King’s College London Ielts Requirement

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King’s College London Ielts Requirement

King’s College London Ielts Requirement

English language entry requirements

King's College London humanities students in a seminar at the Strand Campus

To study at King’s, it is essential that you can communicate effectively in English and are able to do so in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies. The exception is if the university is satisfied that your previous academic record shows that you can study and be examined in the English language.

Minimum English language requirements for our undergraduate programmes

Please note that these may be subject to change in line with developments to UK Visas and Immigration policy.

The level of English language you are required to demonstrate is dependent upon the programme for which you have applied.

The level of English required for each programme is denoted by a five-band system, each band corresponds to a level of English language competence.

Use our Pre-sessional English calculator to check if your current English scores meet the requirements of your programme, or to calculate which Pre-sessional English course you may need to consider.

Band A
Band B
  •  Dental Institute
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
    • Department of Nutrition & Dietetics
    • Department of Physiotherapy
    • Department of Pharmacy & Forensic Science
    • Medicine
  • Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
  • The Dickson Poon School of Law
  • Study Abroad (Incoming)
Band C Applicable to postgraduate degree programmes
Band D
  •  Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Department of Anatomy
    • Department of Biochemistry
    • Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
    • Department of Physiology
    • Molecular Genetics
    • Neuroscience
  • Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Band E
  •  Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences

 

For more information on the tests that are accepted for entry and the grades that must be achieved to satisfy the English language requirement for a particular Band, please select from the options below.

If you currently hold an offer from King’s to take an English language test and you have questions, or need to submit your test results, please contact the Admissions Office through King’s Apply.

Band A

English Language Proficiency Tests

The tests listed below are valid if they have been taken within two years before the start date of your chosen programme of study. All elements of the test results must be demonstrated in one test. We cannot take a combination of your scores across two tests.

Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE) 191 overall with a minimum 185 in each skill
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) 191 overall with a minimum 185 in each skill
IELTS (Academic) 7.5 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in each skill
Pearson Test of English (Academic) 75 overall with a minimum of 69 in each skill
TOEFL iBT Institution code: 0394 109 overall with 27 in writing and a minimum of 25 in each of the other skills
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III (ISEIII) with distinction in each skill

 

King’s English Language Centre

The English Language Centre at King’s offers a number of programmes to help students reach the language and skills level required for entry onto our undergraduate programmes.

King’s International Foundation Pass programme with B+ in English module

Apply to the International Foundation   

King’s Pre-Sessional English Language courses Pass with Band 7

Apply to King’s Pre-Sessional English Language courses

 

English Language Qualifications

The tests listed below are valid if they have been taken within five years before the start date of your chosen programme of study.

IGCSE/GCSE English First Language Pass at grade B with grade B (or equivalent) in all four components of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
IGCSE/GCSE English Second Language Pass at grade A with grade A (or equivalent) in all four components of Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking
GCE A-level / AS-level Pass at grade C in English Language / English Language & English Language and Literature
O Level English Language
Singapore Pass at grade B4
Malaysia (1119 syllabus only) Pass at grade B4
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Pass at Standard Level 5 or Higher Level 4 in English A (English Language / English Literature / English Language & Literature)
Pass at Standard Level 7 or Higher Level 5 in English B
Advanced Placement (AP) Pass at grade 4 in English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition
Indian High School Leaving Certificate (CISCE/ISC exam board only) Pass at grade 80% in English as a standard XII subject
Canadian High School Diploma
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Yukon Pass at grade A in English as a grade 12 subject
New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan Pass at grade 80% in English as a grade 12 subject

 

European English language qualifications

The tests listed below are valid if they have been taken within five years before the start date of your chosen programme of study. If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK and are completing one of the following qualifications, you may have to  complete an additional English language test to comply with UKVI English proficiency regulations.

European Baccalaureate Pass English L1 at 6.0; English L2 at 80%
Austria Reifeprüfungszeugnis Pass English at 2 (gut) in both written and oral
Belgium Diploma van Secundair/ Certificate d’Enseignement Secondaire Superieur Pass English at 8 / 80% / grote onderscheiding /avec grande distinction
Denmark Studentereksamen / Hojere Forberedelseseksamen / Hojere Teknisk Eksamen Pass English at 10
Finland Ylioppilastutkintodistus Pass English at 5 (M) magna cum laude approbatur
France Baccalauréat (Option Internationale) Pass English at 13
France Baccalauréat Pass English at 13 in both written and oral
German Abitur Pass English at 12 or Gut when taken as Leistungkurse subject
Iceland Studensprof Pass English at 8 (when taken as a compulsory language)
Luxembourg Examen de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires Pass English at 45 (Bien)
Netherlands Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) Pass English at 7 (ruim voldoende)
Norway Vitnemål Pass English at 5
Sweden Fullständigt Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan Pass English at VG (val godkant) or B
Switzerland Maturitatzeugnis Pass English with 5 (gut/bien/bene)