To meet the English Language Entry Requirements at Wrexham Glyndwr University, International students are expected to have achieved one of the qualifications listed below. All certificates/qualifications accepted are assessed based on their equivalence to 6.0 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each component of the IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test. Selected programmes require grades equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each skill score.


If you are a national of a UKVI Approved Majority English Speaking Country or you have completed a degree in a UKVI Approved Majority English Speaking Country in the last 5 years you will be exempt from meeting this requirement, more information can be found on https://www.gov.uk/student-visa/knowledge-of-english


Glyndwr University reserves the right to change the evidence it will accept for English Language proficiency, the information on this page should be used as guidance only.

 

Test

Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Taught)

Postgraduate (Research)

Validity Period

IELTS for UKVI (Academic)

6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

6.5 (with no individual skill score below 6.0)

2 years before course start date

Language Cert International ESOL SELT B2

Pass Overall with a Pass in Each Component

High Pass Overall with a Pass in Each Component

2 years before course start date

PTE Academic UKVI

54 (with no less than 51 for individual skill scores)

62 (with no less than 51 for individual skill scores)

2 years before course start date

Skills for English UKVI B2 (PSI Service UK Ltd)

B2

B2

2 years before course start date

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE)

ISE II with Distinction in all four components

ISE III with Pass in all four components

2 years before course start date

IELTS (Academic)

6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

6.5 (with no individual skill score below 6.0)

2 years before course start date

Cambridge English (All tests with the exception of Business English tests)

170 Points overall, with no component below 160.

180 Points overall with no component below 160.

2 years before course start date

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

54 (with no less than 51 for individual skill scores)

62 (with no less than 51 for individual skill scores)

2 years before course start date

TOEFL (IBT)

Minimum Overall: 79

With no individual test score below:

Listening: 17

Reading: 18

Speaking: 20

Writing:    17

Minimum Overall: 89

With no individual test score below:

Listening: 17

Reading:  18

Speaking: 20

Writing:    17

 

 

2 years before course start date

AS / A Level English Language and/or Literature

Grade C

Grade C

3 years before course start date

GCSE/IGCSE as a First Language

Grade C

Grade C

3 years before course start date

GCSE/IGCSE as a Second Language

Grade B

Grade B

3 years before course start date

International Baccalaureate Standard Level

Grade 5

Grade 5

3 years before course start date

International Baccalaureate Higher Level

Grade 4

Grade 4

3 years before course start date

Cameroon GCE O Level

Grade C

Grade C

3 years*

Caribbean Examination Council General proficiency

Grade I & II

Grade I & II

3 years*

HKCEE English

Grade C

Grade C

3 years*

HKDSE English Language

Level 4

Level 4

3 years*

Hong Kong AS Level

Grade C

Grade C

3 years*

India standard XII (ISC and CBSE Boards Only)

70%

70%

3 years*

Kenya KCSE

Grade C

Grade C

3 years*

Malaysian SPM / 1119

Grade 6c

Grade 5c

3 years*

NECO

Grade C6

Grade C6

3 years*

Singapore Cambridge O Level

Grade C

Grade C

3 years*

South African National Senior Certificate

Grade 5 / C

Grade 5 / C

3 years*

Sri Lankan O Level

Grade B (Merit)

Grade B (Merit)

3 years*

Tanzania Certificate of Education

Grade C

Grade C

3 years*

Uganda Certificate of Education

Grade 6

Grade 6

3 years*

WAEC

Grade C6

Grade C5

3 years*

Zambian School Certificate

Grade 6 / C

Grade 6 / C

3 years*

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level

Grace C

Grade C

3 years*

We may also be able to accept alternative English language certificates from students who have studied an equivalent of A Level and above in English in a Swiss, EU or EEA Country. For more information please visit the relevant link for your country below. If you are unsure if your certificate will be acceptable please email international@glyndwr.ac.uk.

 

 *We will normally accept a certificate that has been issued no longer than 3 years before the course start date, however, this decision will be made on an individual basis.

If a student needs to improve their English language skills before the start of their course then our pre-sessional courses can help them to achieve their required standard:
•    Pre-sessional English language courses

Applicants who need to improve their IELTS scores may wish to consider preparation courses at our Language Centre:
•    Intensive English language courses
You can also view specific academic and English entry requirements for your country below (if your country is not listed, please contact international@glyndwr.ac.uk: