Is there an English proficiency requirement?

We recognize that many of our international students come to the Monterey Institute with sophisticated language backgrounds. Terms like "native-speaker," "fluent," or "bilingual" often do not accurately reflect the rich backgrounds of our students.

In order to maintain the quality and integrity of the Monterey Institute experience, we recommend that non-native English speaking candidates have a high English language proficiency.

Recommended minimum language test scores:

TOEFL:

  • Internet-based test: 79
  • Writing sub-score: 23
  • No sub-scores below 19

IELTS:

  • 6.5 Overall
  • No Sub-score below 6.0

Note: Test scores not required. 

Please contact Carolyn Meyer at cmeyer@miis.edu if you are a non-native English speaker and have questions about your English proficiency and participation in this training.