See UTLC English Proficiency test for academic staff

Exemptions from English Proficiency Test

Teachers at UT are required to demonstrate the language level requirement of (C1 - CEFR). There are certain conditions which enable exemption from the ‘English Proficiency Test for Academic Staff’ test and these are outlined below. 

Exemption from the language requirement (C1 - CEFR) is given to teachers who:

●      are native speakers of English (defined as someone who has spoken that language as their first language since early childhood, rather than having learned it as a foreign language);

●       do not provide education in English and do not supervise international staff (PhD candidates) or students;

●      can demonstrate that they meet the English language requirement C1 through a valid diploma or certificate such as:

          ○      IELTS Certificate (max. 2 years old)

          ○      TOEFL (ibT) (up to 3 years old) are accepted.

          ○      Cambridge Certificate (up to 3 years old) are accepted.

See table below for required scores / final objectives in the given certificates:




Cambridge Certificate


7.0 - 8.0

110 - 120

CAE (Advanced)


8.5 - 9.0


CPE (Proficiency)