University of Stirling IELTS Requirement

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University of Stirling IELTS Requirement

English Language Requirements

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:



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
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • 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.

INTO University of Stirling preparation courses >


If you have any questions about English language requirements please contact us using the following details:

Undergraduate Admissions:
Postgraduate Admissions: