Which type of English language test do I need?
Find out below which tests are suitable for our Pre-sessional courses.
To meet the entry requirements for our on-campus Pre-sessional courses and apply for a Student Visa to travel to the UK, you will need a valid Secure English Language Test (SELT).
The following SELTs can be used to apply for the on-campus Pre-sessional courses.
IELTS (Academic) for UK Visas and Immigration (IELTS for UKVI)
You can take this test in the UK or overseas.
Pearson Test of English Academic UKVI (Pearson PTE UKVI)
You can take this test in the UK or overseas
You can only use this test if you take it in the UK.
Online Pre-sessional courses
If you are studying one of our online Pre-sessional courses and are not planning to travel to the UK and apply for a Student Visa, you have a wider choice of English tests that can be used to meet our entry requirements.
- You can use one of the Secure English Language Tests (IELTS, Pearson or Trinity) as described above
- You can use the non-UKVI version of the IELTS, Pearson and Trinity tests described above
- You can use a TOEFL iBT test (including Home Edition) or Duolingo
TOEFL iBT and Duolingo
|Online Pre-sessional Course||Minimum TOEFL iBT scores||Minimum Duolingo scores|
|20-week||61 overall with Writing 16, Speaking 16, Reading 6, Listening 9||Not accepted|
|12-week||68 overall with Writing 16, Speaking 18, Reading 10, Listening 12||97 overall with a minimum of 85 in Production|
|8-week A||78 overall with Writing 17, Speaking 18, Reading 14, Listening 15||107 overall with a minimum of 90 in Production|
|10-week||90 overall with Writing 20, Speaking 20, Reading 18, Listening 17||115 overall with a minimum of 95 in Production|
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