9. TOEFL, IELTS or TOIEC Score Report
English Test Score requirements
An official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score is required of applicants whose native language is not English or who did not study at the university level in English in the countries noted below Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA are considered as native English speaking countries. See the Exemption policies below Categories A and B. All those not included in those categories are required to submit official test scores, without exemption.
*Note: IELTS includes General Training and Academic Modules in the reading and writing sections. You should take the Academic Modules.
**Note: You may also submit an official TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) score certificate.
However, we strongly recommend you to take a TOEFL or IELTS test.
**Note for the domestic special screening applicants: TOEIC IP TEST taken at their sponsoring organizations are acceptable. Please contact us for further instructions.
The test score is valid as part of the application documents for admission if it was obtained within the two years prior to the time of enrollment. (Valid test dates are provided in “Admission Schedules”).
Please note that we accept only original score report(s) directly sent to us from ETS or the British Council (or an IELTS test center).
IUJ’s institution code for TOEFL score reporting is 0712.
Please make your test appointment early enough to allow your scores to be reported before our due date (please refer to “Score Delivery” for guidance).
Your TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC test information must be correctly note in the appropriate section of the online application. If you are exempt from submitting a test score (see categories below), you may indicate so in that section after carefully reading our exemption policies. If you have any questions be sure to ask the Admissions staff.
Information on the TOEFL is available from: TOEFL Service, Educational Testing Service
Information on the IELTS is available from: URL: http://www.ielts.org/
Information on the TOEIC is available from: URL: http://www.ets.org/toeic/
Note: English Test Exemption Policy
Those who fall into one or both of the following categories are exempted from submitting an English Test score (TOEFL, IELTS or TOEIC):
Category 1: Students whose mother tongue is English and who lived and were largely educated in one of the following countries: the U.S.A., the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland, where English is the national language.
Category 2: Students who have formally completed or are expected to complete an undergraduate or graduate program (in English) in one of the countries of Category 1.
Category 3: Students who have formally completed or are expected to complete an undergraduate or graduate program in an English-medium institution in one of the following countries: India, the Philippines, Singapore, or a Caribbean country such as Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago, where English is a primary institutional language.
Students who fall into Category 2 and 3 must submit evidence that the medium of instruction at the undergraduate or graduate university was (are) English.
NOTE: We are aware there are other countries where English is one of the official languages, and that other countries’ schools may be conducted in English. However, IUJ policies do not include them. All others are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS or TOEIC as part of their application documents.
Priority will be given in the admissions process to applicants who have at least the following English scores:
TOEFL: Paper-based exam 550
Internet-based exam 80
(No other English test score is accepted)
Those falling below the recommended test scores, but who are admitted to IUJ, are highly recommended (or in some cases, as a condition of admissions) to attend the Intensive English Program during the summer (8 weeks) before their first term of IUJ.
Note on IUJ English Classes Exemptions
Please be aware that on-campus English exemption tests will be administered in late September for the purpose of deciding which new students need to enroll in English classes that are held in the regular terms. Information concerning which new students are exempted from these on-campus tests is contained in the document, ‘English Exemption Policies for IR & IM Students’ which is included in the packet of documents sent to all admitted students.
Note on Japanese Language requirements: Applicants are not required to know any Japanese language because the medium of instruction at IUJ is English
– Applicants cannot substitute any other English-language ability test score.