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English language requirements for applicants not needing a visa

This page gives English language requirement guidance for UPC applicants who either don’t need a visa to study in the UK or are a national of a UK Home Office majority English-speaking country.

If you don't need a visa to study in the UK, or you are a national of a UK Home Office majority English-speaking country, you can apply with one of these English language qualifications:

IELTSTOEFLPearson
  • IELTS for UKVI (Academic)
  • IELTS (Academic)
  • IELTS indicator
  • TOEFL iBT
  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic), often referred to as PTE (Academic)
  • PTE Academic Online

Your test needs to be taken after September 2021 and you need to meet the minimum English entry requirements below before we will consider you for the UPC entrance tests.

 UPCSE &
UPCSE for Architecture
UPCH &
UPCH for Architecture
 IELTSTOEFLPearsonIELTSTOEFLPearson
Listening5.517546.01959
Reading5.518546.02059
Speaking5.520546.02259
Writing5.517546.01959
Overall score6.080596.08059

For all the qualifications listed above, we reserve the right to specify an additional language requirement to ensure your suitability for the course.

Law

If you wish to apply for Law LLB during the UPC you will be required to have an overall IELTS score of 7.5 (Pearson 80, TOEFL 109) with a minimum of 7.0 (Pearson 76, TOEFL 27) in writing and 6.5 (Pearson 67, TOEFL 24) in each other section at the time you apply for the UPC.

Students who are nationals of a UK Home Office majority English-speaking country and have been educated in the same or another majority speaking country

If you are both a national of a UK Home Office majority English-speaking country and have been educated in the same or another majority speaking country, you will still be asked to provide an English language qualification from the list above so we are able to place you in the appropriate Academic English class or advise if you are able to choose the Modern Foreign Language option.