All applicants, regardless of citizenship status, must demonstrate proficiency in English to obtain admission to the university. To fulfill this requirement, you must satisfy one of the following criteria:
- Live in Australia, the British Isles, the Bahamas, English-speaking Canadian Provinces, Jamaica, New Zealand, Belize, Fiji Islands, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Trinidad, the Virgin Islands, the West Indies, Zimbabwe, or another country that uses English as a native language.
- Take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) and meet the score requirements below.
TOEFL (iBT) TOEFL (PBT) IELTS Overall 79 550 6.5
Please note: International transfer students may be exempt from submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score by completing 30 or more semester credit hours from a U.S. accredited institution of higher education, including coursework equivalent to UH English Composition ENGL 1303 and ENGL 1304 with a grade of “C” or better and/or the completion of an AA or AS degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
- Complete Level 6 of the Intensive English Program at the University of Houston's Language and Culture Center.