International Applicants

Additional information for international applicants

  • All applicants from non-English speaking countries must take the IELTS exam; TOEFL is not accepted.
  • An official copy of IELTS scores are required.
  • Institution code is 3514, department code is 99 (MIT Graduate Admissions).
  • Minimum required IELTS score: 7.
  • IELTS can be waived by the department under certain circumstances (1) if you have received instruction in English in primary and secondary school or (2) if you have been in the US for three years and will have received a degree from an American institution before entering MIT. Requests should be made in writing well in advance of the application deadline. You may request a waiver for the Fall 2015 admissions cycle only between Sept 15 and Dec 1, 2014. If you want to apply for a waiver, please send an email to mas [at] media [dot] mit [dot] edu describing your academic professional/background in English. Please attach any documents as further proof.

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