SOAS University of London

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English Admissions SOAS: Test scores for admission for IELTS Academic, TOEFL IBT and Pearson Academic

UNDERGRADUATE, POSTGRADUATE admission scores for UNCONDITIONAL and INTEGRATED Pre-sessional admission. On Campus courses.

Please note these do not apply to Doctoral Admissions

Academic English tests Direct entry (unconditional), Distance learning entry level
Test Overall Listening Reading Speaking Writing
IELTS Academic 7.0 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
PTE Academic 70 65 65 65 65
TOEFL 105 23 23 23 23
IELCA Academic 40 35 35 35 35
Academic English tests Direct entry with an In-sessional  Recommendation (unconditional)

Please note these do not apply to Doctoral Admissions

Test Overall Listening Reading Speaking Writing
IELTS Academic 6.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.5
PTE Academic 65 60 60 60 65
TOEFL IBT 100 21 21 21 23
IELCA Academic 35 30 30 30 35
OR Direct entry with an In-sessional recommendation (unconditional)

Please note these do not apply to Doctoral Admissions.

Test Overall
IELTS Academic Subscores total 29 with 6.0 in writing
TOEFL IBT Subscores total 105 with 21 in writing
PTE Academic Subscores total 280 with 60 in writing

Entry with a four week Pre-sessional course for Undergraduate and Postgraduate admission (integrated).

Test Overall Listening Reading Speaking Writing
IELTS Academic 6.5 5.5 5.5 6.0 6.0
PTE Academic 65 55 55 60 60
TOEFL IBT 95 18 18 21 21
IELCA Academic 35 25 25 30 30

Entry with an 8 week Pre-sessional for Undergraduate and Postgraduate admission (integrated).

Test Overall Listening Reading Speaking Writing
IELTS Academic 6.0 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
PTE Academic 60 55 55 55 55
TOEFL IBT 90 18 18 20 18
IELCA Academic 30 25 25 25 25
General English tests (only take these if an academic English test is unavailable). These scores apply to test centre or online scores.

Unconditional direct entry

Test Overall Listening Reading Speaking Writing
IELTS General 7.0 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
Cambridge Proficiency A, B
Cambridge Advanced A
IELCA General 40 35 35 35 35
Trinity ISE IV/ III IV Pass (III pass with Distinction or Merit)
LanguageCert C1 High Pass
Duolingo  130 110 literacy 110 conversation 100 comprehension 100 production

Direct entry with an In-sessional recommendation or requirement

Test Overall Listening Reading Speaking Writing
IELTS General 6.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.5
Cambridge Proficiency C
Cambridge Advanced B, C
Trinity ISE III Pass
IELCA General 35 30 30 30 35
LanguageCert C1  Pass 
Duolingo 120 100 literacy 100 conversation 90 comprehension 90 production

Entry with a 4 week Pre-sessional for Undergraduate and Postgraduate admission (integrated).

Test Overall Listening Reading Speaking Writing
IELTS General 6.5 5.5 5.5 6.0 6.0
Trinity ISE II Pass with Distinction/ merit in one area
IELCA General 35 25 25 30 30
LanguageCert B2 High Pass
Duolingo 110 100 literacy 100 conversation 90 comprehension 90 production
Entry with an 8 week Pre-sessional for Undergraduate and Postgraduate admission (integrated).

Test Overall Listening Reading Speaking Writing
IELTS General 6.0 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
Trinity ISE II Pass
IELCA General 30 25 25 25 25
LanguageCert B2 Pass
Duolingo  100 90 literacy 90 conversation 90 comprehension 90 production