TOEFL/IELTS Requirement

The Masters Program in Computer Science requires TOEFL scores for international applicants to be 90 or above (or IELTS overall and sub-scores of at least 7) for admission to the University of Chicago. The English language requirement may be waived if the applicant is a native of or studied in full-time status for at least one academic year within the last five years in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean countries of Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana or English medium universities in Canada or South Africa.

Waivers apply to students from the countries listed above only. Students who are natives of or who have studied in English in other countries (for example, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.) are not exempt from the English language requirement.

Waivers only apply to those who have studied full time in one of the countries listed on the waiver list above.  Employment in an English-speaking country does not make you eligible for a waiver.

Check the TOEFL and IELTS sites for more information.

TOEFL - The University of Chicago's school code is 1832.

IELTS - University of Chicago downloads IELTS scores that have been transmitted to our e-download account. Please contact your test center and request that your scores be sent to the following IELTS e-download account:

University of Chicago - Graduate Enrollment 
970 East 58th Street, Third Floor
Chicago, IL 60637

We will not accept paper IELTS test report forms.

Additional information about the TOEFL/IELTS requirement can be found from the University's Office of International Affairs.