CHANGES TO OUR ACCEPTED ENGLISH QUALIFICATIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused exceptional disruption to international applicants, with schools, universities and English Language testing centres closed for months in many countries. As such, Swansea University has temporarily extended our list of accepted qualifications to include the following qualifications for entry up to and including the 21/22 academic year only.

More information can be found on our ‘Additional approved tests and qualifications’ webpage.

Our latest Coronavirus guidance can be found on our FAQ pages.

Additional approved tests and qualifications

IELTS Indicator Test
TOEFL at-home test
SWELT
LanguageCert online
Duolingo English Language Test (DET)
College English Test CET-4/CET-6 (China)
TOEFL IPT Plus for China
Aptis Advanced/General 
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst)

 

IELTS Indicator Test
Swansea University will accept the same scores in the IELTS Indicator Test as for the IELTS Academic Test for entry up to and including the 21/22 academic year to all programmes delivered at Swansea.

TOEFL at-home test
Swansea University will accept the same scores in the TOEFL at-home test as for the TOEFL iBT for entry up to and including the 21/22 academic year to all programmes delivered at Swansea.

SWELT
Swansea University is offering conditional offer holders a free English Language Test (SWELT). You can register through the . Please note that places are limited.

LanguageCert online
Swansea University will accept LanguageCert online test scores for entry on to pre-sessional programmes. The pre-sessional programme you are eligible for will depend on the specific course requirement as well as your LanguageCert score:

IELTS course requirementLanguageCert scorePre-sessional course you can be offered
5.5 with 5.5 in all components LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator PASS (Pass in all skills) 12 weeks 
6.0 with 5.5 in all components LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator PASS (Pass in all skills) 12 weeks 
6.0 with 6.0 in all components LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator HIGH PASS (High Pass in all skills) 10 weeks 
6.5 with 6.0 in all components LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator HIGH PASS (High Pass in all skills) 8 weeks 
6.5 with 6.5 in all components LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator HIGH PASS (High Pass in all skills) 8 weeks 

 

Duolingo English Language Test (DET)
Swansea University will accept DET test scores for entry on to presessional programmes only. The pre-sessional programme you are eligible for will depend on the specific course requirement as well as your DET score:


IELTS course requirement

DET scorePre-sessional course you can be offered

5.5 with 5.5 in all components
For courses at The College

80+ 10 weeks
75-80 12 weeks
6.0 with 5.5 in all components

85+ 8 weeks
80-85 10 weeks
6.5 with 5.5 in all components

90+ 8 weeks
80-90 10 weeks
6.5 with 6.0 in all components

95+ 8 weeks
85-95 10 weeks
6.5 with 6.5 in all components 100+ 8 weeks
90-100  10 weeks 
7.0 with 6.5 in all components  110+  8 weeks 
100-110  10 weeks 

 

College English Test CET-4/CET-6 (China)
Swansea University will accept CET test scores for entry on to pre-sessional programmes only.  The pre-sessional programme you are eligible for will depend on the specific course requirement as well as your CET score:

For academic year 2021/22 entry, Swansea University will accept:
CET-6, 490+ and 10 week pre-sessional
CET-6, 450-489 and 12-week pre-sessional
CET-4, 600+ and 10 week pre-sessional
CET-4, 570-599+ and 12 week pre-sessional

N.B. Students successfully completing a 12 week pre-sessional will be eligible for entry to programmes with a 6.0 IELTS requirement only.
Students applying for programmes with a 6.5 requirement must follow a 10 week pre-sessional.

 

TOEFL IPT Plus for China
Swansea University will accept the following scores for entry up to and including the 21/22 academic year:

CEFR equivalent

IELTS equivalent

Total TOEFL IPT Plus for China score

Listening

Writing

Reading

C1

7.0

627

64

64

63

B2

6.5

599

60

61

60

B2

6.0

571

57

58

58

B2

5.5

543

54

53

56

We will also require access to the recording of your speaking interview for assessment.

 

Aptis Advanced/General

Swansea University will accept the following scores for entry up to and including the 21/22 academic year:

Undergraduate courses
Overall B2 with B2 in each skill (for an IELTS 6.0/5.5 requirement)
Overall C with B2 in each skill (for an IELTS 6.5/5.5 requirement)
Overall C with B2 in each skill (for an IELTS 6.5/6.0 requirement)

Postgraduate courses
Overall C with B2 in each skill (for any postgraduate English-language IELTS requirements)

 

 DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer AustauschDienst)

DAAD

CEFR

IELTS Equivalent

4 stars (****)

B2

Suitable for programmes requiring an IELTS score of between 5.5 and 6.5 overall.

5 stars (*****)

C1

Suitable for programmes requiring an IELTS score of between 7.0 and 8.0 overall.