IELTS/TOEFL Requirement for International Students

All international applicants (from countries where English is not the official language) must take the IELTS or TOEFL exam.

Applicants must upload a score report or use the following code for electronic submission:

Institution code is 3514, department code is 99 (MIT Graduate Admissions)

Minimum required IELTS score: 7

Minimum required TOEFL score: 94 (internet-based)

IELTS/TOEFL can be waived by the department under certain circumstances: (1) if English was the primary language of instruction in primary and secondary school or university (2) if you have been working in the US for two years and/or will have received a degree from an American institution before entering MIT.  

If you want to apply for an IELTS/TOEFL waiver (and meet the requirements listed above), please fill out the waiver request form which will be available here in September 2022. This request is for the Program in Media Arts and Sciences only.

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