If your first language is not English you must be able to provide recent evidence that your spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which you have applied
These requirements are different for each degree and can be found in the entry requirements section of each degree page.
Please see accepted English language qualifications for details of individual English language tests and the grade equivalencies for Standard, Good and Advanced levels at UCL.
Evidence of English language proficiency
Evidence we require may take one of the following forms:
- completed a minimum of 12 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 18 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 4 skills, no more than the summer 2 years prior to the proposed date of enrolment;
- obtained one of the English language tests accepted by UCL, no more than 2 years prior to the proposed date of enrolment. A number of qualifications and tests are recognised, UCL's preferred English language qualification being the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The qualification or test result must have been awarded at the appropriate level (standard, good or advanced).
We reserve the right, in individual circumstances, to specify an additional language requirement for an applicant if it is felt to be necessary, or to require a higher level than that indicated in the programme information below.
UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)
The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education offers a range of approved English language courses.