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Entry requirements

To join us at the Coventry University London International Study Centre, you need to meet the minimum academic and English language entrance requirements.

We understand you may face disruption in receiving your final academic results and English language test in 2020. We have therefore introduced the following changes so that you can start your journey and we will help you get to where you want to be.

For academic results we will take into account your individual circumstances when assessing academic achievement. For further information about this, please contact your Student Enrolment Advisor or make an online enquiry, or contact your local agent.

For courses starting this academic year (2020/21), if you are starting virtually from your home country, we have expanded the list of English tests we will accept for entry to programmes at Coventry University London International Study Centre. Find out more here.

Please note that when you transition to campus, if you are studying an undergraduate programme you will need to obtain a UKVI Secure English Language Test (SELT) for visa purposes before you can travel to the UK to continue your studies. If you are studying the Pre-Masters, if you provided a SELT equivalent to start virtually, you will not need to submit a SELT. Find out more on the SELT equivalent tests accepted here.

To progress to your undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you will be required to successfully complete your pathway programme and achieve the required grades.

Below you will find academic entry requirements for admission to all of our courses. If you have any doubts about whether you meet these requirements, please enquire now:

International Foundation Year
International Year One
Pre-Master’s Programme
Academic   Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study Successful completion of secondary school plus one year of further study
A recognised first degree
English language
Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall (with 4.0 in writing)*
Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 overall (with 5.0 in writing)*
Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 across all skills* or equivalent accepted**. See text below for full details
18 +
Students are usually at least 18 +
Students must be at least 20 +
Available to international, home and EU students
Available to international, home and EU students
Available to international, home and EU students

Country specific requirements
Country specific requirements
Country specific requirements

All students' English and numeracy skills will be tested on arrival, and study plans may be altered accordingly. This may incur additional costs.

**English Language Requirement for Pre-Master’s Programme

For entry to the Pre-Masters Programme we now accept a wide range of IELTS equivalent qualifications as part of the English assessment for students joining form September 2020 onwards.

These include Pearson, TOEFL, Cambridge Business and Cambridge Main Suite.

Please note these alternative qualification are accepted for entry onto the Pre-Master’s Programme only

Other international qualifications:

IGSCE / GCSE / O-Level: 5 passes at A-D in relevant subjects (excluding native language). New grades 9 - 3 in English and Maths

* If you do not need a Student visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English. The English language entry requirements stated are for information regarding entry to the course. If you require a UK visa to study, depending on the type of visa you need, the English language requirements and valid English tests to satisfy the UK visa criteria may differ.

If you are applying to study in the UK under the Student visa route it may be necessary for you to submit a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as part of your visa application.

Visit GOV.UK to find out more about valid test providers and approved test centre locations for tests taken on or after 6 April 2015. To find out if you are exempt from the SELT requirement and to find out about acceptable English language tests please contact us.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.