English Language Requirement

English Language Requirements

The language of instruction at CRIC is English. To attain entry into the undergraduate or postgraduate pathway, you must be able to demonstrate you have a suitable level of English proficiency. The English requirement for all CRIC courses is: IELTS overall score of 5.5 (with at least 5.5 in each of the four components)

We have provided this calculator to help establish the entry level for a student based on their current English Certificate.

It asks for the title and date of the test and uses that information to show the available entry levels for UK study.

Calculator



Qualification Grade Validity
GCSE C No expiry
IELTS 5.5 in all bands 2 years
PTE 51 in all bands 2 years 

English Language Proficiency Test

 Anglia Ruskin’s English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) provides an excellent opportunity to provide evidence of your English level to apply to study at CRIC and Anglia Ruskin.The ELPT has been developed to evaluate your level of English for undergraduate or postgraduate study. It is accepted by the University as an alternative to IELTS as proof of your English level and meets the visa requirements for the UK Visa Immigration (UKVI). For a detailed information about ELPT, please follow this link

 

If you do not currently meet our English language requirements, there are number of ways that you can improve your English language skills before starting your degree.

Pre-sessional English Course

The pre-sessional course focuses on English Language, including grammar and vocabulary, fluency, and pronunciation and academic skills, including presentation skills, reading and listening, writing and exam preparation. All classes will be taught in the context of academic study in a university environment.

Students need to have IELTS for UKVI in order to study a pre-sessional course. The number of weeks you require is dependent on your current English results. 

Please see table below for guidance: 

Course Length Minimum IELTS band score Fee

20 weeks

4.0 (all bands)

£5,800

15 weeks

4.5 (min 4.5 W, 4.0 LRS)

£4,350

12 weeks 4.5 (min 4.5 in all) £3,480
10 weeks 5.0 (min 5.0 W, 4.5 LRS) £2,900
5 weeks 5.5 (min 5.0 all) £1,450

Fees for CRIC courses starting in September 2019

For exact start dates and fees for CRIC courses starting in January and May 2019 please see our important dates page

 For a detailed information about pre-sessional English course, please visit pre-sessional course page

English for University Studies Course 

The EUS Course is for students who would like to improve their general and academic English. We would usually recommend a minimum of 10 weeks to improve your IELTS by 1.0. Please note this is just a minimum guide only and you may need to do a Pre-sessional after this programme if you intend to apply for an academic course at Anglia Ruskin.

Course Length Minimum IELTS band score Fee

36 weeks

3.5 (no less than 3.5 in W)

£10,620

30 weeks

4.0 (no less than 3.5 in W)

£9,000

26 weeks 4.0 (no less than 3.5 in any band) £7,930
22 weeks 4.0 (no less than 4.0 in W) £6,710

Fees for CRIC courses starting in January 2019

For exact start dates and fees for CRIC courses starting in January and May 2019 please see our important dates page

Integrated English Foundation for EU Students

Please note that the Integrated English Foundation course is not available to international fee payers.

This course will help you to improve your English and academic skills before starting your chosen undergraduate degree at Anglia Ruskin University.

During the first semester of the course, you will primarily focus on improving your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The second semester will introduce modules relevant to your chosen degree, giving you the opportunity to practice your language skills in context. For a detailed information about Integrated English Foundation, please follow this link

 

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Accepted English Qualifications

Country

Qualification

IELTS equivalent (IELTS 5.5)

Aland Islands

Ylioppilastutkintotodistus

5 (magna cum laude approbatur)

Austria

Matura / Reifeprufung

2 'gut' when both written and oral exams have been taken

Belgium

Diploma van Secundair or the Certificat D'Enseignement Secondaire Superieur

8 / 80% or 'Grote avec grande distinction'

Botswana

Cambridge overseas School Certificate

C

Bulgaria

Secondary School Diploma

5

Cameroon

O level English

If the applicant has O-level or equivalent English and has been taught in English in their First Degree, they will be considered to be at the level of IELTS 6.5 +

Croatia

 TESA

The required level for equivalent to IELTS 5.5 is 52

Cyprus EU

Apolyterion

Apolyterion 15/20

Czech Republic

Maturita

Maturita grade 2

Denmark

Stundentereksamen

10 in English

Estonia

Gumnaasiumi Loputunnistus

60 points/Grade 4 in English

Finland

Ylioppilastutkintotodistus

6/E (magna cum laude approbatur)

France

Baccalaureat General

13 in English

Baccalauréat l’Option Internationale – English

11+

Gambia

WAEC Senior Secondary Schl. Leaving Cert.

