Language Requirements

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LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

Type of Program

Minimum Score (TOEFL)

Minimum Score (IELTS)

Minimum Score (EPT)

Entry Requirement

All Arts Based programs

Paper based : 550

Computer based : 213

Internet based : 79

6.0 Overall band score

6.0 Overall band

score

All Science and Technology Based programs

Paper based : 500

Computer based : 173

Internet based : 60

5.0 Overall band score

5.0 Overall band

score

 

EXCEPT for

Type of Program

Minimum Score (TOEFL)

Minimum Score (IELTS)

Minimum Score (EPT)

Entry Requirement

PhD and Master of English Language Studies

and

English Literary Studies (KIRKHS)

Paper based : 600

Computer based : 250

Internet based : 100

 

 

7.0 Overall band score

-

PhD and Master of Arts in Teaching of English for Specific Purposes (KLM)

Paper based : 587

Computer based : 240

Internet based : 95

7.0 Overall band score

[6.0 (WRLS)]

-

PhD and Master of Arts in Teaching of Arabic for Specific Purposes (KLM)

Paper based : 437 - 473

Computer based : 123 - 150

Internet based : 41 - 52

4.0 Overall Minimum band

3.5 (WLS)

4.0 (R)

4.5 Overall Minimum band

3.5 (WLS)

4.0 (R)

PhD and Master programs with Arabic as the medium of instruction

Paper based : 425

Computer based : 113

Internet based : 30

 

3.0 Overall band

score

 

3.0 Overall band

score

 

PhD and Master programs with “Research Only” mode

AND

thesis written in Arabic Language 

Graduation Requirement

Clinical Specialist Training program (KOM)

Paper based : 550

Computer based : 213

Internet based : 79

5.0 Overall band score

 

5.0 Overall band

score

 

ARABIC LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

 

Type of Program

Minimum Score (APT)

 

 

Entry Requirement

PhD and Master programs with Arabic as the medium of instruction

7.0 Overall band score

 

 

PhD and Master programs with “Research Only” mode AND

thesis written in Arabic Language 

 

       

 

BAHASA MELAYU REQUIREMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

 

Type of Programme

Requirement

 

 

Graduation Requirement

PhD and Master programs with Arabic as the medium of instruction

PhD and Master programs with “Research Only” mode

AND thesis written in Arabic Language 

Pass Level 1 of Introductory course

 

 

 Ø  If deemed necessary by the department, a student pursuing a programme with English as a medium of instruction may be required to attain a minimum score in Arabic before being allowed to register for his research

Ø  If deemed necessary by the department, a student may be required to achieve satisfactory level of proficiency in any other language that is relevant to his research work before being allowed to register for his research

LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TEST

The English Placement Test (EPT)/Arabic Placement Test (APT) will be conducted during the first week of the orientation programme. Failure in attending this test might restrict you to successfully enroll as IIUM postgraduate students.

EXEMPTION FROM LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT/LANGUAGE PLACEMENT TEST

Ø  Exemption may be given to the following students:

o     English Language:

a. Students who have undertaken regular programmes of studies and graduated from universities that  use English as the medium of instruction in English-speaking countries (recognized by IIUM: United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia, New Zealand and Canada); or

b. Who have graduated from IIUM in a programme with English as the medium of instruction.

o     Arabic Language:

a. Students who have undertaken regular programmes of studies and graduated from universities that use Arabic as the medium of instruction in Arabic-speaking countries (recognized by IIUM); or

b. Who have graduated from IIUM in a programme with Arabic as the medium of instruction.

SPECIAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMME

Ø  A student who does not achieve the required scores will have an option to enroll in a Special Language programme for Postgraduates for a maximum of two (2) years prior to his admission into Postgraduate programmes. In such cases, the student will not be allowed to register for any courses of the Postgraduate programme.

(Tuition and academic administrative fees for this programme will be charged accordingly)

VALIDITY OF THE OFFER OF ADMISSION

Ø  An offer of admission issued to an applicant who does not satisfy the conditions stipulated in the above table shall remain valid for a period of two (2) years. Failure to attain the required scores in TOEFL, IELTS, EPT or APT within the two (2) years shall result in the automatic withdrawal of the offer of admission.

The above language requirement applicable to all students (Malaysian or International)

 

ENGLISH AS A MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION AT THE INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA (IIUM)

Certification Letter duly signed by the Dean of CPS related to the above. (Certification Letter)