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English Language Requirements

Last updated 5 October 2021

All applicants, regardless of their visa requirements, are required to show that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive full benefit from their degree course. The level of competence required depends on what type of degree you wish to study. Many applicants can demonstrate this through a satisfactory level of achievement in, for example, GCSE English Language or the English courses within the International Baccalaureate.

Applicants whose academic qualifications meet the University’s admissions requirements, but whose English language qualifications are not accepted as equivalent, may be offered a place at Warwick conditional on an acceptable English language qualification being achieved before they join the University. A number of English language tests are accepted; some of the most frequently offered ones are detailed below.

Please note that certain English tests (including IELTS and PTE) must be taken within two years and one month prior to the start of your course at Warwick. Applicants whose tests fall outside this timescale will need to retake a suitable English language test.

Applicants who require a visa to study in the UK may, depending on the circumstances, be asked to provide evidence of a secure English language test (e.g. IELTS for UKVI (Academic)), rather than an examination (such as International Baccalaureate English) due to the visa requirements set by the UK government.

Applicants who require a visa to study in the UK should visit our immigration advice pages for up to date information and advice on how to present evidence of their English language qualifications in their visa application.

Please note that where you have taken more than one English language test, we are only able to accept the results from the most recent test.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS (2022 Entry)

If you do not meet the English Language Requirements for your course in full, you may still be eligible for the course on condition of:

  • Meeting the English Language Requirements for our Pre-sessional English course, and
  • Successfully completing the Pre-sessional English course

Further information about the 2022 Pre-sessional course, including entry requirements and how to apply, will be published in Spring 2022.

Qualification

Exam Board / Provider

Band A

Band B

Band C

IELTS Academic

Note: In order to verify IELTS results, applicants must provide their Test Report Form number to the Undergraduate Admissions team.

British Council/ Cambridge Assessment English 6.0 including minimum 5.5 in each component 6.5 including minimum 6.0 in each component 7.0 including minimum 6.5 in each component

Cambridge English Proficiency

C2 Proficiency

Cambridge Assessment English

C with no less than Borderline in any element

or

170 overall with no less than 165 in any component

C with no less than Borderline in any element

or

180 overall with no less than 170 in any component

C with no less than Borderline in any element

or

190 overall with no less than 180 in any component

Cambridge English Advanced

C1 Advanced

Cambridge Assessment English A with no less than Borderline in any element

or

170 overall with no less than 165 in any component

A with no less than Borderline in any element

or

180 overall with no less than 170 in any component

A with no less than Borderline in any element

or

190 overall with no less than 180 in any component

GCSE English Language

Any 4 / C 4 / C 6 / B

IGCSE English as a First Language

Any C C B

O Level English 1119/1125/1123

UCLES/CIE C C B

Indian Class XII

CBSE or CISCE only 75% (first attempt) 80% (first attempt) 85% (first attempt)

HKCEE/HKDSE English Language

HKEAA 4 4 5

International Baccalaureate Higher Level English Language or Literature

Note: Standard Level requirements differ according to the IB exam taken

IB

HL 4 HL 4 HL 5

Duolingo English Test

Note: In order to verify the Duolingo results online, applicants must nominate the University of Warwick as an institution who can receive their results.

Duolingo

Overall score of 115 with no less than 90 in any component Overall score of 125 with no less than 90 in any component Overall score of 135 with no less than 90 in any component

LanguageCert

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT C1

or

LanguageCert International ESOL C1 Expert

Note: Speaking component and Listening, Reading, Writing component must be taken within a 14-day period

LanguageCert C1 (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) with 33/50 in each component C1 (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) with 33/50 in each component C1 (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) with 33/50 in each component

TOEFL

Note: MyBest scores will not be accepted. All components on a single test date must meet the required level.

TOEFL/ETS

213 (Computer)


87 (iBT or iBT Special Home Edition) with minimum of 21 in Listening, 21 in Writing, 22 in Reading and 23 in Speaking

250 (Computer)


92 (iBT or iBT Special Home Edition) with minimum of 21 in Listening, 21 in Writing, 22 in Reading and 23 in Speaking

260 (Computer)


100 (iBT or iBT Special Home Edition) with minimum of 21 in Listening, 21 in Writing, 22 in Reading and 23 in Speaking

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

Including PTE Academic Online

Pearson 60 with no less than 59 in any of the Communicative Skills 69 with no less than 59 in any of the Communicative Skills 75 with no less than 59 in any of the Communicative Skills

Trinity ISE II

Trinity

Merit Merit Merit Merit in four components

Distinction Distinction Merit Merit in four components

Not Acceptable

Trinity ISE III

Trinity

Pass Pass Pass Pass in four components

Pass Pass Pass Pass in four components

Distinction Distinction Merit Merit in four components

Trinity ISE IV

Trinity

Pass Pass Pass Pass in four components

Pass Pass Pass Pass in four components

Pass Pass Pass Pass in four components

University of Warwick International Foundation Programme EAP module

University of Warwick Credit (50%) overall including minimum Pass (40%) in each component High Credit (60%) overall including minimum Credit (50%) in each component Distinction (70%) overall including minimum High Credit (60%) in each component

 

Please use the table below to find the relevant band for the course(s) in which you are interested. You can sort the table by clicking on the heading of the column you wish to sort by.