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SIIT English Proficiency Requirements 

At SIIT, to qualify for graduation, students must submit an original (not a copy) English proficiency score to the Academic Services and Registration Division (2nd floor of main building, Rangsit Campus or 2nd floor of "Thanpuying Niramol Suriyasat" Building, Bangkadi Campus). *** Students can submit TU GET scores in person to the Academic Services and Registration Division. However, other English proficiency scores must be submitted directly to SIIT via mail. ***    A student must demonstrate his/her English proficiency with the following score schemes:


Undergraduate Students

IELTS (ID. 54-56)

5.5+

IELTS (ID. 57 onwards)

6.0+

Institutional TOEFL    

500+

TOEFL (CBT)             

173+

TOEFL (IBT)               

61+

TOEFL (PBT)           

500+

TOEIC                       

650+

TU-GET                    

500+

Cambridge ESOL Exam

First Certificate in English (FCE)

The Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

At least Grade "B" in Level B2

GTS401 Intensive English Proficiency

Grade “S” 

Exemption:  An applicant who is a native English speaking student from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or USA can be exempted from  the above English proficiency requirements if he/she passes an interview exam by an SIIT interviewing committee consisting of 3 native English speaking instructors. 

Remark: The score is considered expired if the test was taken more than two years prior to the beginning of the first semester of the student   (JAE24/2016).

 

 

Level

 

Admission

 

 

Graduation

 
Graduate IELTS                     4.5+ IELTS (ID. 51-56) 6.0+
Students     IELTS (ID. 57 onwards) 6.5+
 

Institutional TOEFL    

400+

Institutional TOEFL 

550+

  TOEFL (CBT)            97+ TOEFL (CBT)           213+
  TOEFL (IBT)             32+ TOEFL (IBT)             79+
  TOEFL (PBT)          400+ TOEFL (PBT)           550+
  TOEIC                   500+ TOEIC              750+

                                                                          (For Master's degree students only. The student must also

                                                                           pass an English efficiency evaluation 

                                                                           by an SIIT native English speaking instructor)     

 

TU-GET               

400+

TU-GET               

550+

  SIIT EPT                    65+     
      TU005 English 1 and TU006 English 2  Grade “P” 
       (For Master's degree students only)  
   

Exemption:  An applicant who is a native English speaking student from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or USA can be exempted from  the above English proficiency requirements if he/she passes an interview exam by an SIIT interviewing committee consisting of 3 native English speaking instructors.  

Remark: 

 The score must not be older than two years, with the conditions below:

 Admission*: An applicant can submit a score from any admissible test taken prior to the application date.

Graduation: The score is considered expired if the test was taken more than two years prior to the beginning of the first semester of the student. (JAE24/2016)

In the case of no English score or a score less than the above requirements, the applicant may be admitted with conditions that he/she must take SIIT English remedial conditions that he/she must take SIIT English remedial courses    and/or SIIT English proficiency tests, to meet the requirements set by the institute.

Graduation*: The score is considered expired if the test was taken more than two years prior to the beginning of the first semester of the student.

 (JAE24/2016*)

Remark: Effectively for academic year 2016 onward.

AS&R Division 4/4/2018

Remark: Effective for academic year 2016 onward.

 

* Institutional TOEFL is an official TOEFL held/graded by Educational Testing Service. The score can be used in SIIT for graduation but not for applying to other graduate schools. Testing Fee is approximately 1,000 Baht. The tests are arranged for SIIT students every month. Announcement for test schedule will be made in advance and interested students should sign­ up at the ETU office.


In order to prepare students for this requirement, the English Training Unit (ETU) has arranged for an Unofficial TOEFL test for students to evaluate their potential. Taking the test is free of charge. The test will be held every semester about 2-3 weeks after the midterm exam. The score can be used to decide if you should apply for the official English proficiency test.
 

1. A student who has obtained one of the following scores is given P status (Pass) for the foreign language requirements in the bachelor’s degree curriculum of the Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology:

(1) IELTS score of not less than 5.5 (for students with ID’s from 53 – 56)

IELTS score of not less than 6.0 (for students with ID’s 57 onwards)

(2) Institutional TOEFL score of not less than 500

(3) TOEFL (Computer-Based Test-CBT) of not less than 173, or TOEFL (Internet-Based Test-IBT) of not less than 61, or

TOEFL (Paper-Based Test-PBT) of not less than 500

(4) TOEIC score of not less than 650

(5) TU-GET score of not less than 500

(6) Cambridge ESOL score level of First Certificate in English (FCE)

(7) Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2, at least grade “B”

(8) Passing the course GTS401 Intensive English Proficiency with “S”. A student can register in this course only if he/she has already fulfilled the following requirements:

1. The student has completed all the coursework according to his/her respective curriculum.

2. The student has already taken, at least 5 times, Standard English Proficiency  

Tests (TOEFL, TU-GET, IELTS, TOEIC, or Institutional TOEFL). The actual score and proof of taking a test are also required.

3. The student has obtained a minimum score of 400 in the paper-based  TOEFL test, or equivalent Standard English Proficiency Test, set by the institute.

    2. The curriculum committee may also waive a student from taking the above tests under the following conditions:

(1) The student is a native English speaker from the following countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or USA, and passes an interview by an SIIT interviewing committee consisting of 3 native English speaking instructors.

(2) The student has already achieved one of the above scores (in 3.) before the start of the student’s first academic semester.  This score must not be older than 2 years.

With this exemption, the student’s English Proficiency Requirement status is P (Pass) from the first semester.

In addition, undergraduate students will be required to submit the above Standard English Proficiency Test scores (or the score obtained from taking the internal English Proficiency Mock Test organized by the Institute) at least once before the end of the fourth semester and at least once every thereafter semester until the student has passed the criteria. The score submitted in each semester must not have been submitted before. The score must not be older than 2 years (from the test date to the start of the first academic semester of the student). For failure to submit the scores, the registration system will not allow registration in the subsequent semesters until the student has submitted the score of the missing semester.

Announced on this 15th August 2017 (B.E. 2560) 


Remark:
1. Students can submit TU GET scores in person to the Academic Services and Registration Division. However, other English proficiency scores must be submitted directly to SIIT via mail.
 
Send to:

Academic Services and Registration Division

Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology,

Thammasat University ­- Rangsit Campus

99 Moo 18, Km. 41 on Paholyothin Highway Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand
 

English Proficiency Test Schedules

 

Announcement CPA Thailand
** New Test Reservation Policies for local test takers **
Effective July 1, 2013 the Center for Professional Assessment (Thailand) will implement a new policy requiring at least seven calendar days between all TOEIC or other test dates for tests offered through our test centers in Thailand. 

Local test takers will no longer be allowed to reserve test dates, or "walk-In," for testing services unless the new test date is at least seven days beyond the date of the previous test. 

CPA Thailand apologize if this causes any inconvenience for any test taker.

 

In order to promote the use of English at SIIT, the English Quality Assurance Committee (EQAC) was formed to make recommendations to the Executive Committee on two issues:
 
1. English proficiency assessment test for the graduation requirement.

2. Procedures and activities to improve the English abilities of SIIT students so that they can meet the graduation requirement.
 
In addition to these primary functions, the EQAC also organizes or assists in organizing campus activities to encourage the use of English, promotes the campus­wide use of English as an international language, consults with programs on appropriate content for SIIT English courses, and conducts training courses for non­teaching staff.