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.
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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:

  • IELTS (UKVI or Academic) – minimum 5.5 in all components and an overall score of 6.0
    Pearson Test of English – minimum 59 in all subscores
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) – minimum grade C
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) – minimum grade B
  • TOEFL (IBT or IBT Home Edition online) – 72 overall with the following component
    • Listening – 17
    • Writing – 17
    • Speaking – 20
    • Reading – 18
  • LanguageCert ESOL examinations:
    • International ESOL C1 Expert – pass in all four components
    • International ESOL SELT B2 (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) – minimum 33 in all components
    • ESOL Integrated Skills in English II – pass in all components
  • IELTS Indicator* (online) – minimum 5.5 in all components and an overall score of 6.0
    *Accepted on exceptional basis for the applicants whose local test centres are affected by closures due to Covid-19


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