English language requirements for non-native speakers of English
In the case of all applications, evidence MUST be provided of competence in the English language. The list below indicates the minimum standards in the English language, which should be met for entry to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in DCU.
|Irish Leaving Certificate English||Ordinary Level Grade D3|
|GCE A-Level English Language||Grade D|
|IELTS||Composite score of 6.5 or above, with no less than 6.0 in any one component|
580 (paper-based test)
|TOEFL iBT||Total Score of 92|
|Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CAP)||Overall score of 180 with a minimum of 169 in all components.|
|Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)||Overall score of 180 with a minimum of 169 in all components.|
|English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes (ETAPP)||C1|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)||63 (with a minimum of 59 in all components)|
Your English language certificate must be awarded within two years of the start date of your DCU programme.
In certain circumstance, results in examinations other than those outlined above may be accepted as proof of competence in English language. This is the case, for example, for students who have successfully achieved a Grade D or higher in an examinations which are deemed by DCU to be the equivalen of GCE A-Level examinations and non-native speakers of English who have completed their education through the medium of English in an native English speaking country. Please include the details of any English language examinations and proof of successful completion when applying to DCU.
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DCU Language Services (DCULS), based in Dublin City University, offers English Language Courses which may be of interest to international applicants. For further information, please refer to their website at www.english.dcu.ie