Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

International Applicants

In addition to completing the prescribed graduate admissions process, international students applying to The University of Texas at Austin must submit either an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report demonstrating an adequate knowledge of English. Among the variety of TOEFL exams, the internet-based TOEFL is the most common.

 

Exemptions

International applicants who are from a country where English is the only official language are exempt from this requirement. Additionally, applicants are exempt from the requirement if they possess a bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in a country where English is the only official language. The requirement is not waived for applicants who have earned a master's—but not a bachelor's—degree from a similar institution.

 

Submitting Scores

Scores must be sent to the university by the testing agency (self-reported scores are not accepted). The Educational Testing Service (ETS) institution code for UT Austin is 6882. There is no institutional code for the IELTS examination. To fulfill the requirement with scores from the IELTS, have an official paper score report sent to the Graduate and International Admissions Center.

 

TOEFL average score: 103

Reading
27
Listening
27
Speaking
24
Writing
26

IELTS recommended score

≥ 8.0
 


We encourage prospective students to read our Graduate Admissions FAQ, as many general questions are answered on our website.

 


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