Undergraduate English Language Requirements - 2013 Entry*
If your first language is not English you may be asked for a recognised English language qualification.
The level of English you will be asked for depends on the degree course you are applying for.
In addition to the overall score, the University will require minimum scores for each part of the IELTS, TOEFL or PTE Academic test.
The University accepts the following international English language qualifications for entry to undergraduate degree courses:
|Recognised Qualification||Standard Entry Level|
|IELTS||6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)|
|TOEFL IBT||93 (with a minimum of Reading: 22, Listening: 21, Speaking: 23 and Writing: 21)|
|Pearson PTE Academic||62 (with a minimum of 51 in the four Communicative Skills)|
|Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)||Grade B|
|Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency
in English (CPE)
|GCSE / IGCSE / O level English||Grade C|
Please note that some Science and Engineering courses require a minimum of IELTS 6.0, TOEFL IBT 83 or Pearson PTE Academic 55.
The University may make changes to the above requirements at any time.
The University also accepts the English language component examination from some school-leaving group qualifications, for example, the International Baccalaureate and the European Baccalaureate. Please see the International qualifications for undergraduate entry page for a full list of accepted group qualifications.
English Language Preparation Programmes
If you do not meet the minimum English language entry requirement for your chosen undergraduate degree course, you can take our on-campus four-week English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme.
The EAP programme is designed to help you increase your English level by IELTS 0.5 or equivalent.
They are also designed to develop your study skills. They will help you get used to studying at Lancaster, which can help you to be more successful in your degree programme.
Our Undergraduate Admissions Office will automatically consider you for the EAP if you have an English level 0.5 IELTS or equivalent below the minimum English entry requirement for your degree course. This is done as part of the decision on your undergraduate degree course application. You will be sent full information and application details with your course offer.