Language Requirements

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EFFECTIVE SEMESTER 1, SESSION 2013/2014 ONWARDS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

Type of Programme Minimum Score (TOEFL)   Minimum Score (IELTS) Minimum Score (EPT)
Entry Requirement  

All programmes

Paper based

Computer based

Internet based

:

:

:

550

213

79

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Overall band score

EXCEPT for

Type of Programme

Minimum Score (TOEFL)

Minimum Score (IELTS)

Minimum Score (EPT)

Entry Requirement

PhD and Master’s of English Language Studies and English Literature Studies

Paper based

Computer based

Internet based

:

:

:

600

250

100

7.0

Overall band score

Not Applicable

PhD and Master's of Arabic Language Studies and Arabic Literature Studies

Paper based

Computer based

Internet based

:

:

:

500

173

61

5.0

Overall band score

5.0

Overall band score

PhD and Master’s in the AIKOL, IIiBF and KIRKHS (by research only and thesis written in Arabic Language)

Paper based

Computer based

Internet based

:

:

:

500

173

61

5.0

Overall band score

5.0

Overall band score

PhD and Master’s in the INSTED (by research only and thesis written in Arabic Language)

Paper based

Computer based

Internet based

:

:

:

450

133

31

4.0

Overall band score

4.0

Overall band score

Graduation Requirement

Clinical Programmes in Kulliyyah of Medicine (KOM)

Paper based

Computer based

Internet based

:

:

:

550

213

79

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Overall band score

ARABIC LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

Type of Programme

Minimum Score (APT)

Entry Requirement

Programme with Arabic as the medium of instruction. (Kindly refer to your offer letter)

7.0 Overall band score

 Ø  If deemed necessary by the department, a student pursuing a programme with English as a medium of instruction may be required to attain a minimum score in Arabic before being allowed to register for his research

Ø  If deemed necessary by the department, a student may be required to achieve satisfactory level of proficiency in any other language that is relevant to his research work before being allowed to register for his research

LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TEST

The English Placement Test (EPT)/Arabic Placement Test (APT) will be conducted during the first week of the orientation programme. Failure in attending this test might restrict you to successfully enroll as IIUM postgraduate students.

EXEMPTION FROM LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT/LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TEST

Ø  Exemption may be given to the following students:

o     English Language:

a. Students who have undertaken regular programmes of studies and graduated from universities that  use English as the medium of instruction in English-speaking countries (recognized by IIUM: United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia, New Zealand and Canada); or

b. Who have graduated from IIUM in a programme with English as the medium of instruction.

o     Arabic Language:

a. Students who have undertaken regular programmes of studies and graduated from universities that use Arabic as the medium of instruction in Arabic-speaking countries (recognized by IIUM); or

b. Who have graduated from IIUM in a programme with Arabic as the medium of instruction.

SPECIAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMME

Ø  A student who does not achieve the required scores will have an option to enroll in a Special Language programme for Postgraduates for a maximum of two (2) years prior to his admission into Postgraduate programmes. In such cases, the student will not be allowed to register for any courses of the Postgraduate programme.

(Tuition and academic administrative fees for this programme will be charged accordingly)

VALIDITY OF THE OFFER OF ADMISSION

Ø  An offer of admission issued to an applicant who does not satisfy the conditions stipulated in the above table shall remain valid for a period of two (2) years. Failure to attain the required scores in TOEFL, IELTS, EPT or APT within the two (2) years shall result in the automatic withdrawal of the offer of admission.

The above language requirement applicable to all students (Malaysian or International)