English Language Requirements

English language requirements for study purposes

You need a good level of English language to study at Newcastle University. You'll need to provide a recognised English language test or qualification unless you're exempt. This is usually a test score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, but requirements can vary between IELTS 6.0 and 8.0. All students need at least 5.5 in each sub-skill, or equivalent.

You can find English language requirements for all our undergraduate and postgraduate courses online. You'll find them under the 'entry requirements' section for your course.

You need to include a copy of your English language test certificate when you apply for your course. If you don't have it yet you need to send it to us as soon as you receive it. We accept scanned versions or photocopies. If we need an original certificate we'll ask you.

English language requirements for Degree Level Tier 4 student visa applicants

We accept various English language tests and qualifications (PDF: 205KB) for visa purposes.

You can find further information on visas and immigration through:

English language requirements for non-Tier 4 applicants

If you don't need a Tier 4 student visa (eg if you're from the UK/EU) we consider various English language tests and qualifications (PDF: 190KB).

English language courses and support

If you don't meet our English language requirements we offer a range of English language courses and support. You can complete a pre-sessional course before you start your degree. We provide these at our INTO Newcastle University Centre.

English language requirements for INTO Newcastle University Centre Tier 4 applicants

Find out about our English language requirements for INTO Newcastle University Centre (pre-sessional or pathway) courses.

Further information

Please contact us if you have any queries about English language requirements.

You can find full details of our English language requirements in our English Language Policy (PDF: 386KB).