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English language requirements

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

DUOLINGO (for 2021 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 2021/2 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