Waiving an English Language Condition

We will waive an undergraduate English language requirement if you have one of the following qualifications. This should have been taken, typically within two years of the University of Stirling course start date.

Undergraduate English language requirements

Qualification - IELTS equivalenciesMinimum 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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