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The International Year One is a preparatory programme for progression to an undergraduate degree at Kingston University, London. To study this programme, you must meet certain academic and English language requirements.
For courses starting in September 2021, you can choose how you study so you can either join us on campus or start your studies virtually from home and come to campus at a later date. Find out more here.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are now able to accept a wider range of English tests for entry in September 2021.
You can start your studies in September 2021 with either a UKVI-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), or an accepted alternative equivalent assessment, provided you meet all the programme entry requirements.
The test results must have been achieved in the past 24 months and meet the minimum English equivalency score for your chosen programme.
This applies if you:
UKVI-approved SELTS include:
Alternative tests accepted include:
*If you are enrolling with an ICAS, you will require a Duolingo score of 95 overall, 95 in all sub-scores
Study Group is permitted to assess students’ suitability for entry onto programmes which are degree level and above under the registration for the UK Office for Students. As this programme is offered under a single CAS, you are therefore not required to have a UKVI SELT to obtain a Student visa when you come to campus.
If you begin your course virtually and transfer to the UK to complete your programme, you may be issued a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) based on the Academic English Skills module assessments (as part of your International Year One). A CAS for a Student visa will only be issued if you have met the minimum language requirement of CEFR B2 in all skills, and the academic entry requirements for your chosen programme.
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all skills)**
Nationality: Any non-UK or EU national.
Academic: Good high school grades, plus up to one year of further study.
Check the academic requirements specific to your country:
* The English language entry requirements stated are for information regarding entry to the course. If you require a UK visa to study, depending on the type of visa you need, the English language requirements and valid English tests to satisfy the UK visa criteria may differ.
** If you do not need a Student visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.
If your qualification or country is not listed then please contact us for more information.
EU students include:
If you need to improve your level of English language to enter the International Year One, additional English language training is available at the International Study Centre. To join the English Language Preparation for the International Year One, you will need to meet the requirements below.
If you meet the requirements stated above, you can start your application to study the International Year One at the Kingston University International Study Centre now. Take a look at our online application form today.
View our fees page to learn about the cost of studying with the International Study Centre.
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