Cambridge FCE/CAE/CPE - overall score of 169 on Cambridge Grading Scale
IGCSE or GCSE in English (not English Literature) - grade C
Skills for English (SQA/PSI) - B2 with Pass with Merit
International Baccalaureate - English B at S5 or H4, English A no specific grade required
European Baccalaureate - English Language 1 at grade 6 or English Language 2 at grade 7
For the full range of accepted English language qualifications, please check the dropdown menu below. Some of these tests can be taken online if necessary.
If you need a student visa and don't fall under one of the following criteria, you'll need one of the qualifications listed in the dropdown menu:
You’ve completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in or are a resident and passport holder of one of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, UK, USA.
You’re a national of Canada.
You have studied in the UK before as a Tier 4 (child) student or you hold a degree or HND from the UK.
You’re applying to come to the UK for a study abroad programme as part of a US university degree course.
Applicants who don't need a student visa to study in the UK, but whose native language is not English, will still need an appropriate English language qualification.
For candidates whose first language is not English or your undergraduate/Master’s degree was not awarded from a University from a UKVI designated English Speaking country, you are required to show evidence of one of the following qualifications:
IELTS Academic: total 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component.
TOEFL-iBT (including Home Edition): total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL “My Best Score” to meet our English language requirements.
CAE and CPE: total 176 with at least 169 in each component.
Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components.
PTE Academic: 62 overall with at least 59 in each component.
NECO English at B (4)
WAEC English at B (4)
If you are not a national of a majority English speaking country, then your degree must be no more than three and a half years old at the beginning of your programme of study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity ISE or PTE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.
To identify whether or not you need to apply for a student visa, please see here or visit the UKVI website.