Do I need to submit an English test certificate?
A fluent command of written and spoken English is essential for every course that the Department offers. All applicants who do not speak English as a native language are asked to submit a satisfactory IELTS or TOEFL test certificate at the higher level. If you do not do so, your application will still be considered but you should be aware that any offer of admission may be made conditional upon the submission of a satisfactory test certificate. If you think that your command of English is good enough to warrant exemption from this requirement, then you should make your case in a separate statement and include it with your application materials. The minimum requirements are as follows:
- IELTS: an overall score of 7.5, with at least 7.0 in each component;
- TOEFL ibt: (internet-based TOEFL test) an overall score of 110, with specific minimum scores in each component.
Please note that a certificate that is more than two years old is not acceptable.