English Speaking Countries Exempt from UNBC’s English Language Requirement

Applicants stating their first language is English from one of the countries listed below, means the English language requirement will normally be waived.

Please note that UNBC reserves the right to request proof of language proficiency by means of a recognized language proficiency score report at any point in the application process. This list is subject to change at the discretion of UNBC.

Exempt Countries

  • American Samoa: Exempt
  • Anguilla: Exempt
  • Antigua & Barbuda: Exempt
  • Australia: Exempt
  • Bahamas: Exempt
  • Bangladesh:
    • 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: Exempt
  • Belize: Exempt
  • Bermuda: Exempt
  • Botswana: Exempt
  • British Virgin Islands: Exempt
  • Canada: Exempt
  • Cayman Islands: Exempt
  • Dominica: Exempt
  • England: Exempt
  • Falkland Islands: Exempt
  • Fiji: Exempt
  • Gambia, The: Exempt
  • Ghana: Exempt
  • Gilbraltar: Exempt
  • Grenada: Exempt
  • Guam: Exempt
  • UNBC ELE 201701
  • Guyana: Exempt
  • 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
  • Ireland: Exempt
  • Jamaica: Exempt
  • Kenya: Exempt
  • Lesotho: Exempt
  • Liberia: Exempt
  • Malawi: Exempt
  • Malta: Exempt
  • Mauritius: Exempt
  • Montserrat: Exempt
  • New Zealand: Exempt
  • Nigeria: Exempt
  • Pacific Island: Exempt
  • 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
  • Scotland: Exempt
  • Seychelles: Exempt
  • Singapore: Exempt
  • South Africa: Exempt
  • St. Helena: Exempt
  • UNBC ELE 201701
  • St. Kitts & Nevis: Exempt
  • St. Lucia: Exempt
  • St. Vincent: Exempt
  • Tanzania: Exempt
  • Trinidad & Tobago: Exempt
  • Turks & Caicos Islands: Exempt
  • Uganda: Exempt
  • United Kingdom: Exempt
  • USA: Exempt
  • Virgin Islands: Exempt
  • Wales: Exempt
  • Zambia: Exempt
  • Zimbabwe: Exempt