Meeting English Language Requirements

You demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting your standardized English language test score that meets a minimum requirement. The acceptable standardized English language test scores vary by program and are usually included on the Program Page, and may include:

  • TOEFL internet-based test (TOEFL iBT)
  • TOEFL paper-based test (TEOFL pBT)
  • iTEP
  • DET (Duolingo English Test)
  • Other university-defined tests


CEFR TOEFL iBT IELTS Academic Duolingo English Test
C2 114 8.0 145
C1 95 7.0 120
B2 72 6.0 90
B1 42 5.0 60
A2 n/a n/a 25

Source: and as at July 2022.

The minimum English language test score requirements and equivalencies provided by SAF are for reference only, and applicants will receive counseling though the application process for their unique circumstances.


Meeting Other Language Requirements

For courses taught in languages other than English, you may be required to demonstrate proficiency in the language of instruction. 

This is usually provided by means of a letter of recommendation from a faculty member at your home university's relevant language department. However, you may also need to take a host university-administered placement test, or provide some other type of evidence. Your SAF Student Counselor will guide you through these details. 


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