The English-language requirement may be waived if, within the last five years prior to the deadline for this application, you completed a degree or were enrolled in a degree-seeking program for at least one year of full-time, non-ESL study in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Guyana, the Caribbean countries of Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, or English-medium universities in Canada or South Africa.*
*Note: This applies only to English-medium universities in Canada or South Africa. Study in English-medium universities in other countries does not qualify for a waiver.
Waivers apply to students from the countries listed above only. Students who are natives of or who have studied in English in other countries (for example, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.) are not exempt from the English-language requirement.
Waivers only apply to those who have studied full time in one of the countries listed on the waiver list above. Employment in an English-speaking country does not make you eligible for a waiver.
NOTE: The above-listed circumstances are the ONLY circumstances that qualify for a waiver. Students who studied English (or at other English-medium schools) in countries not specified above, students who studied less than one full-time year in one of the countries specified above, and/or students who have worked in the United States or other English-speaking countries are NOT eligible for a waiver.
If you meet the above criteria, the TOEFL/IELTS requirement will be automatically waived upon review of the relevant transcripts.