To be considered for a Saïd Foundation scholarship candidates need to meet our English language requirement. This is an IELTS score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each band. We can also accept the Duolingo test (please see here for equivalent scores) 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 2022 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.
If you have already taken an English language test then you should upload a copy of your test certificate to your application before you submit. If you have not taken a test prior to applying for a scholarship, you will need to register for a test and provide details of the test booking in your application prior to submitting. You should then upload a copy of your English language test certificate to the application portal when you have taken the test.
You must have uploaded your test results showing that you have met the Foundation’s English language requirement to the application portal by 26th January 2024. If you do not provide this evidence then you will not be considered for interview.