Country-specific English language tests (for students educated in English medium)

This page shows the Country-specific English language tests (for students educated in English medium) requirements for each Faculty

 

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, F800), Planning (L7K4, K400, K430, K4L7), Environmental Science (F750) 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 (pre-2022)

C

 

C

Malaysian SPM English

CEFR B2 with at least B2 in each component

CEFR C1 with at least B2 in each component or CEFR B2 with at least B2 in each component  

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

 

B which is equal to new grades 5/6

UK International Baccalaureate 

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

Standard Level Grade 5 or Higher Level Grade 4 in English Language 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 Language & Literature A (Group 1)

Standard Level Grade 5 or Higher Level Grade 4 in English Language 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

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