Undergraduate English Requirements

Accepted English Tests/QualificationsComputer Science (BSc) and
Business courses
All other undergraduate courses

International English Centre (Aberystwyth University)

Pre-Sessional Course Report 

50% Pass overall with minimum of 40% in each component 60% Merit overall with minimum of 40% in each component

International English Centre (Aberystwyth University)

International Foundation Certificate

Pass in IFC overall. 50-59% in English with no module below 50% Pass in IFC overall. 60-69% in English with no module below 50%

IELTS Indicator

(Online Test)

IELTS 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component  IELTS 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component 

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition

(Online Test)

88 with minimum component scores: Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17 93 with minimum component scores: Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17

LanguageCert International ESOL

(Online Test)

Please ensure that you take the correct version of the LanguageCert International ESOL test – B2 Communicator or C1 Expert - to meet the English language entry requirement for your chosen undergraduate course

High Pass in:

LanguageCert Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (Listening, Reading, Writing) (B2 Communicator)

AND

LanguageCert Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (Speaking) (B2 Communicator)

IELTS  6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component  6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component 

TOEFL iBT

(School Code = 0226)

88 with minimum component scores: Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17  93 with minimum component scores: Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17 

Cambridge C1 Advanced

Formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

C with a minimum score of 162 in each component

Cambridge C2 Proficiency

Formerly known as Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE)

C with a minimum score of 162 in each component

Cambridge B2 First

Formerly known as Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)

B with a minimum score of 162 in each component  A with a minimum score of 162 in each component 

Cambridge C1 Business Higher

Formerly known as Cambridge English: Business Higher
(BEC Higher)

C with a minimum score of 162 in each component

Cambridge B2 Business Vantage

Formerly known as Cambridge English: Business Vantage
(BEC Vantage)

C with a minimum score of 162 in each component B with a minimum score of 162 in each component 
Trinity Integrated Skills Test ISEII - Pass all components  ISEIII - Pass all components
Pearson PTE Academic  55 with minimum scores of 51 in each component  62 with minimum scores of 51 in each component 
City & Guilds International ESOL Diploma  Pass or above at Expert level, with Pass in all components 
IGCSE  C
UK A/S level English Language  E
Cambridge O Level  Grade C or above
UK GCSE or O level English Language  C
UK - International Baccalaureate 

Standard Level Grade 5 or Higher Level Grade 4 in English A (Group 1) or English B (Group 2).

 

 

Alternative English Language Qualifications, International (Non-EEA) Applicants

These qualifications are used as part of the University's own assessment of English Language ability. Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their qualification.

Accepted English Tests/Qualifications
Computer Science (BSc) and
Business courses
All other undergraduate courses
Comparable IELTS level 
6.0 6.5
Botswana Cambridge Overseas School Certificate 
Credit (3-6) or above  Credit (3-6) or above 
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 
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 
Level 4  Level 4 
Hong Kong Use of English AS level 
C C
INDIA Standard XII (awarded by CBSE, CISCE, West Bengal, Karnataka or Maharashtra boards. Standard XII result must have been achived within 5 years of the proposed course start date)
70% or above (from these boards when education has been completed in English Medium)  75% or above (from these boards when education has been completed in English Medium) 
Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) 
C C
Malawi School Certificate of Education 
Credit (3-6) or above  Credit (3-6) or above 
Malaysian SPM 1119 / Cambridge O Level English Language (1119)
C C
Singapore Cambridge O Level 
C C
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 
WAEC/NECO SSC or WASSC
(Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria & Sierra Leone) 
Credit (4-6) or above  Credit (4-6) or above 
WAEC Senior Secondary School Certificate
(Ghana) 
Grade C6 or above  Grade C6 or above 
West African Senior School Certificate Examination
(Ghana) 
Grade D or above  Grade D or above 
Zambia Secondary School Certificate 
Grade 6 or above  Grade 6 or above 

 

In addition to the English language tests and qualifications detailed above, a range of Country-Specific Qualifications are also acceptable.

An alternative way of meeting our English language requirements, the International English Centre offers an International Foundation Certificate and Pre-Sessional Courses, the successful completion of which offers progression to undergraduate courses at Aberystwyth.