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English Language Requirements


Applicants whose first language is not English are required to perform satisfactorily in an approved English Language Test. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 500 has been approved for this purpose.

English Language Proficiency Test

All applicants to The University of the West Indies are required to take the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) except for persons with the following qualifications:-
1.             Grade 1-CXC General Proficiency English A Examination
2.             Grade A-Cambridge GCE O’level English
3.             Grade I or II in CAPE Communication Studies
4.             Grade A or B-Cambridge GCE A/O Level General Paper
(GP) Examination
The ELPT is usually held three times in the academic year:-

  1. Mid-February
  2. Mid- August
  3. Mid-October

For persons who did not write the test at the first sitting a second and final sitting is usually scheduled during the first week of semester.
To register to sit the ELPT test kindly contact:
The English Language Foundation Unit
Faculty of Humanities & Education
3rd Floor Campus House
Eastern Main Road
ST. Augustine