Who does not need to prove their knowledge of English

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English as part of your application if you’ve completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in one of the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • West Indies

* Please note that this exemption is not guaranteed if you are applying to Imperial College Business School.

You may also be exempt if:

  • you studied a joint degree programme with a university based in one of the above countries. Your final degree needs to be awarded by a university based in one these countries and you must have a studied a minimum of one year including the final year in one of the countries listed above (*if you are applying to the Department of Mathematics or Centre for Environmental Policy, you must have studied the full degree in one of the countries listed above)
  • you hold full membership or fellowship by examination to one of the UK or Ireland's Medical Royal Colleges; or
  • you hold registration with the UK General Medical Council or Medical Council of Ireland 
  • you hold registration with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)