Canterbury Christ Church University IELTS

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Canterbury Christ Church University IELTS

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration

IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 21 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today.

Over 9,000 organisations around the world trust and recognise IELTS as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.

More than 2 million IELTS tests were taken in the last year and IELTS examination services are provided through more than 800 test centres and locations in over 140 countries.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. For more information visit the IELTS Partner website

Entry requirements

To join us here you’ll need to fulfil certain criteria.

If you require any additional information, or need advice about any aspect of your application, please contact our International Student Advice service, ISA.

English Requirements


Standard undergraduate programmes require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in each section. Some non-standard programmes require IELTS 6.5 overall.


For postgraduate entry, you’ll need a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, and International Foundation students will need a minimum of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent. If you’ve taken an IGCSE exam in English and have a Grade C or above, this will usually be acceptable depending on the grades achieved on each section of the exam.

For over 50 years, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) has been providing people from around the world with a rich academic and professional education. With 20,000 students, 1,300 of whom are from 100 different countries, CCCU has a passionate belief in the power of Higher Education to enrich and transform lives. Records for graduates in employment are some of the best in the UK, and the research community has an international reputation. In the latest National Student Survey, Canterbury Christ Church received its highest ever score for student satisfaction.

The University has three vibrant and exciting campuses. Each one is different, but all have the essence of the university at their heart. Over recent years, multi-million pound developments have ensured CCCU students enjoy the very best facilities. State-of-the-art libraries, study rooms and IT will provide you with all the academic resources you need, while the sports centre and fitness suite offer the opportunity to exercise and play a huge range of sports. The Centre for Music features top-quality performance, rehearsal and practice areas, and if you choose to study the visual arts or media, you’ll enjoy superb workshop and exhibition spaces.

Application or course type Minimum IELTS Academic score Minimum IELTS General Training score Additional information
Undergraduate 6.0
Postgraduate 6.5
International Foundation 5.0

This is an indicative band score only and you should confirm the score required for the course of your choice with the recognising organisation.