English Language Proficiency Test | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

English Language Proficiency Test

book titled "Language Proficiency"

All applicants to the NYU Tandon School of Engineering for graduate study must demonstrate excellent English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension. Proficiency will be determined by the:

You must submit your English language proficiency scores electronically via the testing agency.

The NYU School of Engineering Graduate Admissions Office reserves the right to request proof of English competency from any applicant. At least one of the exams mentioned above is required if you fall into one of the following categories:

  1. All International applicants (those who have or will request a visa)
  2. Applicants whose first language is not English and/or who have not completed a bachelor’s degree in the United States.


The NYU Tandon School of Engineering requires that graduate applicants achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 90 on the internet-based test, an overall band of 7.0 on IELTS, a score of 125 on the Duolingo English Test, a 65 on the Pearson PTE Academics exam, or a C1 on the Cambridge English: Advanced exam.

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering TOEFL institution code is 2668. Please send electronic IELTS scores to Tandon School of Engineering, NYU. You can send hard copy results of your Official IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) to our processing center.

TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE scores are valid for two years. The test must be taken again if your score is older than two years at the time of application submission.

ETS is now offering at-home testing for the TOEFL for applicants affected by COVID-19. Please visit the ETS website TOEFL iBT® Home Edition Test and Other COVID-19 Updates page for more information and to see if you are eligible for this option.

Applicants may request a waiver of English Language Proficiency Testing for special cases by submitting a waiver request form. The request will be reviewed only after transcripts have been received.

Deadlines to submit your waiver request are below:

  Full-Time Applicants Part-Time Applicants
Fall March 1 June 1
Spring November 15 November 15

English Language Requirement Waiver Form


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