Undergraduate Programs

English proficiency at a level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). There are multiple tests that AAU recognizes as evidence of the B2 level proficiency, especially:

  • TOEFL (iBT min. 71, PBT min. 525)
  • IELTS (min. 6 – minimum of 5.5 in each subtest)
  • FCE (min. C)
  • CAE (min. 160)
  • BULATS (min. 60)
  • City & Guilds – IESOL (Communicator)
  • Pearson PTE (min. 59)
  • IGCSE First Language English (C or better)
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language (B or better)
  • IB (English A or B at HL/SL)


Graduate Programs Including MBA

English proficiency at a level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). There are multiple tests that AAU recognizes as evidence of the C1 level proficiency, especially:

  • TOEFL (iBT min. 87, PBT min. 567)
  • IELTS (min. 7)
  • CAE (min. C)
  • CPE (min. C1)
  • BULATS (min. 75)
  • City & Guilds – IESOL (expert)
  • Pearson PTE (min. 76)


LLB/Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law

  • TOEFL iBT (iBT min. 87, PBT min. 567)
  • IELTS (min. overall 6 with at least 5.5 in each subtest); students with the overall 5.5 may be considered for admission into the Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law
  • CAE (min. C)
  • CPE (min. C)
  • City & Guilds – IESOL (expert)
  • Pearson PTE (min. 54 with at least 54 in both Reading and Writing elements)
  • IGCSE First Language English (C or better)
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language (B or better)
  • IB (English A or B at HL/SL)


For applicants who completed a high school or gained no less than 30 university credits in a country where English is the language of instruction, or are nationals of a country listed below, the requirement to prove English proficiency may be waived by the respective Dean.
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • UK
  • USA