My offer asks for an overall score of 6.5 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 6.5 overall (with no element less than 6.0) in IELTS are shown below:

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 C

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

Grade B overall with a score of borderline in all sections or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 169

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

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)/C1 Advanced

Grade B or a score of 176 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 176 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 Test (2020 entry only)

Test taken after 15 July 2019 and results provided before 15 July 2020 (before sub scores are available) Score of 110 (with recommendation to take 2 week pre-enrolment course)

Test taken after 15 July 2019 and results provided after 15 July 2020 (when sub scores are available) Score of 110 with no sub score less than 90 (with recommendation to take 2 week pre-enrolment course)

Score of 105 plus 6 week Pre-sessional English Course

Score of 100 plus 9 week Pre-sessional English Course

French Baccalauréat (Undergraduate programmes only) 

12/20

GCE English O Level

Grade C

GCSE English

Grade C

German Abitur (Undergraduate programmes only)

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

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

A score of 4 in the HKDSE English Langauge Subject

Iceland Studentsprof (Undergraduate programmes only)

8 in English when taken as a compulsory language

IELTS (Academic) or IELTS (Academic) for UKVI SELT

Overall score of 6.5 with no element score less than 6.0

IELTS Indicator - Tests taken from 01 July 2020

Overall score of 6.5 with no element score less than 6.0

Temporarily for 2020 entry

IGCSE English as a first language

Grade C.

IGCSE English as a second language

Grade B.

Indian Standard XII English - CBSE/ICSE/All India/HSSC boards

70% or higher in English Core/ English Elective or Functional English

Indian Standard XII English - State boards

75% or higher in English Core/ English Elective or Functional English

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

A minimum of Grade C or 6

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT

B2 Certificate with High Pass overall and no element less than 33

Malawi School Certificate of Education

A minimum of Grade C or 6

Mauritian School Certificate in English (awarded by Cambridge)

A minimum of Grade C

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

A minimum of Grade C

NECO Senior School Certificate

A minimum of Grade C or 6

Netherlands VWO (Undergraduate programmes only)

8 (goed) in English

Norway Vitnemal-Vindergaende Opplaering (Undergraduate programmes only)

4 in English

ONCAMPUS Test of English (OCTOE)

65% or higher

Pearson PTE (Academic)

Overall score of 64 with no area less than 51

Pearson PTE (Academic) UKVI

Overall score of 69 with no area less than 64

South African National Senior Certificate/ Senior Certificate

A minimum of Grade C or 5

Swaziland GCSE in English

A minimum of Grade C

Sweden Fullstandigt Slutbetyg (Undergraduate programmes only)

VG / 4 / C (val godkant) in English

Switzerland Maturita (Undergraduate programmes only)

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

Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP)

Overall score of 6.5 with no element less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet-based test

Overall score of 88 with no less than 20 in Listening, Writing and Reading and 21 in Speaking

TOEFL at home Internet-based test

Overall score of 88 with no less than 20 in Listening, Writing and Reading and 21 in Speaking

Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II

Pass overall with Merit in each element

Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III

Pass overall with Pass in each element

Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) IV

Pass overall with Pass in each element

Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) in English

A minimum of Grade C or 6

WAEC Year 12 Certificate in English

A minimum of Grade C or 6

(A Senior Secondary School Certificate from Ghana with a Grade D in English can be accepted when awarded between 1993 and 2005).

Zambian School Certificate/ General Certificate of Education in English

A minimum of Grade 6

Zimbabwe GCE O level English

A minimum of Grade C

 

If you cannot see the score for the English language qualification that you are taking please contact the Admissions Team.

University of Reading Pre-sessional English language course half-band credit

As a University of Reading offer-holder required to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5, when you study on one of our Pre-sessional English language courses, you will be entitled to a half-band credit towards your required English language score.  Please note that this does not apply to applicants for programmes in Linguistics/ Applied Linguistics, the MA in Education or a number of programmes in Henley Business School.  To apply for one of these Pre-sessional courses please email the Admissions team using the address above.

Contact Admissions

International Foundation Programme

ifpadmissions@reading.ac.uk

Undergraduate Programmes (full- and part-time)

ugadmissions@reading.ac.uk

Postgraduate

(taught and research) Programmes

pgadmissions@reading.ac.uk

PGCE Programmes

teachertraining@reading.ac.uk

Pre-sessional English Language Programmes

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See Also

  • Introduction to Pre-sessional English Courses

 

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