Freshman English – Waiver

Students who meet one of the following requirements can apply for waiving Freshman English:

  1. have passed the General English Proficiency Test (GEPT) at the Higher-Intermediate level or above (both the preliminary test and the final test);
  2. have achieved a score of 83 or higher in the new Internet based TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language);
  3. have achieved Level 6.5 or above in the IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System);
  4. have achieved Grade B or above in the FCE (First Certificate in English) or FCE for Schools;
  5. have achieved a score of 865 points or higher in the TOEIC (Test Of English for International Communication) Reading and Listening test, together with a score of 170 or higher in the TOEIC Speaking Test and a score of 165 or higher in the TOEIC Writing Test;
  6. have achieved a score of 217 or above in the FLPT (Foreign Language Proficiency Test) English Reading and Listening Test, together with a Level S-2+ or above in the English Speaking Test and a level B or above in the English Writing Test;
  7. have achieved Level 8.5 or above in TOEFL Essentials Test;
  8. have achieved Level 4 or above in the Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition Exam or English Literature and Composition Exam;
  9. are international or overseas Chinese students who have primary and secondary graduate certificates or transcripts for at least five years from an English-speaking country as specified by NTU’s Office of International Affairs.

※To apply, please see the instructions from Notice of Chinese and English Proficiency Test for International & Overseas Chinese Students.

※Only Freshman could apply for waiving Freshman English before their first semester in NTU.