English language requirement. Academic qualification

Under the points-based immigration system, to get your Skilled Worker Visa, you must be awarded 70 points in total, 10 of which mandatory points for showing English language ability on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in all 4 components (reading, writing, speaking and listening) of at least level B1 (intermediate).

You will meet the English language requirement if you have an academic qualification in the form of a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctorate awarded in the UK. As evidence, you must provide a certificate from the awarding body, or a transcript issued by the university or college that awarded the qualification, or an official letter from the university or college that awarded the qualification containing information equivalent to a degree certificate.

You will also meet the English language requirement if you have a degree or degree-level qualification taught in a university or college in a majority- English-speaking country (except Canada), or Ireland, which meets or exceeds the recognised standard of a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctorate awarded in the UK. In this case, you will have to provide a confirmation from UK NARIC that your qualification amounts to such a degree.

Alternatively, you may meet the English language requirement if you have a degree or degree level qualification which meets, or exceeds, the recognised standard of a UK bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctorate and was taught or researched in English. Again, you will need a confirmation from UK NARIC for that.

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