Teaching at UCL takes place in English. Applicants are required to meet UCL's English language requirements, so that language difficulties do not hinder your study.
Evidence may take the form of one of:
- A minimum of 12 months academic education leading to an awarded qualification, in a country that UCL considers to be 'majority English speaking' – a list of these countries can be found here.
- An English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) that is recognised by UCL – a full list of qualifications and scores required can be found here.
Any of the above must have been taken no more than two years prior to the date of enrolment at UCL.
Students who will arrive on a Student Visa to study at UCL under an Erasmus agreement, will be asked to satisfy the English language requirement at B2 Level or higher to meet the requirement of the programme and the UKVI.
Acceptable English language qualifications include:
|IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic|
|CEFR B2||Overall grade of 5.5 and 5.5 in each of the four skills|
|Standard level||Overall grade 6.5 with minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests|
|Good level||Overall grade 7.0 with minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests|
|Advanced level||Overall grade 7.5 with minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT|
|CEFR B2||Overall score of 72, 18/30 in reading, 17/30 in listening and writing, 20/30 in speaking|
|Standard level||Overall score of 92 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening|
|Good level||Overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening|
|Advanced level||Overall score of 109 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening|
|PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic|
|CEFR B2||Overall grade of 51 and 51 in reading, listening, writing and speaking|
|Standard level||62 overall, with a minimum of 59 in the four main components (reading, listening, writing and speaking)|
|Good level||69 overall, with a minimum of 62 in the four main components|
|Advanced level||75 overall, with a minimum of 62 in the four main components|
|Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (C1 Advanced) and Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (C2 Proficiency)|
|CEFR B2||Score of 160 overall with 160 in all subtests|
|Standard level||Score of 176 overall with 169 in all subtests|
|Good level||Score of 185 with 176 in all subtests|
|Advanced level||Score of 191 overall with 176 in all subtests|
If you do not meet the English language requirement for your chosen programme at the point at which you make your application, it can be added as a condition of offer.