University of Stirling IELTS Requirement
If English is not your first language you must provide evidence of your English Language skills.
Changes to Secure English Language Tests
The UK Government has made changes to its list of English language qualifications approved as being Secure English Language Tests (SELT). These changes are for visa applications submitted from the 6 April 2015 onwards. View the full list of approved SELT.
English language qualifications
The UK Government allows universities to accept English Language qualifications that are not on the approved SELT list for entry. Please note that this applies only to undergraduate or postgraduate level courses. The University of Stirling will continue to accept all of the English Language qualifications listed below, this includes all IELTS qualifications:
- International English Language Testing System: (IELTS)
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: (CPE)
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: (CAE)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE
- Internet based Test of English as a Foreign Language Test: IBT TOEFL
Any English language qualification should have been taken, typically, within two years of the University of Stirling course start date. We consider the following as equivalent test scores:
IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
IELTS 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each skill
IELTS 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each skill
IELTS 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in speaking and listening and minimum 6.5 in reading
IELTS 7.0 with minimum 6.0 in each skill
IELTS 7.0 overall
Waiving an English Language Condition
We will waive an English language requirement from those who are nationals from what the UK Government define as a majority English speaking country:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- The Bahamas
- New Zealand
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United States of America
We will also waive the need for a formal English language qualification if an applicant meets specific criteria. This criteria is dependent on whether an application is for Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study. For more detailed information on when we will waive an English language requirement please go to the following pages:
Need help in improving your English?
If you don’t meet the entry requirements there are English language courses which can help you prepare for your degree.
If you have any questions about English language requirements please contact us using the following details: