UCLA rules require that applicants holding degrees from countries where the official language is not English take an English proficiency exam.
- Exemption from the proficiency exam requirement is allowed only if the applicant has completed two years of full-time study or holds a bachelor's (or higher) degree from a university in a country in which English is BOTH the spoken language and medium of instruction (i.e., Australia and the United Kingdom).
- Applicants educated in India, Pakistan or Singapore are required to take the exam.
- Applicants with work experience of any duration in the United States are not eligible for exam exemption.
- For more information please refer to UCLA Graduate Division Office English requirements or contact our office.
Applicants may take either of the following proficiency exams:
TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (UCLA Anderson School code: 4837-02)
IELTS - International English Language Testing System