Make your ambitions for international study a reality
Preparation for Cambridge English exams gives you the language skills you need to study in an English-speaking environment.
Prove that you are ready for success
You can use Cambridge English exams to show the university or college where you want to study that you have English skills at the right level to study successfully.
Check with colleges and universities to find out the level of English they require and which Cambridge English exams they accept.
You can use our global online database to search for universities and colleges that accept your Cambridge English certificate.
Will you need a visa to study?
In some countries, you may need to apply for a visa to be a student, and you may need to prove that you have the English skills to study there successfully.
Cambridge English exams can be used as proof of your English language ability for UK, Australian and Canadian student visa applications.
Studying in the UK
Cambridge English exams are widely accepted by colleges and universities in the UK as high-quality proof of language ability.
There are 13 Cambridge English exams that can be used for UK visa applications.
Choosing which exam and which level is best for you will depend on whether you want to study at undergraduate level, postgraduate level, or at the lower foundation or pathway level.
Exams for UK student visa applications (undergraduate and postgraduate level – QCF 6)
For studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level (QCF 6 and above), you are required to prove English ability at CEFR Level B2.
The following Cambridge English exams are accepted by the UK Home Office for this purpose, and the minimum grades required are listed below.
You should also check the requirements of the college or university where you wish to study.
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