English Language Proficiency

Please refer to the Academic Calendar for current information regarding admission requirements for English Language Proficiency.


English Language Proficiency Test Exemption List

The following countries and academic institutions are exempt from English language proficiency testing requirements for admission to UNBC.

This list is subject to modification, including additions and deletions, where approved by the Office of the Registrar.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh (only if you have been granted a degree from any of the following institutions):
    • 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
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Belize (British Honduras)
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cayman Island
  • Dominica
  • England
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Gambia, The
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong (only if you have been granted a degree from any of the following institutions):
    • City University of Hong Kong
    • Hong Kong Baptist University
    • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • University of Hong Kong
  • Ireland (Republic of Eire)
  • Ireland (Northern)
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Pacific Island
  • Pakistan (only if you have been granted a degree from any of the following institutions):
    • 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
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • St. Helena
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent
  • Scotland
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Virgin Islands
  • Wales​
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe  

Submitting an English Language Proficiency Test Result after the Application Deadline

If you are unable to take your English language proficiency test until after the application deadline, you can still apply. However, your application will be considered as a late application. Your application will also be considered incomplete and no transcript evaluation can be done until after the test result is received. You take the risk that the graduate program you are applying to may close admission prior to your test result being received.

Late and incomplete applications are not considered for UNBC scholarships or awards.