English proficiency for applicants

English proficiency exam

All applicants who are not from english speaking countries must provide an english language proficiency certificate. European Leadership University accepts Duolingo English Test Proficiency which can be taken by students upon arrival to the university or by themselves online. The Duolingo English Test Proficiency is well recognised worldwide, it is equivalent to TOEFL/IELTS and is accepted by over 2000 educational instituitions worldwide. Duolingo English tests will be accepted for students seeking program admission into any of our three semesters (spring, summer and fall).

The exam cost $49 (USD) and may be taken from any computer that has a camera, audio and reliable internet. The exam portion of the Duolingo English test contains a series of speaking, reading, writing and listening exercises. Following the exam, there will be an interview portion that will ask you to respond to various prompts in 30 to 90 seconds. The exam will take about 45 minutes to complete and you will need either a passport, driver license, or national or state ID to show the camera. The score results are generally received within a few days of exam completion.

Should you choose to take the Duolingo English test, the access information is below.

A verification email will be sent to you a few days after completing the exam containing a link to send your score to European Leadership University.

For additional information, please review the frequently asked questions.

All applicants who are not citizens of english speaking countries must demonstrate an english language proficiency certificate.

English language proficiency requirements

Duolingo English test 
General requirement programs: minimum score of 95.
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Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

General requirement programs: minimum score of 55.
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International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Overall band score of the academic test of at least 6.0.
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Pearson Test of English (PTE)
Score of at least 53.
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An IELTS, PTE or TOEFL must have been taken no longer than two years prior to the student’s start date at European Leadership University. Applicants who have scores that are more than two years old (or will be more than two years old by the time of their start date at our univerisity) may be requested to submit updated test scores or demonstrate English proficiency through one of the other listed options.