RYI's English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) is required for any applicants living in Nepal who do not have a satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS result and who do not have a 10+2 diploma or Bachelor’s degree from an English-speaking country. This exam is applicable for the Academic English and Advanced Study Methods summer program*, BA program, Certificate Course and MA Preparatory program. Acceptance decisions for applicants will be made after test results are evaluated. If the score on the exam is high enough, the applicant will be admitted directly into the particular program they have applied to.
In order to be offered admission to the above mentioned programs in the fall, if the score is average, the applicant will be asked to take--and pass--Academic English and Advanced Study Methods course during RYI's summer program.
ELPE dates are as follows:
- August 4, 2017
- May 1, 2018
- May 25, 2018 (Last exam date in order to join the summer Academic English and Advanced Study Methods program)
- August 3, 2018
*Attention: Applicants who are required to take the English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) must apply before May 23 in order to take the ELPE on May 25.
Students who take this exam in August and do not score high enough for direct admission will have to wait until June the following year to enter the Academic English and Methods course, so RYI encourages students to meet the application deadline in May if they are planning to start studying in the upcoming fall.
Note: The August 4 exam is the last exam for admittance into the 2017-18 academic year.
The ELPE is free of charge held at RYI’s main office in Boudhanath.