English Language Proficiency Requirement

By DIU policy and procedure, all applicants, US citizen or not, who are non-native speakers of English must establish adequate English proficiency to pursue academic studies at DIU before they may be considered for admission to DIU.

Those applying for graduate or undergraduate admission status at DIU are always asked to provide TOEFL or IELTS score results.


TOEFL or IELTS score criteria

  • Official TOEFL, IELTS score sheet is required—must come directly to DIU from ETS or IELTS.
  • Test date should be no more than 2 years old at time of enrollment.
  • TOEFL overall score should be at least 90 (120 perfect score), with no part score lower than 20.
  • IELTS overall score should be 6.5 (9.0 perfect score), with no part score lower than 6.0. It is preferable that the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) be at least a C1, the first CEFR score that is considered by the Council of Europe to be sufficient for academic study.