English Language Requirements

An excellent command of spoken and written English is essential for study at Central and all applicants must be able to demonstrate competence.

An excellent command of spoken and written English is essential for study at Central and all applicants must be able to demonstrate competence.

The entry requirements for study at Central ask that applicants for whom English is not their first language are able to demonstrate competence in the English language.

Due to the nature of studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level, an excellent command of spoken and written English is essential. At the discretion of the Admissions Tutor, if you have undertaken a full degree programme in an English-speaking country (e.g. the UK, the USA or Australia) this requirement may be waived provided that the degree was taken no more than five years before the start of your proposed study at Central.

Below are a number of English language tests which Central will accept as an entry requirement onto our courses. Tests must have been obtained within the last two years. Please note that only two tests – IELTS and Trinity College London – can be used to support a Student Visa application. If you will need a Student Visa to study at Central, you must take the IELTS or Trinity College London test. The other tests listed here should only be taken by students who would not need a visa to study at Central (e.g. students with European Union nationality).

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Academic Test with a minimum overall score of 7.0, with no lower than 6.0 in any individual section of the test.

Trinity College London - Integrated Skills in English test

ISE Level III, with Pass in each individual section of the test.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Internet Based Test with an overall score of at least 80, with a writing score of at least 20 and no other section lower than 15.

GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education)

English Language grade C or higher.

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

English as a second language with a grade C or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

Grade C or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English

Grade A.

Hong Kong Examinations Authority

Advanced Use of English Grade C or higher.

PTE Academic

An overall score of 65, with no lower than 58, in any of the individual components.

Other Tests

Other internationally recognised tests may also be acceptable.

Contact admissions@cssd.ac.uk for more information.

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