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International

All of our students need to demonstrate that they have a good command of the English language.

2022/2023 entry:

  • Duolingo
    Duolingo Online (convenient, fast, and affordable), minimum grade required: 85 overall
  • Trinity College London
    Integrated Skills in English II (Level B2), minimum grade required: Reading: Pass, Listening: Pass
    Certificate valid for two years
  • IELTS SELT Consortium
    IELTS (Level B2), minimum grade required: IELTS overall score of 5.5 with a minimum score Listening: 5.5, Speaking: 5.5, Reading: 5.5, Writing: 5.5
    Certificate valid for two years
  • LanguageCert
    LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2 (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) minimum grade required: Overall Pass with a minimum score Listening: 33/50, Reading: 33/50, Writing: 33/50, Speaking: 33/50
    Certificate valid for two years
  • Pearson Education Ltd
    PTE Academic (Level B2), minimum grade required: Listening: 42, Reading: 42, Writing: 42, Speaking: 42
    Certificate valid for two years

2022/2023 entry:

  • Duolingo
    Duolingo Online (convenient, fast, and affordable), minimum grade required 95 overall
  • Trinity College London
    Integrated Skills in English II (Level B2), minimum grade required: Reading: Pass, Listening: Pass
    Certificate valid for two years
  • IELTS SELT Consortium
    IELTS (Level B2), minimum grade required: IELTS overall score of 6.0 with a minimum score Listening: 5.5, Speaking: 5.5, Reading: 5.5, Writing: 5.5
    Certificate valid for two years
  • LanguageCert
    LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2 (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) minimum grade required: Overall High Pass with a minimum score Listening: 33/50, Reading: 33/50, Writing: 33/50, Speaking: 33/50
    Certificate valid for two years
  • Pearson
    PTE Academic (Level B2), minimum grade required: Listening: 50, Reading: 50, Writing: 50, Speaking: 50
    Certificate valid for two years

2022/2023:

  • Duolingo
    Duolingo Online (convenient, fast, and affordable), minimum grade required 105 overall
  • Trinity College London
    Integrated Skills in English II (Level B2), minimum grade required: Reading: Merit, Listening: Merit
    Certificate valid for two years
  • IELTS SELT Consortium
    IELTS (Level B2), minimum grade required: IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum of score Listening: 6.0, Speaking: 6.0, Reading: 6.0, Writing: 6.0
    Certificate valid for two years
  • LanguageCert
    LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2 (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) minimum grade required: Overall High Pass with a minimum score Listening: 33/50, Reading: 33/50, Writing: 33/50, Speaking: 33/50
    Certificate valid for two years
  • Pearson
    PTE Academic (Level B2), minimum grade required: Listening: 59, Reading: 59, Writing: 59, Speaking: 59
    Certificate valid for two years

You do not need to complete an additional English Language Test and you will be able to use your original degree certificate to prove you meet the English Language Requirement if you’ve recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • the Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • UK
  • USA

You also don’t need to complete an additional English Language Test if:

  • you’re a national of Canada or any of the countries in the list above
  • you’ve successfully completed a course of 6 months or more as a Tier 4 (Child) student in the last 2 years
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Pre-sessional English Language Courses

Working with Anglo Continental School of English, these pre-sessional courses focus on the development of academic language and study skills for those planning to undertake pre-degree and undergraduate courses at Arts University Plymouth, but who do not currently meet the English entry requirements.

10 Week Pre-sessional

  • Entry requirements: equivalent to 1.0 lower than the direct entry requirements in IELTS score system.
  • Start date: 13 June 2022
  • End date: 19 August 2022
  • Fees: £2530-£4730*
  • Application deadline: 3 June 2022


5 Week Pre-sessional

  • Entry requirements: equivalent to 0.5 lower than the direct entry requirements in IELTS score system.
  • Start date: 18 July 2022
  • End date: 19 August 2022
  • Fees: £1330-£2430*
  • Application deadline: 8 July 2022


Successful completion of the pre-sessional courses means you will not need to retake an English test and will be able to progress onto your chosen course at Arts University Plymouth.

Please note: for 2022 entry the pre-sessional courses will be delivered online due to the ongoing challenges relating to the pandemic.

If you have any questions about English requirements or pre-sessional courses, please contact international@aup.ac.uk

*Prices correct as of April 2022.


As an international student, you will need a Student Route visa, which you can apply for online. For more information, visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs website: ukcisa.org.uk, or you can email us at international@aup.ac.uk.