These are the tests approved by Home Office UK, which students can use as evidence of their English Language level. The full list of tests and the scores required to prove students have met each CEFR level are available about Secure English Language Testing for immigration purposes is on the website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-applying-for-uk-visa-approved-english language-tests.
Universities retain their ability to make their own assessment of English Language capability for degree level courses (NQF 6 and above).
Transitional arrangements are in place to make sure applicants who had taken a language test on or before 5 April 2015 with the old SELT providers will be able to use their certificates until 5 November 2015 for visa purposes.

IELTS will now have 4 types of IELTS:

  • IELTS UKVI General Training (for visa application to study in UK).
  • IELTS UKVI Academic (for visa application to study in UK).
  • IELTS Academic, (not for visa application to study in UK)
  • IELTS General Training, (not for visa application to study in UK).
 

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