WCIU English Requirements

  • Students enrolled in English language programs may take courses in a language other than English with the approval and supervision of WCIU faculty. All such courses must be taught by an academically qualified instructor. If written work is submitted by the student in a foreign language, in compliance with such courses, they must be graded by a qualified instructor who is fluent in the language, and has been approved by the WCIU. Any grade assigned must be recorded with the four-point system used by WCIU.

Applicants to English language programs whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate the ability to study and complete assignments in English at the graduate level. The ability to study at the graduate level in English may be demonstrated in one or more of the following ways:

  • TOEFL score of 90 (for the internet-based test) or 550 (paper-based test)
  • IELTS score of 6.5

When enrolled in a WCIU English language program, foreign students are expected to enter the program with high English language reading competence. They must also have reasonable audial comprehension and be able to communicate with faculty and each other in spoken English. WCIU does not always expect the student to generate major academic work in English, recognizing the that work may be of much greater value in their own language. At faculty discretion, work may be submitted in another language. In such cases, the work will be assessed and evaluated by a WCIU approved qualified faculty the is fluent in the language. Any grade assigned must be recorded with the four-point system used by WCIU.

If you have any questions, or need further information, please email admissions@wciu.edu.