TOEFL / IELTS
TOEFL (www.toefl.org) or IELTS (https://www.ielts.org/) is mandatory for MPP, MIA and MPA applicants except those with Bachelor or Master degrees conducted entirely in English*. TOEFL and IELTS are valid for two years.
While the Admissions Committee does not set minimum scores for admissibility, experience suggests that successful applicants usually achieve or exceed the following scores:
- 100 on the TOEFL internet-based test
- 600 on the TOEFL paper-based test
- 7.0 on the IELTS academic test
Applicants for master programmes who have taken the GRE (www.gre.org) or GMAT (https://www.gmac.com/) are encouraged to submit their scores in lieu of TOEFL or IELTS score. GRE and GMAT are valid for five years.
Please note that GRE score is compulsory for PhD applicants.
A copy of your score report (to be uploaded as a supporting document) is sufficient for the review of your application. However, you should also arrange for the test centre to send the official test result to the school.
TOEFL institution code: B013
GRE institution code: 7541
GMAT institution code for MPP Programme: DRT-SF-36
GMAT institution code for MIA Programme: DRT-SF-60
GMAT institution code for MPA Programme: DRT-SF-30
*Applicants with qualifications attained in English-medium institutions in Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, the UK or the US are exempted from providing test score. For qualifications attained in countries not mentioned above, if your Bachelor or Master degree was conducted entirely in English, TOEFL or IELTS test scores may be waived if you provide a letter from your institution.