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TOEFL Requirements - Undergraduate

 

Registration in the regular program (No language courses) is conditioned by obtaining a TOEFL score of 530 (iBT: 71) or and 4.5 (iBT: 19) in the writing section. Otherwise, an academic writing course will be required.

 

A. If your TOEFL score is between 420 and 447 (iBT: 36 and 44), you will be placed in the Language Center level 1. Please find below Language Center courses per semester.

First semester (Level 1):
         ALS1001 Academic Listening, Speaking 1
         ARD1001 Academic Reading 1
         GAC1001 Grammar in an Academic Context 1
         AWT1001 Academic Writing 1
         + one course of the program

Second semester (Level 2):
         ALS1002 Academic Listening, Speaking 2
         ARD1002 Academic Reading 2
         GAC1002 Grammar in an Academic Context 2
         AWT1002 Academic Writing 2
         + one course of the program

In order to super pass and skip the second level of one language course, the student should achieve a grade of 90% or above. However, there is no super pass for Writing I (AWT1001). All students who take Writing I must take Writing II (AWT1002).

 

B. If your TOEFL score is between 450 (45 iBT) and 477 (53 iBT), and your additional LC writing placement test score and / or interview results are good, may be placed in the Super Intensive English Program, SIEP, in which they will have the opportunity to study in one semester what normally would require two semesters to cover.

 

Super Intensive Courses (One semester):
         ALS1003 Academic Listening, Speaking 3
         ARD1003 Academic Reading 3
         GAC1003 Grammar in an Academic Context 3
         AWT1001 or AWT 1003 Academic Writing (based on your writing placement test score)

C. If your TOEFL score is between 480 and 527 (iBT: 54 and 69), you will be placed in the Language Center level 2 or a combination of level 1 and level 2 depending on your TOEFL sub scores.

 

D. A TOEFL score below 420 (iBT: 36) does not allow you to register in Al Akhawayn University Language Center.  In this case, please follow the steps below:

  1. Postpone your enrollment for the subsequent semester by completing the Enrollment Postponement form (Postponement form) and faxing it to Admissions and Outreach Office to 0535 86 21 77 with a non refundable five thousand dirhams (5 000 Dhs) advance payment along with the receipt of payment before the set deadline ( for newly admitted ); OR
  2. Retake the TOEFL, to know about the next institutional TOEFL test, please contact the Admission & Outreach Office at: 0535 86 20 86/78/76/75/78 or 2119.

 

For further information on the language center, please consult the following link: http://www.aui.ma/en/lc-menu/mission.html

 

NB. The stay in Language center varies between a minimum of one semester and two full semesters.

 

 

TOEFL Requirements - Graduate

Registration in the regular program is conditioned by obtaining a TOEFL score of 550 (iBT: 79) or and 5.0 (iBT: 20) in the writing section. Otherwise, an academic writing course will be required.

 

Applicants to the Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy  or in Master of Arts in North African and Middle Eastern Studies MUST HAVE a score between 500 and 547 (iBT: 61 and 77) to enroll in the Al Akhawayn University Language Center.

 
A. If your TOEFL score is between 450 and 477 (iBT: 45 and 53), you will be placed in the Language Center level 1. Please find below Language Center courses per semester.

 

First semester (Level 1):
         ALS1001 Academic Listening, Speaking 1
         ARD1001 Academic Reading 1
         GAC1001 Grammar in an Academic Context 1
         AWT1001 Academic Writing 1
         + one course of the program

Second semester (Level 2):
         ALS1002 Academic Listening, Speaking 2
         ARD1002 Academic Reading 2
         GAC1002 Grammar in an Academic Context 2
         AWT1002 Academic Writing 2
         + one course of the program

In order to super pass and skip the second level of one language course, the student should achieve a grade of 90% or above. However, there is no super pass for Writing I (AWT1001). All students who take Writing I must take Writing II (AWT1002).

 

B. If your TOEFL score is between 480 and 547 (iBT: 54 and 77), you will be placed in the Language Center level 2 or a combination of level 1 and level 2 depending on your TOEFL sub scores.

 

C. A TOEFL score below 450 (iBT: 45) (500 (iBT: 61) for Master of Arts) does not allow you to register in Al Akhawayn University Language Center.  In this case, please follow the steps below:

 

  1. Postpone your enrollment for the subsequent semester by completing the Enrollment Postponement form (Postponement form) and faxing it to Admissions and Outreach Office to 0535 86 21 77 with a non refundable five thousand dirhams (5 000 Dhs) advance payment along with the receipt of payment before the set deadline ( for newly admitted ); OR
  2. Retake the TOEFL, to know about the next institutional TOEFL test, please contact the Admission & Outreach Office at: 0535 86 20 86/78/76/75 or 2119.

 

For further information on the language center, please consult the following link: http://www.aui.ma/en/lc-menu/mission.html

 

NB. The stay in Language center varies between a minimum of one semester and two full semesters.

 

IELTS Equivalency

Al AKhawayn University accepts a valid IETLS as an international English Language Testing System. It can replace the TOEFL to measure candidates’ proficiency of English language.

Undergraduate

IELTS Overall Band Score     Equivalent TOEFL Total Score
3.5                                     417 or below
4.0                                     420 - 447
4.5                                     450 - 477
5.0                                     480 - 527
+5.5                                   +530

Candidates with IELTS scores who don’t have 5.5 in the writing section are required to take a writing placement test in English (WPT) to measure their writing skills.

Graduate

IELTS Overall Band Score     Equivalent TOEFL Total Score
3.5                                     447 or below
4.5                                     450 - 477
5.0 – 5.5 – 6.0                     480 - 547
+6.5                                   +550

Candidates with IELTS scores who don’t have 6.5 in the writing section are required to take a writing placement test in English (WPT) to measure their writing skills.