Acceptable English Language Tests – Degree and Masters & PHd

These tests must have been taken within 2 years of the start of the course.

 

Test Entry requirements EU/International/Tier 4

 

IELTS Academic (taken within 2 years) Degree programmes 6.0 with no band below 5.5

 

Masters & PHd programmes  as per entry requirements

 

EU

International

Tier 4

IELTS Indicator

 

 

Degree programmes 6.0 with no band below 5.5

 

Masters & PHd programmes  as per entry requirements

 

EU

International (not Tier 4 for UG or PG entry may be considered for PSE)

 

 

PTE Degree and Masters & PHd needs A score of A score of IELTS 6.0

Overall score of 50 with no less than 42 in each component

 

Masters & PHd needs A score of IELTS 6.5

Overall score of 58 with no less than 50 in each component

 

Masters & PHd needs IELTS 7.0

Overall score of 65 with no less than 58 in each component

 

EU

International

Tier 4

TOEFL iBT Including Special Home Edition

 

Degree and Masters & PHd needs A score of A score of IELTS 6.0

Overall score of 80 with the following component scores:

Reading – 18

Writing – 17

Listening – 17

Speaking – 20

 

Masters & PHd needs A score of IELTS 6.5

Overall Score of 88 with the following component scores:

Reading – 20

Writing – 19

Listening – 19

Speaking 21

 

Masters & PHd needs IELTS 7.0

Overall Score of 100 with the following component scores:

Reading – 23

Writing – 24

Listening – 22

Speaking 22

 

EU

International

Tier 4

 

Pearson Versant Degree and Masters & PHd needs A score of A score of IELTS 6.0

Overall score of  51-55

 

Masters & PHd needs A score of IELTS 6.5

Overall score of 56-60

 

Masters & PHd needs IELTS 7.0

Overall score of 61-65

 

 

 

EU

International (not Tier 4)

Duolingo

 

 

 

Degree and Masters & PHd needs A score of A score of IELTS 6.0

Score of 100

 

Masters & PHd needs A score of IELTS 6.5

Score of 110

 

Masters & PHd needs IELTS 7.0

Score of 120

 

 

EU

International

(not Tier 4 for UG or PG entry may be considered for PSE)

 

Trinity College (Integrated Skills) Degree and Masters & PHd needs A score of A score of IELTS 6.0

ISE II –Distinction in each component

 

Masters & PHd needs A score of IELTS 6.5

ISE III – Pass in each component

 

Masters & PHd needs IELTS 7.0

ISE III – Merit in each component

EU

International

Tier 4

 

 

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Other qualifications we currently accept (which do not require an additional SELT)

GCSE in English Language (from a UK awarding body) Degree and Masters & PHd needs A score of A score of IELTS 6.0

Grade C

 

Masters & PHd needs A score of IELTS 6.5

Grade B

 

EU

International

Tier 4

 

Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level English Degree and Masters & PHd needs A score of A score of IELTS 6.0

 

Grade C/C3 (20 points).

 

Masters & PHd needs A score of IELTS 6.5

Grade B/B3 (37 points).

EU

International

Tier 4

 

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level English Degree and Masters & PHd needs A score of IELTS 6.0  

 

Grade D/D2 (46 points).

 

Masters & PHd needs A score of IELTS 6.5

Grade C/C2 (66 points).

EU

International

Tier 4

 

IGCSE English as a First language (for syllabus 0500 Listening and Speaking must be separately endorsed on the certificate) Degree and Masters & PHd needs A score of A score of IELTS 6.0 

 

Grade C

 

Masters & PHd needs A score of IELTS 6.5

Grade B

EU

International

Tier 4

 

IGCSE English as a Second language

(for syllabus 0510 Speaking must be separately endorsed on the certificate)

Degree and Masters & PHd needs A score of A score of IELTS 6.0

 

Grade C

 

Masters & PHd needs A score of IELTS 6.5

Grade B

EU

International

Tier 4

 

Cambridge Advanced English Degree and Masters & PHd needs A score of A score of IELTS 6.0

170 points with no component below 160

 

Masters & PHd needs A score of IELTS 6.5

180 points with no component below 170

 

Masters & PHd needs IELTS 7.0

185 points with no component below 180

EU

International

Tier 4

 

International Baccalaureate (IB) Standard or Higher Level English Language (Syllabus A) Degree and Masters & PHd needs A score of A score of IELTS 6.0

 

Grade 4

 

Masters & PHd needs A score of IELTS 6.5

Grade 5

EU

International

Tier 4

 

International Baccalaureate (IB) Standard or Higher Level English Language (Syllabus B) Degree and Masters & PHd needs A score of A score of IELTS 6.0

 

Grade 5

 

Masters & PHd needs A score of IELTS 6.5

Grade 6

EU

International

Tier 4

 

European Baccalaureate

English Language

Degree and Masters & PHd needs A score of A score of IELTS 6.0

 

Grade 70%

 

Masters & PHd needs A score of IELTS 6.5

Grade 80%

EU

International

Tier 4

 

 

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European qualifications (English component – obtained within the last 4 years)

