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Entry & English Language Requirements

Entry & English Language Requirements

  • ENGLISH ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

     To meet the English Language Entry Requirements at Wrexham Glyndwr University, International students are expected to have achieved one of the qualifications listed below. All certificates/qualifications accepted are assessed based on their equivalence to 6.0 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each component of the IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test. Selected programmes require grades equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each skill score.
    If you are a national of a UKVI Approved Majority English Speaking Country or you have completed a degree in a UKVI Approved Majority English Speaking Country in the last 5 years you will be exempt from meeting this requirement, more information can be found on https://www.gov.uk/student-visa/knowledge-of-english


    Glyndwr University reserves the right to change the evidence it will accept for English Language proficiency, the information on this page should be used as guidance only.

     

    Test

    Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Taught)

    Postgraduate (Research)

    Validity Period

    IELTS for UKVI (Academic)

    6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

    6.5 (with no individual skill score below 6.0)

    2 years before course start date

    LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2

    Pass Overall with a Pass in Each Component

    High Pass Overall with a Pass in Each Component

    2 years before course start date

    PTE Academic UKVI

    54 (with no less than 51 for individual skill scores)

    62 (with no less than 51 for individual skill scores)

    2 years before course start date
    Skills for English UKVI B2 (PSI Service UK Ltd) B2

    B2

    2 years before course start date
    Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE) ISE II with Distinction in all four components

    ISE III with Pass in all four components

    2 years before course start date

    IELTS (Academic)

    6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

    6.5 (with no individual skill score below 6.0)

    2 years before course start date

    Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

    54 (with no less than 51 for individual skill scores)

    62 (with no less than 51 for individual skill scores)

    2 years before course start date

    Cambridge English (All tests with the exception of Business English tests)

    170 Points overall, with no component below 160.

    180 Points overall with no component below 160.

    2 years before course start date

    Cambridge English ESOL (Advanced and Proficiency)

    Grade C

    Grade C

    2 years before course start date

    Cambridge ESOL Skills for Life

    Level 2 Pass

    Level 2 Pass

    2 years before course start date

    Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

    54 (with no less than 51 for individual skill scores)

    62 (with no less than 51 for individual skill scores)

    2 years before course start date

    TOEFL (IBT)

    Minimum Overall: 79

    With no individual test score below:
    Listening: 17
    Reading: 18
    Speaking: 20
    Writing: 17

    Minimum Overall: 89

    With no individual test score below:
    Listening: 17
    Reading: 18
    Speaking: 20
    Writing: 17

    2 years before course start date

    AS / A Level English Language and/or Literature

    Grade C

    Grade C

    3 years

    GCSE/IGCSE as a First Language

    Grade C

    Grade C

    3 years

    GCSE/IGCSE as a Second Language

    Grade B

    Grade B

    3 years

    International Baccalaureate Standard Level

    Grade 5

    Grade 5

    3 years

    International Baccalaureate Higher Level

    Grade 4

    Grade 4

    3 years

    Cameroon GCE O Level

    Grade C

    Grade C

    3 years*

    Caribbean Examination Council General proficiency

    Grade I & II

    Grade I & II

    3 years*

    HKCEE English

    Grade C

    Grade C

    3 years*

    HKDSE English Language

    Level 4

    Level 4

    3 years*

    Hong Kong AS Level

    Grade C

    Grade C

    3 years*

    India standard XII (ISC and CBSE Boards Only)

    70%

    70%

    3 years*

    Kenya KCSE

    Grade C

    Grade C

    3 years*

    Malaysian SPM / 1119

    Grade 6c

    Grade 5c

    3 years*

    NECO

    Grade C6

    Grade C6

    3 years*

    Singapore Cambridge O Level

    Grade C

    Grade C

    3 years*

    South African National Senior Certificate

    Grade 5 / C

    Grade 5 / C

    3 years*

    Sri Lankan O Level

    Grade B (Merit)

    Grade B (Merit)

    3 years*

    Tanzania Certificate of Education

    Grade C

    Grade C

    3 years*

    Uganda Certificate of Education

    Grade 6

    Grade 6

    3 years*

    WAEC

    Grade C6

    Grade C5

    3 years*

    Zambian School Certificate

    Grade 6 / C

    Grade 6 / C

    3 years*

    Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level

    Grace C

    Grade C

    3 years*

    We may also be able to accept alternative English language certificates from students who have studied an equivalent of A Level and above in English in a Swiss, EU or EEA Country. For more information please visit the relevant link for your country below. If you are unsure if your certificate will be acceptable please email international@glyndwr.ac.uk.

     *We will normally accept a certificate that has been issued no longer than 3 years before the course start date, this decision will however be made on an individual basis.

If you are going to apply, or already hold an offer, for an undergraduate or a postgraduate course at Wrexham Glynd┼Ár University but need to improve your English language skills before the start of your course then our pre-sessional courses will help you to achieve your required standard:

Applicants who need to improve their IELTS scores may wish to consider preperation courses at our Language Centre:

You can also view specific academic and English entry requirements for your country below (if your country is not listed, please contact international@glyndwr.ac.uk

Asia

Bangladesh
China
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kazakhstan
Malaysia
Nepal
Pakistan 

Saudi Arabia
Sri Lanka
United Arab Emirates

Africa

Botswana
Ghana
Libya
Nigeria
Zimbabwe

Europe

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Slovakia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine

North America

Mexico
United States of America

South America

Brazil
Colombia

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