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English Language Entry Requirements

Find out what qualifications you will need to provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at the right level for your degree or course.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide recent evidence that your spoken and written English is acceptable for the programmes you want to study at UCL. At UCL English requirements are graded as Standard, Good and Advanced. The level required for each degree can be found on the degree information page or in the prospectus.

However, we reserve the right to specify an additional language requirement for an applicant or to require a higher level than specified by the programme, if it is felt to be necessary. You will need to provide evidence that you have the level of English required to study at UCL.  This evidence must be at least one of the following:

  • completed a minimum of twelve months education in a country that UCL considers to be 'majority English speaking', no more than the summer two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment;
  • completed a minimum of eighteen months of work experience in a country that UCL considers to be 'majority English speaking', no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment;
  • completed a school leaving qualification containing English, which UCL considers to meet the CEFR B2 level in all four skills, no more than the summer two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment;
  • obtained one of the English language tests accepted by UCL, no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment.  The following qualifications are accepted. The qualification or test result must have been awarded at the appropriate level (standard, good or advanced). For more information contact the relevant examining board.

Accepted English Language qualifications for undergraduate entry.

Accepted English Language qualifications for graduate entry