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

You will normally require a UKVI IELTS score of 6 or IB English standard level minimum 5 or higher level minimum 4.

Please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website for a list of approved English language tests. If you're in any doubt please, contact us for more information.

If You Don't Require a Tier 4 Visa

The University will consider a range of qualifications as proof of competence in English:


(Scale:  High to Low)

Minimum score for undergraduate/ postgraduate degrees
*Cambridge ESOL (CPE-KET) CAE - pass
CELS Higher
City and Guilds (C2 Mastery - A1 Preliminary Expert
ECL Test (English) C1
European Baccalaureate English 6 (English as mother tongue)
English 7.5 (English as foreign language)
 GCSE (A*-G) C
HKDSE (5-3) 4

IELTS:  academic (9.0 - 0)

All Courses:
6.0 (no individual test lower than 5.5)

Please note:  some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail

International Baccalaureate (7 - 1) Higher - 4/Standard - 5
LCCI Level 4
LTE-EDEXCEL 4 - Advanced
Michigan ECPE (Honours Pass - Fail) Pass
*Pearson Test of English 59


Higher - B


Considered on an individual basis

SQA Standard Grade (1-6)


TEEP 6.0

*TOEFL (pre- 6 April 2014) 

CBT (300 - 0)
IBT (120 - 0)

DI Code: 8970

CBT: 213
IBT: 80
TOEIC (pre- 6 April 2014) 

Listening - 400
Reading - 385
Speaking - 160
Writing - 150

Trinity College 

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

WAEC/WASSCE (A1 - F9) English - C6

*Contact us for individual test band equivalencies.