English language requirementsRecognised 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 (apart where Duolingo is accepted which must be dated within a year).

Pre-sessional English 2021 will be taught fully online with students remaining in their home countries. Therefore, a wider range of English language qualifications may be accepted for entry to Online Pre-sessional English, including:

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL IBT
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)
  • Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II
  • Oxford International English Language Level Test (ELLT)
  • Duolingo (DET, must be dated within 1 year of start date of course)
  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2

Please refer to the ELT webpage for guidance on the length of Pre-sessional course, or contact ELT directly: elt@strath.ac.uk

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 (CAS to cover pre-sessional English and main degree programme)

For all applicants, 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): 59 overall, with a minimum of 59 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

  • IELTS Academic (UKVI SELT or non-UKVI TEST)
  • TOEFL (ibt): 73+ overall, with the following minimum scores in each component: Listening: 17 Reading: 18 Speaking: 20 Writing: 18
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 60 overall, with a minimum of 59 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
  • Oxford International English Language Level Test (ELLT): Overall 5, minimum 4 in all skills (must be at least B2). If you plan to take this test, please contact oxford-int-ellt@strath.ac.uk before application, to receive a discount code
  • Duolingo (must be dated within 1 year of start date of course) Overall 100, minimum 90 in all four components
  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2 -Overall pass with a pass in all components
  • 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: 18
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 60 overall, with a minimum of 59 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
  • Oxford International English Language Level Test (ELLT): Overall 6, minimum 4 in all skills (must be at least B2). If you plan to take this test, please contact oxford-int-ellt@strath.ac.uk before application, to receive a discount code.
  • Duolingo (must be dated within 1 year of start date of course) Overall 110, minimum 90 in all four components
  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2 -Overall high pass with a pass in all components
  • IELTS Academic (UKVI SELT or non-UKVI TEST)
  • TOEFL (ibt): 80+ overall, with the following minimum scores in each component: Listening: 18 Reading: 19 Speaking: 21 Writing: 21
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 60 overall, with a minimum of 59 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
  • Oxford International English Language Level Test (ELLT): Overall 6, minimum 5 in all skills (must be at least B2). If you plan to take this test, please contact oxford-int-ellt@strath.ac.uk before application, to receive a discount code.
  • Duolingo (must be dated within 1 year of start date of course) Overall 110, minimum 100 in all four components
  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2 - Overall high pass with a pass in all components