Outgoing Exchange

English language proficiency

1.When is the deadline to submit the proof of language proficiency?

    The minimum language requirement for exchange program is TOEFL 88 & IELTS 6.5. The final language requirement depends on the host institution. If you submit your language score after the deadline, you will be considered as giving up exchange program. If your language score does not meet the requirements of the host institution, you may consider retaking the test.

    Please submit your language scores for the Fall 2022 exchange by 9am on 25 February 2022.

    For Winter/Spring 2023, language scores must be submitted by 15 June 2022.

2.Can I combine scores from multiple TOEFL tests to obtain a maximum score?

    No. Language scores are only acknowledged from the single test result. You cannot accumulate the highest individual scores from each part of different tests.

3.For example: I won’t get my TOEFL result until March. Should I submit the expired scores for now and update later?

    Expired scores are invalid, and you must submit valid proof.

4.Do I need to take GMAT?

    No. GMAT scores are not required for exchange programs, but a good GMAT score is certainly an advantage in the case of comparable interviewers, and it is not a substitute for TOEFL or IELTS language scores.

5.Acceptable Tests

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based test (iBT), including the standard at-home version (verify with host university before you take home version) or

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic – Note: applicants are required to take the Academic Reading/Writing test within IELTS, not the General Training Reading/Writing test.

6.In what situation can the language proficiency requirement be waived?

    Students who were full-time and received undergraduate degrees from four-year colleges/universities or international students (Non-Chinese Citizens) who is native English speaker. The language requirement will be waived at the time of nomination and the final language requirement for admission is subject to the partner institution.

7.Is there a special language requirement for non-English speaking host university?

    Being capable of speaking the local language is an asset during the nomination. Generally, you only need to prepare for English-teaching environment.

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