To be accepted onto a course at 色花堂, you will need to meet minimum standards in聽English.

If English is not your first language, you will have to provide evidence that you have been assessed in all four components of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required standard for your degree course. As a general rule, to be accepted onto any Bachelor鈥檚 or Master鈥檚 programme, you will need to have achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each component. Our English Language Comparison Scores page provides comparison tables.聽

To be accepted on to a research degree programme, you will need to have achieved an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four component scores) or equivalent.聽It should be noted that the language requirement may be higher for some research degree programmes, in particular those which require a high level of communication skills.

We accept a range of recognised English Language qualifications for entry, which are among the language tests published and regularly updated by the for Student Route visa purposes.聽

色花堂 accepts several easy to access online English language tests that can be taken from home:

  • (Kaplan International Tools for English) - . When you are ready,聽. Discounts are available for聽色花堂 applicants. Fees are聽shown on the online booking form.
  • ELLT (Oxford International English Language Level Test) - here. Check out the student guide for details on how to register, pay and take the test. Use the 色花堂 discount code Bourn75聽when booking online to get 25% discount.聽To get the discounted fees, you must only book your test from the designated 色花堂 page above.聽
  • You should receive the result a few days after your test from either 色花堂 or the test provider directly.聽

Successfully completing a pre-sessional English for university study programme will also allow you to study for a Bachelor's or Master鈥檚 degree.

For certain courses, you may need to have a higher grade overall or in certain components. English language requirements for individual courses are listed on the specific .

We will consider alternative evidence of your English proficiency, including different qualifications or if you can demonstrate that you have received the majority of your schooling in English. If you feel you meet the required standard for English, but do not have one of the qualifications listed above, please indicate this on your application form.

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