English Requirements

UK English Levels

We have provided this calculator to help establish the entry level for a student based on their current English Certificate.

It asks for the title and date of the test and uses that information to show the available entry levels for UK study.

 

Calculator

 


English Requirements

IEL A IEL B IEL C IEL D

UKVI IELTS 5.0 (with no band lower than 5.0) if you are progressing to stage 1
Or
UKVI IELTS 5.5 (with no band lower than 5.0) if you are progressing straight to stage 2

UKVI IELTS 4.5 (with no band lower than 4.5)

UKVI IELTS 4.0 (with no band lower than 4.0)

UKVI IELTS 3.5 (with no band lower than 3.0) or equivalent*

  Stage 1 University Foundation Stage 2 First Year Degree Stage 1 Pre-Masters

NQF 3 CAS

minimum IELTS 5.5 (IELTS bands minimum 4.5) or the equivalent grades in other UKVI SELT Examinations

N/A

N/A

NQF 6 CAS

minimum IELTS 5.5 (IELTS bands minimum 5.5) or the equivalent grades in other UKVI SELT Examinations

minimum IELTS 6.0 (IELTS bands minimum 5.5) or the equivalent grades in other UKVI SELT Examinations

minimum IELTS 5.5 (IELTS bands minimum 5.5) or the equivalent grades in other UKVI SELT Examinations

English Exemptions

General Qualifications

Qualification Exemption Criteria
International Baccalaureate (IB) IB Diploma or Certificate / SL 5 or HL 4
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level English C or 4 Grade
University Diploma (NQF Level 5) Pass grade in an NQF Level 5 equivalent qualification from a UK University
NCUK English The NCUK transcript will need to show IELTS equivalency or a letter from NCUK to confirm the equivalencies will suffice
Other Foundation Qualifications Subject to College approval

 Country Specific Qualifications

Country Exemption Criteria
Botswana GCE O'Level/GCSE - Grade C
Canada High School Diploma: 65% or above
Denmark Grade 10 from the Studentereksamen
France 14 or above from the Baccalauréat
Germany 12 or above from Arbitur
Ghana SSSCE/WASSCE (WAEC) C6 or above
Hong Kong HKDSE Level 3 or above

HKALE Grade C
India Standard XII: CBSE (SSCE); Maharashtra Board; CISCE ( ICSE; ISCE/ISC), Karnataka board (Module names: English; Core English or Functional English) 65%, 70% for post graduate
Kenya KSCE English C equivalent to GCSE C
Latvia 8 out of 10 or above from Atesats
Lithuania 75% or above in state Matura examination
Malaysia 1119 English - Grade C SPM Grade C or 1-6
Malta Secondary Education Certificate grades 1-5
Netherlands Grade 8 from the VWO
Nigeria SSSCE/WASSCE C6or above (C1-6)

WAEC & NECO: C6 or above (C1-6)
Norway Vitenmael Videregaende Opplaering Grade 4

Poland

70% or above from Extended level (Matura)

Portugal

16 in English from thr Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários

 

TESA English is also accepted

South Africa Senior Certificate Matriculation: Credit: Grade C
Sweden C (Väl godkänd - Pass with distinction) from the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Tanzania TCS/NECTA National Form IV: A-C

Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education C
Uganda EACE/UCE Grade 1-6 UCAE Grade A-C
Usa SAT 550 in all subjects ACTs with 25 in each, US degree obtained from the US alone
Zambia Credit Standard Grade/GCSE Grade C
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Ordinary Level (Grade C or above)

Credit Standard Grade/GCSE Grade C