The English-language requirement may be waived if: English has been a primary language of communication and schooling for you since childhood; or you completed a degree or were enrolled for at least one academic year (two semesters or three quarters) in full-time status in a degree-seeking program within the last ten years prior to the deadline for this application at an accredited, English-medium, post-secondary institution in one of the following countries or territories: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, or the United States.*
*Note: This applies only to English-medium universities in these countries or territories. Study in English-medium universities in any other countries or territories not listed here does not qualify you for a waiver.
Waivers only apply to those who have studied full-time for at least one academic year in a degree-seeking program in one of the countries/territories listed above. Employment in an English-speaking country alone does not make you eligible for a waiver.
NOTE: The above-listed circumstances are the ONLY circumstances that qualify you for a waiver. Students who have only taken an ESL course, been an exchange or visiting student at a qualifying institution, studied less than full-time (or have not completed a degree or at least one year of full-time study at a qualifying institution), and/or students who have worked in the United States or other English-speaking countries only 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.