Is your institution exempt from the English language proficiency requirement?

Refer to the World Higher Education Database (WHED)

  • Go to the WHED homepage 
  • On the right side of the page there is an HEI Quick Search section
    • filter by country or choose all countries
    • Enter all or part of your institution's name in the search box
    • Under Search choose All institutions
  • A Search results Institution(s) screen will appear
    • the default is IAU members first, you can change this drop down to Institution for an alphabetical listing
  • Find your institution and click on the + (plus sign) located on the right below the country name
    • an information page will open for your institution
  • Under Language(s)
    • if English is the only language listed your institution is exempt
    • if English is listed with another language, or not listed at all, then your institution is not exempt.
  • NOTE:  ELP exemption from a WHED institution expires two years after graduation.