English Proficiency for Vancouver Admissions

Exemptions at Time of Application for Admission

Non-U.S. Institutions

Students who have completed at least two years of study in any of the following countries are exempt from providing an English proficiency test score at the time of admission.

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Papua New Guinea
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

FDU English Placement testing (EPT) at the time of enrollment may be required, even for those exempt at the time of application for admission.

Applicants who have previously attended a high school, college or university in the United States, Canada, or other English speaking countries for more than two years and have earned passing grades in English courses may be exempt from an English proficiency exam.

Accepted Tests of English Proficiency

Some applicants may be asked to take the FDU English Placement Test before the final admission decision is made.

Direct Entry

 

Undergraduate Programs

Master of Administrative Science

Master of Hospitality Management Studies

Master of Science in Applied Computer Science

IELTS

6.0 (no band below 5.5)

6.5 (no band below 6.5)

No band below 6.0

6.0 (no band below 5.5)

TOEFL

70

88 – 93 (no band below 20)

70

70

PTE Academic (Pearson)

53

58.5

53

53

iTEP

3.7

4.0

3.7

3.7

Cambridge English Scale

169

176

169

169

Step Eiken

Grade Pre-1

Grade 1

Grade Pre-1

Grade Pre-1

MELAB

77

85

77

77

GTEC

1150

1225

1150

1150

CLB

7

8

7

7

Please refer to the academic program pages for more details on the program-specific English requirements.

Conditional Admissions – Academic English Preparation Programs

Fairleigh Dickinson University offers an exciting opportunity for international students with intermediate English language skills who meet the University’s academic admission standards but require additional training in academic English (speaking, listening, and/or writing skills).

 

Pre University Program

 

Pre Master’s Program

(For MSACS and MHMS programs)

Foundations in Academic Research

(For MAS program)

Master Academic Foundations

(For MAS program)

IELTS

 

 

6.5 (no band below 6.0)

6.0 (no band below 5.5)

TOEFL

 

 

88

70

FDU Placement Test

11.5 – 14.0

11.5 – 14.0

14.5 (placement into MAF if score below 14.5)

Direct placement into MAF

Academic English Courses

EPS 0099

EPS 0199

EPS 5099 + EPS 5199

EPS 5299

EPS 5099 +

EPS 5199

Academic credit or courses

EPS 1109 + INFO 1105 or

MIS 1045 + one DSCI or MATH course

One 3-credit course

(determined by the Program Coordinator)

MADS 6600

MADS 6601

MADS 6601

Academic English Preparation Programs

Fairleigh Dickinson University offers an exciting opportunity for international students with intermediate English language skills who meet the University’s academic admission standards but require additional training in academic English (speaking, listening, and/or writing skills).

All new students are required to take the Academic Writing test once they arrive on campus. Based on the results of the test you may be placed into one of the following:

Our Pre-University and Pre-Masters Programs provide students with highly specialized English language and support courses in the first semester while they study and earn academic credit toward their bachelor’s or master’s degrees.

Conditional Admission and Vancouver Campus Partner Language Schools

Students who are academically prepared to pursue a university program but are unable to meet the minimum English proficiency requirement may apply to the intensive English language program offered by our Partner Language Schools in Vancouver.

The language and entrance examination (if required) must be fulfilled in order for a student to matriculate to the University.