English Language Requirements for International Students

Level 6

For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum English language requirement for entry to the programme is IELTS score 6.0 / Duolingo English Test 95 (or equivalent). Where a student visa application is applicable one of these tests is required, without exception. Please check under the individual programme requirements for any specific variance in entry requirements.

Level 7 

For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum English language requirement for entry to the programme is IELTS score 6.0 / Duolingo English Test 95 (or equivalent). Where a student visa application is applicable one of these tests is required, without exception. Please check under the individual programme requirements for any specific variance in entry requirements.

Level 8 

For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum English language requirement for entry to the programme is IELTS score 6.0 / Duolingo English Test 95 (or equivalent). Where a student visa application is applicable one of these tests is required, without exception. Please check under the individual programme requirements for any specific variance in entry requirements.

Level 9

For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum English language requirement for entry to the programme is IELTS score 6.0 / Duolingo English Test 95 (or equivalent). Where a student visa application is applicable one of these tests is required, without exception. Please check under the individual programme requirements for any specific variance in entry requirements.

Where a student needs to submit a visa application , one of these tests is required, without exception. Failure to submit a recognised English language test, as part of a visa application, will result in a visa refusal 

English Language Test Dates

The DBS English Placement Test is offered each Wednesday and Friday at 9.30am subject to arrangement. This test is only available to students already resident in Ireland.