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GLOBAL LEARNING CENTER,
TOHOKU UNIVERSITY

Required English Proficiency for the Student Exchange Program

Applicants seeking admission to English-Based exchange program (JYPE/COLABS/IPLA) whose native language is not English are required to prove English proficiency through one of the following ways.

 

Qualification Minimum Requirement
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Overall Band - 6.0

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

- Option 1: TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)
- Option 2: Paper-based Test (PBT)

Score - 79 (option1)
Score - 550 (option2)
TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) Score - 730
CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)*2 B2 or equivalent
IB (International Baccalaureate)  
English A1 or A2 (Higher or Standard Level) Grade 4
English A: Language and Literature (Higher or Standard Level) Grade 4
English A: Literature (Higher or Standard Level) Grade 4
English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) Grade 4
English B (Higher Level) Grade 4
English B (Standard Level) Grade 5
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Grade C
Cambridge English: First (FCE) Grade B
French Baccalauréat (OIB-British, American Options) English subject Score: 12
DAAD Scholarships Qualified Applicant (B2 or equivalent)
CET(China) - 4 Score - 530
CET(China) - 6 Score - 500

*1 A required certificate has to be within its validity period
*2 EF-SET(https://www.efset.org/) Certificate is unacceptable

 

English requirement will be waived if a student satisfy one of the following conditions:
- students who are currently enrolled in the universities in one of the following countries
- students completed high school or university degree earned from one of the following countries.

 

Australia
Canada
New Zealand
South Africa
Singapore
United Kingdom
United States

 

If applicants enroll in a course generally instructed in English, CERTIFICATE issued by their home university which verifies their enrollment will be validate as a language certificates.