UNDERGRADUATE (IELTS 6.0)
GCSE or O-Level English
Grade C
Cambridge IGCSE English as a
First Language
Grade C
(Syllabus 0500 and 0522)
Minimum scores:
Reading – Grade E
Writing – Grade E
Speaking – Grade D (0522)
or 2 (0500)
Listening – Grade D
(0522) or 2 (0500)
Cambridge IGCSE English as a
Second Language
(Syllabus 0510 and 0511)
Grade C
Minimum scores:
Reading – Grade D
Writing – Grade D
Speaking – Grade C (0511)
or 2 (0510)
Listening – Grade A
A Level English Language
Grade C
IELTS
6.0 (with no component
score lower than 5.5)
TOEFL Ibt
(Note: we do NOT accept
TOEFL ITP)
80 with minimum
subscores of 20
SELT
Validity is two years
of course
commencement
date*
Cambridge English: Advanced
(also known as Certificate in
Advanced English - CAE)
Grade C – score of
minimum 52 (or
borderline component
scores in old system)
SELT – no expiry
Cambridge English First
Grade C with minimum
score of 67 (or borderline
component scores on old
system)
SELT – no expiry
International Baccalaureate
Standard Level (Grade 4
in English)
European Baccaulaureate
70% in English if English is
taken as a first language,
75% as a second language
and 80% as a third
language
City and Guilds
International ESOL
Diploma (IESOL) at C1
with a pass in all
categories
Michigan English Language
Assessment Board
78 or above
Trinity College (ESOL and ISE)
ISEII Pass
ISEIII Pass
Level 1 Certificate in
ESOL Skills for Life – high
pass
Level 2 Certificate in
ESOL Skills for Life - pass
English Language Skills
Assessment
Listening and Reading –
383+
Writing I – 77+
English Speaking Board
Pass in all components at
B2 level
SoLETS (School of Languages
English Testing Service)
Pass in all components at
B2 level
SELT – no expiry
SELT
Pearson Test of EnglishAcademic
60 with minimum of 51 in
each component
SELT
Validity is two years
of course
commencement
date*
UCLan Language and
Preparation Skills for
Academic Examination
(EF003)
Shenzhen Group A
articulation only
UCLan Upper Intermediate
English (EF2318)
UCLan franchise students
at BIT, NCUT, SZIIT, USST
and SZU only
UCLan International Business
Communication 2 (EB2006)
UCLan franchise students
at SUIBE (IBC), SUIBE (Bus
Com), UESTC (IBC) and
SUIBE (IBC) only
English for International
Journalism 2
Articulation students at
GDUFS (International
Journalism)
International Business
Communication 2
Articulation students at
GDUFS (IBC)
UNDERGRADUATE (IELTS 7)
Cambridge English: First
Grade A or 185 on new
scoring system effective
from January 2015
SELT – no expiry
Cambridge English: Advanced
(also known as CAE)
Grade C with minimum
grade of 67 or 185 on
new scoring system
effective from January
2015
SELT – no expiry
Cambridge English:
Proficiency
Grade C (or level C1 and
weak component scores)
or 185 on new scoring
SELT – no expiry
system effective from
January 2015
IELTS
7.0 in all components
SELT
Validity is two years
from course
commencement date
Pearson Test of English
85 to 90
SELT
Validity is two years
from course
commencement
date*
International Baccalaureate
Standard Level (Grade 6
in English Language and
Literature)
Higher Level (Grade 6 in
English B)
POSTGRADUATE
GCSE or O-Level English
Grade C
A Level English Language
Grade E
Cambridge IGCSE English as a
First Language
Grade C
(Syllabus 0500 and 0522)
Minimum scores:
Reading – Grade E
Writing – Grade E
Speaking – Grade D (0522)
or 2 (0500)
Listening – Grade D (0522)
or 2 (0500)
Cambridge IGCSE English as a
Second Language
(Syllabus 0510 and 0511)
Grade C
Minimum scores:
Reading – Grade D
Writing – Grade D
Speaking – Grade C (0511)
or 2 (0510)
Listening – Grade A
Cambridge English: First
Grade B with minimum
score of 75 (or borderline
in each component on old
system)
SELT – no expiry
Cambridge English: Advanced
(also known as Certificate in
Advanced English - CAE)
Grade C with minimum
score of 58 (or borderline
component scores in old
system)
SELT – no expiry
International Baccalaureate
Standard Level (Grade 5
in English A: Language
and Literature)
Higher Level (Grade 5 in
English B)
City and Guilds
English for Business
Communication-Level 3
pass
International ESOL and
International Spoken
ESOL-Mastery Level
Michigan English Language
Assessment Board
85 or above
Trinity College (ESOL and
ISE)
ISEII high pass
ISEIII pass
ISE IV pass
English Speaking Board
Distinction grade with
merit in all components at
B2 level or
Pass grade with pass in
all components at C1 level
TOEFL iBT
91 (with minimum grades
of 21 in each component)
SoLETS (School of
Languages English Testing
Service)
Distinction grade with
merit in all components at
B2
Boundary grade with
boundary grades in all
components at C1
Pearson Test of EnglishAcademic
67 with minimum of 60 in
each component
SELT
Validity is two years
of course
commencement
date*
ENTRY TO PRE-SESSIONAL PROGRAMME
IELTS
4.5 (with no component
score lower than 4)
SELT
Pearson Test of Academic
English
43 with no component
below 36
SELT
IELTS
5 (with no component
score lower than 4)
SELT
Pearson Test of Academic
English
50 with no component
below 36
SELT
IELTS
5.5 (with no component
score lower than 4.5)
SELT
Validity is two years
of course
commencement
date*
Validity is two years
of course
commencement
date*
Validity is two years
of course
commencement
date*
Validity is two years
of course
commencement
date*
Validity is two years
of course
commencement
date*
Pearson Test of Academic
English
55 with no component
below 43
SELT
Validity is two years
of course
commencement
date*