Criteria For Exemptions

To be exempt you must be able to satisfy one of the criteria listed below

  • You have attended and completed one of the INTO Newcastle University preparatory programmes, including Pre-Sessional English, English for University Study, International Foundation, International Diploma, or Graduate Diploma within the last 2 years
  • You have attended INTO Newcastle University In-Sessional classes in 2014-15
  • You have taken the UELA at any time since September 2013
  • You have taken one of the following English tests in the last 24 months and have achieved a minimum score of:
    • IELTS 7.0+ (min.7.0 in all 4 skills)
    • Integrated Skills in English - Trinity College London ISE III or ISE IV
  • Continuation of study on a Degree Programme at a Newcastle University campus overseas, such as NUMed or NUIS.
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree (with a 2:1 or higher) or a post graduate degree completed within the last 12 months in one of the countries listed below.

Please note:

Following investigations into fraud in a different English Language Test which is set and marked by the same organisation as TOEFL, a decision has been made to temporarily remove TOEFL from the exemption criteria for the UELA.

List of countries recognised by Newcastle University for exemption from the UELA

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom