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  • TOEFL Requirements

    Applicants whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency and have official results sent directly to Monmouth University (code 2416). Official test scores must be sent to us directly from the testing center. Photocopies cannot be used.

    Requirements are:

    • TOEFL (Test Of English As A Foreign Language)
      • A minimum of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL; 213 on the computer-based test; and 79 on the Internet-based test. For test locations please visit www.toefl.org.
       
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System, minimum score required is 6)
    • CAE (Certificate of Advanced English)
      • Minimum score is B2.
       
    • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery, minimum score required is 77)
      • This test is under the auspices of the University of Michigan. It is often accepted by US and Canadian institutions as an alternative to the TOEFL and is given in some countries that do not offer TOEFL.
      • Score is based on a 100 point scale.
       

    Monmouth University will also accept international students who meet the University's regular standards for admission and who have successfully completed the ELS Language Services program at the master's level of English proficiency, which is completion of Level 112, in lieu of the TOEFL or other English proficiency exam. Conditional acceptance may be issued by Monmouth University to those students who elect to prove English proficiency by enrolling in and completing ELS Level 112.

     

    TOEFL Requirements by Country

    Country

    TOEFL Required

    Official Language

      Yes No  

    Afghanistan

    x

     

    Dari, Pashto

    Albania x   Albanian

    Algeria

    x

     

    Arabic

    Andorra x   Catalan

    Angola

    x

     

    Portuguese

    Antigua & Barbuda   x English

    Argentina

    x

     

    Spanish

    Armenia x   Armenian

    Aruba

    x

     

    Dutch

    Australia   x English

    Austria

    x

     

    German

    Azerbaijan x   Azerbaijani

    Bahamas

     

    x

    English

    Bahrain x   Arabic

    Bangladesh

    x

     

    Bengali/Bangla

    Barbados   x English

    Belarus

    x

     

    Belarusian & Russian

    Belgium x   Dutch, French, German

    Belize

     

    x

    English

    Benin x   French

    Bermuda

     

    x

    English

    Bhutan x   Dzongka

    Bolivia

    x

     

    Spanish

    Bosnia & Herzegovina x   Bosnian

    Botswana

     

    x

    English

    Brazil x   Portuguese

    Brunei Darassalam

    x

     

    Malay

    Bulgaria x   Bulgarian

    Burkino Faso

    x

     

    French

    Burma x   Burmese

    Burundi

    x

     

    Kirundi/French

    Cambodia x   Khmer

    Cameroon

    x

     

    French & English

    Canada   x English, French

    Cape Verde

    x

     

    Portuguese

    Cayman Islands   x English

    Central African Republic

    x

     

    French

    Chad x   French & Arabic

    Chile

    x

     

    Spanish

    China x   Mandarin Chinese

    Colombia

    x

     

    Spanish

    Comoros x   Shikomoro, Arabic, French

    Congo, Democratic Republic of

    x

     

    French

    Congo, Republic of x   French

    Costa Rica

    x

     

    Spanish

    Cote d’Ivoire x   French

    Croatia

    x

     

    Croatian

    Cuba x   Spanish

    Cyprus

    x

     

    Greek, Turkish, English

    Czech Republic x   Czech

    Denmark

    x

     

    Danish

    Djibouti x   French & Arabic

    Dominica

     

    x

    English

    Dominican Republic x   Spanish

    East Timor

    x

     

    Portuguese

    Ecuador x   Spanish

    Egypt

    x

     

    Arabic

    El Salvador x   Spanish

    Equatorial Guinea

    x

     

    Spanish

    Eritrea x   Tigrinya & Tigre

    Estonia

    x

     

    Estonian

    Ethiopia x   Amharic

    Fiji

    x

     

    English

    Finland x   Finnish

    France

    x

     

    French

    Gabon x   French

    Gambia

     

    x

    English

    Georgia x   Georgian

    Germany

    x

     

    German

    Ghana   x English

    Greece

    x

     

    Greek

    Grenada   x English

    Guatemala

    x

     

    Spanish

    Guinea x   French

    Guinea-Bissau

    x

     

    Portuguese

    Guyana   x English

    Haiti

    x

     

    French

    Holy See, The x   Italian

    Honduras

    x

     

    Spanish

    Hong Kong x   Cantonese

    Hungary

    x

     

    Hungarian (Magyar)

    Iceland x   Icelandic

    India

    x

     

