English language

To be considered for a Saïd Foundation scholarship candidates need to meet our English language requirement. This is an IELTS Academic score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each band. We can also accept the Duolingo test (with a minimum overall score of 105 and minimum score of 105 in each band) and TOEFL iBT test (with a minimum overall score of 80 and minimum of 20 in each band).

In addition to the Foundation’s English language requirement you will need to meet the English language requirements of your chosen UK university. Please check which English language tests and test scores they require. Some universities have higher English language requirements and it is your responsibility to check the eligibility of your English test results with your chosen university. The Foundation cannot do this for you or give you advice on partner universities’ English language requirements.

Please note that only English language certificates dated after 1st October 2023 will be accepted. If your certificate was issued before this date then you will be required to take another test in order to be considered for a scholarship.

You must provide a copy of your English language test meeting the Foundation’s requirement with your application when you apply. It will not be possible to provide this later on. If you do not provide a valid English language test certificate meeting the Foundation’s requirement why you apply then your application will not be considered.

Please provide a copy of the test certificate, we cannot accept screenshots of test results.

Please note that you must provide evidence that you have met the Foundation’s English language requirement when you apply.

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