International Study Centre


Pre-Master’s entry requirements

To join us at University of Huddersfield International Study Centre, you need to meet the minimum academic and English language entrance requirements.

You can start your studies with a UKVI approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), provided you have met all the programme entry requirements.

UKVI-approved SELTS include:

  • IELTS Academic for UKVI
  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVI
  • Pearson PTE Academic UKVI
  • Language Cert International ESOL SELT
  • PSI Skills for English UKVI (4 components)

Alternative tests accepted include:

  • Pearson PTE Academic (non-UKVI)
  • IELTS Academic (non-UKVI)
  • LanguageCert International ESOL
  • TOEFL iBT / TOEFL iBT Home Edition
  • Cambridge ESOL

The test results must have been achieved in the past 24 months and meet the minimum English equivalency score for your chosen programme.

If you do not meet the English language requirements for your pathway programme, you can join an English language preparation course first.

To progress to your undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you will be required to successfully complete your pathway programme and achieve the required grades.

  • Academic: One or more of the following:
    • Recognised higher/advanced diploma in a related subject area
    • Recognised degree in related field (e.g. BSC Business Studies)
    • Honours degree in any subject (e.g. BA International Relations)
  • English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI score of 5.5 (with 5.5 in all subskills)*^
  • Age: 20+
BangladeshRecognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate BA (hons) at 45% or above
China (Mainland)

Full time studies Bachelor's degree (Max 1 year internship accepted): 60%+ overall

Full time studies Undergraduate Graduation Certificate/Full time studies Junior College Diploma (Max 1 year internship accepted) : 70% overall

China (Hong Kong)Recognised first degree (honours/ordinary) in related subject area
China (Macau)Recognised first degree (honours/ordinary) GPA 2.0 in related subject area
Egypt4 Year Bachelor's degree: 50% or GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale
GhanaRecognised first degree or HND in related subject area
IndiaRecognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate BA (hons) at 40% or above
IndonesiaRecognised first degree or D3/D4 Diploma
JapanRecognised first degree with 50%, Associate Degree or 3-year JCD with 60% in a related subject area
KazakhstanRecognised first degree, Bakalavar, Specialist Diploma or Kazakh Diploma (4-5 years)
KoreaRecognised first degree - 60%, grade D, GPA 1.0
MalaysiaRecognised first degree, Advanced Diploma, Polytechnic Certificate or College Diploma in a related subject area
Nepal4 years+ Bachelor's Degree: 40% overall or 3 Year Bachelor's Degree (B.Com or Equivalent): 55% overall
NigeriaRecognised first degree or HND in a related subject area
PakistanRecognised first degree (Hons or regular degree) or Dimploma or 2 year undergraduate at 55%
RussiaRecognised first degree or a Bakalavar, Specialist Diploma or Kazakh (4-5 years)
Saudi ArabiaRecognised first degree, GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale
Sri Lanka3 or more Years Bachelor's Degree: 40% overall or 3 Year Diploma: 55% overall
Taiwan5 year Junior College Diploma holders
ThailandRecognised Bachelor degree, Higher Diploma of Technical or Vocational Education
TurkeyLisans Diplomasi or Muhendis Diplomasi with a GPA 2.0 from all schools
UAERecognised first degree, GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale
UkraineRecognised first degree, Bakavalar, Specialist Diploma or Ukrainian Diploma (4-5 years)
VietnamRecognised first degree, associate degree or High Diploma with pass

If your qualification or country is not listed then please contact us for more information.

*If you do not need a Student visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English. If you are applying to study in the UK under the Student visa route it may be necessary for you to submit a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as part of your visa application. Find out more about valid test providers and approved test centre locations for tests taken on or after 6 April 2015. To find out if you are exempt from the SELT requirement and to find out about acceptable English language tests please contact us.

^We also accept PTE (Pearsons Test of English) 43 or above overall, with 43 or above in all subskills.