Country Qualification
Austria Reifeprufungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis at 2.0
Belgium Diplome d’acces a l’enseignment superieur/Diplome van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs at 75%
Bulgaria Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie at Grade 3
Croatia Svjedodzba o Maturi at grade 4.0
Cyprus Apolyterion at 15
Czech Republic Maturitni Zkou’ce/Maturita at grade 2.0
Denmark Studentereksamen/HF/HHX/HTX/IBB /Diplomingenior at grade 9
Estonia Riigieksamitunnistus or Gümnaasiumilõputunnistus at 70%
Finland Ylioppilastutkintotodistus or Studentexamensbetyg at grade 5
France Baccalauréat (le bac) or the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat at grade 12.5
Germany Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife or Abitur or a Fachgebundene Hochschulreife at grade 2 / gut
Greece Apolyterion at grade 15
Hungary Erettsegi at grade 4
Italy Diploma di Esame di Stato at grade 8/80%
Latvia Atestats Par Visparejo Videjo Izglitib at grade 8
Lithuania Brandos Atestatas at grade 8
Malta Matriculation Certificate at grade C
Moldova Diploma de Bacalaureat or Atestat de Studii Medii de Cultură Generală at grade 9
Netherlands Diploma Middelbaar Beroepsonderwijs (MBO) or Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) at grade 8
Norway Vitnemal-Videregaende Opplaering at grade 4
Poland Swiadectwo Dojrzałości / Matura at grade 70%
Portugal Diploma de Ensino Secundario at grade 14
Romania Diploma de Bacalaureat (English with all components at B2)
Slovakia Vysvedcenie O Maturitnej at grade 2
Slovenia Maturitetno Spricevalo at grade 4
Spain Titulo de Bachillerato at grade 8
Sweden Fullstandigt Slutbetyg Fran Gymnasiesk at grade C
Switzerland Maturitatszeugnis or Maturite Federal at grade 5
Ukraine Aтестат про повну загальну середню освіту at grade 10

 

International Regional qualifications obtained no more than 4 years before the proposed start date of the course.  

Country Qualification name

 

Grade
Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education Grade C in English
Botswana General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level Grade C/4 in English
Brunei Cambridge O Level Grade C6 in English
Cameroon GCE O level Grade C in English
Hong Kong HKCEE Grade C in English (Syllabus B)
Hong Kong HKDSE Grade 4 in English
India Standard XII 60% in English when awarded by the following Boards: CBSE, ISCE, West Bengal State Board, Tamil Nadu State Board, Maharashtra State Board and Karnataka State Board.

 

70% when awarded by any other Board.

Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Grade C  in English
Malaysia Malaysian 1119 Grade 6C in English – A score of IELTS 6.0
Nepal School Leaving Certificate Examination year XII GPA 2.8 in English
Singapore Singapore Cambridge O Level Grade C6 in English
South Africa South Africa National Senior Certificate Grade 5 in English

 

Country Qualification name Grade
Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education Grade C in English
Uganda Certificate of Education Grade 6
Zambia Zambia School Certificate Grade 6 in English
Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level Grade C in English
Caribbean Examination Council General proficiency Grade III in English
 

 

WAEC Grade C6 in English

 

For applicants in China, the Chinese College English Test (CET-6) will be considered to join the 1 stage Pre-Sessional English course

 

Applicants applying for International Foundation Programme who require Tier 4 sponsorship will need a Secure English Language Test (SELT) this must be UKVI IELTS with at least 5.0 in each component.

 

Acceptable English Language Tests – Online English Pre-Sessional

Applicants will need to have taken an English Language Test as detailed below:

Number of stages and end IELTS score IELTS academic or IELTS Indicator PTE TOEFL iBT including special Home edition Pearson Versant Duolingo LanguagCert International ESOL B2 Communicator
3 Stage Programme (UG or PG A score of IELTS 6.0) 4.5 with at least 4 in each component Overall score of 30 Overall score of 56

 

Overall score of 37-40 Overall score of 70
3 Stage Programme (PG A score of IELTS 6.5)

 

5.0 with at least 4.5 in each component Overall score of 36 with at least 30 in each component Overall score of 64

 

Overall score of 41-45 Overall score of 80
2 Stage Programme (UG or PG A score of IELTS 6.0) 5.0 with at least 4.5 in each component Overall score of 36 with at least 30 in each component Overall score of 64

 

Overall score of 41-45 Overall score of 80 50% pass
2 Stage Programme (PG A score of IELTS 6.5)

 

5.5 with at least 5.0 in each component Overall score of 42 with at least 36 in each component Overall score of 72

 

Overall score of 46-50 Overall score of 90 50 % pass
1 Stage Programme (UG or PG A score of IELTS 6.0) 5.5 with at least 5.0 in each component Overall score of 42 with at least 36 in each component Overall score of 72

 

Overall score of 46-50 Overall score of 90 50 % pass
1 Stage Programme PG A score of IELTS 6.5) 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component Overall score of 50 with at least 42 in each component Overall score of 80 Overall score of 51-55 Overall score of 100 50 % pass

 

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