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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 CIT you may be required to provide one for Visa purposes so please ensure you check Visa requirements for your country.

 

Level 1 - Undergraduate and most Postgraduate

Level 2 - Postgraduate Media & Business programmes

 

Duolingo Test (DET) - Entry 2020 only

We are now accepting the Duolingo Test (DET). 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 as an alternative on an exceptional basis for 2020 only.

L1: Score of 95-100

L2: Score of 105-110

Please ensure you share your results with Cork Institute of Technology on the Duolingo website so we can verify.

 

IELTS (Academic)

Entry 2020 only - The Visa Division of the Department of Justice and Equality has confirmed that it will accept 3 Year IELTS Tests on an exceptional basis for 2020 only. If you have completed a test from September 2017 to September 2018 it will be considered.

L1: At least 6.0 with no section below 5.5

L2: At least 6.5 with no section below 6.0.

 

TOEFL

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.

 

APPLY HERE

 

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