All applicants must fulfil the following criteria in relation to the overall entry criteria for admission to a course:
If English is the first language of the applicant, applicants need to have citizenship or permanent long-term residency (minimum ten years) and/or completed secondary or higher education (tertiary) studies in an English -speaking country recognised by SCI.
Those countries are American Samoa, Fiji, Jamaica, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, UK, Australia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, USA, Botswana, Guyana, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Zambia, Canada, Ireland, Liberia, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, Zimbabwe.
To verify applicants’ English language competency for admission, SCI requires all applicants to provide proof of citizenship/residency and/or completed secondary or higher education (tertiary) studies in an English- speaking country recognised by SCI.
If English is not the first language of the applicant or the applicant has not completed secondary or tertiary education entirely in English, including all teaching, assessments, and examinations, the applicant must also fulfil one of the following requirements:
i. An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of 6.0 or higher with no band lower than 5.5 or equivalent score from an approved English language higher education entry testing system; or
ii. Successful completion of an approved English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course.
Note: Other tests of the English language may also be used to satisfy the English language requirement. The table below presents the equivalence of different tests
acceptable scores for SCI admission.
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