International Entry requirements

To check the equivalence of international qualifications to the UK framework, you can email your query to SAE Institute uses the expertise of our Admissions Team as well as services of ENIC to provide such advice.
International students need to demonstrate equivalence in qualifications and level to meet the standard entry requirement of 72 UCAS tariff points in addition to demonstrating competence in English. Equivalence in qualification for GCSE Maths grade 4 or above is also required for Audio Production and Games Progamming degree courses.

English Language Requirements

Students whose first language is not English will need a qualification that demonstrates competence in English,
equivalent to UK GCSE (Level 2) grade 4 (c) or above.

Equivalent qualifications can be accepted, where these qualifications have been verified by ENIC and are adopted widely
within the UK Higher Education sector.
If your qualification does not meet these requirements, we’ll ask for one of the following

  • Academic IELTS (minimum 5.5 in all components and an
    overall score of 6.0)
  • Pearson Test of English (minimum 51 in all subscores)
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (minimum grade C)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (minimum grade B)
  • TOEFL (IBT) 72 overall with the following component scores
    • Listening – 17
    • Writing – 17
    • Speaking – 20
    • Reading – 18


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