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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
    • 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