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My offer asks for an overall score of 7.0 with no element less than 6.0 in IELTS

The equivalent minimum score requirements in our accepted English Language tests for an offer condition of 7.0 overall (with no element less than 6.0) in IELTS are listed on this page:

Austria Matura Reifeprufung (Undergraduate programmes only)

2 (gut) in English when both written and oral exams have been taken.

Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE)

Grade B

BRIT Language Centre Thailand Heriot Watt University PSE Course

An overall grade of B (65%) with no element less than C (55%)

Cambridge English: Business English Higher (BEC Higher)/C1 Business Higher (Business school Programmes only)

Grade A overall with a score of borderline in all sections or a score of 185 overall with no element less than 169

Note: Name change to C1 Business Higher from 2018 onwards.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)/C1 Advanced

Grade A or a score of 185 overall with no element less than 169

Note: Name change to C1 Advanced from 2018 onwards.

Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)/C2 Proficiency

Grade C or a score of 185 overall with no element less than 169

Note: Name change to C2 Proficiency from 2018 onwards.

Denmark Studentereksamen (Undergraduate programmes only)

7/12

Duolingo English

Overall score of 135 with no sub score less than 105

French Baccalauréat (Undergraduate programmes only)

12/20

GCE English O Level

(from Cambridge Examinations)

Grade B

GCSE English

Grade B or 5 or 6 (depending on programme)

German Abitur (Undergraduate programmes only)

12 in English when taken as a Leistungsfach (major course)

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) (Undergraduate programmes only)

5* in English

Iceland Studentsprof (Undergraduate programmes only)

9 in English when taken as a compulsory language

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score of 7.0 with no element score less than 6.0

IELTS (Academic) for UKVI SELT

Overall score of 7.0 with no element score less than 6.0

IELTS Online

Overall score of 7.0 with no element score less than 6.0

IGCSE English as a first language

Grade B.

IGCSE English as a second language

Grade B.

Indian Standard XII - CBSE/ICSE boards

80% or higher in English Core/ English Elective or Functional English

Indian Standard XII - State boards

85% or higher in English Core/ English Elective or Functional English

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

A minimum of Grade B or 4

LanguageCert Academic Online

An overall score of 75 with no element less than 65

LanguageCert Academic SELT

An overall score of 75 with no element less than 65

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT or LanguageCert Online

C1 Certificate with a High Pass in Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing overall and no element score less than 33

Malawi School Certificate of Education

A minimum of Grade B or 4

Malaysian SPM1119 Awarded 2021 onward

B in English (Bahasa Inggeris)

Mauritian School Certificate in English (awarded by Cambridge)

A minimum of Grade B

National Examinations Council of Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) or Secondary School Leaving Certificate

A minimum of Grade B

NECO Senior School Certificate (we will need to verify NECO certificates with a token and registration number)

A minimum of Grade B or 3

Netherlands VWO (Undergraduate programmes only)

8 (goed) in English

Norway Vitnemål-Vidergaende Opplaering (Undergraduate programmes only)

4 in English

ONCAMPUS Test of English (OCTOE) (only if you are applying for an undergraduate programme or one of the named PGT Pre-masters pathway degrees)

An overall score of 70% with no element less than 60%

Oxford ELLT

An overall score of 8 with no element less than 6

Pearson PTE (Academic)

Overall score of 76 with no area less than 64

Pearson PTE (Academic) UKVI

Overall score of 76 with no area less than 64

South African National Senior Certificate/ Senior Certificate

A minimum of Grade B or 6

Swaziland GCSE

A minimum of Grade B

Sweden Fullstandigt Slutbetyg (Undergraduate programmes only)

VG / 4 / C (val godkant) in English

Switzerland Maturita (Undergraduate programmes only)

5.5 (gut/bien/bene) in English if taken through to the final year

Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP)

Overall score of 7.0 with no element less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet-based test

Overall score of 100 with no less than 20 in Listening, Writing and Reading and 21 in Speaking

TOEFL at home Internet-based test

Overall score of 100 with no less than 20 in Listening, Writing and Reading and 21 in Speaking

Trinity Integrated Skills in English III, IV

Pass overall with Pass in each element

Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) in English

A minimum of Grade B or 4

WAEC Year 12 Certificate in English (we will need to verify WAEC certificates with the examination number, serial number and pin)

A minimum of Grade B or 3

(A Senior Secondary School Certificate from Ghana with a Grade C in English can be accepted when awarded between 1993 and 2005 and a Grade of B was not awarded).

Zambia School Certificate/ General Certificate in Education

A minimum of Grade 4

Zimbabwe GCE O level English

A minimum of Grade B

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