Did you know that it's possible to study in the UK without IELTS?
Although IELTS is generally considered a prerequisite for your application and a good IELTS score strengthens it, IELTS can be waived if students meet certain criteria.
Conditions in which IELTS is Waived
An assessment of your class X and XII English language scores
Some UK universities will consider competence in the language of an applicant based on the score in matriculation and senior secondary in English. Admissions of students with a score of 60% or above in 10th and 12th class are allowed by some UK universities. Sometimes only your class 12th score is taken into consideration since it’s the later of the two scores.
If you studied in an English medium school
If the students have English as the medium of instruction throughout their academic life and overall good grades, then an admission committee may waive the IELTS requirement.
Conducting a telephone/Skype interview
Before making a final decision on applications, some universities prefer to speak to the applicants. Usually they are interviewed over telephone calls which could be at your nearest test centre. This interview can determine their English language competence and if they manage to impress the interviewer sufficiently, there is a good chance that university may waive IELTS.
UK universities offering admissions without IELTS to international students
Conditional offers are given at:
- Birmingham City University
- The University of Bristol
- Sheffield Hallam University
- University of Warwick
- London Southbank University
- Northumbria University
- Robert Gordon University
- The University of Bolton
- University of Plymouth
- University of Portsmouth
- Swansea University
- University of Greenwich
- University of Central Lancashire
- Aston University
A student may face refusal of a place on the course if they don’t possess excellent verbal and written English language skills and their percentage of marks secured in English doesn't meet the entry criteria.
In this case, SI-UK can help you improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills by providing the right IELTS course to suit your needs.
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