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English Language Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency. English language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to the start of a programme. 

Please note if you do not require a English Language Proficency Exam for entry to MTU you may be required to provide one for Visa purposes so please ensure you check Visa requirements for your country.


Level 1 - All Undergraduate programmes + Postgraduate Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science programmes

Level 2 - Postgraduate Media + Business programmes


DET Duolingo

We are accepting the Duolingo Test (DET) for 2021. DET is offered fully online with test results available in 48 hours. The Visa Division of the Department of Justice and Equality has confirmed that it will accept the Duolingo English Test.

L1: Score of 95-100

L2: Score of 105-110

Please ensure you share your results with MTU on the Duolingo website so we can verify.


IELTS (Academic)

L1: At least 6.0 with no section below 5.5

L2: At least 6.5 with no section below 6.0.



L1: At least 80 - with minimum scores: Listening- 17; Reading - 18; Speaking – 20; Writing - 17

L2: at least 90  - with minimum scores: Listening - 23; Reading - 21; Speaking - 22; Writing - 23


Pearson PTE (Academic)

L1: At least 59 with no section below 56

L2: At least 63 with no section below 59


Cambridge English Qualifications:

B2 First (FCE) or C1 Advanced (CAE)

L1: At least 169 with no section below 162

L2: at least 176 with no section below 169


C2 Proficiency (CPE)

L1: At least 180 with no section below 162

L2: At least 180 with no section below 169.




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