English Language Requirement

AIT is an international institute and English is the sole language of instruction. Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in writing English before entry. There are three ways to satisfy this requirement.

NOTE: Some students will be required to validate their writing proficiency by that taking the AIT Writing Test when they arrive at AIT.

  • Exemption Applicants who are citizens of and have been educated in an English-speaking country (e.g., Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA) are exempted. Proof of citizenship and studies must be submitted.
  • Certificate of English Medium Instruction Applicants who have earned a degree at a university at which English is the sole medium of instruction is English, may submit a document signed by the university Registrar attesting to English medium instruction. NOTE: Not all English-medium schools meet AIT standards for proficiency and their applicants may be required to submit a valid test score. 
  • Official Test Score Submit an official test scores. The tests approved for admission and the minimum scores accepted are listed below. Test scores are valid for only two years.
English Exam Masters CAS Doctor
IELTS/ AIT-EET (AIT Test) 4.5 5.0 5.5

  • Paper-based
  • Computer-based
  • Internet-based
500 173 61 525 196 72 537 200 76
GRE (Analytical Writing Test) 4.2 4.5 5.0
CET 4 (China) 510 530 540
ARC (Lao PDR) 5.0 5.5 6.0
ICE TEFOW 120 140 160
CU-TEP (Thailand) 62 68 70

Conditional admission: In certain cases, applicants with lower scores may be admitted on condition that they attend English courses.

Students with scores between 5 and 5.5 on the AIT Test (or an equivalent score) will be required to attend English writing courses until they pass the English course – Academic and Technical Writing with a grade of ‘C’ or higher; these students are encouraged to attend the AIT Bridging Program.

Students with scores less than ‘5’ on the AIT Writing Test are required either to attend AIT’s English for International Education (EIE) course (Go to the AIT Language Center website for details.) before their first semester, or those who do not attend EIE will be required to attend at least six hours of English classes per week and not allowed to carry more than 9 credits per semester until they improve.

AIT English Language Testing

The AIT Language Center conducts two types of tests: the AIT English Entry Test (AIT EET) for applicants to AIT, and the AIT Writing Test (AWT) for enrolled students to update and validate their English writing proficiency scores.

For information on the AIT-EET kindly click here.

Interested test-takers can call 662-524-6623 or send an email to lctesting@ait.ac.th