Testing

We accept several different internationally recognized English proficiency exams. Please see the accepted tests and minimum scores below.

Undergraduate Students

International English Tests

  • TOEFL (iBT)* - min. overall score of 80
  • TOEFL (paper-based test) - min. overall score of 550
  • IELTS Academic* - min. overall score of 6.0
  • Password English Language Testing -  min. overall score of 6.0
  • Pearson / PTE Academic - min. score of 53
  • iTEP -  min. score of 3.7
  • ACT - min. composite score of 23
  • WAEC English Exam - min. grade of B3
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE only) - score A, B, C, min. numerical score of 169

*Webster Vienna Private University is also an official test center for the IELTS and TOEFL iBT. To see the test dates and register, please visit our IELTS and TOEFL webpages. Preparatory crash courses are also available to book prior to the test dates.

IB Diploma Program:

  • HL English A - min. score of 4
  • HL English B - min. score of 5
  • SL English A - min. score of 5
  • SL English B - min. score of 6

GCE A Levels

If the school is not an English-speaking institution, then students will need to obtain a certain score on the “English – Language” exams A-level score of a B or higher.

SAT

Test Scores Prior to March 2016: Student must score at least an 800 with the following values in both sections:

  • Critical Reading: min. 400
  • Writing: min. 400

Test Scores from April 2016 onwards: students must score at least a 450 in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section.

GTEC (CBT Exam)

  • Score of 1201 or above: Exempt from ESL

Graduate Students

International English Tests

  • TOEFL iBT - min. overall score of 80, with min. writing score of 22
  • TOEFL (paper-based test) - min. overall score of 550
  • IELTS Academic - min. overall score of 6.5
  • Password English Language Testing -  min. overall score of 6.5
  • Pearson / PTE Academic - min. score of 53
  • iTEP -  min. score of 3.9
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE only) - score A or B; min. numerical score of 176
  • GTEC (CBT Exam) - score of 1201 or above

 

English is waived when the applicant is a citizen of, or has attended an accredited institution for at least three years in one of the following countries (applicants must submit high school transcripts for verification) :

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales)
  • United States of America

OR
Completed at least one academic year of college-level coursework conducted in English at a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning (ESL coursework does not qualify towards the one full year exception)

For more information please contact the Admissions Office.