The New English Placement (NEPTON) Test
The table below provides the minimum English Language Requirements (ELR) for enrollment on a programme of study offered in English. Students who do not possess any of the qualifications or stipulated grades listed below and hold IELTS with 4.5 and above, are required to take UNIC’s NEPTON English Placement Test (with no charge) and will receive English Language support classes, if and as needed, from UNIC’s International Gateway Centre (IGC).
English Language Proficiency
Master students satisfy the English requirements if their first degree was taught in English. Otherwise, they would need to present a minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based or 213 computer-based, GCSE “O” Level or IGCSE with minimum “C”, IELTS with a score of 6.5, or a score placement at the ENGL- 101 level of UNIC’s NEPTON. The University offers English courses at various levels to help students reach the required standard for admission to a graduate programme.
The purpose of the NEPTON Test
1. The purpose of this test is to place students in the appropriate level of English in order to support their academic studies at the University. The NEPTON is not a University entrance examination; previous academic performance (e.g. School Leaving Certificate) is taken into consideration with regard to University entrance requirements.
2. The number of additional courses and corresponding course loads are given in the table below:
3.Students who have the following qualifications can take the test, but will not be placed below the level shown:
4.Students can take the NEPTON after they officially enroll and pay the Euro 55 application fee.