English Language

  • Applicants are required to provide evidence of having attained the minimum required score for:

i) the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL);
ii) the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
iii) the IIUM administered English Placement Test (EPT).

  • Applicants who have achieved the required score for IELTS or TOEFL must make sure that the results are still valid within the prescribed validity period of the relevant examination body.
  • Applicants for executive programmes shall be required to sit for the EPT. However, the Centres with executive programmes will decide upon the status of the applicants who have not met the minimum proficiency standard as stated in the table below, in accordance with the Centre’s guidelines.
  • Applicants may be exempted from the above rules if they have undertaken a regular programme of study and have graduated from universities that use English as the medium of instruction in English–speaking countries or who have graduated from the IIUM.
  • The required scores in TOEFL, IELTS or EPT for entry into the postgraduate programmes are as follows:
MSc.5005 .0
Overall band score
5 .0
Overall band score