Fletcher actively seeks to enroll a diverse class of students who have demonstrated academic excellence, have a wide range of personal, professional, and academic experience, and have a strong commitment to an international career. We seek students who, by virtue of their background, achievement, and experience, can contribute to the education of their peers and to the scholarship and practice of international relations.

Fletcher students will, however, no longer be required to demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English and, instead, will have the option to demonstrate foreign language proficiency. Students who choose and successfully complete this option will have their passing results noted on their Fletcher transcript.

The Fletcher School routinely offers proficiency exams in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Urdu

Non-Routine Foreign Languages

Subject to availability, the language exams may be offered in languages other than the listed routine languages. In these cases, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the Registrar’s Office once they are admitted of their desire to satisfy the language exams in a non-routine language so that they can work to secure an appropriate language examiner. The reading and oral non-routine language exams must be completed within 3 months of each other.

Additional Language Study

To further help with preparation for the language exams, Fletcher students have access to Mango Languages, an online language learning resource designed to give users comprehensive conversational language and grammar skills in over 60 languages. Mango Languages can be accessed easily at https://connect.mangolanguages.com/tufts/login?u=848883. Click on “Create one” underneath the Log In button to create your login profile.