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Please note this list is for guidance purposes only. All applicants are required to demonstrate a proficiency in English language.

Please note that these tests results are only valid for two years; if you have a results certificate that is dated more than two years before the start of the course, we will not be able to accept it. Test results can often take several weeks to be released, so it is essential that you plan and book your test well in advance.

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is able to accept the following English Language Qualifications:

  • GCSE pass in English at grade C or above

  • IELTS (Academic)


  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

  • Trinity College English Language Qualifications – ISE II / ISE III

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

Please see the table below for information on the minimum levels acceptable for each course. Minimum test scores for each programme: Suitable to apply for a Student Visa.

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