English language requirements Recognised English language qualifications for pre-sessional & degree entry - HEI Assessments

All English qualifications must be dated within two years of the start date of the course.

For entry onto Pre-sessional English

Only applicants at CEFR B2 level can use one of the equivalent qualifications listed below instead of IELTS and be eligible for a single CAS only (CAS to cover pre-sessional English and main degree programme)

Please refer to ELT for advice on length of Pre-sessional course: elt@strath.ac.uk

  • IELTS 5.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent test result
  • TOEFL IBT:  72 overall, with the following minimum scores in each component: Listening: 17 Reading: 18 Speaking: 20 Writing: 17
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 51-53 overall, with a minimum of 51 in each component
  • Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE): 162-168 overall, with a minimum of 162 in each component
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: 162-168 overall, with a minimum of 162 in each component
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II: ISE II, with a pass in each component

For entry onto main degree with the following English conditions

IELTS condition 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

  • IELTS Academic (UKVI SELT or non-UKVI TEST)
  • TOEFL (ibt): 73-79 overall, with the following minimum scores in each component: Listening: 17 Reading: 18 Speaking: 20 Writing: 19
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 54-57 overall, with a minimum of 51 in each component
  • Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE): 169-175 overall, with a minimum of 162 in each component
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: 169-175 overall, with a minimum of 162 in each component
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency: 169-175 overall, with a minimum of 162 in each component
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II: ISE II, with a minimum merit in each component
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III: ISE III, with a pass in each component

IELTS condition 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

  • IELTS Academic (UKVI SELT or non-UKVI TEST)
  • TOEFL (ibt): 80+ overall, with the following minimum scores in each component: Listening: 17 Reading: 18 Speaking: 20 Writing: 19
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58+ overall, with a minimum of 51 in each component
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: 176+ overall, with a minimum of 162 in each component
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency: 176+ overall, with a minimum of 162 in each component
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II: ISE II, with a minimum distinction in each component
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III: ISE III, with a pass in each component

IELTS condition 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component

  • IELTS Academic (UKVI SELT or non-UKVI TEST)
  • TOEFL (ibt): 80+ overall, with the following minimum scores in each component: Listening: 17 Reading: 18 Speaking: 20 Writing: 22
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58+ overall, with a minimum of 54 in each component
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: 176+ overall, with a minimum of 169 in each component
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency: 176+ overall, with a minimum of 169 in each component
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II: ISE II, with a minimum distinction in each component
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III: ISE III, with a pass in each component