English Language Requirements
International applicants must be able to understand and communicate in English to gain admission to the University of New England.
If English is not your native language, you will need to submit documentation that indicates your level of English proficiency.
Undergraduate Requirements and Methods
UNE undergraduate admissions accepts several methods of English proficiency. You will meet the minimum standards for English proficiency at UNE by demonstrating one of the below.
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||550 (paper-based) 213 (computer-based) 79 (internet-based)|
|IELTS (International English Language Testing System)||Overall Band 6.0 or higher|
|IB (International Baccalaureate)||Grade 5 or higher|
|SAT (Critical Reading and Writing Sections)||500 or higher|
|SAT (EBRW)||570 or higher|
|GRE (Analytical Writing Section)||4.0 or higher|
|AP English Language and Composition Exams||3 or higher with college transfer credit received|
|One year of English composition, taken at a U.S. institution, which counts as transfer credit at UNE (not ESL)||Grade of "C" or higher|
|Duolingo English Test||110 or higher|
Graduate Requirements and Methods
UNE graduate programs only accept the TOEFL and IELTS English proficiency exams.
Test of English as a Foreign Language
The minimum TOEFL score required for graduate admissions is 79 for the internet-based test.
The Educational Testing Service (ETS) will report scores no more than 2 years after the test date.
Arrangements for taking the TOEFL may be made through the nearest United States Embassy or the ETS. Consult the TOEFL website for further information.
International English Language Testing System
The minimum IELTS exam score required for graduate admissions is an Overall Band Score of 6 or higher.
Arrangements for taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Training exam may be made through the IELTS website.
Refer to the admissions requirements of your graduate program of interest for specific information and additional details.
- If you have attended a regionally accredited U.S. high school or U.S. Department of Defense school overseas for at least three years, or have received an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, you will meet English proficiency requirements.
- UNE also waives the English proficiency requirement if you graduated from a regionally accredited school in other English-speaking countries: Anguilla, Antigua/Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Guyana, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica/other West Indies, Liberia, Montserrat, New Zealand, South Africa, St. Helena, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caico Isle, United Kingdom, the Virgin Islands, and others.
- Passing scores on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certification (with submission of photocopy of ECFMG certification to UNE Office of Graduate Admissions).