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To join us at the University of Sheffield International College, you need to meet the minimum academic and English language entrance requirements
For courses starting in September 2021, you can choose how you study so you can either join us on campus or start your studies virtually from home. Find out more here.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are now able to accept a wider range of English tests for entry in September 2021.
You can start your studies with a UKVI- approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), provided you have met all the programme entry requirements.
The test results must have been achieved in the past 24 months and meet the minimum English equivalency score for your chosen programme.
You can start your studies virtually with a UKVI-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) as above or you can provide proof of your English language proficiency with an alternative test. This is possible because you do not need a Student Visa to start virtually from your home country.
You will need to obtain a SELT with the required minimum score to make a Student Visa application in order to come to campus.
The test results must have been achieved in the past 24 months and meet the minimum English equivalency score for your chosen programme
Alternative tests accepted include:
You can start your studies in September 2021 with either a UKVI-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), or an accepted alternative equivalent assessment, provided you meet all the programme entry requirements.
This applies if you:
UKVI-approved SELTS include:
Study Group is permitted to assess students’ suitability for entry onto programmes which are degree level and above under the registration for the UK Office for Students. You are therefore not required to have a UKVI SELT to obtain a Student Visa when you come to campus.
If you begin your course virtually and transfer to the UK to complete your programme, you may be issued a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) based on the Academic English Skills module assessments (as part of your Pre-Masters).
A CAS for a Student Visa will only be issued if you have met the minimum language requirement of CEFR B2 in all skills, and the academic entry requirements for your chosen programme.
If you do not meet the English language requirements for your pathway programme, you can join an English language preparation course first.
To progress to your undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you will be required to successfully complete your pathway programme and achieve the required grades.
Entry requirements for the International Foundation Year are listed below. If you need additional English language tuition to reach the requirements, you can study an English language course first.
You may need to meet additional requirements to study the International Foundation Year. Please refer to the progression degree lists on the International Foundation Programme pages for the latest and up-to-date information.
Admission requirements for the Pre-Masters are listed below. If you don't meet the English level below, you can study one or two terms of English language preparation first.
Find admission requirements for the English language preparation courses listed below.
If you need a visa to study in the UK, you may be asked for different or additional English language requirements and English tests. If you do not need a Student visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English. Find out everything you need to know about visas for studying in the UK.