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.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are now able to accept a wider range of English tests for entry this academic year.
You can start your studies in 2022 with either a UKVI-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), or an accepted alternative equivalent assessment, provided you meet 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) / Pearson PTE Academic Online
- IELTS Academic (non-UKVI) / IELTS Academic Online
- 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+
|Bangladesh||Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate BA (hons) at 45% or above|
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|
|Egypt||4 Year Bachelor's degree: 50% or GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale|
|Ghana||Recognised first degree or HND in related subject area|
|India||Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate BA (hons) at 40% or above|
|Indonesia||Recognised first degree or D3/D4 Diploma|
|Japan||Recognised first degree with 50%, Associate Degree or 3-year JCD with 60% in a related subject area|
|Kazakhstan||Recognised first degree, Bakalavar, Specialist Diploma or Kazakh Diploma (4-5 years)|
|Korea||Recognised first degree - 60%, grade D, GPA 1.0|
|Malaysia||Recognised first degree, Advanced Diploma, Polytechnic Certificate or College Diploma in a related subject area|
|Nepal||4 years+ Bachelor's Degree: 40% overall or 3 Year Bachelor's Degree (B.Com or Equivalent): 55% overall|
|Nigeria||Recognised first degree or HND in a related subject area|
|Pakistan||Recognised first degree (Hons or regular degree) or Dimploma or 2 year undergraduate at 55%|
|Russia||Recognised first degree or a Bakalavar, Specialist Diploma or Kazakh (4-5 years)|
|Saudi Arabia||Recognised first degree, GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale|
|Sri Lanka||3 or more Years Bachelor's Degree: 40% overall or 3 Year Diploma: 55% overall|
|Taiwan||5 year Junior College Diploma holders|
|Thailand||Recognised Bachelor degree, Higher Diploma of Technical or Vocational Education|
|Turkey||Lisans Diplomasi or Muhendis Diplomasi with a GPA 2.0 from all schools|
|UAE||Recognised first degree, GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale|
|Ukraine||Recognised first degree, Bakavalar, Specialist Diploma or Ukrainian Diploma (4-5 years)|
|Vietnam||Recognised 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.