International students who have not already studied GCSE or the equivalent in the UK or in an International School where the teaching is in English will be required to sit an entrance and/or recognised English language test.
All students must also attend an interview. Interviews normally take place in the UK, but under certain circumstances students from China, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong (SAR), The Philippines, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, countries within the EU, and other selected countries/regions can be interviewed in their own countries. See our schedule of overseas interviews for details of when we’re next in your country.
International students whose first language is not English will normally only be considered if they fulfil the following requirements:
- English Language at a level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 – 6.5 (depending on which programme they wish to study) – all applicants will be required to sit an English Language test unless they have already achieved the required score at IELTS or equivalent.
- Excellent school record across a range of subjects – a certified English language transcript of the student’s school marks for the two most recent years will be required at the interview stage.
- An understanding of the UK education system and clear university and career plans. These will be discussed at the interview.