Presessional entry levels

To get a Student Visa for study in the UK, you must have an English language test result which is recognised by United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI), known as a 'Secure English Language Test' (SELT). For Online presessionals, we are able to accept a wider range of test results. For further information, please email pspadmissions@le.ac.uk.

All of the tests below can be used for entry to Online presessionals. It is also possible to take the Leicester Presessional English Test. For further information, please email english.test@le.ac.uk.

SELTs, which can be used for entry to our On Campus presessionals, are marked by an asterisk (*).

Entry levels for Presessional Programme

Module A

Acceptable tests and scores

  • IELTS - 4.0 overall*
  • PTE - 31*
  • Cambridge CAE and CPE - 138
  • TOEFL - 42
  • Duolingo - 60 - 69

Module B

Acceptable tests and scores

  • IELTS - 4.5 overall*
  • PTE - 36*
  • Cambridge CAE and CPE - 145
  • TOEFL - 53
  • Duolingo - 70-79

Module C

Acceptable tests and scores

  • IELTS - 5.0 overall*
  • PTE - 42*
  • Cambridge CAE and CPE - 150
  • TOEFL - 60
  • CET 6 (with interview) - 550
  • Gaokao (with interview) - 76% of total
  • Duolingo - 80-89

Module D

Acceptable tests and scores

  • IELTS - 5.5 overall*
  • PTE - 46*
  • Language Cert B2 for SELT - Minimum 33 in each skill*
  • Cambridge CAE and CPE - 162
  • TOEFL - 70
  • TOEFL IBT Home Edition - 70
  • IGCSE - C
  • HKDSE (with interview) - 3
  • CET6 (with interview) - 550
  • Gaokao (with interview) - 76% of total
  • Duolingo - 90 - 99

Module E

Acceptable tests and scores

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall*
  • PTE - 54*
  • Cambridge CAE and CPE - 169
  • TOEFL - 80
  • TOEFL IBT Home Edition - 80
  • WASSCE - C6
  • NECO - C6
  • IGCSE - B
  • HKDSE (with interview) - 4
  • HKAL - C
  • CET 6 (with interview) - 550
  • Gaokao (with interview) - 76% of total
  • Duolingo - 100 - 109