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Official English Language Nations

The following are countries that recognize English as an official language. If your country of citizenship is listed below, you are exempt from the English Certification requirement for application to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

 

Anguilla

New Zealand

Antigua and Barbuda

Nigeria

Australia

Niue

The Bahamas

Norfolk Island

Barbados

Northern Mariana Islands

Belize

Palau

Belgium

Papua New Guinea

Bermuda

Philippines

Botswana

Pitcairn Islands

British Virgin Islands

Rwanda

Burundi

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Cameroon

Saint Lucia

Canada

Samoa

Cayman Islands

Seychelles

Christmas Island

Sierra Leone

Cook Islands

Singapore

Dominica

Sint Maarten

Fiji

Solomon Islands

Gambia

Somalia

Ghana

South Africa

Grenada

South Sudan

Guyana

Sudan

Hong Kong

Swaziland

Ireland

Tanzania

Jersey

Tonga

Kenya

Trinidad and Tobago

Liberia

Turks and Caicos Islands

Malawi

Tuvalu

Malta

Uganda

Marshall Islands

United Kingdom

Federated States of Micronesia

Zambia

Namibia

Zimbabwe

Source: Central Intelligence Agency’s World Fact Book publication Access date: 5/17/2018, www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/docs/guidetowfbook.html