English language requirements

English language is a prerequisite for postgraduate studies in SQU. Where language of instruction is English and Arabic, post-graduate diploma, master's and doctoral programs required evidence of the minimum English proficiency for admission. Proof of English proficiency must be demonstrated by either:

  • IELTS Academic: International English Language Testing System.
  • Internet-Based TOEFL( iBT): Test Of English as a Foreign Language.

 

Please Note:

  • The English language requirements may vary between programs, you can check English requirement for each program from program details.
  • Test scores are valid for 2 years from the test date until the date of the announcement. 
    • Institutional TOEFL test is not acceptable
  • The University reserves the right to withdraw any offer of admission if an applicant fails to meet the minimum English language requirements for the program to which he or she has applied.

 

The University will use the following table for comparison between IELTS and  TOEFL scores:

 

 

 

 

IELTS

 

 

TOFEL

 

 

 

iBT

 

cBT

 

 

pBT

 

7.5-9

113-120

263-300

625-680

7.0

100

250

600

6.5

90-91

232

575

6.0

79-80

213

550

5.5

69-70

196

525

5.0

59-60

173

500

4.5

49-50

152

475

4.0

39-40

133

450

3.5

29-30

113

425

Below3.5

Less than 29

Under 113

Under 425 

 

 

Waiver of English Language Proficiency Requirements:

  • Candidates whose mother language is English are exempt from English language requirement. 
  • Candidates can be exempted from doctoral English requirement in programs taught in English if a master degree with these requirements has been completed not more than two years from the date of application