Universities that do not require IELTS or TOEFL

Have you ever thought about studying abroad?

If you did, the United States of America, Canada and Britain would have been at the top of the list due to the excellent university options they offer.

However, you may face some difficulties related to the English language requirements.

This is the case with many international students who are not native speakers of this language.

As they find the TOEFL and IELTS exams a great challenge and an obstacle that stands in the way of achieving their ambition,

Because they are unfamiliar with this language, and because of the high costs of taking and preparing for these exams.

Although it may seem impossible, it is nonetheless real and possible.

The following is a list of the best universities that do not require English in these countries:

First: the United States of America

International students from non-English speaking countries do not need to obtain a TOEFL or IELTS certificate in a number of American universities, even if these tests are among the conditions of application,

Some universities have the possibility to exempt the applicant from this requirement.

There are also some majors and study programs that do not need these two certificates

The following are a number of American universities that allow access to them without the need for TOEFL or IELTS

1- State University of New York

When applying to study at SUNY, students may attach one of the following certificates with their application:

TOEFL iBT test certificate online.

IELTS Academic Certificate.

Pearson Academic Test Certificate.

Cambridge English Test Certificate at C1 or C2 level.

iTEP International Test of English Proficiency

It is a universal test approved in many countries of the world, and is also used by some companies and governments such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

University applicants are exempted from certificates of proficiency in the English language if one of the following conditions is met if:

the applicant’s native language is English.

applicant has studied in schools/colleges/universities that use English as the only language of instruction (an option available in some Arab universities and schools) for at least 3 years when submitting the application.

the applicant studied in schools, universities or colleges, and obtained his certificate in English (universities that offer some programs in English in addition to other languages).

2- University of Iowa

Students wishing to attend Iowa Research University in Iowa must provide evidence of their English language proficiency through a proficiency test such as TOEFL or IELTS.

 In this case, they will have the opportunity to obtain an unconditional admission to the university.

However, students who do not possess these certificates still have the opportunity to apply for conditional admission,

They commit themselves to enroll in the Iowa Intensive English Program and pass its exams before moving on to study the desired major.

3- University of Arkansas

As with the University of Iowa, students from non-English speaking countries should

Provide evidence of their proficiency in this language, such as TOEFL or IELTS certificates, to obtain unconditional admission and start studying their specialization immediately.

While students who do not meet these requirements can be granted conditional admission to the university,

They enroll in an intensive English language study program at the Spring International Language Center, known as SILC.

This is before starting to study their chosen specialization when applying to the university.

4- University of Dayton

In order to enroll at the University of Dayton, you must attach a certificate of your English language proficiency with your application,

Where you can submit any of the following certificates:

 Online TOEFL iBT score of at least 80. IELTS score of at least 6.5.

iTEP International Test of English Proficiency with a minimum score of 4.5. Pearson Test Certificate (PTE) with a score of at least 60.

If you are academically eligible to enter a university but do not meet the English language requirements,

You can get conditional admission, where you will take an English language placement test upon your arrival in the United States.

Accordingly, you will enroll in an intensive English language program at the University of Dayton.

It is worth noting that attendance at the program is mandatory and you must continue it until you reach the appropriate level required

Before you can continue your studies in your chosen major

Second: Canada

Many Canadian universities do not require international students to have proof of language proficiency.

Also, applicants who studied in institutions that offer their programs in English (schools, institutes or colleges) are exempted from attaching a language proficiency certificate in their applications.

All you need are above-average academic results and good SAT or GRE scores

In addition to fulfilling other registration requirements,

Canadian universities realize that graduates from internationally recognized institutes and universities undoubtedly have an adequate understanding of the English language.

1- Brock University

Brock University is a public research university located in Saint Catherine, Ontario.

Like other universities that teach in English, this university requires applicants to provide proof of their proficiency in the English language,

However, applicants who have completed their high school years at an English-taught institution

(such as some international schools in the Arab world) to apply for an exemption from this proficiency test.

In this case, they must attach their application to

Official request for this exemption

2- University of Saskatchewan

English is the language of instruction and examinations at the University of Saskatchewan.

Therefore, students wishing to enroll in this university must possess an appropriate academic level in the English language.

The applicant can prove his competence in one of the following ways:

Obtaining a high school diploma in English (from an international school whose programs are taught in English).

Completion of post-secondary studies (Bachelor’s) in English. Obtaining a certificate of proficiency in the English language (TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson…etc).

Enroll in an intensive English language program at the university before starting the study of the desired specialization.

Obtaining one of the international high school certificates such as: IB International Baccalaureate, AP Advanced Placement Test, and others.

If the student is not able to prove his proficiency in the English language by one of the previous means,

He can still apply for admission to the following colleges:

To be enrolled in the English for Academic Purposes program

At the university: College of Arts and Sciences. College of Agriculture and Bioresources. College of Engineering. Faculty of Education.

Edwards School of Business.

Faculty of Kinesiology (Body Kinesiology).

3- University of Winnipeg

The University of Winnipeg offers applicants several options that they can submit to demonstrate their English language proficiency.

In addition to the TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson exams, students can enroll in one of the university’s intensive English programs full or part-time.

As well as the following options:

 3 years of study at a high school, university or college whose programs are taught in English.

A minimum score of 4B on the IB Exam

or a minimum score of 3B on the AP Exam.

4- University of Regina

TOEFL and IELTS tests are not the only way to prove your English language proficiency and enroll in this university.

You can do this through the following options:

Completed post-secondary studies (bachelor’s) at a university or institution taught in English,

You can learn about the names of universities whose graduates are exempted from English proficiency tests through this list.

Enrollment in the English as a Second Language program

ESL at the University of Regina and completion of ESL level 050.

Submit an English language test other than TOEFL and IELTS

Third: Britain

If you decide to study in the UK,

 Perhaps you realize that your level of English must be advanced, as most British universities require applicants to attach an IELTS certificate as proof of their proficiency in the English language.

However, you can enroll in a number of universities in the UK if you can prove your English language skills by means other than this test.

There are three ways to do this:

Get high marks in English in high school.

 If you achieved results above 60% during the secondary grades: tenth, eleventh and twelfth,

The university can accept your application without the need for an IELTS test.

Studying in a secondary or university educational institution that offers its programs in English, and obtaining high academic results from it.

Conduct an online interview with an evaluation committee from the university you are applying to via Skype, for example, to determine your English level.

Among the most important British universities that do not need an IELTS certificate to enroll in, we mention the following:

Sheffield Hallam University.

University of Warwick.

University of Basel.

Birmingham City University.

University of Bristol.

Swansea University.

London South Bank University. University of Geneva.

It is worth noting that the IELTS certificate is not only a requirement for admission to British universities, but also a condition of obtaining a Tier 4 visa for students,

Therefore, if you are exempted from taking this test at the university, you must obtain an official letter proving your eligibility to obtain a visa.

You must have noticed from the above that American and Canadian universities do not specifically require TOEFL or IELTS results,

 However, it confirms and requires that the applicant prove his proficiency in the English language.

Which is undoubtedly true, given that teaching in these universities is in English.

How can you enroll in it and succeed in your studies if you do not have an adequate level of language to ensure that you understand the subjects and communicate with teachers and colleagues?

Not only that, even if the TOEFL and IELTS tests are not mandatory for enrollment in these universities,

You will need it most often when applying for a travel visa.

source : for9a