English language requirements for WIUT Admission
January intake (Academic Year 2020/21)

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is proposed to keep the changes in the English language requirements for the applicants wanting to start their studies at WIUT in January 2021.

These changes include:
-an extension of the tests, the University will accept as proof of English ability
-acceptance of test scores across more than one test

IELTS Academic

Undergraduate Bachelors degrees – 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component. Masters degrees – 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component. Research degrees (MPhil/PhD) – 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in each component.

IELTS Indicator:
This test is available temporarily while IELTS testing is currently suspended due to COVID-19. WIUT will be accepting this test for entry to the Foundation course only. It will not apply for applicants seeking a WIUT Scholarship.

TOEFL (IBT)
Bachelors and Masters degrees (requiring IELTS 6.0 overall) – 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in Listening, and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking
Masters degrees (requiring IELTS 6.5 overall) – 88 overall with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking
Masters degrees (requiring IELTS 7.0 overall) – 92 overall with a minimum of 20 in Listening, 24 in Writing, 19 in Reading and 20 in Speaking

Pearson PTE Academic

Bachelors and Masters degrees (requiring IELTS 6.0 overall) – 54 average with 51 in each component
Masters degrees (requiring IELTS 6.5 overall) – 58 average with 51 in each component
Masters degrees (requiring IELTS 7.0 overall) – 64 average with 55 in each component

Cambridge Assessment English:
Bachelors and Masters degrees (requiring IELTS 6.0 overall) – C1 Advanced: Advanced and the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) / C2 Proficiency: Proficiency and the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 overall with a minimum of 162 in each component

Masters degrees requiring IELTS 6.5 overall – C1 Advanced: Advanced and the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) / C2 Proficiency: Proficiency and the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall with a minimum 162 in each component (some schools require a minimum of 169 in each)

GCSE
Grade C or above in English Language or 4 in the GCSE 1–9 grading scale

IGCSE
Grade C or above in English Language (first language) or 4 in the 1–9 grading scale
Grade B in English Language (second language) or 5 / 6 in the 1–9 grading scale (subject to course requirements)
We do not accept IGCSE English Literature as proof of English language ability

European Baccalaureate English
Bachelors and Masters degrees (requiring IELTS 6.0 overall) 6 in the European Baccalaureate English component
Masters degrees (requiring 6.5), 6.5 in European Baccalaureate English component

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT (B2)
Bachelors and Masters degrees (requiring IELTS 6.0 overall) – Minimum 33 in each component from the B2 level Exam
For Masters courses requiring IELTS 6.5 or above (to be contacted with the WIUT Admission for advice on the accepted test (B2 or C1 level)

The Duolingo English Test (95-100):
The Duolingo English test results will be accepted as evidence of English language ability for all levels of study. We will be accepting these qualifications on an interim basis where IELTS testing is disrupted for CIFS and all degree level courses. If the candidates are able to take IELTS/TOEFL in the usual way, they are strongly recommended to do so.

September intake (Academic Year 2021/22)
For admissions in September of Academic Year 2021/2022, WIUT will revert to normal admissions criteria (pre-pandemic conditions) as per UoW. WIUT will not be using the IELTS Indicator or Duolingo tests as the British Council has recommenced its IELTS testing from December 2020.