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As part of the University of Cambridge, we understand the needs of our colleagues in higher education institutions and we can guide you through the challenge of understanding the best English assessment tools to meet your needs.
We have developed a free guide to setting your admission requirements. The guide will help you find out which Cambridge English Qualifications are most suitable for your requirements, what each exam covers and the language skills you can expect students to have.
Download the guide to setting admissions requirements
The Cambridge English Scale is used to report results across Cambridge English Qualifications and Linguaskill. This makes it easy for you to set your requirements and gives you precise information about an applicant's performance in each language skill.
When setting your requirements, you should specify:
Example requirement for an undergraduate course:
In your published entry requirements we recommend you use our certification names that appear on candidates’ Statements of Results, as follows:
If you use IELTS scores or CEFR levels for admissions purposes, specifying scores on the Cambridge English Scale is easier than ever.
Simply enter your IELTS or CEFR requirements into the score converter to get the equivalent Cambridge English Scale score.
For further information about the methodology and analysis that informs the comparison of results between IELTS and the production of the Cambridge English Scale download our guide.
Find out more about the relationship between Cambridge English exams and the CEFR.
We understand that choosing the right exam is a big decision, so we would be happy to talk to you and answer any questions you have.
Let us know so we can add your institution to our global online recognition database, which is accessible to the millions of people who visit our website every year.