English Language Requirements

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

 

Tests for entry to UG programmes

Science Courses

Arts and Social Science Courses

Method of Assessment

IELTS

6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component

Computer Science BSc require 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each component.

6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component International Politics 7.0 with minimum 6.0 in each component

SMB 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component

 

 

SELT *

TOEFL  IBT

88 with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing - 21, Reading - 22, Speaking - 23

 

88-89 with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing - 21, Reading - 22, Speaking – 23

 

 

 

Aberystwyth University Pre-sessional English examination

50% overall with minimum of 40% in each component  = CEFR Level  B2 or IELTS equivalent overall 6.0

60% overall with minimum of 40% in each component for most programmes (specified in offer letter for academic programme) =B2 or IELTS equivalent of 6.5

70% overall with minimum of 50% in each component  = CEFR Level C1 or IELTS equivalent overall 7.0

 

Cambridge English: Advanced

B grade overall

A/B grade overall

 

 

Cambridge Proficiency

C grade overall

C grade overall

 

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

55 with minimum score of 51 in any component

62 with minimum scores of 51 in each component

SELT *

 

 

Country specific English language tests

 

Tests for entry to UG programmes

Science Courses

Arts and Social Science Courses

 

Botswana Cambridge Overseas School Certificate

Credit (3-6) or above

Credit (3-6) or above

 

Brunei Cambridge O Level

Grade C or above

Grade C or above

 

Cameroon GCE O Level (British system)

Grade C or above

Grade C or above

 

Caribbean Examination Council General Proficiency

Grade I & II

Grade I & II

 

HKDSE

Taken pre-2007 (syllabus B only) - C
Taken post-2007 - 5 

Taken pre-2007 - C
Taken post-2007 - 5

 

Hong Kong Use of English AS level

C

C

 

INDIA Standard XII (awarded by CBSE, CISCE, West Bengal, Karnataka, Maharashtra & Tamil Nadu boards)

70% or above (from these boards when education has been completed in English Medium)

70% or above (from these boards when education has been completed in English Medium)

 

Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

C

C

 

Malawi Sch Cert of Education

Credit (3-6)or above

Credit (3-6)or above

 

Malaysian SPM 1119

C

C

 

Singapore Cambridge O Level

C

C

 

Singapore Integrated Programme

Successful completion of the programme to meet academic requirements for degree satisfies entry requirements for English language

Successful completion of the programme to meet academic requirements for degree satisfies entry requirements for English language

 

South Africa National Senior Certificate

C / 5

C / 5

 

Tanzania
Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)

C

C

 

Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE)

Credit (3-6) or above

Credit (3-6) or above

 

UK A/S level English language

E

E

 

UK GCSE or O level English language

C

C

 

UK IGCSE English as a first language

C

C

 

UK - International Baccalaureate

Standard Level Grade 5 or Higher Level Grade 4 in English B (Group 2)

Please note Standard or Higher Level English A (Group 1) is not acceptable. Students who have studied English A should present an alternative, accepted (as outlined in this table), English Language qualification.

Standard Level Grade 5 or Higher Level Grade 4 in English B (Group 2)

Please note Standard or Higher Level English A (Group 1) is not acceptable. Students who have studied English A should present an alternative, accepted (as outlined in this table), English Language qualification.

 

WAEC  (for Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria & Sierra Leone) 

Credit (4-6) or above

Credit (4-6) or above

 

Zambia Secondary School Certificate

Grade 6 or above

Grade 6 or above

 

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education

C, Credit (5-6) or above

C, Credit (5-6) or above

 

Partner Institutions/ Tests

 

Tests for entry to UG programmes

Science Courses

Arts and Social Science Courses

 

Welsh International Study Centre Foundation Programme

40% with the exception of:

 Physical Geography and Psychology (50%)

 

40% with the exception of:

Law, Business Law, International Politics & Film & TV Studies (50%)

 

 

Foundation Certificate from Kaplan International Colleges

60% overall with minimum of 55% in each component

65% overall with minimum 55% in each component,Biological Sciences 60% overall with minimum 55% in each component

 

HELP University College, Malaysia

SPM 1119 English Grade C or above or IELTS 6.5 no component less than 5.5

SPM 1119 English Grade C or above or IELTS 6.5 no component less than 5.5

 

Brickfields Asia College, Malaysia 

SPM 1119 English Grade C or above or IELTS 6.5 no component less than 5.5

SPM 1119 English Grade C or above or IELTS 6.5 no component less than 5.5

 

A SELT*assesses 4 key skills of English Language in; reading writing listening and speaking using the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) as a guide to English Language proficiency.

EU/EEA-English Language Qualifications where the School curriculum is taught in a native language.

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Grade Required

Country

Qualification

Faculty of Science

Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences

France

Baccalaureat General, Baccalaureat Technologique, Option International du Baccalaureat

50%

50%

Germany

Abitur

12 (Gut)

12 (Gut)

Norway

Vitnemal, videregaende opplaring

4 in written and spoken English

4 in written and spoken English

Sweden

Slutbetyg fran Grundskola

VG

VG

Switzerland

Maturita

4

4

Poland

Matura

To include min 90% average in Eng written and oral at standard level or min 65% average in written or oral at extended level

To include min 95% average in Eng written and oral at standard level or min 70% average in written or oral at extended level

Students from the following majority English language speaking countries do not require a certificate or statement:

Antigua, 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, U.S.A.Trinidad and Tobago, U.S.A.