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English Language Requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Graduate applicants are required to provide a TOEFL score of 550 (iBT: 79) with a score of 5.0 (iBT 20) in English Writing in order to be admitted to the regular programs, or a TOEFL score of 450 (iBT: 45) to be admitted to the Language Center.

Graduate applicants to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences with a score between 500 and 547 (iBT: 61 and 77) may enroll in the Language Center.

IELTS: International English Language Testing System

Al Akhawayn University accepts a valid IELTS score from the International English Language Testing System.

It can replace the TOEFL to measure a candidate’s proficiency in the English language.

International TOEFL (iBT)

To learn more about the International TOEFL and register for a test, you can access the TOEFL website at Applicants who intend to take the International TOEFL should make arrangements ahead of time and take into account the Al Akhawayn application deadlines. International TOEFL score reports should typically be received at the Office of Admissions before June 30th for the fall semester and November 30th for the spring semester. International TOEFL score reports usually take four to five weeks to arrive. TOEFL results must be sent directly from the testing agency to the university. The Al Akhawayn TOEFL institutional code number is 0125.

Al Akhawayn Institutional TOEFL

Applicants who are unable to take the International TOEFL should make arrangements to take the Al Akhawayn Institutional TOEFL. Al Akhawayn University administers an institutional TOEFL prior to the beginning of the fall and/or spring semesters.

The TOEFL is administered only to students who have applied for admission to Al Akhawayn University. These scores are valid only for admission to Al Akhawayn University and may not be valid for other purposes. In the case of multiple valid TOEFL scores, the Office of Admissions will consider the highest score.

Graduate Entry

Graduate Exemption from the Language Center

Graduate candidates can be exempted from the Language Center’s Intensive English Program if they satisfy all of the following conditions:

  • Writing sub-score is 6.5 or more
  • Reading sub-score is 6.5 or more
  • Overall IELTS band is 6.5 or more

Minimum Requirement for Graduate Entry into the Language Center

Graduate candidates must have an IELTS band of 5.5 in all four skills as a minimum.