Undergraduate English Language entry requirements

  • International English Language Tests - SELTs and non-SELTS

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    FacultyHumanities and Social SciencesHealth and Life SciencesExceptions: Clinical programmes - Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary ScienceHealth Sciences - Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Diagnostic Radiography, Radiotherapy, OrthopticsScience and EngineeringExceptions: Geography, Planning and Carmel College BA, BSc, Mplan
    IELTS Academic requirement (SELT and non-SELT) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component 7.0 with minimum 7.0 in each component 7.0 with minimum 6.5 in each component 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component
    TOEFL iBT requirement (TOEFL Special Home Edition is accepted for 2020/21 entry) Minimum 88 overall with L 17 W 17 R 17 and S 19 Minimum 88 overall with L 17 W 17 R 17 and S 19 Minimum 100 overall with L 24 W 24 R 24 and S 26 Minimum 100 overall with L 21 W 21 R 21 and S 23 Minimum 78 overall with L 17 W 17 R 17 and S 19 Minimum 88 overall with L 17 W 17 R 17 and S 19
    C1 Advanced CAE requirement Overall 176 with no less than 162 in any paper Overall 176 with no less than 162 in any paper Overall 185 with no less than 185 in any paper Overall 185 with no less than 176 in any paper Overall 169 with no less than 162 in any paper Overall 176 with no less than 162 in any paper
    PTE Academic requirement 61 with minimum scores of 46 in each component  61 with minimum scores of 46 in each component  69 with minimum scores of 69 in each component  61 with minimum scores of 69 in each component  54 with minimum scores of 46 in each component  61 with minimum scores of 46 in each component 
    Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE II) Overall pass with merit in each component  Overall pass with pass in each component  Not accepted Not accepted Overall pass with merit in each component  Overall pass with merit in each component 
    Cambridge IGCSE as a First Language (Syllabus 0500 and 0522) Overall C, with Reading E, Writing E, Speaking D (0522) or 2 (0500), Listening D (0522) or 2 (0500) Overall C, with Reading E, Writing E, Speaking D (0522) or 2 (0500), Listening D (0522) or 2 (0500) Overall C, with Reading E, Writing E, Speaking D (0522) or 2 (0500), Listening D (0522) or 2 (0500) Overall C, with Reading E, Writing E, Speaking D (0522) or 2 (0500), Listening D (0522) or 2 (0500) Overall C, with Reading E, Writing E, Speaking D (0522) or 2 (0500), Listening D (0522) or 2 (0500) Overall C, with Reading E, Writing E, Speaking D (0522) or 2 (0500), Listening D (0522) or 2 (0500)
    Cambridge IGCSE as a Second Language (Syllabus 0510 and 0511) Overall B, with Reading D, Writing D, Speaking C (0511) or 2 (0510), Listening A Overall B, with Reading D, Writing D, Speaking C (0511) or 2 (0510), Listening A Overall B, with Reading D, Writing D, Speaking C (0511) or 2 (0510), Listening A Overall B, with Reading D, Writing D, Speaking C (0511) or 2 (0510), Listening A Overall C, with Reading D, Writing D, Speaking C (0511) or 2 (0510), Listening A Overall C, with Reading D, Writing D, Speaking C (0511) or 2 (0510), Listening A
    Cambridge English Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (Proficiency) Overall 176 with no less than 162 in any paper Overall 176 with no less than 162 in any paper Not accepted Not accepted Overall 169 with no less than 162 in any paper Overall 176 with no less than 162 in any paper
    Cambridge English Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (Advanced) Overall 176 with no less than 162 in any paper Overall 176 with no less than 162 in any paper Not accepted Not accepted Overall 169 with no less than 162 in any paper Overall 176 with no less than 162 in any paper
    Cambridge English Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (Advanced) Overall 176 with no less than 162 in any paper Overall 176 with no less than 162 in any paper Not accepted Not accepted Overall 169 with no less than 162 in any paper Overall 176 with no less than 162 in any paper
  • Country-specific English language tests (for students educated in English medium)

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    Faculty of Science and Engineering
    (with exceptions)

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
    (excluding medicine, dentistry and veterinary science unless specified)

    and

    Geography (L700, F750, F800),
    Planning (L7K4, K400, K430, K4L7) and Carmel College

    Botswana Cambridge Overseas School Certificate

    Credit (3-6) or above

     

    Credit (3-6) or above

    Brunei Cambridge O Level

    Grade C or above

     

    Grade C or above

    Cameroon GCE O Level (British system) 

    Grade C above

     

    Grade C above

    Caribbean Examination Council General Proficiency 

    Grade I, II & III

     

    Grade I, II & III

    HKCEE 

    Taken pre-2007 - C Taken post-2007 - 4

     

    Taken pre-2007 (syllabus B only) - C (B for clinical programmes in Medicine and Dentistry) Taken post-2007 - 4 (5 for Medicine and Dentistry)

    Hong Kong Use of English AS level

    C

     

    C

    HKDSE

    IELTS 7.0 – HKDSE English Language Grade 5 (with no component score less than 5)

    IELTS 6.5 or below – HKDSE English Language Grade 4 (with no component score less than 4)

     

    IELTS 7.0 – HKDSE English Language Grade 5 (with no component score less than 5)

    IELTS 6.5 or below – HKDSE English Language Grade 4 (with no component score less than 4)

    INDIA Standard XII (awarded by CBSE, CISCE or any Indian State Board)

    70% or above (when education has been completed in English Medium)

     

     

