English Proficiency - Transfer Students | Webster University Thailand

English Requirements

English Proficiency

Undergraduate

To demonstrate a satisfactory command of English, students whose first language is not English may be required to take an English proficiency test, such as TOEFL or IELTS. For all students whose first language is not English, a TOEFL score of 550 (paper based)/80 TOEFL iBT or better, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or better must be provided. Students who score less than the minimum TOEFL or IELTS requirements will be required to start their undergraduate studies as ESL students in order to improve their English language skills to the necessary level.

Graduate

To demonstrate a satisfactory command of English, students whose first language is not English may be required to take an English proficiency test, such as TOEFL or IELTS. For all graduate students whose first language is not English, a TOEFL score of 575 (paper based)/89 TOEFL iBT or better, or an IELTS score of 6.5 or better must be provided. Students who score less than the minimum TOEFL or IELTS requirements will be required to start their graduate studies as ESL students in order to improve their English language skills to the necessary level.

To find out more about the TOEFL or IELTS tests and to register for these tests in your own country, please visit the following sites:

http://www.ets.org/toefl (for TOEFL)

http://www.ielts.org (for IELTS)

Please check the Admissions Requirements sections for a complete list of English tests and equivalent scores that are accepted by Webster.

Applicants from Thailand

In order to facilitate students taking the TOEFL test, Webster Thailand arranges regular TOEFL exams (Institutional TOEFL tests). This works best for students who, for reasons such as unavailability on exam dates, are not able to take the TOEFL tests at a TOEFL center. A prospective student is allowed to retest multiple times just as with the regular TOEFL.

This institutional test is created and marked by the TOEFL board (ETS) and is accepted by all Webster campuses for admissions purposes. However, this test score may not be accepted by other American universities.

International applicants

Webster Thailand arranges the TOEFL exams (Institutional TOEFL tests) for overseas applicants at the beginning of every term. During the admissions process, if you have been conditionally accepted into the Webster program on the understanding that you will take a TOEFL test upon your arrival, then this test is the one you will be given.

Generally, students with conditional acceptance are advised of the TOEFL test dates during the admissions process. Your acceptance package will usually include the assigned date of your test. Students who take this test will be placed into the university courses as a regular student only upon receiving the required score. If students fail to achieve the required TOEFL score, then they are required to take the ESL Program. Due to time constraints, re-tests are usually not possible for overseas students who take the TOEFL on arrival.

If you are not sure about your English standing, then we strongly advise you to take a TOEFL or an equivalent test prior to coming to Thailand. Please note that students who do not make a TOEFL score of at least 400 may be denied admission into the ESL program.