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Do I need to take an English test?

English Test

Do I need to take an English test?

Most students applying for a visa to study in the UK will need to take an English Language Test . This is because your chosen university needs evidence of your ability in English before they can provide you with a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) to support your visa application.

Applicants for programmes below Bachelor’s degree level

All students who are applying for a course which is below Bachelor's degree level must provide one of the following:

  • UKVI approved IELTS
  • PTE Academic UKVI
  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT
  • Trinity Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) - B1 tests
  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) - B1, B2 and C1 tests

Applicants for Bachelor and Postgraduate programmes

The University will accept the following tests for admission to degree and postgraduate programmes; this includes integrated programmes where a foundation course forms part of the degree:

  • UKVI approved IELTS (Academic)
  • Non-UKVI approved IELTS
  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) - B2 and C1 tests
  • Pearson's PTE Academic
  • PTE Academic UKVI
  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT
  • TOEFL iBT
  • WAEC grades A1 to C6
  • NECO grades A1 to C6
  • SPM grades A to C
  • Kenya High School Certificate Grade C+ or Higher
  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education grades 1 to 6
  • Uganda Certificate of Education grades 1 to 6

Teesside University will also accept the following English language tests for applicants for programmes at degree level and above, providing applicants also take part in an interview with the English Language Centre at Teesside University:

  • Cambridge English
  • Non-UK Trinity

For detailed information on acceptable English language qualifications, please view our English Language Policy.