English Skills Requirement

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Who is exempt from evidence
Accepted test scores
Age of test

English Language Requirement

 

You are free from this requirement if you:

 

  • hold a valid passport from the UK, USA , Canada, New Zealand,  or Ireland.

  • you must also be a citizen of the country.

 

Otherwise, you must provide one of the following documents as evidence of you skills at the time of application. The good news is that the scores are actually quite low. 

 

All scores below must be a a maximum of 3 years old on the day of the application.

IELTS - either General or Academic: 

 

At least 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.0 in any band.

 

Occupational English Test (OET):  
 

A minimum of at least ‘B’ in each of the 4 components.

Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT): 
 

A score of at least 64, with a minimum in the following: 4 for listening, 4 for reading, 4 for writing, 14 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:  
 

An overall test score of at least 50, with a minimum score of 36 in each of the four test components - speaking, reading, listening, writing.

 

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 
 

An overall test score of at least 169 with a minimum score of at least 154 in each of the four test components - speaking, reading, listening, writing.  This is the one exam that has a special time frame: the exam must have been taken on or after 1 January 2015.

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