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Secure English Language Tests for UK visas

Secure English Language Tests for UK visas

If you need to prove your English language ability for a UK visa application, you will need to take a UK Home Office approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).

Trinity GESE and ISE exams are available as SELTs, approved for visa purposes by the UK Home Office.

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News

The UK Home Office has announced changes to the arrangements for SELTs from 6 April 2015:

  • Trinity College London has been reappointed as a provider of SELTs in the UK from 6 April
  • Trinity SELTs will be available from Trinity’s SELT centres in ten locations around the UK
  • Current arrangements for Trinity SELTs continue until 6 April

For further information about these changes please read our news release.

 

Trinity GESE and ISE exams are available for the following UK visa categories:

Visa description
CEFR* level required Skills required Trinity test
Spouses and partners A1 Speaking/Listening

GESE Grade 2

Indefinite leave to remain (to settle) or citizenship B1 Speaking/Listening

GESE Grade 5

Tier 1 (General) visa C1 Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing
ISE III
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa B1

Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing

ISE I
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa B1

Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing

ISE I
Tier 2 (General) visa B1

Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing

ISE I
Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) visa B2

Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing

ISE II
Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa A1

Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing

ISE 0

(ISE Foundation from 6 April 2015)

Tier 4 (General) student visa - below degree level B1

Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing

ISE I
Tier 4 (General) student visa - degree level and above B2 Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing
ISE II

Tier 4 (General) student visa - some universities may require ISE III.  

Please check with your sponsor.

C1 Speaking/Listening/
Reading/Writing
ISE III

*CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

To book a Trinity SELT test

Once you have decided which Trinity SELT test you need to take, please visit the Book your Trinity SELT page.

Book your Trinity SELT test

 

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