King’s College London Ielts Requirement
King’s College London Ielts Requirement
English language entry requirements
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 C||Applicable to postgraduate degree programmes|
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.
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|
|King’s Pre-Sessional English Language courses||Pass with Band 7|
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||
|International Baccalaureate Diploma||
|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||
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)|