Meeting the English language requirements for a Biochemistry PhD at Otago

If your first language is not English you must provide evidence of a satisfactory level of English language proficiency. 

The English language tests we recognise are as follows:

  • University of Otago Foundation Studies Ltd: Completion of 'English for Postgraduate Academic Purposes' with a grade of C or higher.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0).
  • Paper-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 587 with TWE (Test of Written English) 4.5.
  • Internet-based TOEFL score of 95 with a minimum writing score of 22.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) – minimum of 50.
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – minimum of 58.

The University of Otago TOEFL institution code is: 9483.