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English language requirements

Teaching at the UCL Summer School is in English. Non-native English speakers are required to meet our English language requirements, so that language difficulties do not hinder your studies.

For most modules (including 'Science Journalism'), we require non-native speakers of English to meet the following level of proficiency:

Examination boardGrade
IELTS7.0 or above (minimum 6.5 in each component)
TOEFL (Internet based)100 or above (minimum 24/30 in reading and writing, 20/30 in listening and speaking)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) 69 or above (minimum 62 in each component)
CAE or CPE185 or above (minimum 176 in each component)

For all modules under the 'Computer Science' and 'Science and Mathematics' subject categories (except 'Science Journalism') we require non-native speakers of English to meet the following level of proficiency:

Examination boardGrade
IELTS6.5 or above (minimum 6.0 in each component)
TOEFL (Internet based)92 or above (minimum 24/30 in reading and writing, 20/30 in listening and speaking)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) 62 or above (minimum 59 in each component)
CAE or CPE176 or above (minimum 169 in each component)

For the 'English Language Skills for Academic Purposes' module we require non-native speakers of English to meet the following level of proficiency:

Examination boardGrade
IELTS6.0 or above (minimum 5.5 in each component)
TOEFL (Internet based)79 or above (minimum 20/30 in speaking, 18/30 in reading, 17/30 in listening and writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) 55 or above (minimum 51 in each component)
CAE or CPE169 or above (minimum 162  in each component)

Completion of the 'English Language Skills for Academic Purposes' module in Session One will enable you to progress to modules running in Session Two. Please see our entry requirements for more details.

If you have an alternative English language qualification, please refer to the UCL English Language Requirements or contact the at summer@ucl.ac.uk.

A minimum of twelve months' study in a country that UK Visas and Immigration list as 'majority English speaking' is also considered as evidence of meeting our requirement. More information can be found at gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration.