Study in the UK

LanguageCert SELT exams for Study in UK visas

If you are looking to study in the UK, you may need to prove your English language level in order to obtain a UK student visa.

To prove your English language skills, you must take a 4-skills SELT exam, i.e. a Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking SELT exam at the appropriate level, depending on the minimum UKVI requirement for your visa type.

The minimum requirements per Study visa type are as follows.

Application type Minimum CEFR level required for UK visa Skills required LanguageCert SELT exam
Tier 4 (General) Student visa — below degree level B1 Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking

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

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Tier 4 (General) Student visa — degree level and above
B2 Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking

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

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This list is accurate as of the last update by LanguageCert. However, the information is subject to change, so you should also check the UK government guidance on English language tests for UK visas for latest information. Please note that UK visa applicants are responsible for ensuring that they take the correct exam.



More LanguageCert SELT exams available for UK Study visas

Some institutions may require a level of English competence that is higher than the minimum UKVI study visa requirement, so before you plan your exam you should always check your sponsor’s English language level requirements. The following LanguageCert SELT exams are available and approved by UKVI.

 

Application type Other CEFR levels accepted for UK visa Skills required LanguageCert SELT exam
Tier 4 (General) Student visa


B2 Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking

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

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 C1 Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking

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

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C2  Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking

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

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Useful tip

  • If your language competence is higher than the minimum Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking levels required for your visa type, you can choose to take a higher-level exam, which will also cover your application requirement.

Why choose LanguageCert SELT exams?

 

LanguageCert is committed to its mission of developing and delivering high-quality English language skills assessment and certification that enhance the lives, education and career prospects of candidates across the world. With this in mind, we offer our internationally recognised English language qualifications through a secure and smooth exam process that allows you to focus on what matters the most, that is your UK visa exam!

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    - Easy exam booking up to 24 hours before the exam 
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    - Fair testing of real-life language skills at the specific level you need
    - Accurate results, validated through independent research
    - Speaking recorded for quality purposes
    Award-winning technology used to deliver the exams
    Ofqual regulated exams

  • Friendly

    - Written & Spoken components can be taken on the same day or separately within 14 days
    - Speaking is a conversation with a real person online
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LanguageCert offers its SELT candidates complimentary LanguageCert International ESOL certificates and digital badges, when they achieve the results required for the corresponding qualifications.

If you achieve a score of 50% or more

  • on average, in Listening, Reading Writing
  • in Speaking

you will be awarded the respective LanguageCert International ESOL certificate(s) in Listening, Reading and Writing and/or in Speaking.

Click here to learn more about LanguageCert International ESOL qualifications and certificates.

LanguageCert International ESOL (Listening, Reading, Writing) and LanguageCert International ESOL (Speaking) certificates are recognised internationally  by governments, organisations and educational institutions.

All LanguageCert International ESOL exams are Ofqual regulated and certificates are valid indefinitely.

For all LanguageCert International ESOL certificates achieved, you will be awarded a free:

  • e-certificate
  • hard-copy certificate
  • digital badge

LanguageCert International ESOL certificates are awarded based on the conditions described above and are not dependent on whether you have achieved the results required by UKVI.