Entry requirements

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City of Glasgow College welcome applications from international students. As Scotland’s largest college, we offer a broad range of full-time courses, with prestigious qualifications.

Entry qualifications

You must demonstrate that you meet the entry requirements for the programme that you wish to study. We ask that your qualification is an equivalent level to the required Scottish qualification. Your school-leaving certificate or college diploma may already meet these requirements. You'll be asked to upload a scanned copy of your qualifications in your online application. The International Office will check that it meets the entry requirements for your choice of course.

If you require any further information regarding entry requirements for your country, please contact the International Team.

Secure English Language Tests (SELT)

International students from countries where English is not the first language may need to prove English proficiency with a UKVI approved Secure English Language Test. City of Glasgow College accept IELTS Academic for UKVI, PTE Academic UKVI, LanguageCert ESOL SELT B2 (UKVI approved) and London Trinity for UKVI tests.

Students must meet the following minimum requirements:

IELTS Academic for UKVI Certificate:

  • Minimum overall band score of 5.5.
  • No component less than 5.0.
  • The test must have been taken within the last two years.

 PTE Academic UKVI Certificate:

  • Minimum component score of 51. 
  • Overall score minimum of 59. 
  • The test must have been taken within the last two years.

 LanguageCert ESOL International SELT B2 (UKVI approved) requirement:

  • Minimum component score of 33/50. 
  • The test must have been taken within the last two years.

 London Trinity for UKVI SELT – ISE II, ISE III, ISE IV:

  • A pass, merit or distinction in all components.
  • The test must have been taken within the last two years.