Proof of English Proficiency

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All applicants applying to TAU International English-medium programs who are from non-English speaking countries or are non-native speakers of English must provide proof of English proficiency. Applicants can do so in one of the following ways:

  • By submitting official and original test scores for IELTS Academic, TOEFL iBT, or Cambridge exams. The English proficiency test scores must show that the applicant is at the B2 level on the CEFR:
    • IELTS Academic: 6.5, all test components need to be in the B2 range
      • We don't accept IELTS General Training
      • We now accept the IELTS Academic Online Test
    • TOEFL: 550 paper*/ 79 TOEFL iBT, all test components need to be in the B2 range
      • We don't accept TOEFL ITP
      • We don't accept TOEFL Essentials
    • Cambridge Qualification Exams: B2 First / C1 Advanced: Pass (A, B or C) - formerly known as Cambridge FCE / Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) / Cambridge English: Proficiency: Pass (A, B or C).


  • By submitting an official and original letter written by an English language expert from a recognized academic institution testifying that the applicant is at the B2 level or higher on the CEFR.


  • By submitting an official and original letter that the student GRADUATED (not attended) from an English Medium Program (high school in an English-speaking country only, Undergraduate or Graduate) – stating that the program was taught EXCLUSIVELY in English. Sending a transcript is not enough.


Applicants should be aware that departments may set stricter proficiency criteria and in these cases, the additional proficiency criteria will be published for prospective students on the departmental web pages.


TAU International Advanced English Program

If an applicant is at the B1+ level on the CEFR or if one or more of the 4 components (reading, writing, listening, or speaking) is low, they may take the Lowy International Intensive Advanced English Summer program to improve their language skills. Upon completion of the summer program, the applicant's proficiency level will be reassessed prior to the start of the academic program.



Official documents must include the institute's logo, stamp, and signature.

Original document means the initially prepared written/signed document.

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