English Language Requirements

When you apply to study here, you may need to prove your knowledge of the English language. This helps us to make sure you’ll cope with your course. We’ll let you know more about this during the application process.

English language requirements for international students

If you need a visa for undergraduate or postgraduate study, you must show evidence that your English Language skills are at an overall IELTS test result of 6.5, including a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-tests. B2 level on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).

This can be demonstrated by obtaining any of the following qualifications for direct entry on to undergraduate, postgraduate or research qualifications:

Academic board Level Minimum level
External tests of English Language which can be considered as evidence of language competence* IELTS Academic 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in any component)
Pearson Test of English Academic 60 (minimum 51 in any component)
Cambridge Advanced/Proficiency 169 (minimum 162 in subtests)
TOEFL iBT 90+ (no subtest less than 17)
GCSE English Language C/4
iGCSE English Language C/4

*Only results obtained within the last two years will be considered as proof of English Language proficiency.

International applicants’ English language skills will be further assessed by face-to-face interview as part of the application process for your course. Other evidence of English language proficiency may be considered in support of your application. Contact Rebecca Moon, Europa Point Language Centre Programme Coordinator, to discuss.

In addition to English language, all applicants will need to meet course-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 prove your English language abilities. We’ll let you know about this during the application process.

Information and support

Whether you need some information on our English language requirements, or want to know about the support we offer when you study at the University of Gibraltar, simply get in touch and we’ll do our best to help.