English Language Requirements

Students whose first language is not English will need to provide proof of proficiency in English.

The London Film School accepts a number of language tests from applicants from the EU/EEA. The preferred language test is IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

We may be able to accept other language tests where applicants have achieved at least CEFR level B2 in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening; unless exempted from sitting a component by a test provider on the basis of your disability). We recommend that you check with the LFS Admissions Manager ( ) before booking a test other than IELTS.

Applicants who have recently successfully completed an undergraduate degree (or above) in a majority-English speaking country may not be required to provide proof of proficiency in English and should contact us at admissions@lfs.org.uk.

For Applicants Requiring a Tier 4 Student Visa

Most international applicants would be expected to provide proof of proficiency in English in the form an IELTS Test Report with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

The full list of approved Secure English Language Tests and Test Centres can be found here.

Please note that only 'IELTS for UKVI', a government approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), can be used in support of a visa application. More information can be found here.

More information for international applicants on Tier 4 visas can be found here. If you have any questions regarding the English Language Requirements, please email us on admissions@lfs.org.uk.