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 6.5), 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

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. C1 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 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 6.5), 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