English Proficiency Test

Since English is the language of study at the University of Science and Technology, all prospective applicants have to sit for the English Proficiency Test (EPT) or submit TOEFL or IELTS test scores.Applicants who perform satisfactorily in their EPT will be able to apply to join the university and start their study programs directly. Applicants who do not pass the EPT will be required to take an intensive English study course.
 
Alternatively, students can submit their results from other internationally recognized English proficiency tests such as TOEFL (Internet-based TOEFL) or IELTS as per the below table: 

Zewail English Level

IELTS

TOEFL (IBT)

Exemption from Remedial Courses= ENG152/first credit course

7 and above in the overallIELTS score 

94 or above in the overallTOEFL (IBT) score 

Level 2 (ENGL004)

6.5 in the overall IELTS score 

79-93 in the overall TOEFL (IBT) score 

Level 1 (ENGL003) 

6 in the overall IELTS score 

60-78 in the overall TOEFL (IBT) score 

No admission

5.5 or less  in the overall IELTSscore

59 or less in the overallTOEFL (IBT) score