English Language Requirements For Brazilian Students

The English language requirements for 2016/17 have been set by CAPES.

To directly enter an academic programme students must demonstrate English language competency with at least IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 79. Students with scores of IELTS 6.0/ TOEFL 69-78 must enrol in a Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSE).

Students holding a TOEFL ITP must enrol on the Pre-Sessional English Programme. The minimum TOEFL ITP score is 525.

Students who satisfy the English language requirements are welcome to enroll on an optional two week induction programme which includes a component on specialised Academic English.

Students can avail of continued English language and academic support throughout the year.

English classes take place in the DBS English Language School, which is accredited by ACELS.


 6.5+ 79+ - No
 6.0 69 525 Yes
 5.5 65 450-496 Yes
 5.0 56 417-449 Yes
 4.5 37 400-416 Yes

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