Source: HPU

International students demonstrating that they meet the academic requirements of the university must also prove English proficiency before beginning an academic degree program.  Proficiency in English may be proved either by submitting a minimum score or better from one of the recognized English proficiency tests below or with a certificate of completion of level 112 of the ELS intensive program.

The English proficiency waivers, tests minimum scores that HPU recognizes are:

Recognized Minimum Test Scores
High School Diploma Completed four years of high school study, in an international school or a school, where English is the primary medium of instruction. *
Paper-based TOEFL 550
Computer-based TOEFL 213, TWE 5.0
Internet-based Testing (iBT)TOEFL 80 or better including a writing score of 25 or more
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6 or above 6.5 on the Writing Module
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Critical Reading (CR) Writing (WRI) add up to 800 or above
American College Testing Assessment (ACT) 18 or more in English
21 or more in Math
International Baccalaureate (IB) A grade of 4 or better in IB English A1 or A2, HL or S
GCSE (A-Level) or GSE (O-Level) A grade of “C” or better in English
College or University Studies 2 years of post-secondary study at an accredited college or university in the United States, Canada, or in a country where the primary language of instruction is English as determined by HPU’s “Country Exemptions” listed below.
Country Exemptions
Antigua Fiji St. Kitts & Nevis
Australia Grs St. Lucia
Bahamas Grenada St. Vincent & Grenadines
Barbados Irish Republic South Africa
Belize Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago
Bermuda Malawi United Kingdom
Canada (not Quebec) New Zeal Virgin Isls
Dominica Singapore
Japan STEP EIKEN Test Pre-1*
India Sri Lanka 60% or better in English on CIE or National Board (CBSE, ISC, State Board) exams, grade of 4 or better in IB English A1 or A2, HL or S, grade of “C” or better on the A-level (GCSE) or O-Level Exam (GSE). *
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Overall 58
Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Grade of C or better
Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) Grade of A
English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) 965
Advanced Placement International English Language test (APIEL) 3 or better



* Students may be required to take the HPU Writing Placement Test

Note: Students applying for short-term study programs at HPU are required to submit written proof of their English proficiency. Please check the application requirements of the program you are applying for.