English Language Requirements

Because our programmes are all taught in English, when you apply to study here, you may need to demonstrate your proficiency in the English language. We will let you know more about this during the application process.
If you do not meet our entry requirements for undergraduate or postgraduate programmes (IELTS 6.0 – 6.5 programme dependent), you can still apply as we will consider your application on the condition that you attend our Pre-sessional English courses.
The University of Gibraltar offers international students a range of
Pre-sessional English courses designed to assist them meet the required level of English.
For further information on our Pre-sessional English courses please contact: eplc@unigib.edu.gi

English language requirements for international students

Academic board All programmes BSc Maritime Science
IELTS Academic 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in any component) 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in any component)
Cambridge Assessment English and Linguaskill Advanced (C1) 176 (minimum 162 in subtests) First (B1) 169 (minimum 162 in subtests)
TOEFL iBT 86 69
*Duolingo English Test 110 100
Pearson Test of English 61 (minimum 51 in any component) 56 (minimum 51 in any component)
GCSE C / 4 C / 4
GCSE C / 4 C / 4

*The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only $49. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with the University of Gibraltar when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.

International applicants’ English language skills may be further assessed by face-to-face interview.
In addition to English language, all applicants will need to meet programme-specific entry requirements relating to subjects, grades and/or work experience.

English language requirements for students from Europe

If you’re from a country within the European Economic Area (EEA), even if it’s a majority English-speaking country, we may still need you to demonstrate your proficiency in the English language. We will let you know about this during the application process.

Information and support

If you do not meet our entry requirements (IELTS 6.0 – 6.5 programme dependent), you can still apply as we will consider your application on the condition that you attend our Pre-sessional English courses.

The University of Gibraltar offers international students a range of Pre-sessional English courses designed to assist them meet the required level of English.

For further information on our Pre-sessional English courses please contact: eplc@unigib.edu.gi