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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 . This request is for the Program in Media Arts and Sciences only.

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