English Language Assessment

All applicants who have not been educated through the medium of English or Irish to Leaving Certificate or equivalent must present a certificate or examination transcript for one of the following English language qualifications along with their application for admission to a research degree programme.  

The minimum English language qualifications normally required are –

Examination Minimum Level Required
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Grade 6
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

213 – computer-based

550 - paper-based

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade C

Certain projects may require a higher level of proficiency in English than mentioned above. In such cases the Registrar on recommendation from the Supervisor(s) may require the applicant to take part in a further oral and/or written examination to demonstrate the required level of proficiency for the project. If the Registrar deems the applicant does not possess the level of English required then the application cannot be progressed further.

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