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Accepted Secure English Language Tests (SELT)

The tests listed below are valid where they are taken no more than two years before the start date of your chosen programme of study.

Qualification

Grade required

IELTS Academic for UKVI from authorised test centres only (otherwise see English language proficiency tests):

7.0 overall with 7.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other skills

Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level IV:

pass in all skills

Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III:

merit in writing and pass in all other skills

 

English Language Proficiency Tests

The tests listed below are valid where they are taken no more than two years before the start date of your chosen programme of study. Component scores must be met fully through one sitting of the test; we cannot combine scores from multiple certificates.

Qualification

Grade required

IELTS

UG: 7.0 overall with 7.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other skills
PG: 7.0 overall with 6.5 in all skills

TOEFL iBT:

UG: 95 overall with R22, L21, S23, W24
PG: 95 overall with R22, L21, S23, W22

Pearson PTE:

UG: 67 overall with 71 in writing and 64 in all other skills
PG: 67 overall with 64 in all skills

Cambridge CAE:

Grade C, or Level B2 with 184 in writing and 176 in all other skills

Cambridge CPE:

Grade C, or Level C1 with 184 in writing and 176 in all other skills

Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level IV:

pass in all skills

Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III:

merit in writing and pass in all other skills

UK and worldwide school qualifications

The qualifications listed below are valid where they are taken no more than seven years before the start date of your chosen programme of study.

Qualification

Grade required

GCSE English Language

B or 6

GCSE English Literature

B or 6

IGCSE English as a 1st Language

A

IGCSE English as a 1st language with speaking and listening endorsement

B with Grade 2

IGCSE English as a 2nd Language

A*

IGCSE English as a 2nd Language with speaking endorsement

A*

IGCSE English Literature

A

AS Level or A Level English Language or English Language and Literature

C

AS Level or A Level English Literature

C

International Baccalaureate English A: Literature

6 at SL or 5 at HL

International Baccalaureate English A: Literature and Language

6 at SL or 5 at HL

International Baccalaureate Language B: English

7 at SL or 6 at HL

Cambridge Assessment International Education (CIE) O Level English specifications 1119, 1120, 1123, 1125, 1127

B

European school qualifications

The qualifications listed below are valid where they are taken no more than five years before the start date of your chosen programme of study.

Qualification

Requirement

Austria: Reifeprüfung/ Matura

2 (gut) in both written and oral

Belgium

16/20 or 80%

Croatia

English A/ visa razina at 5

Denmark Studentereksamen Level A

Grade 10

European Baccalaureate

L1 English at 60%, L2 English at 75%, L2A at 80%

Finland: Ylioppilastut-kintotodistus

5 in English A

France: Baccalaureat

15 in English LV1

France: Option Internationale du Baccalaureat – British English or American English

12 in English

Germany where English is taken as a Leistungskurs / Kernfächer / erhöhtem Anforderungsniveau

12

Germany where English is not taken at higher level

15

Iceland: Studentsprof when taken as a compulsory language in final year

7 in English

Ireland: Irish Leaving Certificate

O2 or B1 (pre-2017)

Luxembourg

45 (bien) in English

Malta: Secondary Education Certificate

Grade 3

Netherlands

8

Norway: Vitnemal where English is taken as a common core subject

5

Poland

90th percentile in extended level English

Scotland: National 5

B in English

Sweden: Slutbetyg where English 7 has been taken

B

Switzerland: Maturity Certificate

6 (on a scale of 6) or 9 (on a scale of 10)

International school qualifications

The qualifications listed below are valid where they are taken no more than five years before the start date of your chosen programme of study.

Qualification

Requirement

Cameroon O level

B in English

Canada Alberta

70% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 65% in English Language Arts 30-2

Canada British Columbia

65% in English 12 or 65% in English Literature 12

Canada Manitoba

70% in ELA 40S/C or 65% in ELA 40U

Canada Ontario

70% in ENG4C or 65% in ENG4U

Canada Quebec

Not accepted

Caribbean CSEC

CSEC English with Three (III) at general proficiency

Gambia WAEC where scratch-card number supplied

B3

Ghana WAEC where scratch-card number supplied

B3

Hong Kong: HKDSE

5 in English

India (CISCE and CBSE) Standard XII:

80% in English

Kenya KCSE

English at grade B or 6

Liberia WAEC where scratch-card number supplied

B3

Malawi MSCE

English at 6

Malaysia SPM

A- in English language

Nigeria WAEC where scratch-card number supplied

B3

Sierra Leone WAEC where scratch-card number supplied

B3

Singapore: Integrated Programme Literature in English H2 or English Language and Linguistics H2:

C

Singapore Integrated Programme General Paper

Grade A

Singapore Ordinary Level

Grade B in English

Singapore: Secondary 4 English Language/Language Arts

Grade A-

Singapore: NUS Integrated Diploma where EL 6103 (Language in Society III) or EL5101 (Language in Society II) have been taken

B+

South Africa NSC

English Home Language with 5 or English First Additional Language with 7

Tanzania Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Grade B in English

Uganda Certificate of Education

Grade 5 in English

United States: AP Language and Composition or AP Literature and Composition

4

United States: ACT plus education at an English-medium school

28 with 7 in Writing

United States: SAT (taken after 2016) Reading and Writing scores plus education at an English-medium school

R 33, W 35

 

 

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