To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate effectively in English and are able to do so in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.
The list of acceptable English Language tests below is correct as of January 2023 and apply for entry in the 2022/23 academic year for the King’s programmes specified below.
Please note that these may be subject to change each admissions cycle and some tests listed below may not be accepted for 2024/25 entry.
If a test you have completed is not listed below, unfortunately we are unable to accept it as meeting our English language requirements.
The level of English language you are required to demonstrate is dependent on the programme you have applied for. The bands below show the level of English language competence required for undergraduate programmes, and the English language tests accepted.
If you have taken an IELTS Academic test, you can use our Pre-sessional English calculator to check if your scores meet the requirements of your programme, or to calculate which Pre-sessional English course you may need to consider.
If you currently hold an offer from King's that is conditional on taking an English language test and you have questions, or need to submit your test results, please contact your Admissions team through your King's Apply account.
All English Language test results must be sent via King’s Apply before the deadline in your offer. Please send a message with a scanned copy of your test report or certificate attached. We cannot accept results submitted via post.