Language Requirements

Exemption

The following countries are classified as majority English-speaking countries, and students from these countries do not need a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for visa purposes.

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States of America

Postgraduate Study

You will not need a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for visa purposes if you are applying to one of our MAs and have completed your first degree, equivalent to a UK degree, in one of the following majority English-speaking countries:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • UK
  • United States of America

You may not need a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for visa purposes if you are applying to one of our short courses, from EU/EEA countries.

Language Requirements

English Language Qualifications

These qualifications should be completed a minimum of 2 years before the course start date

UK IELTS (ACADEMIC)
International
Foundation Programme
5.0 Overall with no less than 4.5 in any band
Undergraduate Degree6.0 Overall with no less than 5.5 in any band
Postgraduate Degree6.0 Overall with no less than 5.5 in any band
Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE)
International
Foundation Programme
ISE II with a Pass in each component
Undergraduate DegreeISE II with a Distinction in all four components
Postgraduate DegreeISE II with a Distinction in all four components
Test of English as a Foreign Language: TOEFL
International Foundation ProgrammeTotal 72: Reading – 18, Writing – 17, Listening – 17, Speaking – 20
Undergraduate DegreeTotal 80: Reading – 20, Writing – 19, Listening – 19, Speaking – 22
Postgraduate DegreeTotal 80: Reading – 20, Writing – 19, Listening – 19, Speaking – 22
Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE
International
Foundation Programme
51
Undergraduate Degree56
Postgraduate Degree56
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)
International
Foundation Programme
162
Undergraduate Degree169
Postgraduate Degree169
Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)
International
Foundation Programme
32
Undergraduate Degree37
Postgraduate Degree37
Cambridge First Certificate in English
International
Foundation Programme
C
Undergraduate DegreeC
Postgraduate DegreeC

Alternative Qualifications Accepted

A Level English Language (all UK Exam Boards)
International Foundation ProgrammeC
Undergraduate DegreeC
Postgraduate DegreeC
A Levels (minimum 2) + Language Assessment (all UK Exam Boards)
International Foundation ProgrammeC
Undergraduate DegreeC
Postgraduate DegreeC
APTIS (British Council)
International Foundation ProgrammeReading – 40, Writing – 42, Listening – 32, Speaking – 42
Undergraduate DegreeReading – 40, Writing – 42, Listening – 32, Speaking – 42
Postgraduate DegreeReading – 40, Writing – 42, Listening – 32, Speaking – 42
Bellerby’s Academic English Skills (AES)
International Foundation ProgrammePass of 50%
Undergraduate DegreePass of 50%
Postgraduate DegreePass of 50%
ESOL
Skills for Life Level 2
International Foundation ProgrammePass required in each subskill. Listening – Borderline, Speaking, Borderline
Undergraduate DegreePass
Postgraduate DegreePass
International Baccalaureate / IB
International Foundation ProgrammeGrade 5
Undergraduate DegreeGrade 5
Postgraduate DegreeGrade 5
GCSE (all UK Exam Boards)
2017Pre 2017
International Foundation Programme4C
Undergraduate Degree4C
Postgraduate Degree4C
GCSE – International / iGCSE
Cambridge International Examinations, Syllabus 0500 & 0522
International Foundation ProgrammeC
Undergraduate DegreeC
Postgraduate DegreeC
O Level English Language (all UK Exam Boards)
Syllabus 1115, 1119, 1120, 1123, 1125, 1126, 1127
International Foundation ProgrammeC
Undergraduate DegreeC
Postgraduate DegreeC
Wimbledon School of English, English Language Assessment
(Wimbledon School of English)
Undergraduate Degree6.0 equivalent
Postgraduate Degree6.0 equivalent