English Language requirements for visiting students

Requirements for entry in 2022/23

Please see below accepted English Language testing options for 2022-23.

IELTS 

  • Where an offer holder has taken two IELTS tests within 6 months of each other, and through a combination of these tests has met the English language requirements, the University will accept the combined scores. 
  • The validity of an IELTS test will be extended from 2 years and 5 months prior to the date of entry to 4 years 5 months.  
  • We are currently reviewing the new Indicative Test offered by IELTS and will update on this in due course. 

TOEFL  

  • The University of Glasgow will accept the TOEFL At Home test at our usual TOEFL scores.
  • We will also accept TOEFL MyBest.
  • The validity of a TOEFL test will be extended from 2 years and 5 months prior to the date of entry to 4 years 5 months. 

PTE Academic and PTE Academic online (new for 2022) 

  • Where an offer holder has taken two PTE tests within 6 months of each other, and through a combination of these tests has met the English language requirements, the University will accept the combined scores.
  • The validity of a PTE test will be extended from 2 years and 5 months prior to the date of entry to 4 years 5 months.

Other qualifications 

  • The University already accepts BALEAP-accredited online and offline Pre-Sessional programmes at other UK institutions. 
  • Where an offer holder has studied at least two years of an undergraduate degree in English in a country which speaks English as a primary language or at an institution in their home country on a Trans-National Education opportunity, and has successfully passed that degree, no further evidence of English language will be required. 
  • Where an offer holder has studied a postgraduate degree taught fully in English at an overseas institution based in their home country, and has successfully passed that degree, no further evidence of English language will be required. 

Where an offer holder is unsure whether their English language meets the University entry requirements, they are encouraged to contact the University with evidence of their existing achievement for assessment. Contact the Visiting Students team at: visiting-students@glasgow.ac.uk