U.K. Visas

TOEIC® Test Scores Approved for Visa Use by the U.K. Border Agency (UKBA)

People from around the world wishing to work, study or settle in the United Kingdom can use the TOEIC® tests to demonstrate their English proficiency for all visas under the U.K.'s points-based system. This decision was made by the Home Office of the U.K. Border Agency, the party responsible for securing the U.K. border and controlling migration in the U.K. The UKBA accreditation allows students, migrants and spouses, or partners worldwide to submit their TOEIC scores as evidence of having passed a U.K. Border Agency-approved English-language test.

Minimum TOEIC Requirements for U.K. Border Agency Visa Application

Please note that the requirements relating to visas are complex and change frequently, so verifying these requirements on the U.K. Border Agency website is recommended.

Purpose of Visa UKBA Level Requirement TOEIC Score Requirement
Spouse/Partner* A1 Listening — 60
Reading — not required
Speaking — 50
Writing — not required
Students (Non Degree Course)**
Skilled Workers (General)**
B1 Listening — 275
Reading — 275
Speaking — 120
Writing — 120
Students (Degree Level)** B2 Listening — 400
Reading — 385
Speaking — 160
Writing — 150
Highly Skilled Workers (General)** C1 Listening — 490
Reading — 455
Speaking — 180
Writing — 180

* You will need to take both the TOEIC Listening and Reading test and the TOEIC Speaking test. Only the listening and speaking scores are required, but the TOEIC Listening and Reading test is a complete test and must be taken in its entirety.

** You will need to take both the TOEIC Listening and Reading test and the TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests.

For more information on using the TOEIC tests for U.K. visas, please contact the ETS U.K. office or one of our local ETS Preferred Network members.

Please visit the U.K. Border Agency website for more information on U.K. visa application requirements.