English language requirement. English language test

To be granted a Student Visa in the UK, you must be awarded 70 points in total, 10 of which for meeting the English language requirement.

You must show English language ability on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in all 4 components (reading, writing, speaking and listening) of at least level B2, where you are studying a course at UK bachelor’s degree level or above, or level B1, where you are studying a pre-sessional course or a course below UK bachelor’s degree level.

You will meet the English language requirement if you have provided a valid digital reference number from an approved provider showing that you have passed an approved English language test to the required level in the two years before the date of application.

The list of approved tests and providers, updated from time to time, can be found here.

You will also meet the English language requirement if you have taken an approved English test and been exempted from a component of that test by the test provider due to a disability, and your sponsor has confirmed that they are satisfied that your English language ability is sufficient to undertake the course of study.

If you want to apply for a Student Visa and need specialist advice, feel free to contact me. Please note that I am an accredited immigration adviser, not an employee of the UK Visas and Immigration. I charge fees for the advice provided.