Using TOEIC® Scores to Study in the U.K.

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