International entry requirements

Entry requirements for international students vary from course to course, and depend on whether you’re applying for a Degree or Diploma course.

English Language Test Diploma Degree
ACADEMIC IELTS EU/EEA applicants:
Academic IELTS 6.0 Overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each band

EU/EEA applicants:
BIMM Bristol – Academic IELTS 6.5 English Language Qualification (We require a minimum of 6.0 to be achieved in each band)

BIMM Dublin – Academic IELTS 6.0 English Language Qualification

BIMM London – Academic IELTS 6.5 English Language Qualification (We require a minimum of 6.0 to be achieved in each band)

BIMM Brighton - Academic IELTS 6.5 English Language Qualification (We require a minimum of 6.0 to be achieved in each band)

BIMM Manchester - Academic IELTS 6.5 English Language Qualification (We require a minimum of 6.0 to be achieved in each band)

BIMM Berlin - Academic IELTS 6.5 English Language Qualification (We require a minimum of 6.0 to be achieved in each band)

*Non–EU applicants: International students requiring a tier 4 visa to study in the UK will need to complete an IELTS UKVI test from one of the locations listed here.

For more information about this specific test, please contact admissions@bimm.co.uk or international@bimm.co.uk

We also accept the following equivalent English Language exams:

  • Cambridge First Certificate Level C1 with a minimum overall score of 176, and no lower than 170 achieved in each band. The Cambridge English Scale
  • Cambridge Advanced Level C1 with a minimum overall score of 176, and no lower than 170 achieved in each band.
  • ESOL Skills For Life Level 1 at Level C1.
  • IGCSE English Language (First Language) at C or above.
  • IGCSE English Language (Second Language) at B or above.
  • International Baccalaureate English Language at 5 or above in English A or B.

 
If you have obtained an alternative qualification, or a slightly lower score, please contact overseasadmissions@bimm.co.uk, we will review your qualification on a case by case basis.*
 


If you need any assistance, please email international@bimm.co.uk or contact your relevant Admissions Team:

London: +44 (0) 208 749 3131

Brighton: + 44 (0) 1273 626 666

Manchester: + 44 (0) 161 244 8210

Bristol: + 44 (0) 117 980 7060

Dublin: + 353 151 33 666

Berlin: +49 303 11 99 186

 

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