ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

An applicant must apply to only one of the academic programs leading to the degree of Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master in Agribusiness Management, Executive Master and Professional Master; Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor in Agribusiness Management and Professional Doctorate. No applicant is admitted to more than one academic program at a time.

English Language Requirement

AIT is an international institute and English is the sole language of instruction. Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate an ability to write acceptable academic and technical prose in English. Students with scores lower than the AIT Requirement of 6 to enter and graduate, are admitted with conditions. Students who have not attained the minimal level of proficiency will not be allowed to graduate. There are three ways to satisfy the AIT English requirements.

  • Official Test Score Submit an official test scores. The tests approved for admission and minimum scores accepted are listed below. Test scores are valid for only two years.
AIT English Entry Test  (AIT-EET)  6*TOEFL - paper based
TOEFL - computer based
 iTOEFL
550
210
76
IELTS6*TOEIC 790
CEFR (Europe)B2CET - 4 (China)560

*Writing and to qualify for scholarship an overall score of 6

  • Exemption Applicants who are citizens of and have been educated in an English-speaking country (e.g., Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA) are exempted. Proof of citizenship and studies must be submitted.
  • Certificate of English Medium Instruction Applicants who have earned a degree at a university at which English is the sole medium of instruction, may submit a document signed by the university Registrar attesting to English medium instruction. Applicants who submit a certificate are requested to sit the AIT Academic Writing Test upon arrival to determine their level of proficiency on AIT scale.
  • NOTE: Not all test of English or English-medium schools meet AIT standards. Therefore AIT reserves the right to require any student admitted to take the AIT Academic Writing test to validate their level of proficiency on the AIT Scale. Those who score below 6 on AIT Test will be admitted with conditions. See the following table.


CONDITIONAL ADMISSION:

Students with scores 4.5, 5 and 5.5 on the AIT Test (or an equivalent score) will be required to attend English writing courses until they pass the English course – Academic and Technical Writing with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.  Students with score below 6 at time of expected graduation will not be allowed to graduate.

SCORE=4.5*

If your English writing score is 4.5 at the time of admission, you are required to follow the conditions during your study period until your score improves to 5.0 or higher: (1) You must attend the course EL13 Basic English Composition for six hours each. (2) You will be allowed to register for a maximum of 9 credits per semester.  (3) Pay 5,000 baht per semester as English course fee.

SCORE=5.0**

If your English writing score is 5.0 at the time of admission, you are required to follow the conditions during your study period until your score improves to 5.5 or higher: (1) You must attend the course EL15-Intermediate English Composition for 3 hours each week. (2) You will be allowed to register for a maximum of 12 credits per semester. (3) Pay 3,000 baht per semester as English course fee.

SCORE=5.5**

If your English writing score is 5.5, at the time of admission, you are required to follow the conditions during your study period until you attain a score of 6. (1) You are required to attend the course EL19-AIT Academic and Technical Writing. (2) Pay 3,000 baht per semester as English course fee.

Note:

  *   To be admitted without conditions, you must improve your writing score before the August semester. To do that, you may register for an 8-week course – English for International Education running 8 June – 29 July 2015. (For cost and details see http://www.languages.ait.asia/english-international-education/

   **  You should consider attending the AIT Bridging Program to improve before your studies begin. For information about it go to:  http://www.languages.ait.asia/bridging-program

To graduate, all students either must score 6.0 or higher on the AIT Academic Writing Test or must attend and pass the course EL19: Academic and Technical Writing.