English language proficiency : Test score submission, Exemption and Alternative English test

English language proficiency : Test score submission, Exemption and Alternative English test

Applicants to IPADS are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting official results of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). While IPADS does not publish the official cut-off scores for English proficiency tests, the program especially welcomes applicants who score TOEFL iBT – 98 and above, IELTS – 7.0 and above.

For TOEFL iBT and TOEFL PTB, applicants must arrange for the ETS (Educational Testing Service) to electronically forward the report to IPADS, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo (DI Code C351). TOEFL iBT (Special) Home Eddition is acceptable as well. Both normal test date score and “My Best Score” can be accepted as part of the application document. Scores of TOEFL Essentials can also be accepted as an alternative to above mentioned TOEFL scores. Scores of TOEFL ITP (Institutional Testing Program) are not accepted.

For IELTS, electronic copies of the score report indicating TRF (Test Report Form) number must be submitted. IELTS Indicator is also acceptable.

For both TOEFL and IELTS, only test reports sat on or after 1 January 2020, will be accepted.

English Test Exemption

The English language test requirement is waived for applicants who meet one of the following criteria:

  1. have completed or are completing their Bachelor’s or Master’s program that are taught entirely in English in one of the following countries*
  2. have been working for full-time in a professional or academic environment where English is used at least three of the past six years in one of the following countries*

*Countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, UK

How to be qualified  → Applicants who can meet the above criteria are required to chose “English Test Exemption” from the pull-down menu at English Proficiency section while applying online. Those who fulfill the criteria 2. must fill out their employment history in detail in Working experience stage at online application.

 

Alternative English Test

For applicants who meet one of the following criteria, an official score of DUOLINGO English Test is acceptable in place of TOEFL/IELTS test as proof of English proficiency.

  1. have completed or are completing their Bachelor’s or Master program that are taught entirely in English in universities which are located in countries other than aforementioned countries(*) and list English as the sole language of instruction in World Higher Education Database (WHED).
  2. have worked for full-time in a professional or academic environment where English is solely used at least three of the past six years in countries other than aforementioned countries(*)

How to be qualified  → Applicants who can fulfill the above criteria are required to choose “Alternative English Test” from the pull-down menu at English Proficiency section while applying online and upload the scores of Duolingo English test. Those who fulfill the criteria 2. must fill out their employment history in detail in Working experience stage at online application.