English Language Requirements

You must demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the ways listed below. Minimum requirements are shown.

Ways to demonstrate English language proficiency Undergraduate requirements Graduate requirements
TOEFL 75 (IBT) 80 (IBT)
IELTS 6.0 6.0 MS/MBA
6.5 PhD
PTE 53 58
Duolingo 90 95
EIKEN Grade 2A Grade Pre-1
WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. on English language exam C
SAT evidence-based reading and writing score 450
ACT Exam English section 19
An official “O” level or “A” level certificate in English C
ELI at UB Proof of completion of Advanced Level at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI)
One semester of College English Composition from an accredited American university C
An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Services) Level 112
International baccalaureate (IB) program “English A” higher level examination 4
Visa-seeking international applicants with secondary or post-secondary degrees from the United States and/or these select countries are exempt from providing proof of English proficiency with their application package. Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Canada (excluding Qu├ębec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Lesotho, Liberia, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, Zimbabwe

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