Requirements for English Proficiency for ALU Rwanda

The ALU learning model requires students to start their studies with highly developed English language proficiency skills. If the submitted documents in your application indicate that you might not meet the minimum level of English required by ALU, you will be asked to provide proof through one of the following options below to meet our B2 English proficiency requirements.


How do I submit my English Proficiency results?

  1. Go onto your ALU Admissions Portal and head to the 'Academic Results' page.
  2. Read your Preliminary Offer reasons.
  3. Click on the 'Upload English Proficiency' and submit one of the documents stated below.
  4. The Admissions team will review your document and update your admission status accordingly.


Which test results can I submit as English Proficiency proof?

Below is an overview of accepted tests and minimum scores required for English Proficiency proof. The Duolingo test is recommended to take in an online setting with quick results at $49 per test. 



Minimum Score Required

Duolingo (paid version)

Overall score of 100 and above with no single element below 90


Overall score of 6.0; with no single element below 5.5

TOEFL internet-based test.

TOEFL iBT - Overall score of 72 or above with minimum scores of 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing

Pearson PTE Academic

Pearson PTE Academic - Overall score of 54 with no element less than 51

Cambridge Certificate in First (FCE), Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) in English

Grade C or higher

Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) 

Pass the ISE II (B2) or more advanced tests: ISE III(C1), ISE IV(C2)

University of Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE)

Pass (750) and above

University of Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE)

Pass (750) and above

*All submitted exam results must be no older than two years. 

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