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Exemption Criteria (English Language Requirements)

Students who are enrolled in English-medium programs at Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) but do not have a valid English proficiency certificate are required to take the English Proficiency Exam at English Preparatory School (EPS) and meet the requirements of their departments.

The exemption criteria and the equivalent English Preparatory School success requirements stipulated by Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School (FLEPS) for students who have any valid language (English) proficiency certificate are as follows:

For Departments requiring minimum 50% on the EMU FLEPS English Proficiency Exam Stage II

For Departments requiring minimum 60% on the EMU FLEPS English Proficiency Exam Stage II

(Foreign Languages Education (ELT), Psychology, Translation and Interpretation)

For Departments requiring minimum 70% on the EMU FLEPS English Proficiency Exam Stage II

(Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy)

IELTS (minimum 5.0)

IELTS (minimum 5.5)

(5.0: Proficiency Stage II or

ENGL 181-182 courses)

IELTS (minimum 6.0)

(5.5: Proficiency Stage II)

TOEFL iBT (minimum 60)

TOEFL iBT (minimum 65)

(60: Proficiency Stage II or

ENGL 181-182 courses)

TOEFL iBT (minimum 72)

(65: Proficiency Stage II)

TOEFL PBT (minimum 497)

TOEFL PBT (minimum 513)

(497: Proficiency Stage II or ENGL 181-182 courses)

TOEFL PBT (minimum 530)

(513: Proficiency Stage II)

TOEFL CBT (minimum 170)

TOEFL CBT (minimum 183)

(170: Proficiency Stage II or ENGL 181-182 courses)

TOEFL CBT (minimum 197)

(183: Proficiency Stage II)

TOEFL iTEP Academic (minimum 3.5)

TOEFL iTEP Academic (minimum 3.6)

(3.5: Proficiency Stage II or

ENGL 181-182 courses)

TOEFL iTEP Academic (minimum 3.7)

(3.6: Proficiency Stage II)

PTE Academic (minimum 40)

PTE Academic (minimum 46)

(40: Proficiency Stage II or

ENGL 181-182 courses)

PTE Academic (minimum 54)

(46: Proficiency Stage II)

ÜDS / YDS / KPDS / YÖKDİL (minimum 50)

ÜDS / YDS / KPDS / YÖKDİL (minimum 54)

(50: Proficiency Stage II or

ENGL 181-182 courses)

ÜDS / YDS / KPDS / YÖKDİL (minimum 60)

(54: Proficiency Stage II)

City & Guilds (minimum B1 Pass)

City & Guilds (minimum B1 First Class Pass)

(B1 Pass: Proficiency Stage II or ENGL 181-182 courses)

City & Guilds (minimum B2 Pass)

(B1 First Class Pass: Proficiency Stage II)

GCE/IGCE (minimum C)GCE/IGCE (minimum C)

GCE/IGCE (minimum B)

(C: Proficiency Stage II)

FCE (minimum C)FCE (minimum C)

FCE (minimum B)

(C: Proficiency Stage II)

CPE/CAE (minimum C)CPE/CAE (minimum C)

CPE/CAE (minimum B)

(C: Proficiency Stage II)

LCCI (ESP) (minimum Level 1 Distinction)

LCCI (ESP) (minimum Level 2 Pass)

(Level 1 Distinction: Proficiency Stage II or ENGL 181-182 courses)

LCCI (ESP) (minimum Level 2 Distinction)

(Level 2 Pass: Proficiency Stage II)

WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE/

NECO/NABTEB/ZIMSEC (minimum D7)

WAEC/ WASSCE/SSSCE/

NECO/NABTEB/ ZIMSEC (minimum C6)

(D7: Proficiency Stage II or

ENGL 181-182 courses)

WAEC/ WASSCE/SSSCE/

NECO /NABTEB/ ZIMSEC (minimum C5)

(C6: Proficiency Stage II)

UCE (minimum 5-6)

UCE (minimum 3-4)

(5-6: Proficiency Stage II or ENGL 181-182 courses)

UCE (minimum 1-2)

(3-4: Proficiency Stage II)

NSC (ieb) (minimum 50% or 4)

NSC (ieb) (minimum 60% or 5)

(50% or 4: Proficiency Stage II or ENGL 181-182 courses)

NSC (ieb) (minimum 70% or 6)

(60% or 5: Proficiency Stage II)

ECZ (minimum 6)

ECZ (minimum 5)

(6: Proficiency Stage II or

ENGL 181-182 courses)

ECZ (minimum 5)
HIGCSE/NSSC (minimum 3)

HIGCSE/NSSC  (minimum 2)

(3: Proficiency Stage II or

ENGL 181-182 courses)

HIGCSE/NSSC  (minimum 2)
KNEC (minimum C)

KNEC  (minimum C+)

(C: Proficiency Stage II or

ENGL 181-182 courses)

KNEC  (minimum B-)

(C+: Proficiency Stage II)

NECTA (CSEE) (minimum C)

NECTA (CSEE) (minimum B)

(C: Proficiency Stage II or

ENGL 181-182 courses)

NECTA (CSEE) (minimum B+)

(B: Proficiency Stage II)

NEAEA (minimum C)

NEAEA (minimum B)

(C: Proficiency Stage II or

ENGL 181-182 courses)

NEAEA (minimum B)
SAT (Reading and Writing minimum 420)

SAT (Reading and Writing minimum 430)

(Reading and Writing 420: Proficiency Stage II or

ENGL 181-182 courses)

SAT (Reading and Writing minimum 440)

(Reading and Writing 430: Proficiency Stage II)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

1.      For the departments which have the courses ENGL181-182 in their program, students who have successfully completed the English Preparatory Program at another university and students who are exempted from English Preparatory Program (the validity of the document is evaluated by the FLEPS Administration) in a different university are offered two choices:

  1. Take ENGL181-182 courses, or
  2. Take the EMU FLEPS English Proficiency Exam Stage II. If the student receives a score of minimum 60%, s/he is enrolled on ENGL191-192 courses. If not, the student will have to take ENGL181-182 courses.

2.      Students who have no valid documents regarding their language level are required to take the EMU FLEPS English Proficiency Exam Stage I. Those students whose English level is high enough are eligible to sit the EMU FLEPS English Proficiency Exam Stage II. These students are required to get the minimum requirement of their departments to be exempted from EPS.

3.      The minimum requirement is 50% for most departments, 60% for 3 departments and 70% for 3 faculties. Departments / Faculties with minimum 60% and 70% success conditions are as follows:

Department CodeDepartmentCondition for Success
4BPsychologyMinimum 60%
4CTranslation and InterpretationMinimum 60%
A1Foreign Languages EducationMinimum 60%
J1Faculty of Pharmacy Minimum 70%
91Faculty of Medicine Minimum 70%
L3 / L4Faculty of DentistryMinimum 70%

 

4.      Students who are not successful in English Proficiency Exam Stage II are placed into EPSU010 course at EPS for a minimum of one semester without failing from attendance.

5.      Since Foreign Languages Education Department (FLE) program does not entail ENGL181-182 and ENGL191-192 courses, these courses are not applicable to FLE students. They need to get minimum 60% in order to be exempted from English Preparatory Programs. Students who score 50-59% are subject to be interviewed at FLE Department and upon being successful, they are eligible to start their education in the FLE Department.