiary level.
  • Free academic writing workshops held weekly

8:30am – 10:30am 2 hours Class session one Monday – Friday
11:00am – 1:00pm 2 hours Class session two Monday – Friday

Please note: class time can be scheduled anywhere between 8:30am and 7:30pm. Students are responsible for checking their own timetable on the Student Portal each week for class times.

Students are required to be at least 17 years of age, to commence study in English Language programs at Sarina Russo Institute.

All students entering the Bridging English Entry Program will be required to have met the relevant, nationally accepted academic requirements specific to their countries of origin.  In addition, the following the minimum English language requirements are set based on the IELTS empirical research which states English language production improves by half a band score every 10 weeks:

Bridging English Entry Program 6.0 with no band below 6.0 50
(No Communicative Skill below 46)
79 (minimum score of 19) 550 minimum written score of 4.0 First Certificate of English
Grade A, score 80 Cambridge English: Advanced Grade C score 53


  • IELTS General Training will also be accepted for entry into SRI English courses.
  • Results more than two years old will not be accepted.
  • The SRI placement test will need to be undertaken.