• Password

  • Oxford Brookes University Password English Language Test 

    Oxford Brookes University has partnered with Password English Language testing in order to provide a recognised English language test for international applicants.

    If you are an international student and hold a conditional offer to study at Oxford Brookes and need to provide evidence of your English language skills, the Password test is an ideal solution to help you meet the English language requirements of your offer.

    Thanks to our invigilation partners, ProctorU, you can sit the test online from the comfort of your own home. We offer tests throughout the year and on this page, you will find everything you need to know about booking a test. Please note a small charge of £30.00 is required in order to sit the test and which is payable directly to ProctorU.

    Who is this test for?

    In order to be eligible to sit this test, you must be an international student who holds an offer to study at Oxford Brookes University. You need to have accepted your offer to study at Brookes in order to be eligible for the test. You will only be eligible to take this test if you are required to meet the University’s English Language requirements as a condition of your offer, and you do not have sufficient alternative evidence to provide.

    Please note that the test dates below are currently only available to Conditional Firm applicants who are required to meet the University's English Language requirements for the September 2022 intake.

    Test dates

    We will be offering the following test dates for our September 2022 intake:

    • Wednesday, 16 February 2022
    • Wednesday, 9 March 2022
    • Wednesday, 6 April 2022
    • Wednesday, 13 April 2022
    • Wednesday, 11 May 2022
    • Wednesday, 8 June 2022
    • Wednesday, 13 July 2022
  • Applicant instructions for Registering for the test

    1. Create a ProctorU account at least 72 hours in advance of your desired test date. Where possible, please create your ProctorU account using the same name and email address as you used for your application to Oxford Brookes and include your Oxford Brookes University Applicant ID number . This will help us match your test results to your application and to process your results quickly.
    2. Select a day and time from the options provided and enrol for the ‘Oxford Brookes University Password English Language test’ via the ‘account settings’.
    3. Pay $42 ( £30 GBP equivalence) to oversee the costs of taking the test . Once an exam date has been scheduled applicants will then be taken to the payment screen. Please provide the necessary information and then click ‘Submit’ to authorize credit card payment.
    4. Once this process has been completed, applicants will then be sent an email from passwordtest@brookes.ac.uk with a unique login code and further instructions for taking the test. You should receive your login details at least 24 hours before your test date. If you do not receive them, please contact passwordtest@brookes.ac.uk

    You will also receive via email instructions to take a ‘Password Familiarisation Test’ in advance of the main test. This will help you to prepare for the test and become familiar with the process.

    Important Information regarding proctorU

    • Please note that in order to use ProctorU's services you will need a high-speed internet connection, a webcam (internal or external), a Windows or Apple operating system.
    • You must have a passport or government-issued photo ID ready to show the proctor on the test day.
    • ProctorU recommends that you visit this link after creating an account to test out equipment prior to the exam.

      You can simply click on the “Test My Equipment” button located at the top of the screen. Please make sure that you are using the latest version of your browser and have downloaded the ProctorU extension available here for Chrome and here for Firefox.

    • Additionally, it is recommended that you visit and review the test-taker resource center here. You should expect the setup process with the proctor to take about 10-15 minutes, however, this time will not affect your exam time.
    • If you experience any technical issues, or if you wish to reschedule your test, please contact ProctorU's online support team - this can be done via the Live Chat function within your ProctorU account.

  • On the test day

    1. On the test day you need to log into your ProctorU account and meet virtually with your invigilator. This should take approximately 10-15 minutes. You must have a passport or government-issued photo ID ready to show your invigilator on the day of the test.
    2. Once this has been completed you will then be able to go to the Password English Language Testing website and enter your unique login code which will be sent to you in advance via email from passwordtest@brookes.ac.uk.
    3. Please note that ProctorU will provide you with the password for the test.
    4. If you experience any technical issues while sitting for the test, please contact your proctor via the Live Chat function.
    5. Tips on what to expect on your test day are available on the ProctorU's website.

  • After your test

    Test results will usually be available within 5 working days and the Oxford Brookes password Team will contact you via email to inform you of your overall score (IELTS equivalent) and individual scores in each of the four components.

    If you are successful in meeting the English Language requirements of your offer, the Admissions team will then guide you through to the next stage of your application journey.

    If you have any questions, please contact passwordtest@brookes.ac.uk