Near East University English Language Requirements

For new students:

For the programs whose medium of instruction is English, all written work is assessed at standard international levels of academic English. Hence, all applicants for whom English is a second language are required to present a recent TOEFL or IELTS score or to pass a proficiency examination as a Near East University English language requirement. The Near East University English exam and its minimum accepted scores (for masters and doctoral programs) are listed below.

Required scores for TOEFL and IELTS at Near East University

English Language Test Minimum Score
TOEFL Paper-based 550
TOEFL Computer-based 173
TOEFL Internet-based 79
NEU Proficiency Interrview NA (Pass or Fail)

Near East University English Exam

Admission to the English Preparatory School Program

The majority of newly admitted students who have just completed secondary school studies spend their first Academic Year at NEU in the English Preparatory School Program. The main objective of this program is the development of proficiency in the use of English so that the student will be adequately prepared to undertake university-level studies conducted in the medium of English. A further objective is to help the student adjust to the NEU environment and develop the self-discipline and habits of study that will be essential for success in the university’s programs of study.

Admission Directly to Freshman Level

Any student admitted to NEU who can demonstrate proficiency in English deemed adequate for university-level studies may be permitted to register directly for freshman classes without enrolling in the English Preparatory School Program.

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