If English is not your native language or if you have not studied in English at degree level, you will need to provide evidence of your level of English proficiency. You should normally possess an appropriate IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent score as listed on each programme page.
You will qualify for an exemption from the English language requirement if one of the following applies to you:
- You are a national of a majority English-speaking country:
Antigua and Barbuda; Australia; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Canada; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; Jamaica; New Zealand; St Kitts and Nevis; St Lucia; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; USA; UK.
- You have completed/are completing a degree in a majority English-speaking country (Chinese joint venture programmes are not included). Your degree shall be conferred no earlier than September 2017.
- You have completed/are completing a degree which has been taught and assessed in English (Chinese joint venture programmes are not included), and your degree shall be conferred no earlier than September 2017 with an English proficiency letter issued by the institution. The English proficiency letter should:
be typed and printed on institutional letterhead·
bear the seal/signature of the issuing authority
indicate your degree has been taught and assessed entirely in English
- You have completed/are completing a degree from one of the universities listed below. Your degree shall be conferred no earlier than September 2017:
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University; University of Nottingham Ningbo China; New York University Shanghai; Wenzhou-Kean University; Duke Kunshan University; The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen; Beijing Normal University-HongKong Baptist University United International College (aka UIC); Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
If you miss the English language requirements by 0.5 – 1.0 of an overall IELTS band but meet the language requirements for the Pre-sessional English (PSE) courses (including minimum component scores or equivalents), you may be accepted onto the PSE course subject to Programme Director’s approval. Upon successful enrolment on the PSE course, you will be able to change your XJTLU Master’s offer letter to ‘Unconditional’ for English level.
Conditional offer holders
If you are a conditional offer holder, you can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply to take the onsite Password English language test provided by XJTLU in lieu of an IELTS/TOEFL or its equivalent.
Please note that the Password Test is only available to students who have been issued a conditional offer to study at XJTLU. The University provides one Password Test opportunity for each conditional offer holder.
The following dates are available for the Password English test if you receive a conditional offer:
- April: Friday 10th; Friday 24th
- May: Friday 8th; Friday 22nd
- June: Friday 5th; Friday 12th; Friday 19th; Friday 26th
- July: Wednesday 1st; Friday 3rd; Wednesday 8th; Friday 10th
Please note that the Password Test schedule may be adjusted again in accordance with related national, provincial and municipal notices on the prevention and control of the Novel Coronavirus.
Additionally, students who are admitted onto a Master’s programme by taking the Pre-sessional English (PSE) Course are required to complete English language modules listed on the Programme Specification on a pass/fail basis as part of their Additional Learning Activity plan during their studies at XJTLU.
XJTLU strives to adopt and adhere to recognised international standards in providing equality of opportunity, and fairness in process and decision-making. We evaluate each application on its individual merits and in comparison with other applications. We do not guarantee to make an offer to all applicants who have met or are predicted to meet the minimum entry requirements.