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Study in the UK

Applicants looking to study in the UK may need to take a 4-skills (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) LanguageCert SELT exam to prove their English language proficiency as part of their student visa application. All LanguageCert SELT exams are delivered through our global network of SELT Centres.

The minimum Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level required varies depending on visa type. Applicants with a higher language level can take an exam above the minimum requirement as long as it assesses the same skills that also satisfy the visa application.

Visa requirement information is subject to change. Applicants should refer to UK Government guidance on English language exams for visas and are responsible for ensuring they take the correct exam. Candidates are advised to contact their sponsors or academic institutions to confirm which CEFR level they require before registering for an exam.

Application type Minimum CEFR level Skills required LanguageCert SELT exam
Student visa — below degree level B1 Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B1 (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking)

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Student visa — degree level and above
B2 Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2 (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking)

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Application type Other accepted CEFR levels Skills required LanguageCert SELT exam
Student visa


B2 Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2 (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking)

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 C1 Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT C1 (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking)

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C2  Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT C2 (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking)

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Why choose LanguageCert

Applicants can be confident that they will enjoy a fast exam process from scheduling to results by selecting a reliable LanguageCert SELT exam and will always be supported by LanguageCert’s friendly customer service 24/7/365.

Fast
  • Easy exam booking up to 24hrs in advance
  • Many exam locations and slots available worldwide
  • Fast results in 3 to 5 working days
Reliable
  • Fair testing of real-life language skills
  • Accurate results validated through independent research
  • Award-winning technology delivers exams
  • Ofqual regulated
Friendly
  • Exams tailored to candidates’ schedules
  • Technology combined with a human element
  • Speaking exams are carried out by a real person online
  • 24/7/365 customer service

Exam preparation

LanguageCert assists candidates every step of the way by offering free preparation material and other support needed for the exam. 

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Take a LanguageCert SELT exam in 3 easy steps!

Easy booking & exam process

Book an exam

Select theexam, city and SELT Centre and receive exam details by email

Exam day

Arrive at the SELT Centre 30 minutes in advance and bring the same photo ID used when booking. The Spoken exam consists of a short conversation online with a real person.

Exam results

Official results are released in just 3 business days!

Succeed with LanguageCert SELT

From booking to results: a guide for candidates applying for UK student visas.

Added value

SELT candidates are awarded a free corresponding LanguageCert International ESOL e-certificate, hard copy certificate and digital badge when meeting the following requirements:

Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking UK visa exams
An average score of 50% or more in the Written component and/or 50% or more in the Spoken component.

LanguageCert International ESOL certificates are not dependent on UKVI requirements and are recognised internationally  by an ever-growing number of governments, organisations and academic institutions.