Undergraduate

All Undergraduate applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency. Certain tests (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL and Pearson PTE) have a two year time limit in their validity and these will be applied.
 
Please note that the Secure English Language Test (SELT) scores must be achieved from one sitting of the relevant qualification (e.g. IELTS and TOEFL). We will not accept a combination of individual component scores from multiple tests

 

IELTS Minimum Requirements

College Programmes  IELTS
College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences All Programmes  6.5  
Minimum individual sections 5.5
College of Business and Law Business Programmes 6.0  
Minimum individual sections 5.5
Law Programmes 6.5 
Minimum individual sections 5.5
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science All Programmes (Except Architecture) 6.0  
Minimum individual sections 5.5
Architecture 6.5  
Minimum individual sections 6.0
College of Medicine and Health All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy) 6.5  
Minimum individual sections 6.5
Speech and Language Therapy 7.0  
Minimum individual sections 6.5

 

TOEFL Minimum Requirements

College Programmes  TOEFL
College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences All Programmes  TOEFL 90  
Listening - 17; Reading - 18; 
Speaking - 20; Writing 17
College of Business and Law Business Programmes TOEFL 80  
Listening - 17; Reading - 18; 
Speaking - 20; Writing 17
Law Programmes TOEFL 90 
Listening - 17; Reading - 18; 
Speaking - 20; Writing 17
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science All Programmes (Except Architecture) TOEFL 80  
Listening - 17; Reading - 18; 
Speaking - 20; Writing 17
Architecture TOEFL 90  
Listening - 20; Reading - 19; 
Speaking - 21; Writing 20
College of Medicine and Health All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy) TOEFL 90  
Listening - 23; Reading - 21; 
Speaking - 22; Writing 23
Speech and Language Therapy TOEFL 100
Listening - 23; Reading - 21; 
Speaking - 22; Writing 23

 

 

CPE CAMBRIDGE PROFICIENCY Minimum Requirements

 

College

Programmes 

CPE Cambridge Proficiency

College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences

All Programmes 

176 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test 

College of Business and Law

Business Programmes

169 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test 

Law Programmes

176 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test 

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

All Programmes (Except Architecture)

169 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test 

Architecture

176 overall with not less than 169  in each element of the test 

College of Medicine and Health

All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy)

176 overall with not less than 176 in each element of the test 

Speech and Language Therapy

185 overall with not less than 176 in each element of the test 

 

 

 

CAE Cambridge Advanced Minimum Requirements 

 

College

Programmes 

CPE Cambridge Proficiency

College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences

All Programmes 

176 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test 

College of Business and Law

Business Programmes

169 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test 

Law Programmes

176 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test 

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

All Programmes (Except Architecture)

169 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test 

Architecture

176 overall with not less than 169  in each element of the test 

College of Medicine and Health

All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy)

176 overall with not less than 176 in each element of the test 

Speech and Language Therapy

185 overall with not less than 176 in each element of the test 

 

 

 

PEARSON PTE ACADEMIC Minimum Requirements

 

College

Programmes 

Pearson PTE Academic

College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences

All Programmes 

63
Minimum individual sections 51

College of Business and Law

Business Programmes

59
Minimum individual sections 51

Law Programmes

63
Minimum individual sections 51

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

All Programmes (Except Architecture)

59
Minimum individual sections 51

Architecture

63
Minimum individual sections 59

College of Medicine and Health

All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy)

63
Minimum individual sections 63

Speech and Language Therapy

72
Minimum individual sections 63

 

  

 

English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes (ETAPP):

 

Grade C1 or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)

 

 

UCC English Language Centre

The UCC Language Centre can help you to acquire the English language skills you will need in your undergraduate studies. For more information on the English courses which are offered at the Language Centre, please follow the link: http://www.ucc.ie/en/esol/

University College Cork

Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh

College Road, Cork T12 K8AF

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