Proof of English Proficiency

Many of the programmes at USJ requires proof of proficiency in English so that applicants can demonstrate they have the ability to engage in coursework and excel in USJ’s learning environment.

All applicants to programmes that require proof of English proficiency, including those for all Bachelor degrees and the Foundation Year in Philosophy programmes. They are required to demonstrate some evidence of having studied English to an appropriate level before applying to USJ. For example, normally a score of 5.5 in the IELTs or TOEFL (iBT) 46 and above issued with two years from the intended programme enrolment term, would indicate an acceptable level of proficiency on entry. Those applicants who have a score of 6.0 in IELTs or 60 out of 120 TOEFL (iBT) may apply for direct exemption from English classes.

If applicants to the above-mentioned programmes are unable to produce adequate proof of meeting the English requirements, then they will be required to take an English placement test, after being accepted into the university. Applicants whose English placement test results fall below C1 level will be required to take additional courses in the English language. However, the applicants who achieve C1 level may be exempt from English classes at the discretion of the English Language Centre director, while those who achieve B2 or C1 level may also apply for the English exemption exam and if they achieve a high B2 (B2+) or above grade may be exempted from English classes.

Non-local applications to Master and Doctoral programmes must take an English level assessment interview at USJ, or demonstrate proficiency by providing a certificate with a grade equivalent to the IELTS overall score of 6 or above. Applicants may be exempt from this requirement if they (a) are from an English-speaking country or (b) can provide a declaration which proves that their Bachelor/Master’s degree was obtained from a university where the medium of instruction was English.

Last Updated: November 25, 2022 at 3:23 pm