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English Language Requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will also have to meet the English language requirements for your study. These requirements are set by the UK Government.

As a Higher Education Institute, Liverpool Hope University can choose how to assess a student’s knowledge of English. However, to meet UKVI requirements, all Tier 4 students must be at CEFR level B2 if you’re studying at a degree level or higher.

You do not have to prove your knowledge of English if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, one of the countries listed below:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • UK
  • USA

You also do not have to prove your knowledge of English if one of the following apply:

  • you are a national of Canada
  • you have studied in the UK before as a Tier 4 (Child) student*
  • you are applying to come to the UK for a study abroad programme as part of a university degree course in the USA

*Please see Tier 4 Migrant Guidance for full details

At Liverpool Hope University, we will accept a range of qualifications and English Equivalencies to satisfy both your Academic English Requirements and English for UKVI purposes.

Please see the table below for more detailed information.