International Foundation Programmes

If you are an international student who needs a Student visa (previously Tier 4), you'll be required to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in order to study with us. These requirements apply to all applicants that are not of majority English speaking nationality as defined by the UK Home Office, or those who do not possess a degree awarded, studied and conferred in a majority English speaking country.

English language requirements for the International Foundation Programme

If you're starting an International Foundation Programme in September, the following Secure English Language Test (SELT) minimum scores are required:

Academic IELTS

Overall score required: 5.5

Component scores required:

Listening: 5.5
Reading: 5.5
Writing: 5.5
Speaking: 5.5

Please note, the test must be taken at a UKVI approved centre.

Pearson PTE (Academic)

Overall score required: 59

Component scores required:

Listening: 59
Reading: 59
Writing: 59
Speaking: 59

Please note we no longer accept the online version of Pearson Test of English (PTE), this has to be completed in person to be considered. 

Language Cert

Overall score required: 33/50

Component scores required: 33/50

Academic English Skills (AES)


Taking a Secure English Language Tests

Find out more about taking a SELT test on our Secure English Language Test pages.

Confirming your test results to us

If you're already holding a conditional offer with us, you should respond to this offer when you receive the results of your test by uploading your chosen English language test certificate (official copy scans only). We will confirm and verify your results and contact you accordingly. You can upload your English Language Certificate by logging into our applicant portal with your username and password.