University English language test
Who must sit the test?
On arrival at the University, many international students will already have
an English language certificate of proficiency such as IELTS or TOEFL. However,
the University of Essex in common with most other British universities requires
all newly registered students whose first language is not English to sit a
short, internal English language test.
What is it for?
This short informal test provides the University with a single measure of
English language proficiency across the whole international student body.
What does it consist of?
|Use of English
What happens if I fail?
This is not a pass/fail test; the results of the test do NOT affect
entry to degree study.
What if I have an advanced English language qualification?
We ask all international students to take the test. Only students who have
taken the English language test will be eligible for free English language
classes at either
How can I prepare?
There is no need to practise for the test, but any student who would like to
familiarise themselves with the computer-based test format can complete a
at any time.
When is the next test?
See the test schedule for:
How will I get my results?
Your scores will be e-mailed to you within 10 days, together with information
on how to register for English language classes.
Please contact the
with comments or further questions on English language skills. E-mail
eltest (non-Essex users add @essex.ac.uk) with the subject heading
'English language test question'.