To meet the English Language Requirements for our courses, you will be required to evidence that you have obtained the minimum requirements of your offer via a Home Office approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).

STUDENT VISA ROUTES

IELTS

Trinity ISE (can only be taken in the UK)

LanguageCert

Pearson PTE Academic

Skills for English

Undergraduate

For direct entry, A minimum IELTS score of level 6 with a minimum of 5.5 across all sections.

Students with a score of Level 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 across all sections, can gain entry to a course but will be required to take part in a programme of in-sessional support, which will be subject to a further fee of £750.

ISE II with

distinction in all four components

Overall B2 with 33/50 in each component

Overall score of 50

with no less than 42 in any of the communicative skills

To be confirmed

Postgraduate (Taught)

A minimum requirement of IELTS level 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in all four components.

ISE III with

pass in all four components

Overall B2 with 39/50 in each component

Overall score of 58

with no less than 50 in any of the communicative skills

To be confirmed

PGCE

A minimum requirement of IELTS level 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in speaking and writing, and 6.0 in listening and reading.

Not accepted

Not accepted

Not accepted

Not accepted

Postgraduate (Research)

As Postgraduate research courses are accredited by the University of Leicester, BGU use their English Language requirements.

(Education/History/Arch/Psych/Sociology)

6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any component.

(English or Health related)

7.0 overall with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Not accepted

Not accepted

Overall score of 61

With no less than 51 in any of the communicative skills

Not accepted

Applicants required to complete a SELT should meet the University’s minimum overall requirements and minimum scores in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Additionally, the test should have been undertaken within two years of the intended start date of the course.

Postgraduate Diplomas (PGDip) and Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) qualifications obtained from recognised UK universities within the UK are not acceptable as a SELT. English language conditions can only be waived if you have been awarded a full Masters’ degree from a recognised UK university within the UK.

International students from majority English speaking countries

If you have completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK degree from a majority English-speaking country as defined in Home Office ‘Student visa guidance’, you will not be required to complete any additional English proficiency tests. For the purposes of degree equivalence the government considers these countries to be:

Antigua and Barbuda

Australia

The Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Canada

Dominica

Grenada

Guyana

Ireland

Jamaica

New Zealand

St Kitts and Nevis

St Lucia

St Vincent & the Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago

UK

USA

If you are not a national of any of the above countries, but you completed all of your secondary education in English in one of the above countries within 2 years of the start date of the course you are applying for, then you will not be required to undertake a SELT.

In some circumstances, we can consider exceptions to the above requirements. If you cannot meet the requirements above, but would like to apply for one of our courses, please contact the Admissions Team at admissions@bishopg.ac.uk.