The College and University Centre has established minimum English language requirements for all international students for whom English is a second language.
Students with GCSE, iGCSE or International Baccalaureate in English Language at grade 4/C or above will normally have the required English language skills for entry onto courses at Sparsholt College and University Centre Sparsholt; otherwise, the following general requirements may apply:
|Course||English Language Requirement|
|Level 3 Diploma or Access to H.E.||IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall, with a minimum 5.0 in any band or equivalents|
|FdSc/BSc degree||IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band; Pearson (PTE) 56; Cambridge English Scale Score 169-175 (FCE grade B; CAE level B2).|
|MSc degree||IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall, with a minimum 6.0 in any band; Pearson (PTE) 61; Cambridge English Scale Score 176-185 (FCE grade A; CAE level B2)|
English language requirements for Tier 4 student visa applications
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, then you must prove your knowledge of English language when you both apply for a CAS and for your visa. This means showing evidence that you have passed a Secure English Language Test (SELT) from an approved provider with a score of 5.5 or above in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
You are exempt from this requirement if you are a national of one of the countries listed below or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in:
Antigua and Barbuda
St Kitts and Nevis
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago