Sample Tests

These sample tests give an approximate idea of the style and level of question you might be asked in your UPC entrance tests.

Click below to access online tests for UPCSE:  

Click below to access online sample tests for UPCH

English Language

UPC applicants should provide an English language qualification recognised by UCL.

The Self Access Centre

For the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) the following minimum grades are required:

Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE) Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate for the Humanities (UPCH) Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate for the Humanities (UPCH) with a Modern European Language
Overall: 5.5
Subtest: 5.0
Overall: 6.0
Subtest: 6.0
Overall: 7.5
Subtest: 7.5
Overall: 71
Reading: 15-16/30
Writing: 15-16/30 
Listening: 15/30
Speaking: 15/30
Overall: 79
Reading: 20/30
Writing: 20/30
Listening: 18-20/30
Speaking: 18-20/30
Overall: 109
Reading: 24/30
Writing: 24/30
Listening: 23/30
Speaking: 23/30

Pearson PTE Academic may also be offered: an overall minimum (and in subtests) of 51 is required for UPCSE. Similarly, PTE 55 is required for UPCH.

It is advisable to contact your local British Council office in order to take the IELTS test. If you do not have an IELTS or TOEFL score, your level of English may be tested.

If you do not have one of these qualifications but would still like to apply for the course, please contact the relevant UPC administrator for advice.

The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education offers a range of English language courses.