English Proficiency Examination

Written Examination: Written examinations are held as a group examination by the Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Humanities. For more information, students can visit http://www.ku-ept.human.ku.ac.th/.

Oral Examination: The oral examination is held as an individual assessment. Students are required to pass the written examination prior to being eligible for the oral examination. The oral examination committee consists of 2 lecturers from the Department of Foreign Language and 1 representative of The Graduate School, appointed from among lecturers in a major field of study which the candidate is pursuing. Students applying for the oral examination are required to submit a General Request Form (GS 01) to the Dean of The Graduate School, together with a thesis advisor’s consent, as well as the consent of the head of department, or the graduate program committee chairperson.

Alternatively, students can submit their TOEFL, IELTS, CU-TEP, KU-EPT or KU-TOEFL-ITP scores. If any such examination was taken before enrollment at Kasetsart University, the date of the result is not to be in excess of 2 year prior to the submittal date of transfer. If any such examination was taken as an enrolled student at Kasetsart University, those examination results are valid if achieved no more than 2 years prior to the submittal date of transfer. The criteria of TOEFL, IELTS, and CU-TEP examination results are as follows:

Exam type The criterion for passing examination
TOEFL
  • Paper-based test: the attained score is to be not less than 500 points.
  • Computer-based test: the attained score is to be not less than 173 points.
  • Internet-based test: the attained score is to be not less than 61 points.
IELTS the attained score is to be not less than 5.5.
CU-TEP the attained score is to be not less than 67.
KU-EPT if the attained score is higher than or equal to 60%, students will pass both the written and oral examination.
if the attained score is 55%-59%, students will pass only the written examination.
KU-TOEFL-ITP the attained score is to be not less than 500. (The total score examination must only be conducted  by The Faculty of Humanities,Kasetsart University)

To fulfill the requirements, students must satisfy one of these three conditions

  1. Students must pass an English proficiency examination held by Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Humanities. For more information, students can visit http://www.ku-ept.human.ku.ac.th.
  2. Students who fail the English proficiency examination may either choose to apply for the “English Required by Graduate School” (01355501) course (register as GA type) and pass it, or re-apply for the examination specified in point no. 1.
  3. Alternatively, students can submit their TOEFL, IELTS, CU-TEP, KU-EPT or KU-TOEFL-ITP scores. If any such examinations were taken before enrollment at Kasetsart University, the date of the result is not to be in excess of two (2) year prior to the submittal date of the transfer. If any such examination was taken as an enrolled student at Kasetsart University, these examination results are valid if achieved no more than two (2) years prior to the submittal date of transfer. The criteria of those examination results are as follows
    Exam type The criterion for passing examination
    TOEFL
    • Paper-based test: the attained score in sections 2 and 3 is to be not less than 45 points; or alternatively the total attained score is to be not less than 450.
    • Computer-based test: the attained scores in sections 2 and 3 are to be not less than 14 and 13 points respectively; or alternatively the total attained score is to be not less than 133.
    • Internet-based test: the total attained score is to be not less than 45.
    IELTS the attained score is to be not less than 5.0.
    CU-TEP the attained score is to be not less than 45.
    KU-EPT the attained score is to be not less than 50%.
    KU-TOEFL-ITP the attained score is to be not less than 450. (The total score examination must only be conducted by The Faculty of Humanities,Kasetsart University)
  4. Exemption: The Graduate School provides an exemption from English studies which are required by The Graduate School for graduate students who graduated from institutes/universities in countries where the official language is English and which are approved by the Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC), or who graduated from international/English programs at institutes/universities which are approved by the OCSC. Graduation from English speaking countries or international/English programs must not have taken place longer ago than 5 years, counted from the date of graduation.

 

Documents Details
Exemption from English Studies for Master’s Degree Students
Documents Details
GS.01 General Request Form