This page gives details of the Test of English some students may need to take at matriculation, and information about the English language support available for students.
We require students with a total IELTS score of less than 7.0 (or equivalent in other SELT tests) to take a short test, called “TEAM”, when matriculating.
Please note that TEAM is not used to decide whether or not to accept you as a student at the University.
TEAM is used to assess whether, when you matriculate at the university, you may benefit from the free English language courses offered to non-English speakers on postgraduate programmes at Edinburgh. These courses are held at the University's English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC).
More information on TEAM testing - and the benefits to students - can be found at the following link:
If you score 7.0 IELTS or more (or TOEFL equivalent) you will not be required to take TEAM. However, we recommend you consider doing so, as you may find you could benefit from additional English language classes.
The University's English Language Teaching Centre can provide full time pre-sessional courses for applicants (on a paid basis).
In addition, during the academic year ELTC runs special courses on behalf of the University, free of charge, for postgraduate students who need help with their English.
This article was published on Apr 19, 2012