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English Proficiency Requirement For Admission

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT FOR ADMISSION

AIT is an international institute with a mission to serve as a platform for international students from the full spectrum of highly developed to less developed countries. Its residential campus is today a small replica of the world without borders. English is, therefore, its official medium, not only in the classroom but for everyday life, in the interaction among all members of the AIT Community.

AIT is committed to investing in our students’ English multi-literacy proficiency and success. The institute has a human development mandate and works with students to ensure professional competency and to ensure that AIT graduates will advance to become future global leaders in the globalization age. Thus, we provide courses in academic English literacy development to assist students in continuously improving their communication skills while studying at AIT.

All academic English and research communication courses and workshops(except for compulsory English classes for conditional offers) throughout the duration of study are included in the 2,000 Baht one-time flat Language Support fee that students are required to pay at entry.

AIT ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

There are three ways to satisfy the AIT English requirements for admission.

  • Official Test Scores. Submit an official test score.Test scores are valid for only two years from the testing date.
IELTS-Academic OR AIT English Entry Test (EET) (Writing band only)Required Courses*Remarks
6.0 or higherEnglish requirements – satisfied
5.5EL 19 Click here for more information on EL19* Minimum entry requirements with conditions for doctoral applicants
5.0 EL 15 Click here for more information on EL15* Minimum entry requirements for degree program admission with conditions for Master’s applicants Minimum entry requirements for the Bridging Program for doctoral applicants
Bridging Program Click here for information on the program dates.On the assumption that upon completing the 6-week Bridging Program, doctoral applicants can attain an entry score of 5.5 or higher prior to the start of their degree program at AIT. In case the donors of the students are not able to cover the full Bridging Program fee, applicants will pay the Bridging Program fee and will be reimbursed the amount paid upon enrollment in the degree program.
4.5 Bridging Program Click here for information on the program dates.*Minimum entry requirements for the Bridging Program for Master’s applicants On the assumption that upon completing the 6-week Bridging Program, Master’s applicants can attain an entry score of 5 or higher prior to the start of their degree program at AIT. In case the donors of the students are not able to cover the full Bridging Program fee, applicants will pay the Bridging Program fee and will be reimbursed the amount paid upon enrollment in the degree program.


Note: English Proficiency Test Score of wrting and overall 6 or above applicants applying for full scholarships

All required EL courses throughout the duration of study are included in the 3,000 Baht one-time flat EL fee. The fee is to be invoiced to students in the EL track by Language Center and to be settled by the said students in their first semester. This EL fee is on top of the 2,000 bht Language Support Fee paid by all students.

** Students who join the Bridging Program will be exempted from the 2,000bht Language Support Fee and the 3,000bht EL fee.

If you wish to submit an official test score from an official test other than IELTS and AIT-EET, please check the list of all accepted official tests here: please see table below.

TABLE OF EQUIVALENCY IN ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TESTS

(Writing Band/Section Only)

IELTS-Academic (Writing Band)AIT-EETTOEFL CBT (Writing Band)TOEFL IBT (Writing Band)CEFR
4.54.5152 (17-19)50 (12-13)B2
55173 (20-22)60 (14-17)B2
5.55.5196 (23-24)70 (18-20)B2
66213 (25-26)80 (21-23)B2
  • Exemption,Applicants who are citizens of an English-speaking country (e.g., Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA) are exempted. Proof of citizenship must be submitted.
  • Certificate of English Medium Instruction Applicants who have earned a degree at a university at which English is the sole medium of instruction may submit a document signed by the University Registrar attesting to English medium of instruction. AIT reserves the rights to accept or reject such certificate based on our extensive list of recognized certificates of English Medium of Instruction. Applicants who submit an acceptable certificate are required to sit the AIT Academic Writing Test (AWPT) upon arrival/enrollment and must obtain a score of 5. If the score is less than 5, he or she will not be allowed to register for the courses.