Prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students with an unconditional offer

You should apply for the 3-week course.

Prospective postgraduate students with a conditional offer needing to meet the English Language Requirement 

 Offers conditional on English are either for:

  1. the STANDARD entry level – IELTS 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any element (or equivalent)


  2. the HIGHER entry level – IELTS 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in any element (or equivalent)

Students whose English falls below the required entry level for their course, and within the given ranges below, can apply for the six-week pre-sessional course:






6.5 overall (no less than 5.5 in any element)

6.0 overall (no less than 5.5. in any element)

6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in any element)

PTE Academic UKVI

No less than 59 in any element

No less than 67 in any element

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2 UKVI

No less than 33 in any element

No less than 39 in any element

Trinity College London Integrated Skills for English SELT for UKVI

ISEII - Merit in two bands, Pass in two bands

ISEII - Merit in all four bands

Imperial College London considers test scores to be valid for 2 years. Scores must be valid at the beginning of your Pre-sessional English course at Imperial if your application is successful.


If you are an overseas student who will require a visa to study in the UK, you will need a UKVI approved secure English Language test (SELT) result as set out above in order to apply for the 6-week Pre-sessional course.


Other language tests

If you have taken an alternative language test, or if you need any advice about which course to apply for, please contact us at

Imperial College Business School Applicants

Please note that we cannot accept applicants from Imperial College Business School. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Business School directly.

Find out more about how to apply.