Questions tagged [language-exams]

Questions about the language exams which the applicants to academic programs may sit to prove their language skills.

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Are there US universities that do not need GRE and TOEFL score for admission in PhD in Mathematics?

I have completed my Bachelor's degree (3 years) in Mathematics and pursuing MSc(2 years). Currently I am in final year and expect to obtain MSc degree in next May. I am willing to do my PhD (in ...
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Do admissions care how close a TOEFL score is to the minimum?

I work with some students who will attend graduate school in the US. The schools they are applying for list minimum required TOEFL scores. Some have just reached the minimum scores required for ...
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Are TOEFL requirements waived for foreigners with US bachelors degrees?

I notice that perhaps most US graduate programs require non-native English speakers to get a certain mark on the TOEFL. Is this requirement typically waived for students who completed their bachelors ...
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Why do universities require official confirmation of scores before admission?

Why do American universities want official GRE/TOEFL scores before admission? It seems to be a waste of time and money for prospective applicants. They can easily use the scores claimed by students in ...
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Is it possible for an individual's TOEFL score to decrease between exams?

I heard that if you take TOEFL exam several time your score will never decrease. Is it correct? It seems rational, if TOEFL is a standard test, its difficulty level should be equal in all exams. For ...
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I have sit the TOEFL iBT for several times, Which one can I post: my most recent score or my best score?

I know that it's possible to pass the TOEFL iBT several times. However, it has been one hour since I looked for the answer on the web, but I don't manage to know if all the scores are sent to the ...
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What can I do after giving GRE and TOEFL exams?

I just gave my GRE and TOEFL examination this month. I am willing to apply for MS in Computer Science in the USA for the fall of 2014 course. The problem is that I don't seem to understand how to go ...
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How to prepare for the French language exam as part of PhD program?

I am about to take the French language exam as part of the requirements for the PhD program at my university. The exam will consist of having to translate (with the help of a dictionary) a subset of a ...
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English certifications: which ones are recognized overseas?

In the European Union we have a "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages". In practice all language certification programmes have one of those levels associated to them (ranging from A1, ...

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