Academic Writing Placement Test

All new students (Master, Doctoral, CAS, Master’s leading to Doctoral, Diploma, Dual-Degree, Professional Master or Certificate leading to Master) who submitted a certificate of English medium of instruction or who have taken the online EET  – must take the AIT Writing Placement Test (AWPT) to validate their writing scores and to be able to register for classes.

The AWPT is a 60-minute test with 1 essay writing task (250 – 350 words). The task is scored on a nine point scale. 

Students may check their English score on the SIS ( or 

Students with scores 5.0 and 5.5 on the AIT academic writing placement test (AWPT) or its equivalent are required to attend compulsory English writing courses and complete EL19 with a passing grade in order to register for thesis, dissertation, research study or project. Students will need to pay a registration fee for EL courses before they can attend. The EL course level will be automatically assigned based on a student’s current English score:

  • 5.0 – EL15 Intermediate English Composition
  • 5.5 – EL19 Academic and Technical Writing

EL courses will be graded as Pass or Incomplete. This grade will appear on transcripts, but will not be counted towards the GPA. Those who attend less than 80% of their EL classes will not be allowed to take the final exam of the course. Therefore, passing of an EL course requires both participation and performance improvement.