English Language requirements

  • If you are not a native English speaker you will have to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 (with 6.0 in reading and writing) or equivalent. Some courses, such as Law and Psychology, require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

    You can take our pre-sessional University English course to meet the language requirements for your degree and also help to familiarise you with life at Oxford Brookes. 

    If you need a Tier 4 visa then, depending on your course, we will only accept specific language tests. See how this will affect you.

      UKVI approved Test Non-UKVI approved test
    Non-Tier 4 students, one semester (either University English or Undergraduate/Postgraduate Exchange) Preferred May be acceptable with supporting letter from your home university
    Tier 4 student taking University English for two semesters Required Not accepted
    Tier 4 student taking one semester University English followed by Undergraduate Exchange Required Not accepted
    Tier 4 student taking  two semesters of Undergraduate Exchange Preferred May be acceptable with supporting letter from your home university
    Non-Tier 4 students (Erasmus+/EU Study Abroad) Preferred May be acceptable with supporting letter from your home university

    Find out more about English language requirements for visas and alternative qualifications.