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On-campus Language Proficiency Exams

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TOEFL ITP® Test, TOEIC® L&R TEST (IP), and IELTS tests are held at APU routinely each year. These tests measure personal English language proficiency.

Applications for each exam will be announced at the Campus Terminal at the beginning of the application period.


APU holds the online version of the TOEFL (ITP) test four times each year (twice per semester).

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written, and heard. Most people who take the TOEFL test are planning to study at universities and graduate schools where instruction is in English. It is almost always required that students wishing to study at universities in the United States, Canada, and Australia submit high TOEFL scores.
The ITP (Institutional Testing Program) is a mock TOEFL examination. This test is divided into three sections: listening comprehension; structure and written expression; and reading comprehension and vocabulary.
Please refer to the TOEFL homepageor more details.

TOEIC® Tests

APU holds the online version of TOEIC® L&R TEST (IP) twice each year (once per semester).

TOEIC is the acronym for Test of English for International Communication. This test is a global standard for the assessment of communicative English ability. This test is currently held in more than sixty countries around the world, including countries in Asia and Europe. The most important feature of the TOEIC test is that the proficiency of the examinee is expressed as a numerical score between 5 and 495 for both the listening and reading parts, giving a total score between 10 and 990 rather than a pass or fail. TOEIC® L&R TEST (IP) is an examination system associated with TOEIC, and is comprised of a listening section (section 1:45 minutes) and a reading section (section 2:75 minutes).
TOEIC® L&R TEST IP (Institutional Program), which APU implements, promotes practice before undergoing the TOEIC examination by including past questions from TOEIC exams as an examination system associated with TOEIC. Many enterprises implement TOEIC® L&R TEST (IP).
For more details regarding the benefits of TOEIC, check out the official TOEIC homepage

  • *TOEIC® and TOEFL® are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS).


APU holds the IELTS™ (Official Test) on campus four times each year (twice per semester).

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is an examination designed to certify English Language proficiency.

There are two modules in IELTS: Academic and General Training. Only the Academic Module of IELTS is available at the APU test site. The Academic Module is for applicants aiming to study abroad in English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level. The General Training Module is for applicants who wish to apply for immigration to countries overseas such as Australia, Canada, or New Zealand. Candidates are assessed in all four skills: Listening, Reading, and Writing through a written examination and Speaking through an oral examination. The total test time is approximately three hours. A valid passport is necessary in order to register for IELTS. Candidates must apply directly through the IELTS website.
There is no pass or fail mark. Test results are shown as a Band Score of 1.0 to 9.0.
In addition to the Band Score shown for English proficiency in each component of Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking, an Overall Band Score is provided as an overall evaluation.
For more detailed information on IELTS, please visit the official IELTS website.


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