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Aston Medical School entry requirements: English Language

All applicants to Aston Medical School must demonstrate competency in English Language, as detailed below.

Please note that English tests / qualifications normally need to have been taken within the two years immediately before the start date of your programme.

Aston Medical School accepts these UK qualifications. Applicants must achieve the minimum scores detailed below in order to meet our English Language requirements:

  • GCSE English Language: Grade B / Grade 6
  • IGCSE English Language: Grade B / Grade 6

Aston Medical School accepts these international qualifications. Applicants must achieve the minimum scores detailed below in order to meet our English Language requirements:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 7.5 overall, with a minimum of 7.0 in each component
  • TOEFL: 110 overall, with a minimum of 24 in each component
  • GCSE English Language: B
  • Cambridge O Level: B
  • Cambridge International GCSE:
  • International Baccaluareate: 5 in SL English Language
  • European Baccalaureate: 90% in English Language
  • WASSCE English: C4

Aston Medical School accepts these country-specific qualifications. Applicants must achieve the minimum scores detailed below in order to meet our English Language requirements:

  • Austria - Matura/Reifeprüfung: Grade 2
  • Brunei - GCE/O-level 1120 Syllabus: B
  • Bulgaria - Diploma za sredno Obrazovani: Grade 5
  • Cameroon - GCE O Level English: B
  • Denmark - Bevis for Studentereksamen: Grade 10
  • Finland - Ylioppilastutkinto: Grade 5
  • France - Baccalauréat L’option International English: Grade 12
  • France - Baccalauréat General: Grade 14
  • Germany - Abitur, English: Grade 13
  • Hong Kong - HKDSE: Grade 5
  • Hong Kong - HKAL: A
  • Iceland - Stúdentspróf, Compulsary English: Grade 8
  • India - National Board Standard XII: 80%
  • India - State Board Standard XII: 90%
  • Malaysia - English Language GCE-O (Syllabus 1119): B
  • Malta - Matriculation Certificate, English: B
  • Mauritius - Cambridge Overseas Schools (COS), English: B
  • Namibia - HIGCSE: B
  • Netherlands - VWO, English: Grade 8
  • Norway- Vitnemål: Grade 5
  • Sri Lanka - O Level English: Distinction
  • Sweden - Fullständigt från Gymnasieskolan, English: VG
  • Switzerland - Maturità: Grade 5

If you have completed your education in one of the following countries then you may not require an additional English Language qualification (such as IELTS).

You must have completed secondary (high school) education in a public (state-funded) school, or at least one year of higher education in a recognised university in one of the countries listed below:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Christmas Islands
  • Cocos Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • UK
  • USA
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

This is in addition to the other stages of the application process (such as the personal statement, reference, UKCAT, interview and academic entry requirements).