English language requirements
You must provide evidence of your English language ability to study at Ravensbourne, unless you are exempt.
Most students from outside the UK need to submit an English language test as proof of their English language ability in order to study at foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate level, unless exempt by Ravensbourne or you meet UKVI exemptions from English language testing requirements.
At Ravensbourne, we accept a range of English language tests, including IELTS. Find out more about our English language entry requirements to undergraduate and postgraduate courses below. Ravensbourne also provides pre-sessional and in-sessional courses to offer holders who wish to improve their English.
As a UK HEI, Ravensbourne can accept other English language tests, in addition to those from IELTS and Trinity, or use other means to assess whether an applicant meets Ravensbourne’s specific minimum English language score requirement for Bachelor and Master degree study, and will do so on a case by case basis. More detail is provided below.
English Language requirement for Foundation courses: Please note, Trinity College London and IELTS are the only two providers currently approved by UKVI (and Ravensbourne) to provide Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) for Tier 4 (General) student visa applications for study at Foundation level. Applicants intending to study on our Foundation programmes must take and/or submit an IELTS Academic for UKVI test or a Trinity College London SELT.
IELTS scores normally required by Ravensbourne
5.0 overall and a minimum of 5.0 in each component: reading, writing, speaking, listening.
Please note that for the foundation course applicants are required to provide a Secure English Language Test or SELT, as mentioned above.
5.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each component: reading, writing, speaking, listening.
Please note: Applicants who have achieved an IELTS score of 5.5 in two or more components (regardless of overall score) may be required to undergo a diagnostic assessment (unless exempt), and may be required to take our pre-sessional English language course.
The Pre-Sessional English course will prepare you for the level and type of language used on your creative course, and assist you with a smooth transition to degree level study at Ravensbourne. It will also enable you to meet other Ravensbourne students from around the world, who are studying a variety of disciplines.
6.0 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each component: reading, writing, speaking, listening.
Please note: Applicants who have achieved an IELTS score of 5.5 in two or more components (regardless of overall score) will be required to take our pre-sessional English language course.
If you have any questions please contact our international admissions team via the contact form and we will get back to as soon as possible.