London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Entry Requirements

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Entry Requirements

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Entry Requirements

English language requirements

As part of the application process, applicants are required to demonstrate how they meet the School’s minimum English Language requirements. This is particularly important for applicants requiring a Tier 4 Student Visa, as the UK Home Office dictates that every student from outside the UK and European Union (EU) must show evidence of a minimum level of English language ability (called B2 level) in order to be granted a Tier 4 Student visa and study in the UK.

Additionally, the School asks for English language proficiency levels that are necessary for our academic programmes, which is slightly higher than the Common European Framework for languages (CEFR) B2 level. These academic requirements also apply to EU students, although these do not require a Tier 4 Student visa.

Accepted English language tests

  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System – academic version)
  • Pearson PTE Academic
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

These tests are only valid for entry for 2 years. As a result the qualification must have been completed no more than 2 years prior to enrolment.

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) and Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)

The School requires minimum scores of 185 overall with 176 in writing and 169 in listening, reading and speaking. Applicants who took their test before January 2015 require a minimum of Grade B.

Further information on these tests  can be found at


Applicants are required to complete the ‘IELTS Academic’ test and NOT the ‘IELTS General’ or “IELTS for UKVI” tests, which do not meet the  School’s minimum entry requirements.

The School requires minimum IELTS Academic Test  scores of:

Overall score 7
Written component 6.5
Listening component 5.5
Reading component 5.5
Speaking component 5.5

Pearson PTE Academic

The School requires minimum scores of:

Overall score 68
Written component 62
Listening component 59
Reading component 59
Speaking component 59

Further information on the Pearson PTE Academic test can be found at

TOEFL – Internet Based Test

Please enter the School’s institution code 0499, on your answer sheet when you take the test.

The School requires minimum scores of:

Overall score 100
Written component 24
Listening component 21
Reading component 22
Speaking component 23

Further information on the TOEFL test can be found at

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