English language requirements

If English is not your native language or the language of instruction at your university, you will need to meet our English language requirements to be accepted onto one of our Study Abroad programmes. If you have an English language certificate that is not listed below, please contact us at global-opportunities@bristol.ac.uk.

IELTS and TOEFL required scores
ProgrammeIELTSTOEFL iBT
Study Abroad Standard 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in all bands 90 overall, minimum 20 in all parts
Study Abroad Bridge 6.0 overall, minimum 5.5 in all bands 86 overall, minimum 18 in all parts

Study Abroad with English Language (STABEL)  

  • with six-week pre-sessional course
6.0 overall, minimum 5.5 in all bands 86 overall, minimum 18 in all parts

Study Abroad with English Language (STABEL) 

  • with ten-week pre-sessional course
5.5 overall, minimum 5.0 in all bands 72 overall, minimum 17 in all parts

English language support

If you want to improve your confidence with academic English while you study, English language units are also available to take as part of your Study Abroad programme. 

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