The programme begins in October and ends in September.
If you have a first degree taught in English within the following countries then you meet the English requirement automatically: Australia, Canada, Guyana, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, West Indies. This applies only to degrees that were awarded by a university in the relevant country.
GCSE or GCE ‘O’ Level or equivalent
Grade B in English Language.
English in a First language – Grade B. We do not accept the IGCSE in English as a Second Language
IGCSE in First Language English is no longer accepted by UK Visa and Immigration as proof of English language proficiency, therefore, if you require a Tier 4 visa please note that we no longer accept this qualification towards meeting your English language condition.
A1 Syllabus (Standard or Higher) – grade 4
A2 Syllabus (Standard) – grade 5
A2 Syllabus (Higher) – grade 4
B Syllabus (Standard) – grade 6
B Syllabus (Higher) – grade 5
An overall score of 6.5, with 6 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Please note that following UK Home Office Visa and Immigration concerns about the security of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the decision not to extend its Secure English Language Testing licence, we are not accepting TOEFL tests for those who may require a Tier 4 visa. You are therefore advised to take one of the other acceptable tests.
If you do not require a Tier 4 visa, we will accept a TOEFL test. An overall grade of 92, with 20 in each element.
Imperial College considers TOEFL tests to be valid for 2 years. Scores must be valid at the beginning of your studies at Imperial College, should your application be successful.
Pearson Academic (PTE)
An overall score of 62, with no less than 56 in any element.
Imperial College considers PTE scores to be valid for 2 years. Scores must be valid at the beginning of your studies at Imperial College, should your application be successful.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
Tests taken before 1st January 2015 – an overall pass or a Level C1 certificate.
Tests taken after 1st January 2015 – an overall pass with a pass in each element.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)
We are accepting this test for the first time for those applying for 2015/2016 entry.
Tests taken before 1st January 2015 – Grade C.
Tests taken after 1st January 2015 – an overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in each element.
West African Examinations Council (WAEC)
Grades 1-4 in English Language.