University College Birmingham IElTS

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University College Birmingham IElTS

The international English language testing system (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with over 2.9 million tests taken in the last year.

IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study, at work, and at play, in your new life abroad.

The IELTS test is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. It has an excellent international reputation, and is accepted by over 9,000 organisations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.

IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test that uses a one-on-one speaking test to assess your English communication skills. This means that you are assessed by having a real-life conversation with a real person. This is the most effective and natural way of testing your English conversation skills.

You can take IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training – depending on the organisation you are applying to and your plans for the future.

Whatever your reason for taking IELTS, make the most of your language skills.

English Language Requirements

To apply for all undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need sit an approved test in English. This might include achieving IELTS for UKVI of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band.

If you are applying for the International Foundation Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism, you will need IELTS for UKVI of 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in any band.

IELTS can be taken from the British Council.

Please note that the date of your IELTS award must be within two years of your degree/Masters degree start date

For EU applicants

In addition to IELTS, UCB accepts a number of country-specific English language qualifications as evidence of English language ability