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Study English in the UK

Whether you wish to improve your English for the benefit of study, employment or immigration, UK universities are accepting more varieties of English language testing than ever before.

It is common to take your test and study English online now, meaning it is easier than ever to complete your UK university application with proof of English proficiency.

SI-UK can help guide you through each step of the application process to any UK university, ensuring you meet the English requirements needed to secure your offer.

Learn more about popular forms of English language testing below and if you need any assistance, do not hesitate to contact SI-UK London for a free consultation.

English Tests for International Students

Pearson PTE

Pearson PTE

The Pearson PTE Academic Test assesses your English ability through English tasks which echo real life scenarios. Scores are valid for two years and a high mark is generally around 67.

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IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is intended for non-native speakers who are looking to study or work in an English-speaking environment.

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An increasing number of UK universities are now accepting Duolingo. The Duolingo test does not need to be booked in advance, simply complete it in under one hour and then submit. Tests are certified within 48 hours.

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TOEFL, or the Test of English as a Foreign Language, is a long established form of English language proficiency, already accepted by many UK universities. Higher scores are generally around the 95 mark, and standard scores around 88.

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Password English Test

Password English Language Test

The Password English Language Test is accepted by a number of UK universities and is generally only available to students who have been made a conditional offer by the university in question.

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Other English Tests


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