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

We will accept the following qualifications:-

Type of Qualification

Validity

Requirement

Tier 4

IELTS

2 years*

6.0 (with no band less than 5.5)

Yes

TOEFL

2 years*

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

No

Pearsons (PTE Academic)

2 years*

54 (all components at 51)

Yes

WAEC/NECO

None

Credit C6

Yes

Degree or HND in UK (or English speaking country)

 

For the purposes of your UK visa, the UK Home Office currently deems these countries to be: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamiaca, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, UK, USA.

 

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

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 university degree course in the USA

Yes

International Bacc.

 

English B at S5 or H4 (If doing English A – no need for any result)

Yes

Cambridge B2 First -formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE)

2 Years*

Cambridge Grading Scale 169 with no band less than 162

Yes

Cambridge C1 Advanced-formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

2 Years*

Cambridge Grading Scale 169 with no band less than 162

Yes

Cambridge C2 Proficiency, formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)

2 Years*

Cambridge Grading Scale 169 with no band less than 162

Yes

* must be withing 2 years of course commencement date.

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

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

Qualification
(Scale:  High to Low)

Minimum score for undergraduate/ postgraduate degrees
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 

European

 

Country

Qualification

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)

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.