A - C

 

Germany

Abitur

or 2/6 in English Language as a Leistungkurs

10+

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Certificate of Language Proficiency English test.

B in all sections

 

Ghana

WAEC/WASSCE (No shelf life applied)

The 7 year shelf life for WAEC/WASSCE for Ghanaian applicants no longer applies when the applicant has a grade C i.e. as long as an applicant achieved a C in WAEC/WASSCE English and has completed a minimum of 1 academic year of education equivalent to UK HE level at an institution equivalent to HE Education then we will not include an English language condition in their offer letter regardless of when they undertook the WAEC/WASSCE.

O level English

If the applicant has O-level or equivalent English and has been taught in English in their First Degree, they will be considered to be at the level of IELTS 6.5 +

Greenland

Stundentereksamen

 

10 in English

Hong Kong

 

 

 

A-Level Use of English

 

C

HKCEE Syllabus B. (Discontinued Sep 06)

 

Taken pre-2007 - D

 

Taken post-2007 – 3

 

HKCEE Syllabus A.

 

B

 

HK Secondary Diploma in English Language

 

3

 

Hungary

 

Advanced Level Matura Erettségi

 

4

Iceland

 

Studentsprof matriculation exam

 

8 in English

 

Ireland

 

Irish Leaving Certificate in English

 

C

Kenya

 

KCSE English

 

C

KCSE English (No shelf life applied)

 

The 7 year shelf life for KCSE for Kenyan applicants no longer applies when the applicant has a grade C i.e. as long as an applicant achieved a C in KCSE English and has completed a minimum of 1 academic year of education equivalent to UK HE level at an institution equivalent to HE Education then we will not include an English language condition in their offer letter regardless of when they undertook the KCSE.

 

O level English

 

If the applicant has O-level or equivalent English and has been taught in English in their First Degree, they will be considered to be at the level of IELTS 6.5 +

 

Latvia

 

Atestats par visparejo videjo izgliti

 

Grade 8 in English

 

Lesotho

 

Cambridge Overseas School Certificate

 

C

 

Junior Certificate

 

1 - 6

 

Liberia

 

 

WAEC

 

1 - 6 or A - C

 

Lithuania

 

Brandos Atestatas

 

Grade 9 in English (76)

 

Luxembourg

 

Examen de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires

 

45 in English

 

Malawi

 

EACE English or MSCE

 

C or grade 6

 

Malaysia

 

O level English

 

If the applicant has O-level or equivalent English and has been taught in English in their First Degree, they will be considered to be at the level of IELTS 6.5 +

 

UCLES English SPM 1119 Syllabus

 

6C

 

Mali

 

Cert. Education English Lang. Communic.

 

6

 

Malta

Maltese Matriculation Certificate in English

 

C

Mauritius

 

O level English may be required

 

If the applicant has O-level or equivalent English and has been taught in English in their First Degree, they will be considered to be at the level of IELTS 6.5 +

 

Namibia

 

Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate

 

2

Netherlands

 

Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk (VWO) Dip

 

7

Nigeria

 

National Exams Council (NECO) Senior Schools Certificate

 

C6

 

NABTEB (National Business and Technical Examinations Board)

 

C6

WAEC (for English Language level)

 

C6

WAEC (for general academic entry)

 

As per the following the 7 year shelf life for WAEC for Nigerian applicants no longer applies in the following instances: Scenario1: Applicants who have completed WAEC and a 2year OND Scenario2: Applicants who have completed WAEC and a 2year OND followed by a 2-year HND Scenario3: Applicants who have completed WAEC and a University Degree Scenario4: Applicants who have completed WAEC followed by OND, HND and a 2-year PG Diploma i.e. as long as an applicant achieved 1-6 in WAEC English and has any of the further education combinations outlined above do not include an English language condition in their offer letter regardless of when they undertook to WAEC.

