What are the minimum English language requirements (e.g. TOEFL/IELTS test scores)?I still apply?

November 15, 2019

English is the official language of instruction and assessment at Khalifa University of Science and Technology. To be eligible for admission, applicants must achieve a minimum score of 91 iTOEFL (internet-based test) or academic IELTS with a minimum overall band of 6.5. The test must have been taken during the 24 months (2 years) preceding the application.

Subject to approval, the English test score requirement may be waived for an applicant who is:

  • A native English speaker who has completed his/her Bachelor/Master degree qualification in an English medium institution; or
  • A graduate from an English-medium institution who can provide evidence of acquiring a minimum overall academic IELTS score of 6.0 or a minimum TOEFL score of 79 iBT (or equivalent) at the time of admission to the completed Bachelor’s/Master’s degree program.

All applicants must provide evidence of meeting the English language requirement by uploading the relevant document with their application, even if he/she may be eligible for an exemption.