International students

Undergraduate requirements

All students from every nationality are required to prove their English language competence.

Even native-speakers of English must demonstrate that they meet our minimum language requirements to gain entry to the University.

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Secure English Language Tests

We accept all of the English language qualifications listed below for entry to the University, including IELTS qualifications from any IELTS test centre.

Applicants who require an IELTS test as part of an application for degree-level studies may take this test at any IELTS centre.

UKVI approved test centres

Only applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK and are interested in the following programmes need to ensure that they have an IELTS test from a UKVI approved test centre:

 English language qualifications we accept

IELTS

International English Language Testing System

TOEFL-iBT Internet based Test of English as a Foreign Language Test
PTE Pearson Test of English (Academic)
CAE Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
CPE Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
iGCSE

International General Certificate of Secondary Education

Trinity ISE

Trinity Integrated Skills in English

Requirements by College

College of Humanities & Social Science

Business School​

IELTS Academic module overall 7.0 with 6.0 in each component
TOEFL-iBT 100 or above with 20 in each section
IGCSE English (First language) Grade C
Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 185 with 169 in each component
Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 67 with at least 56 in each Communicative Skills section
Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components
Nursing
IELTS Academic module overall 7.0 with 7.0 in each component
TOEFL-iBT 100 or above with 25 in each section
IGCSE English (First language) Grade C
Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 185 with 185 in each component
Pearson Test of English: Total 67 with at least 67 in each Communicative Skills section
Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components
All other programmes
IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with 5.5 in each component
TOEFL-iBT 92 or above with 20 in each section
IGCSE English (First language) Grade C
Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 176 with 162 in each component
Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 61 with at least 51 in each Communicative Skills section
Trinity ISE: ISE II with a distinction in all four components
   

College of Science & Engineering

All programmes

IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with 5.5 in each component
TOEFL iBT 92 or above with 20 in each section
IGCSE English (First language) Grade C
Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 176 with 162 in each component
Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 61 with at least 51 in each Communicative Skills section
Trinity ISE: ISE II with a distinction in all four components
   

College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Biomedical & Medical Sciences​

IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL-iBT 92 or above with minimum 23 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
GCSE/IGCSE minimum grade C
Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 176 with 169 in each component
Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 61 with at least 51 in each Communicative Skills section
Trinity ISE: ISE II with a distinction in all four components
Veterinary Medicine & Oral Health Sciences​
IELTS Academic module overall 7.0 with 7.0 in each component
TOEFL-iBT 100 or above with 23 in each section
IGCSE English (First language) Grade B
Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 185 with 185 in each component
Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 67 with at least 67 in each Communicative Skills section
Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components
Medicine
IELTS Academic module overall 7.5 with 7.5 in each component
TOEFL-iBT 110 or above with 25 in each section
IGCSE English (First language) Grade B
Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 191 with 191 in each component
Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 76 with at least 76 in each Communicative Skills section
Trinity ISE: ISE III with a merit in all four components

English language courses