English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

The requirement for competency in English will be determined by your visa status.

If you require a Student visa, Abertay will accept the following qualifications:

Please note the minimum requirements apply to most undergraduate courses. For BSc Mental Health Nursing and MSc Counselling, the English language requirements are higher.

You do not need to provide knowledge of English if one of the following apply:

  • You’ve completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree 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.


SELT Provider websites

Trinity College London

IELTS SELT Consortium


UKVI list of approved tests and providers

If you're in any doubt, you can contact us for more information.


If you don't require a Student visa to study in the UK, and you have a different English language qualification to those listed above, please contact the International Office