English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

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

If You Require a Tier 4 Visa*

Abertay will accept the following qualifications.

Here is the UK VI list of approved tests and providers.

Type of Qualification

Validity

Requirement

IELTS, IELTS Indicator

2.5 years

6.0 (with no band less than 5.5)

TOEFL, TOEFL IBT, +Home Edition

2.5 years

78 (L-17, R-18, S - 20 and W - 17)

Pearsons (PTE Academic)

2.5 years

54 (all components at 51)

WAEC/NECO

None

Credit C6

LanguageCert International

 2.5 years

LanguageCert ESOL SELT B2 (test centre), or High Pass in LanguageCert B2 Communicator or Pass in LanguageCert C1 Expert (both online)

International Baccalaureate

 None

English B at S5 or H4, English A

Cambridge B2 First(First/FCE),  C1(Advanced/CAE) or C2(Proficiency/CPE)

2.5 Years

Cambridge Grading Scale 169 with no band less than 162

Degree or HND in UK (or English speaking country)

None

N/A

     

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

1) You are a  resident and passport holder of one the exempted countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, UK, USA.

2) You have studied in the UK before as a Tier 4 (Child) student OR you're applying to come to the UK for a study abroad programme as part of a US university degree course.

Further Information: SELT Provider websites

Trinity College London

IELTS SELT Consortium

LanguageCert

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

 

If You Don't Require a Tier 4 Visa

If you don't require a Tier 4 visa, we accept the following qualifications: 

Qualification
(Scale: High to Low)

MINIMUM SCORE
ALTE 4
CELS Higher
City and Guilds (C2 Mastery - A1 Preliminary) Expert
ECL Test (English) C1
GCSE (A*-G) C
HKDSE (5-3) 4
LCCI Level 4
LTE-EDEXCEL 4 - Advanced
Michigan ECPE (Honours Pass - Fail) Pass

SQA ESOL (A-C)

Higher - B

SQA Standard Grade (1-6)

3

TEEP 6.0
IBT: 80
Trinity College 

ISE III/IV - pass
ISE II - considered on an individual basis 

Europe

 

Country

Qualification

Belgium

Certificat D’enseignement English at 8/10 or 80%

Cyprus (Greek:private)

English @ GCSE 'C'

Denmark

Studentereksamen English (level A) @ 7

EB (European Baccalaureate)

6 (English L1) or 7 (English L2)

Finland

Advanced English @ 6 in Ylioppilastutkintotodistus 

France

English @ 14 for FB

English @ 13 with the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat

English @ 14 for DUT

Germany

Abitur English @10

IB

If Applicant is doing English A they are already proficient in English.  If English B then at 5 at Standard and 4 at Higher

Latvia

English Language State Exam is acceptable at 70% (B2)

Luxembourg

Diplome de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires 45/60

Malta

GCE O-level English @ C; SEC English @ 5

Poland

Advanced English @ 70%

Slovakia

English at B2

Spain

English @ 9 in Titulo de Bachiller

Sweden

Level B English @ MVG

Contact us for individual test band equivalencies.