Please see below our requirements for English Language Tests for all students who are required to provide a test as part of their application to the University.

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The scores below are for most programmes at the University of Winchester at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. However, there are some exceptions where courses may request a higher score. If this is the case it will be stated on the course page, please see our courses for more information.

 

 FoundationUndergraduatePostgraduate
IELTS

5.0 overall and 5.0 in writing

6.0 overall and 6.0 in writing

6.5 overall and 6.5 in writing

Business faculty programmes require a score of 6.0 in writing at postgraduate level

Cambridge English

154 overall in the Cambridge English Scale,  including 169 in writing (which could be achieved by studying either the Cambridge First, Advanced or Proficiency qualifications)

169 overall in the Cambridge
English Scale, including 169 in writing (which could be achieved by studying either the Cambridge First, Advanced or Proficiency qualifications)
176 overall in the Cambridge English Scale, including 176 in writing  (which could be achieved by studying either the Cambridge First, Advanced or Proficiency qualifications)

What English Language tests do you accept?

We accept all UK Visa and Immigration approved tests on the list available on their website. This includes IELTS (as listed above). A full list of all tests we accept can be found by clicking here​.

 

What if I don't have the required IELTS/ English Language scores?

We have pre-sessional English courses which can help to increase your English Language ability to the level required to join an undergraduate or postgraduate programme. They start in either June (the 12 week course is designed to increase your score by 1.0) or in August (the 6-week course which is designed to increase your score by 0.5).