Students whose native language is not English are required to take and pass the TOEFL Examination.
A TOEFL score of at least 560 on the paper and pencil test or at
least 87 on the internet-based test is the minimum required for applicants to
graduate programs at UCLA. For the internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL iBT), the
following are recommended minimum passing scores for each section: Writing:25,
Speaking:24, Reading:21, Listening:17, but the required minimum total passing
score:87. An IELTS overall band score of at least 7.0 is the minimum
Institution Code = 4837
Department Code = 68
Please note that TOEFL scores are considered valid for only two (2) years of the start of the intended application term, and that if several scores are submitted, only the most recent is considered.
Admitted applicants are required, upon arrival at UCLA, to take the UCLA English as a Second Language Placement Examination (ESLPE),
an English diagnostic test, before being permitted to register. Depending on the results of the ESLPE, you may be required to complete English as a Second Language courses beginning in your first term at UCLA. If English courses are required, you should anticipate spending a longer period of time at the University. Admission is canceled for those who do not pass the ESLPE. Please note that you must sit for the ESLPE regardless
of your score obtained on the TOEFL, IELTS or any other English proficiency test.
Applicants who hold a bachelor’s or higher degree from a university located in the United States or in another country in which English is both the primary spoken language of daily life (e.g., Australia, Barbados, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, United Kingdom) and
the medium of instruction, or who have completed at least two years of full-time study at such an institution, are exempted from both the TOEFL/IELTS
requirement and the English as a Second Language Placement Examination (ESLPE)
. Please be sure to include such information in your application.