So you have gone through the admission process for your preferred university. Much of it required a GRE score, moderately good CGPA, and some research work in the desired field. However, a particular part of eligibility requires your proficiency in language skills as well. You need to provide assurance that you have command over the language spoken in the country. In this article, we will discuss all about Foreign language requirements for Indian students.
US colleges require a minimum TOEFL or IELTS score to be eligible for admissions. TOEFL and IELTS are English proficiency test exams. However, if you are applying for a college in Germany, then there are plenty of colleges that require some degree of proficiency in The German language. For which you can join any course available online or offline. Most colleges would need a German proficiency of B2 level.
TOEFL eligibility for most US colleges usually begins from 60-65. Even the good colleges do not need a score higher than 100. Ideally, your aim should be to score a minimum score of 100 in TOEFL to be in the safe zone.
IELTS is a more suitable option f o the UK and other European colleges. It depends on what your college’s preference is i.e. whether the college requires TOEFL or IELTS. If both are accepted, then various factors can influence your decision. Click on the link to read about TOEFL vs IELTS.
Some colleges might require other language eligibility exams such as PTE or Pearson Test of English, Academy.
To decide which exam to give, you must check what the college wants. However, if you haven’t decided on a college yet, you can choose by your preferred country. Most US colleges will prefer a TOEFL or PTE Academic score. Australian and UK colleges more accept IELTS.
To check the language requirements of the college, you can visit the college’s website and check for the language requirements section. Alternatively, you can mail the academic section of the college from the website page and ask for information.
Rest assured, to get an admit; you must be able to cross the minimum requirements for language for that college. However, most colleges will give relaxation to give new TOEFL score if that is the only problem. Most colleges will give more weightage to GRE score and other factors such as research papers, Statement of Purpose, etc. in your final selection.