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Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

DUOLINGO (for 2020 Entry Only in response to Covid 19 issues) 

UL has approved  the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020/1 intake (due to test centre closures). The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.  An interview may be required in conjunction with this for certain programmes.

MATRICULATION EXAMINATIONS 

From European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

IRISH LEAVING CERTIFICATE ENGLISH

Ordinary Level Grade D or above

TOEFL

580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

IELTS

Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6.0 in any component.
*Please note some programmes have a higher IELTS requirement.

**Please note, we can only accept Academic IELTS. General IELTS will not be accepted. 

ETAPP) ENGLISH TEST FOR ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES

Grade C1

GCE ‘O’ LEVEL ENGLISH LANGUAGE/ GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Grade C or above

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE ESOL

Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C /
Certificate in Advanced English - Grade A

GCE EXAMINATION BOARDS

Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations - Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate - School Certificate Pass 1-6 /
University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council - School Certificate Pass 1-6

PEARSON TEST OF ENGLISH (ACADEMIC) - PTE ACADEMIC:

a minimum score of 61 (with no section score below 59)

 

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements.

Further to this, offer holders who do not meet the English language requirements above, can if they wish study pre-sessional English language classes at the UL Language Centre which is located on the UL Campus. For more information on preparatory language classes, please email language.centre@ul.ie