English Language Requirements

If your first language is not English, we may ask you to provide evidence of your English Language abilities when you apply to study with us.

We accept a variety of approved English Language tests which can be used to assess your competency in English.

Exemptions

You are not required to submit proof of English language if you:

- Have recently completed an Undergraduate degree in the UK;
- Have recently completed an Undergraduate degree in another majority-English speaking country.

Please note, if you have completed your Undergraduate degree in English, but not in a native-English speaking country, you would still be required to provide proof of English Language.

Accepted English Language Test

We accept the following English Language tests as proof of English Language. All EU, EEA and International applicants who are required to provide proof, must adhere to one of the following tests.

Please note, that all English language tests are only valid for two years, and you must have taken the test within two years of applying to London Film School. All scores mentioned below are our minimum entry requirements and achieving above these would be advantageous to your application.

Minimum Level B2 test scores are as follows:

 

IELTS Academic

 

Overall score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5:

 

§  Listening: 5.5

§  Reading: 5.5

§  Speaking: 5.5

§  Writing: 5.5

 

IELTS test centres are now open in 39 countries and territories, where it is permitted and deemed safe, with additional precautions in place to help protect the health of test takers and staff.

 

TOEFL Internet Based

 

Overall score of 72 or above, with minimum element scores of:

 

§  Listening: 17

§  Reading: 18

§  Speaking: 20

§  Writing: 17

 

 

 TOEFL ITP Plus Programme (Mainland China Only)

 

Overall score of 72 or above, with minimum element scores of:

 

§  Listening: 17

§  Reading: 18

§  Speaking: 20

§  Writing: 17

 

 

Pearson’s Test of Academic English

 

 

Overall score of 56 with no element below 51:

 

§  Listening: 51

§  Reading: 51

§  Speaking: 51

§  Writing: 51

 

 

Cambridge B2 First

 

Overall score of 170 with no element below 162:

 

§  Listening - 162

§  Speaking - 162

§  Reading - 162

§  Writing - 162

 

Additional tests accepted during COVID-19 outbreak

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, in addition to the above English Language tests, we will accept the following online tests that can be completed at home for students wishing to student with us in 2020. IELTS Indicator test takers will be able to see the organisation in a drop-down list when they register for the test and should request their results are made available for LFS to download from the Score Check.

IELTS Indicator

Overall score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5:

 

§  Listening: 5.5

§  Reading: 5.5

§  Speaking: 5.5

§  Writing: 5.5

 

 

Approved Test centres

A full list of approved Secure English Language Tests and Test Centres across the globe can be found hereIELTS test centres are now open in 39 countries and territories, where it is permitted and deemed safe, with additional precautions in place to help protect the health of test takers and staff.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the English Language Requirements, please email us on  .

MORE INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS REQUIRING TIER 4 VISAS CAN BE READ HERE