[Confirmed on June 19] English Test Scores: Entrance Examination for AY2021 April Enrollment(MBA Program in International Business)
The COVID-19 pandemic is getting under control and the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition Test was released in April 2020 (not available in mainland China and Iran). MBA-IB has therefore decided to change its application requirements regarding English Proficiency test scores. Most applicants can now safely take an English proficiency test, if they so desire. If not, their English proficiency will be evaluated during the interview.
There is no difference between the two methods of evaluation of English Proficiency, whether it is assessed during the interview or on the basis of a submitted English Test Score.
Previously, given the COVID-19-related State of Emergency and confinement orders in many places around the world, the program did NOT require students to go out and take an English Proficiency test, if they had not yet done so. Out of fairness, we had then decided to assess English proficiency for all applicants during the interview instead.
In accordance with this change, we have made the modifications on the Application Guidelines accordingly.
Entrance Examination Schedule for AY2021 April enrollment
(details to be announced in the Application guidelines)
- Application guidelines release: Friday 30th April 2020
- Application period: Tuesday 8th September to Saturday 26th September 2020
- Interview: Saturday 14th November and Sunday 15th November 2020
The English Proficiency Evaluation during the interview of the Second Screening will be waived if applicants submit an English Test Score . This is a special measure designed for applicants who have already obtained an English Test Score for Entrance Examination for AY2021 April Enrollment.
Scores are considered valid for two years (No earlier than October 2018).
We accept these test scores (No minimum score requirements)
- IELTS (Academic)
- TOEFL Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)
- TOEFL Internet-based Test Special Home Edition (TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition)
- TOEIC Listening and Reading Test (TOEIC L&R)
English Proficiency Evaluation Waiver
Admissions Committee waives the English Proficiency Evaluation requirements if:
Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or Doctoral degree (excluding distance education programs) from a program conducted entirely in English.
Note 1: If you graduated with a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or Doctoral degree (excluding distance education programs) from a program conducted entirely in English in a country/area where all instruction was NOT provided in English (e.g. Bangladesh, India, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines … etc.), you MAY be qualified for a waiver. Attach a document that certifies the official medium of instruction was English in the program you graduated.
e.g.: Official letter issued by the university, Webpage copy that shows the official medium ... etc.
For details, please read the following instruction and Application guidelines.
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MBA Program in International Business
Graduate School of Business Sciences
University of Tsukuba
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