Search our site
Search our site

English language requirement exceptions

If you have studied or lived in a majority English speaking country, you may not need to prove your English language ability.

Postgraduate courses

You do not need to meet Kingston University or the UK Visas and Immigration's English language requirements, if you:

Undergraduate courses

You will not need to meet Kingston University or the UK Visas and Immigration's English language requirements if you:

Preparatory courses

If you need a Tier 4 visa to study a preparatory course, you can only use a limited range of tests unless you are exempt from the UK Visas and Immigration's English language requirements because you:

Kingston University approved secure English language tests

  • Academic IELTS
  • TOEFLiBT (taken on or before 16 April 2014)
  • Pearsons Test of English (academic)
  • Cambridge First Certificate English
  • Cambridge English Advanced
  • Cambridge English Proficiency

Majority English speaking countries (MESCs) – for nationals

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) – for academic qualifications equivalent to a UK bachelors degree taught in the MESC

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Contact us

Visa and CAS enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3645

General international student enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3411

International students
Site menu