The U.K. Home Office has updated guidance about the use of TOEIC® and TOEFL iBT® scores for U.K. student visas.
Tier 4 Student Visas — degree level or higher
TOEIC or TOEFL iBT scores can be used for this purpose if all of the following conditions are met:
- The applicant’s chosen U.K. university accepts the TOEIC tests or TOEFL iBT test for admissions purposes.
- The applicant meets the TOEIC or TOEFL iBT score requirement for university entry and the course of study.
- The applicant meets the TOEIC or TOEFL iBT scores at the B2 level set by the U.K. Home Office for immigration.
Tier 4 Student Visas — pre-sessional or foundation course, or foundation degree
TOEIC or TOEFL iBT scores can be used for these purposes until September 30, 2014, if all of the following conditions are met:
- The applicant is being sponsored by a Higher Education Institution
- The course/degree is one of the following:
- a pre-sessional course as defined in note (ii) to the table in paragraph 245ZW(b) of the Immigration Rules and lasts no longer than three months
- a foundation course awarded at a minimum of level 3 on the revised National Qualifications Framework, or awarded on a directly equivalent basis in the devolved administrations.
- a foundation degree as defined in paragraph 6 of the Immigration Rules
- The applicants meet the TOEIC or TOEFL iBT scores at the B1 level set by the Home Office for immigration.
Posted: July 7, 2014