    Hindi

    Indonesia x   Indonesian

    Iran

    x

     

    Persian

    Iraq x   Arabic

    Ireland

     

    x

    English

    Israel x   Hebrew

    Italy

    x

     

    Italian

    Jamaica   x English

    Japan

    x

     

    Japanese

    Jordan x   Arabic

    Kazakhstan

    x

     

    Kazakh/Russian

    Kenya   x English

    Kiribati

     

    x

    English

    Kuwait x   Arabic

    Kyrgyzstan

    x

     

    Kyrgyz, Russian

    Laos x   Lao

    Latvia

    x

     

    Latvian

    Lebanon x   Arabic

    Lesotho

    x

     

    Sesotho & English

    Liberia   x English

    Libya

    x

     

    Arabic

    Liechtenstein x   German

    Lithuania

    x

     

    Lithuanian

    Luxembourg x   Luxembourgish, French, German

    Macau

    x

     

    Portuguese & Chinese

    Macedonia x   Macedonian

    Madagascar

    x

     

    Malagasy

    Malawi   x English

    Malaysia

    x

     

    Malay

    Maldives x   Dhivehi

    Mali

    x

     

    French

    Malta x   Maltese

    Marshall Islands

    x

     

    Marshallese

    Mauritania x   Arabic

    Mexico

    x

     

    Spanish

    Mauritius x   French & English

    Micronesia

     

    x

    English

    Moldova x   Romanian

    Mongolia

    x

     

    Khalkha Mongol

    Monoco x   French

    Morocco

    x

     

    Arabic

    Mozambique x   Portuguese

    Namibia

     

    x

    English

    Nauru x   Nauruan, English

    Nepal

    x

     

    Nepali

    Netherlands x   Dutch

    Netherlands Antilles

    x

     

    Dutch

    New Zealand   x English

    Nicaragua

    x

     

    Spanish

    Niger x   French

    Nigeria

     

    x

    English

    North Korea x   Korean

    Norway

    x

     

    Norwegian

    Oman x   Arabic

    Pakistan

    x

     

    Urdu

    Palau   x English

    Panama

    x

     

    Spanish

    Papua New Guinea   x English

    Paraguay

    x

     

    Spanish

    Peru x   Spanish

    Philippines

    x

     

    Pilipino

    Poland x   Polish

    Portugal

    x

     

    Portuguese

    Qatar x   Arabic

    Romania

    x

     

    Romanian

    Russia x   Russian

    Rwanda

    x

     

    French

    Samoa x   Samoan, English

    San Marino

    x

     

    Italian

    Sao Tome and Principe x   Portuguese

    Saudi Arabia

    x

     

    Arabic

    Senegal x   French

    Serbia and Montenegro

    x

     

    Serbo-Croatian

    Seychelles x   Creole, English & French

    Sierra Leone

     

    x

    English

    Singapore   x English

    Slovakia

    x

     

    Slovak

    Slovenia x   Slovenia

    Solomon Islands

     

    x

    English

    Somalia x   Somali

    South Africa

     

    x

    Afrikaans, English

    South Korea x   Korean

    Spain

    x

     

    Spanish

    Sri Lanka x   Sinhala & Tamil

    St Kitts & Nevis

     

    x

    English

    St Lucia   x English

    St Vincent & the Grenadines

     

    x

    English

    Sudan x   Arabic

    Suriname

    x

     

    Dutch

    Swaziland x   Siswati & English

    Sweden

    x

     

    Swedish

    Switzerland x   German, French, Italian, Romansch

    Syria

    x

     

    Arabic

    Taiwan x   Mandarin Chinese

    Tajikistan

    x

     

    Tajik

    Tanzania x   Kiswahili

    Thailand

    x

     

    Thai

    Togo x   French

    Tonga

    x

     

    Tongan, English

    Trinidad & Tobago   x English

    Tunisia

    x

     

    Arabic

    Turkmenistan x   Turkmen

    Tuvalu

    x

     

    Tuvuluan, English

    Uganda   x English

    Ukraine

    x

     

    Ukrainian

    United Arab Emirates x   Arabic

    United Kingdom

     

    x

    English

    Uruguay x   Spanish

    Uzbekistan

    x

     

    Uzbek

    Vanuatu x   Bislama, English

    Venezuela

    x

     

    Spanish

    Vietnam x   Vietnamese

    Yemen

    x

     

    Arabic

    Zambia   x English

    Zimbabwe

     

    x

    English