English language proficiency exemptions

English language proficiency examination exemption

You are exempt from submitting an English language proficiency (ELP) examination score if any one of the following conditions is true:

  • You have completed three or more years of post-secondary education or completed a graduate degree at a North American institution or university.
  • You have completed three or more years of post-secondary education or completed a graduate degree at a university at which English was the primary language of instruction, as indicated on our ELP exemption list. The ELP exemption from an ELP exempt institution below expires two years after graduation.
    • For example:  You have completed a post-secondary degree (bachelor or master) from an institution listed below. 
  • You have been employed full time for at least three years in a position in which English was the language of business in a country listed as "all exempt" on our ELP exemption list.
  • Your country's official language is English and is listed as "all exempt" on our ELP exemption list.

ELP exemption list

Country

Universities or Institutions exempt

American Samoa

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Anguilla

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Antigua & Barbuda

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Australia

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Bahamas

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
  • Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology
  • Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology
  • Independent University
  • Islamic University of Technology
  • Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
  • North South University
  • Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Engineering programs only)

Barbados

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Belize

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Bermuda

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Bhutan

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Botswana

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Bulgaria

  • American University in Bulgaria

Cambodia

  • Panna Sastra University of Cambodia

Canada

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Cayman Islands

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Egypt

  • American University in Cairo
  • German University in Cairo

Eritrea

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Ethiopia

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Falkland Islands

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Fiji

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Gambia, The

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Germany

  • Jacob's University

Ghana

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Gibraltar

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Grenada

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Guam

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Guyana

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Hungary

  • Central European University

Hong Kong

  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
  • University of Hong Kong

India

  • Aligarh Muslim University
  • Anna University
  • Annamalai University
  • Arunachal University
  • Assam Agricultural University
  • Banaras University
  • Bangalore University
  • Berhampur University
  • Birla Institute of Technology
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science
  • Chennai Mathematical Institute
  • Cochin University of Science & Technology
  • Gauhati University
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology
  • Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore)
  • Indian Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Indian Institute of Science
  • Indian Statistical Institute
  • Indian Institutes of Technology
  • Indian School of Mines
  • Jadavpur University
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Karnatak University
  • Kerala Agricultural University
  • Konkan Agricultural University
  • Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
  • Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Mangalore University
  • Manipur University
  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology
    • previously known as West Bengal University of Technology
  • Panjab University
  • Punjab Agricultural University
  • Sambalpur University
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
  • Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
  • Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • University of Calcutta
  • University of Calicut
  • University of Delhi
  • University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh
  • University of Hyderabad
  • University of Kashmir
  • University of Kerala
  • University of Mumbai
  • University of North Bengal
  • University of Roorkee
  • Utkal University
  • West Bengal University of Technology
    • renamed: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology

Ireland

(Republic of)

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Jamaica

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Kenya

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Kuwait

  • Kuwait University

Lebanon

  • American University of Beirut
  • Lebanese American University

Lesotho

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Liberia

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Malawi

  • all exempt, ELP not required.
Malta
  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Montserrat

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Namibia

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

New Zealand

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Nigeria

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Pakistan

  • Aga Khan University
  • Gomal University
  • Hamdard University
  • Lahore University of Management Sciences
  • Mehran University of Engineering and Technology
  • National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
  • NED University of Engineering and Technology
  • NWFP Agricultural University
  • NWFP University of Engineering and Technology
  • Quaid-I-Azam University
  • Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam
  • Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology
  • University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
  • University of Health Sciences
  • University of Karachi

Papua New Guinea

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Philippines

  • Adamson University
  • Benguet State University
  • Central Mindanao University
  • Far Eastern University
  • Mindanao State University
  • National University
  • Silliman University
  • University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos
  • University of San Carlos
  • Xavier University

Ryukyu Islands

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Samoa

  • University of the South Pacific

Saudi Arabia

  • King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Sierra Leone

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Singapore

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Solomon Islands

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

South Africa

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Sri Lanka

  • University of Moratuwa

St. Kitts & Nevis

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Swaziland

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Tanzania

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Thailand

  • Asian Institute of Technology
  • Assumption University
  • Mahidol University

Trinidad & Tobago

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Turkey

  • Atilim University
  • Bilkent University
  • Bogazici University
  • Izmir Institute of Technology
  • Koc University
  • Middle East Technical University

Turks & Caicos Islands

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Uganda

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

United Arab Emirates

  • American University of Sharjah
  • The Petroleum Institute

United Kingdom

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

USA

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Vanuatu

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Virgin Islands

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

West Indies (Jamaica)

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Zambia

  • all exempt, ELP not required.

Zimbabwe

  • all exempt, ELP not required.