English-Speaking Countries

Proof of English Proficiency Exemption

Countries Where English is an Official Language

If you are a citizen and have completed secondary school in one of these countries you can be admitted for graduate study at IUPUI without presenting additional evidence of English proficiency. Make sure to check your departments requirements for English, especially if you are applying to a Purdue program.You may still be required to take the IUPUI English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Placement Exam.

  • Botswana
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria 
  • Philippines
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

English-Speaking Countries

We recognize the following countries as predominantly native-English speaking. Persons who are citizens of these countries and/or have completed a Bachelor’s degree are considered native speakers of English. No further evidence of English proficiency is required.

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Barbuda
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grand Cayman Islands
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Irish Republic
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Tobago
  • Trinidad
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Kingdom: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
  • United States of America (except Puerto Rico)