SELT Information

All presessional applicants who need a Tier 4 visa must provide a valid official Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate, attaining at least a B1 level of English in all skills. 

A valid SELT for a presessional course is:

  • An IELTS test taken at a secure test centre. A list of approved centres can be found here: approved IELTS test centres
  • IELTS tests taken at centres other than these approved centres will no longer be considered Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) by the UKVI
  • An IELTS certificate with a UKVI reference number on it
  • An IELTS academic test
  • Your IELTS scores must meet the entry requirements for the presessional course you apply for
  • You can find information about approved IELTS centres here: http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/  

We welcome applications from EU students. You can demonstrate your level of English with IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or alternative qualifications. Please contact presessional@contacts.bham.ac.uk for further information about alternative qualifications.