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LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

At International Buddhist Studies College (IBSC)

At International Buddhist Studies College (IBSC), English is the language of instruction and assessment. For study in IBSC you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for acceptance. International students who want to study at IBSC, but do not have the required level of English language proficiency, can improve their English to the required levels at the LIMCU Language Institute of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University (MCU).

REQUIREMENTS

TEST/QUALIFICATION

REQUIREMENT

Advanced Placement English (USA)

A grade of 3 or higher in AP English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition

All India Examination (CBSE) and Indian School Certificate (CISCE)

English language components with a minimum grade B2 (CBSE) or 60% (CISCE)

Australian Education Management Group (AEMG) DEP EAP2

Minimum overall score of 70% and no section score of less than 65%

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Results are valid for two years only

Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

Results are valid for two years only.
Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170

Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

Minimum score 65% in English subject ENG4C
Minimum score 50% in English subject ENG4U

Other Canadian matriculation results are accepted on a case by case basis.

China Mainland

TEM-4 or above

CET-6 or above

Danish Studentereksamen

Level B English: a minimum grade of 10 or above
Level A English: a minimum grade of 02 or above (since 2007). Pre-2007: a minimum grade of 6 or above

Finnish Upper Secondary School Diploma (Lukionpaastotodistus)

Grade 8 or above in English A or English (Advanced)
Pass in the Matriculation examination (Ylioppilastutkinto) in English (Advanced)

GCE A-level

Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature.
Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed A-levels are not sufficient).

GCE AS-level (General Paper)

Minimum grade C awarded by CIE

GCE A-level (Singapore-Cambridge)

Minimum grade E in Knowledge & Inquiry
Minimum grade C in General Paper

GCE O-level (GCSE and IGCSE)

Minimum grade C / C6 in English, English Language, English (First Language) or English Literature.
Minimum grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, with grade 1(One) in Oral/Aural Communication.
Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed O-levels are not sufficient).

German Abitur

Minimum grade 3 in German Abitur, in conjunction with a minimum grade B in DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Certificate of Language Proficiency test

Hong Kong A-level Examination (HKALE)

Minimum grade C in 'Literature in English'

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Core English Language - minimum Level 4 or
Literature in English (elective) - minimum Level 3

IELTS (Academic)

For BA in Buddhist Studies minimum overall score of 5.0 with no band less than 5.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules) for all diploma courses EXCEPT as specified below.

For the MA in Peace Studies, MA in Buddhist Studies , MA in Mindfulness and Meditation, a minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0

For the Doctor of Philosophy in Buddhist Studies, Doctor of Philosophy in Peace Studies, Doctor of Philosophy in Mindfulness and Meditation, a minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.5 in Speaking and Listening, and no less than 6.5 in Reading and Writing.

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4
English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4
English B at HL - Minimum score 5

New Zealand - Bursary

English – BA Minimum score 50

               MA Minimum score 60

               Ph.D. Minimum score 65

New Zealand - NCEA

Level 2: 8 credit points with at least 'Achievement with Merit' in at least 4 of reading and writing Achievement Standards, of which 3 must be externally assessed, excluding AS90379 and AS90374

Netherlands VWO High School Certificate (Voorbereidend Wetenschappellijk Onderwijs)

Minimum grade 8 in the English component

Norwegian Vitnemål

Minimum grade 4 in the English component

PTE (Academic)

For BA in Buddhist Studies minimum overall score of 50 with no band less than 50 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules) for all diploma courses EXCEPT as specified below.

For the MA in Peace Studies, MA in Buddhist Studies , MA in Mindfulness and Meditation, a minimum overall score of 60

with no band less than 60

For the Doctor of Philosophy in Buddhist Studies, Doctor of Philosophy in Peace Studies, Doctor of Philosophy in Mindfulness and Meditation, a minimum overall score of 65 with no band less than 65 in Speaking and Listening, and no less than 65 in Reading and Writing.

Swedish Slutbetyg

Minimum grade VG / Cin the English paper

TOEFL

Results are valid for two years only.
Essay Rating / Test of Written English (TWE) of 55 Section score no less than:
Listening: 12
Speaking: 12
Reading: 15
Writing: 16

MCU-GET

Results are valid for two years only.

An overall score minimum of 240.

Next Generation TOEFL

Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section for all courses.

Please note: All Qualification results are valid for two years only.

International Buddhist Studies College (IBSC) 
Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University 
IBSC Office, 2nd Floor, IBSC Building, MCU,
79 Moo1, Lamsai, Wang-noi Phra Nakorn Si Ayutthaya

13170 , Thailand 
Tel: (6635)248-000 ext.7210 
Email: ibsc@mcu.ac.th

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