English Language Requirements

If English isn't your first language we'll need to see academic proof of your level of written and spoken English. We require a minimum International English Language Testing System IELTS (Academic) score - or recognised equivalent*. These tests must have been taken no earlier than two years before you start at Falmouth.

Select your home country on the interactive map to view the other language test results we accept.

 IELTS (Academic)Trinity (taken in the UK)Cambridge ESOL ExamsCommon European Framework
Undergraduate courses6.0III

CAE or FCE Cambridge English Scale 169

Postgraduate courses6.5III

CAE or FCE Cambridge English Scale 176


*Please note: Falmouth University is no longer able to accept TOEFL iBT test scores taken on or after 6 April 2014 for applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa. This is due to a decision made by the UK Home Office; TOEFL and TOEIC are no longer included in the list of Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) required by the government for proof of English for visa purposes. Please contact Applicant Services if you need further advice: applicantservices@falmouth.ac.uk

English language support

In order to help students who are not native English speakers, we offer term-time English language classes

If you do not yet meet the language requirements of your course, there are a large number of English language schools in the South West with language classes to prepare you for study at university level. The British Council's Education UK website has a list of accredited language schools in the UK.

Find an accredited English language school

Contact us

Contact our English for Academic Purposes staff for advice and further information:

ASK: Academic Skills
Falmouth University, Penryn Campus
Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9FE

Tel: +44 (0) 1326 254228
Email: languages@falmouth.ac.uk