English Language Requirement


In addition to the academic requirement required for the respective postgraduate programme, an applicant is also required to possess any one of the following :

(a)   a minimum overall score of 580 in TOEFL (paper-based) or 237 in TOEFL (computer-based) or 92 in TOEFL (internet-based testing);
(b)   a minimum overall band score of 6.5 in IELTS;
(c)   a minimum grade B in Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE);
(d)   a minimum score of 980 in English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT);
(e)   a minimum score of 500 in Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) (Critical Reading);
(f)    a minimum score of 22 in American College Testing Assessment (ACT);
(g)   a credit in English 1119;
(h)   a minimum credit B  in SPM English Language / "O" level English Language;
(i)     a minimum overall band score of 4 in MUET; or
(j)     any other qualification which is of equivalent level as determined by the Senate of the University.

All applicants must meet the required English Language requirement before being admitted to the approved programme of study.

Upon the recommendation of the Faculty, the Senate may exempt a candidate from the English requirement if the candidate had obtained the Bachelor's degree using English as the sole medium of instruction (letter from the University Registrar). The Faculty shall interview the candidate and recommend to the Senate for exemption, where appropriate.

There shall be no English language requirement for entry into all programmes for the award of a degree in Master of Arts (Chinese Studies).