    70% or above (when education has been completed in English Medium)

    Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) 

    C

     

    C

    Malawi School Certificate of Education 

    Credit (3-6) or above

     

    Credit (3-6) or above

    Malaysian SPM 1119

    C

     

    C

    Norway - Vitnemal - Videregaende Opplaering (VVO) English

    GPA 3.0+

     

    GPA 3.0+

    Singapore Cambridge O Level

    C

     

    C

    South African National Senior Certificate (SANSC or NSC)

    This will be excepted for English Language for both UG and PG at grade 5-7 (2008 onwards)

    Accepted for English Language at for both UG and PG at grade 5-7 (2008 onwards) 

    Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) 

    C

     

    C

    Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) 

    Credit (3-6) or above

     

    Credit (3-6) or above

    UK A/S level English language 

    E

     

    E

    UK GCSE or O level English language 

    C which is equal to new grades 4/5

     

    C which is equal to new grades 4/5

    UK IGCSE English as a first language 

    C which is equal to new grades 4/5

     

    C which is equal to new grades 4/5

    UK IGCSE English as a second language

    C which is equal to new grades 4/5

     

    C which is equal to new grades 4/5

    UK International Baccalaureate 

    Standard Level Grade 5 or Higher Lever Grade 4 in English A (Group 1)

    Standard Level Grade 5 or Higher Level Grade 4 in English B (Group 2)

    English Ab Initio Standard Level is not acceptable; students offereing this would be required to take a Secure English Lanuage Test

     

    Standard Level Grade 5 or Higher Lever Grade 4 in English A (Group 1)

    Standard Level Grade 5 or Higher Level Grade 4 in English B (Group 2)

    English Ab Initio Standard Level is not acceptable; students offereing this would be required to take a Secure English Lanuage Test

    WAEC (for Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone) 

    Credit (4-6) or above

     

    Credit (4-6) or above

    Zambia Secondary School Certificate 

    Grade 6 or above

     

    Grade 6 or above

    Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education 

    C, Credit (5-6) or above

     

    C, Credit (5-6) or above

     

  • Partner institutions/University of Liverpool tests

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    Faculty of Science and Engineering
    (with exceptions)

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
    (excluding medicine, dentistry and veterinary science unless specified)

    and

    Geography (L700, F750, F800),
    Planning (L7K4, K400, K430, K4L7) and Carmel College

    University of Liverpool Pre-sessional English examination

    40% or more on all pre-sessional sub-tests (reading, writing, speaking and listening). However overall entry requirements to study specific academic degrees might be much higher than 40% (see below).


    IELTS direct entry requirements (as stated by individual departments) and the ELC’s equivalent overall pre-sessional scoring requirements are outlined below.

    Academic programme score required IELTS entry requirement                           

    CEFR score

    Overall Pre-sessional

    Overall 6.0, no score less (nsl) 5.5

    B2-

    40-49%

    Overall 6.5, nsl 5.5          

    B2

    50-59%

    Overall 6.5, nsl 6.0

    B2

    50-59%

    Overall 6.5, nsl 6.5 (or specific skills at 6.5)       

    B2+

    60-69%

    Overall 7.0

    C1-

    70-79%

    Overall 7.5            

    C1

    80-89%

    If a student does not score a minimum 40% on all the pre-sessional subtests (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and achieve the minimum overall score required for their specific course, they may not be able to progress on to their academic course.

    Foundation Certificate from Liverpool International College (LIC) and other Kaplan International Colleges

    60% overall with minimum of 55% in each component

    Geography BA/BSc require 65% overall with a minimum of 55% in each component.

    (progression requirements are subject to change. Please consult your Kaplan offer letter for official entry requirements).

     

    65% overall with minimum 55% in each component

    Health and Life Sciences 70% overall with a minimum of 65% in each component.

    Medicine and Dentistry – IELTS required (see above)

    (progression requirements are subject to change. Please consult your Kaplan offer letter for official entry requirements).

    HELP University College, Malaysia

    SPM 1119 English Grade C or above or IELTS 6.5 no component less than 5.5

     

    SPM 1119 English Grade C or above or IELTS 6.5 no component less than 5.5

    INTI University College, Malaysia

    SPM 1119 English Grade C or above or IELTS 6.5 no component less than 5.5

     

    SPM 1119 English Grade C or above or IELTS 6.5 no component less than 5.5

    Brickfields Asia College, Malaysia

    SPM 1119 English Grade C or above or IELTS 6.5 no component less than 5.5

     

    SPM 1119 English Grade C or above or IELTS 6.5 no component less than 5.5

    English for Academic Purposes module from the NCUK IFY/FC or IntDip 

    C grade overall (min D in each component equates to B2)

     


    B grade overall (min D grade in each component equates to B2)

    Biological Sciences C grade overall (min D grade in each component equates to B2)

    Students from Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University 

    Successful completion of the first two years of the degree programme at XJTLU taught in English medium satisfies the University’s English language requirements

     


    Successful completion of the first two years of the degree programme at XJTLU taught in English medium satisfies the University’s English language requirements

    Students from the medicine programme at the International Medical University (IMU) Malaysia entering year 3 of MBChB programmes at the University of Liverpool 

    N/A

     

     


    A minimum standard in English of IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 7.0 in each element) or TOEFL 100 (with a minimum score of 22 in each component, and at least 24 in speaking) is required to progress

    Please note that some English Language examinations offered by our Partner Institutions are only valid for 2 years from graduation. The University can only consider the latest English Language qualification for entry to our academic programmes.