ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PROGRAMS
FOR US CITIZENS OR LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENTS
US Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents whose native language is not English and prior education was not conducted in English, an English proficiency evaluation conducted by the University of East-West Medicine is required to enter MSTCM and Non-Degree programs (except Audit program) at UEWM.
UEWM ENGLISH PROFICIENCY EVALUATION STANDARD
University of East-West Medicine English proficiency evaluation includes three sections, which are Writing; Reading; Speaking and Listening.
All program students must pass the Section 1 evaluation before enrollment in the program. Section 2 and Section 3 must be passed before taking the clinical internship course CL3 – CL7. It’s strongly recommended that each student prepares for Section 2 and Section 3 as soon as possible.
- Writing: Submit 500 words Statement of Purpose written in English for admission.
- Speaking and Listening: Interview by UEWM. For the English program, pass this test to register for any course. For the Chinese program, pass this test to register for the clinic internship (CL3-CL7).
- Reading: Consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. Continuing students must pass the evaluation before registering for clinic internship (CL3-CL7). For the Chinese program, pass this test with a 60% or above score. For the English program, pass this test with a 75% or above score.
Each semester will offer two times sections 2. Speaking and listening evaluation. Section 3 can be taken in the University Moodle learning management system according to student study pace. Students need to contact the clinic office in advance for the arrangement. Section 3 is a part of the clinic course CL3 entrance exam.
Retake policy: Students can retake the test if they fail. Retake fees may apply.
FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS/STUDENTS
International Applicant/Student is an individual who:
(1) is not a citizen or national of, or lawfully admitted for permanent residence in, the United States;
(2) does not provide evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service that he or she is in the United States for other than temporary purposes with the intention of becoming a citizen of, or lawfully admitted for permanent residence in, the United States; and
(3) is not lawfully admitted for permanent residence in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands.
International Applicants whose native language is not English are required to provide proof of English proficiency for admission to degree, certificate, and non-degree graduate programs. This must be demonstrated by one of the following means:
1.The applicant must have completed one of the following *:
- four years at a U.S. high school demonstrably delivered in English;
- at least two-years (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) of undergraduate-or graduate-level education in an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education;
- at least two-years (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) of undergraduate-or graduate-level education demonstrably delivered in English;
- high school or two-years (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) of undergraduate- or graduate-level education in an institution in one of the following countries or territories: American Samoa; Anguilla; Antigua & Barbuda;Australia; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Botswana; British Virgin Islands;Cameroon; Canada (except Quebec); Cayman Islands; Christmas Island; CookIslands; Dominica; Federated States of Micronesia; Fiji; The Gambia; Ghana;Gibraltar; Grenada; Guam; Guyana; Ireland; Isle of Man; Jamaica; Kenya; Lesotho;Liberia; Malawi; Montserrat; Namibia; New Zealand; Nigeria; Norfolk Island;Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Pitcairn Islands; Sierra Leone; Singapore; SouthAfrica; South Sudan; St. Helena; St. Kitts & Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent & theGrenadines; Swaziland; Tanzania; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands;United Kingdom; U.S. Virgin Islands; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
- In all cases, English must have been both the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used.
2. The applicant must have completed one of the following assessments at the required level:
|ASSESSMENT TOOL||ACCEPTABLE SCORE|
|Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL® iBT)||Total: 61|
|International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic Format||Overall band: 6|
|Duolingo English Test||90|
|China Standard of English Language (CSE)||CSE 6|
|Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)||C|
|Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)||C|
|Common European Framework Reference (CEFR)||B2|
|Occupational English Test (OET)||250, C|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE), Academic||Overall: 45|
Effective: starting 3/21/2022.
English language competency must be required of all students seeking admission to the program. This may be demonstrated by one of the following means:
(a) The student must have completed a two-year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) baccalaureate or graduate level, English-based education in an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. English must have been the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used;
(b) For an applicant whose education is not received in the English language, the minimum English requirements (TOEFL iBT or IELTS) :
TOEFL iBT: total score – 61 or IELTS: overall band score 6
Upon arrival at UEWM, international students must provide the Designated School Official (DSO) with a copy of the I-20 form, I-94, visa, and passport. The United States Immigration and Naturalization Service requires that all international students maintain a full-time program of study (at UEWM, at least 12 units), attend classes regularly, and maintain satisfactory progress towards completion of the degree or diploma objective.
Questions regarding visa status, accommodations, etc., should be directed to the Admissions Office.
Note: All admission documents become the property of the institution and will not be returned to the student. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor his/ her own progress toward graduation and to take all appropriate required courses each trimester.
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