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Waiving an English language condition for undergraduates

We’ll waiver an undergraduate English language requirement if you have one of the following qualifications. This should have been taken, typically within two years of our course start date.

Qualification - IELTS equivalencies

Minimum alternative English language qualifications for IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each skill 

Minimum alternative English language qualifications for IELTS overall 7.0

A or AS level English

Grade C or above

Grade A or above

GCSE English 

Grade C or above

Grade A or above

Cambridge O Levels

Grade C or above

Grade A or above

IGCSE English as a First Language – The extended IGCSE certificate (supplementary certifying statement) that includes a breakdown of the component scores is required.

Grade C or above with a minimum level of B2 in all components

Grade A with a minimum level of B2 in all components

IGCSE English as a Second Language – The extended IGCSE certificate (supplementary certifying statement) that includes a breakdown of the component scores is required.

Grade B or above with a minimum level of B2 in all components

Grade A with a minimum level of B2 in all components

SQA National 5 in English

Grade B or above 

Grade A

SQA Higher English

Grade C or above

Grade A

SQA Higher ESOL

Grade C or above

Grade A

Denmark: Studentereksamen (Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination); also Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) and Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX)

Grade 9 or above in English

Grade 10 in English

European Baccalaureate

L1: English: 60% or above; L2: English: 70% or above; L3: English: 70% or above

L1: English: 70% or above

Finland: Ylippilaustukintotodistus/ Studentexamensbetyg (Finnish National Matriculation)

Grade 5 (magna cum laude) in English

Grade 5 (magna cum laude) in English

France: French Baccalaureate (option International du Baccalaureat)

Grade 10 or above in English

Grade 13 or above in English

Germany: Abitur

Grade 11 or above in English

Grade 11 or above in English

HKEAA Use of English

Grade C or above

Grade B or above

Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination in English Syllabus B

Grade B or above

Grade A

India: Standard XII Examination - All India Senior Secondary School Certificate

70% or above in English

70% or above in English

International Baccalaureate English

Standard Level Grade 5 or Higher Level Grade 4 or above

Standard Level Grade 6 or Higher Level Grade 6 or above

Netherlands: VWO

Grade 8 or above in English

Grade 8 or above in English

Norway: Vitnemal

Grade 4 or above in English

Grade 5 in English

Ontario Secondary School Certificate

English Grade C (70%) or above

English Grade B (80%) or above

Singaporean Applicants

Singapore-Cambridge O level English Grade C or Singapore Integrated Programme Secondary 4 English Language grade C or better

Singapore-Cambridge O level English Grade B or Singapore Integrated Programme Secondary 4 English Language grade B or better

South African National Senior Certificate

Grade 5 (50%) or above in English

Grade 5 (60%) or above in English

Sweden: Slutbetyg fran Gynmasieskolan

VG (Pass with distinction in English)

VG (Pass with distinction in English)

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)

3-6 or Grade C

3-6 or Grade B

USA High School Graduation Diploma

3.0 GPA in English

3.3 GPA in English

USA SATS II (Subject)

Will be considered on an case by case basis subject to academic background and grades

Will be considered on an case by case basis subject to academic background and grades

West African Senior School Certificate

C6 or above in English

C4 or above in English

INTO University of Stirling English for University Studies

CEFR B2 stated and four elements scored with equivalent to IELTS provided

CEFR C1 stated and four elements scored with equivalent to IELTS provided

INTO University of Stirling Foundation Programme

60%

N/A

INTO University of Stirling Diploma Programme

60%

N/A

INTO Stirling Pre-sessional

CEFR B2 stated and four elements scored with equivalent to IELTS provided

CEFR C1 stated and four elements scored with equivalent to IELTS provided

INTO Affiliate Centres - Foundation

60%

N/A

INTO Affiliate Centres - Diploma

60%

N/A

Any English preparation or Foundation course validated by a UK University and clearly stating scores in reading, writing, speaking and listening . 

Will be considered on an case by case basis 

Will be considered on an case by case basis 

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