Who needs to provide a TOEFL/IELTS test report?

Frequently asked question

KIT and VU University Amsterdam require all applicants for the Master programmes to enclose proof of English language proficiency in the form of the internationally recognised TOEFL or IELTS tests.

This is required for all Master programme applicants who have not completed their education in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, Philippines, India, Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Liberia, or who have not obtained an International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate diploma.

A minimum written TOEFL score of 550, iBT TOEFL score of 80, computer based TOEFL score of 213, or an IELTS academic score of 6.0 is required. Please note that candidates must take the Academic test and not the General one.

  • IELTS overall band 6.0
  • TOEFL paper based 550
  • TOEFL computer based 213
  • TOEFL internet based 80

For more details about TOEFL or IELTS, please check the website below:



Please note:
We only accept official TOEFL or IELTS test results which are not older than 3 years!

TOEFL-ibt Special Home Edition test
Due to the global Covid-19 situation KIT will accept the TOEFL-ibt Special Home Edition test as it is the same research-based, valid and reliable TOEFL iBT test of academic English from ETS.

TOEFL-ibt Special Home Edition is now available in almost all countries, with the exception of Iran.

Temporary expansion
Temporary expansion of the language tests referred to in Article 4.2 of the Code of Conduct for International Students in Higher Education.
The guidelines were approved on 16 June 2020.

Throughout the period during which the measures taken to fight Coronavirus prevent the use of the regular language tests as stated in Article 4.2 of the Code of Conduct, the use of a few approved tests provided by the suppliers listed in Article 4.2 of the Code of Conduct shall be permitted, provided these tests are accompanied by a sufficient guarantee of quality. This expansion applies to prospective international students, whose enrollment for the academic year 2020-2021 starts on August 31, 2020. Current information on the online language tests is available on the Code of Conduct website. This information will be updated whenever changes occur.