English Language Education

Test of English at Matriculation (TEAM)

TEAM is used to assess whether International students might benefit from free, non-credit English language courses and materials and to determine the suitability of certain courses for Visiting students.

What is the Test of English at Matriculation (TEAM)?

TEAM is a short test of listening comprehension and knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. It takes about 50 minutes. No preparation is required.

TEAM is not used to decide whether or not you will be accepted onto a programme at the University. That decision is based on the scores you achieved on IELTS (or equivalent), or on the assessments at the end of the Summer EAP Pre-sessional programme.

Do I have to take TEAM?

International Students Should I take TEAM?
My most recent English test score is at or below IELTS Overall Band Score 6.5 (or equivalent) Yes                                                                        
My most recent English test score is at or above IELTS Overall Band Score 7.0 (or equivalent) No
I attended a Pre-Sessional course at the University and took the end-of-course assessments No
Online Distance Learning Students  
I am an Online Distance Learning student No
Visiting Students   
I am a Visiting student. I don’t have IELTS band scores of 6.5 or above in each module and I wish to take an Honours (3rd and 4th year) course Yes
I am an Exchange student and I wish to take an Honours course outside of my exchange subject area Yes
I am a Visiting student and I wish to take an English course (Academic English for Visiting Students) for credit Yes

When and where can I take TEAM?

TEAM sessions take place during the University's Welcome Week in September and January. You don't need to book in advance.

Late TEAM sessions are usually held on Wednesdays from 13:00-14:00 in Paterson's Land on the University of Edinburgh's Holyrood Campus. For these sessions, you must register by emailing eltcteam@ed.ac.uk prior to the session.

Welcome Week 2019/20 - September 2019 Dates

Date Time Location
Monday 9 September 2019 4pm - 5pm

Central Area and King's Buildings

Tuesday 10 September 2019 4pm - 5pm

Central Area and King's Buildings

Wednesday 11 September 2019 4pm - 5pm

Central Area and King's Buildings

Thursday 12 September 2019 4pm - 5pm

Central Area and King's Buildings

Friday 13 September 2019 4pm - 5pm

Central Area and King's Buildings

What do I need to bring to the TEAM session?

  • Your University of Edinburgh UUN and email address
  • The email address of your Programme Director/Supervisor
  • The name of your University of Edinburgh programme 
  • The results of your most recent English language test (IELTS or equivalent)
  • A pen

How do I get my TEAM result?

Your result will be sent by email to your University of Edinburgh address, usually within a week of taking the test.

You will receive individual advice in your TEAM results email message. If your scores are low, free in-session English courses will be highlighted as 'Essential' or 'Strongly Recommended' to help you with your English language.

If you have any questions regarding TEAM testing please email us on ELTCteam@ed.ac.uk