Proof of English Proficiency

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.

Applicants to programmes that require proof of English proficiency may satisfy this requirement by submitting a certificate demonstrating adequate English proficiency issued within two years from the intended programme enrolment term.

All applicants to Bachelor degree, Associate diploma, and the Foundation Year in Philosophy programmes are required to show some evidence of having studied English to an appropriate level before applying to USJ. For example, a score of 5.5 in the IELTs or 46 and above in the TOEFL (iBT) tests would indicate an acceptable level of proficiency on entry.

In addition, all entrants to USJ will be required to take an English placement test, after being accepted to the university. Applicants whose test results do not meet the minimum requirement will be required to take additional courses in the English language.

Non-local applications to Master and Doctoral programmes must demonstrate proficiency by providing a certificate with a grade equivalent to the IELTS overall score of 6 or above. The certificate must have been issued within two years from the intended programme enrolment term. 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. Depending on interview performance, applicants unable to provide the external proof of English proficiency equivalent may be required to take the English placement test administered by USJ. 

Last Updated: October 6, 2021 at 1:38 pm