The Admissions Board will consider only those applicants who meet the minimum general entrance requirements, which are:

  • a Master’s degree, with a dissertation, in a relevant discipline, or an equivalent university qualification
  • competence in English language, demonstrated by an internationally recognised standard test
  • computer competence

The Admissions Board will select only the best-qualified candidates, taking into account all their qualifications and achievements. In exceptional circumstances, an applicant who holds only a Bachelor’s degree may be considered for admission. In these cases, the Admissions Board will give careful consideration to the candidate’s ability, publications, research record and other evidence. The applicant may also be required to take an entrance examination

Test of English

Applicants must offer one of the following tests of English language:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
96+ in the internet-based test 590+ in the paper-based test
WMU’s TOEFL institution code is 9198.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
band 7.0 or above

Cambridge Examinations
Cambridge Proficiency Examination at grade A or B

GCE O-level or the equivalent
a good pass grade

More information on these examinations may be obtained through the following websites: