Secure English Language Test (SELT)
Our Pre-sessional English (PSE) courses in 2023 will take place in-person on our campus at the University of Bath.
If you need a PSE course via the standalone pathway you must provide a SELT.
Non-SELT language tests are not valid for the standalone Pre-sessional course.
Accepted SELT tests are:
- IELTS for UKVI
- Pearson PTE Academic UKVI
- LanguageCert International ESOL SELT
If you receive a combined offer for the 2023 Pre-sessional course, you are advised to apply with a SELT, but you can also submit these additional tests:
- IELTS Indicator
- Pearsons PTE Academic
- TOEFL iBT/TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
- Indian XIIth Standard (all boards) and Bachelors taught in English
- Trinity College London
- Duolingo (separate table)
The following tables show the equivalents to IELTS in alternative tests.
If your qualification is not listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will advise you.
|IELTS||IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each band||IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each band||IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each band||IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each band||IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each band|
|Below are the approximate equivalents to IELTS in:|
|IELTS Indicator||IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each band||IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each band||IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each band||IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each band||IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each band|
|Pearsons PTE Academic||55 with no less than 51 in any component||59 with no less than 55 in any component||62 with no less than 59 in any component||69 with no less than 62 in any component||69 with no less than 69 in any component|
|TOEFL iBT/TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition||72 overall with no less than 15 in any one component||72 overall with no less than 17 in listening and writing, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking||90 overall with no less than 21 in any element||100 overall with no less than 24 in any element||100 overall with no less than 27 in any element|
|LanguageCert International ESOL SELT||B2 Communicator Pass||B2 Communicator Pass||B2 Communicator High Pass||C1 Expert Pass||C1 Expert Pass|
|Indian XIIth Standard (all boards) + Bachelors taught in English||65%||70%||75%||75%||80%|
|Trinity College London||ISE II with Pass in all four components||ISE II with Distinction in all four components||ISE III with Pass in all four components||ISE III with Merit in all four components||ISE III Distinction in writing and one other component and Merit in two components|
Duolingo - minimum overall score and subscores
|IELTS||Duolingo overall score||Literacy subscore||Comprehension subscore||Conversation subscore||Production subscore|
|IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component||110||110||120||100||85|
|IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component||120||120||130||115||100|
|IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each component||130||130||140||125||110|
|IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each component||135||135||140||130||120|