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How to study in the UK without IELTS

Written by ESC Author on 12 Apr 2022 Posted in Blog

Is it possible to study in the uk without taking the IELTS exam? Yes, you can study in the UK without taking the IELTS if you apply to universities that have different requirements. Here is a list of alternatives to IELTS offered by universities in the United Kingdom.

Based on English scores in HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate)

Many universities in the United Kingdom accept students without an IELTS score to study in uk based on their HSC English scores. Universities may demand IELTS in specific situations, depending on the Board from which the student completed their High school exams.

The IELTS criteria differ from one university to the next. IELTS is not required for applicants from English-speaking countries.  If the IELTS requirement is an overall score of 6.5 with no band lower than 5.5, the student must have a high school English Language score of 70 or higher.  If the IELTS score criterion is 6.5, pupils must have a score of 80 or above in high school English language.

Previous education Language- English

Some UK universities allow international students who have completed their previous education at an English medium school to study in the UK without having to take the IELTS exam. You'll need a Medium of Instruction (MOI) certificate from a former educational institution to establish your English competence. It is necessary to state that you received your education in English.

Interviews conducted through the internet

If the student is unable to meet the above language competence requirements, the university may conduct an online interview with the candidate to assess their English language skills. Some universities may even administer their own online Self English Language Test (SELT) to evaluate candidates' English language skills. You can usually find this information on the university website itself.

Pre-sessional English Programs

Universities in the United Kingdom provide pre-sessional English courses for students with low IELTS scores. Students must participate in an English class for 6 to 12 weeks, depending on their IELTS score. Students will be advanced to their degrees if they complete the programme successfully. n Check the website of the relevant university for information on pre-sessional English language skills courses.

 

So if study in uk is your goal then do not let an IELTS score hold you back. Your motivation to study and your hard work are equally important factors and can help you get your study abroad dream as well!

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