 

National Technical Certificate (NTC)

 

C6

 

O level English

 

If the applicant has O-level or equivalent English and has been taught in English in their First Degree, they will be considered to be at the level of IELTS 6.5 +

 

Norway

 

Vitnemål

 

4

Poland

 

Swiadectwo Dojrzałości / Matura

 

70% Advanced level

 

Romania

 

Bacalaureat

 

CEFR B2 or above in at least 3 elements, with no less than B1 in any element

 

Sierra Leone

 

Senior School Certificate

 

6

Singapore

 

O level English

 

C

Slovakia

Maturita

2 or above in B2 English Language

South Africa

 

O or A level English may be required

 

The 7 year shelf life for O or A level for South African applicants no longer applies when the applicant has a grade C i.e. as long as an applicant achieved a C in O or A level English and has completed a minimum of 1 academic year of education equivalent to UK HE level at an institution equivalent to HE Education then we will not include an English language condition in their offer letter regardless of when they undertook the O or A level. If the applicant has O-level or equivalent English and has been taught in English in their First Degree, they will be considered to be at the level of IELTS 6.5

 

National Senior Certificate

 

C/5

 

Sweden

 

Slutbetyg fran Komvux/Avgangsbetyg

 

VG (val godkant)

 

Switzerland

 

Maturita

 

5 (gut/bien/bene)

 

Tanzania

 

Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) English.

 

C

East Africa Certificate of Education EACE English (No shelf life applied)

 

The 7 year shelf life for EACE for Tanzanian applicants no longer applies when the applicant has a grade C i.e. as long as an applicant achieved a C in EACE English and has completed a minimum of 1 academic year of education equivalent to UK HE level at an institution equivalent to HE Education then we will not include an English language condition in their offer letter regardless of when they undertook the EACE.

 

O level English

 

If the applicant has O-level or equivalent English and has been taught in English in their First Degree, they will be considered to be at the level of IELTS 6.5 +

 

Thailand

 

Normal IELTS or equivalents required except for:  

Institute of International Studies   Ramkamhaeng University IIS-RU

Bangkok University International College (BUIC)  

Thammasat University (Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT))  

Assumption University International College

Rangsit University International College 

Khon Kaen University International College (KKUIC)  

Mahidol University International College (MUIC)  

Srinakharinwirot University International College for Sustainable Studies (SUIC)

 

These are 'A' listed universities from which if the applicant has a first degree, and has graduated within 5 years of making an application to study at Anglia Ruskin, s/he is exempted from providing evidence of English Language ability.

 

Uganda

 

UCE English

 

C or 1-6

 

UCE English (No shelf life applied)

 

The 7 year shelf life for UCE for Ugandan applicants no longer applies when the applicant has a grade C i.e. as long as an applicant achieved a C in UCE English and has completed a minimum of 1 academic year of education equivalent to UK HE level at an institution equivalent to HE Education then we will not include an English language condition in their offer letter regardless of when they undertook the UCE.

 

O level English

 

If the applicant has O-level or equivalent English and has been taught in English in their First Degree, they will be considered to be at the level of IELTS 6.5

 

Zambia

 

EACE English

 

The 7 year shelf life for EACE for Zambian applicants no longer applies when the applicant has a grade C i.e. as long as an applicant achieved a C in EACE English and has completed a minimum of 1 academic year of education equivalent to UK HE level at an institution equivalent to HE Education then we will not include an English language condition in their offer letter regardless of when they undertook the EACE.

 

Zambia School Certificate in English (ZSC)

 

The 7 year shelf life for ZSC for Zambian applicants no longer applies when the applicant has a grade 6 i.e. as long as an applicant achieved a 6 in ZSC English and has completed a minimum of 1 academic year of education equivalent to UK HE level at an institution equivalent to HE Education then we will not include an English language condition in their offer letter regardless of when they undertook the ZSC.

 

O level English

 

If the applicant has O-level or equivalent English and has been taught in English in their First Degree, they will be considered to be at the level of IELTS 6.5 +

 

Zimbabwe

 

Zim Sec O level English or GCSE English

 

The 7 year shelf life for O level or GCSE for Zimbabwean applicants no longer applies when the applicant has a grade C i.e. as long as an applicant achieved a C in O level or GCSE English and has completed a minimum of 1 academic year of education equivalent to UK HE level at an institution equivalent to HE Education then we will not include an English language condition in their offer letter regardless of when they undertook the O level or GCSE. If the applicant has O-level or equivalent English and has been taught in English in their First Degree, they will be considered to be at the level of IELTS 6.5

 

Certificate Secondary Education in English

 

The 7 year shelf life for CSE for Zimbabwean applicants no longer applies when the applicant has a grade 6 i.e. as long as an applicant achieved a 6 in CSE English and has completed a minimum of 1 academic year of education equivalent to UK HE level at an institution equivalent to HE Education then we will not include an English language condition in their offer letter regardless of when they undertook the CSE.