Required IELTS score for secured english language test under Tier 4

Are you afraid of English language? Ukba customized some Tier 4 rules including English language test requirements. One of the major changes of Tier 4 requirements policy is Englsish language test and IELTS is one of the popular language testing system for studying in Uk. You need IELTS/ILS minimum 4.0 band score only for Uk student visa.

I alreadey discussed about Approved Uk Border Agency English Language Test Awarding Body and now International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score need is very low. Minimum band IELTS score is 4.0  and individually 4.0 as well. That means you need score like this

  • Reading: 4.0
  • Writing:  4.0
  • Listening: 4.0
  • Speaking: 4.0
  • Total      = 4.0

Required IELTS score 4.0 for Uk student visa under Tier 4 immigration policy.

English language test with an approved test provider for Tier 4, and has achieved at least CEFR level B1 in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening).

Be aware that this is only Uk boarder Agency minimum IELTS requirements but your university or college could ask more IELTS minimum score (ex. IELTS 6.5 for MBA/L.L.M). ~ The London Study

Now before you apply for admission please check university minimum English language requirements. For Bachelor and Masters courses you must need minimum CEFR B2 Level which is equivalent IELTS 5.5 in all 4 components.

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26 comments… add one
  • eng1ad_luvmanu
    September 17, 2010, 7:35 pm Reply

    british govt. are totally out of mind, this is a great fun by england. You need only 4.0 band score to prove you are capable of english. Even a standard 4 student can achieve this targets. Minimum ielts requirements should be 5.5 to 6.0 as total band score.

    I dont think tier 4 system can help british governemnt. They actually ignored ielts and this is really insult for ielts.

  • Terry
    September 18, 2010, 10:31 pm Reply

    @luvmnu: you are partially right. The requirements of Ielts has been decrease. Minimum score 5.5 is standard I think

  • kapildev
    August 19, 2011, 7:19 pm Reply

    my name iz kapildev i got 4.5 to my ielts . if is possible 2 get a u.k visa.. plz help me. ???

  • abbas
    January 4, 2012, 7:26 pm Reply

    hi ..i am in london wana to take admission in acca in february or march session i have 5.5 score in ielts..thanks

  • masood
    January 5, 2012, 11:11 pm Reply

    Dear Sir,
    i want to get some information about my visa. i got the new admission from regent international graduate school. The college has been shut down but college still A rating in UKBA List . I was contact many time to college on phone but they don’t give any response . My visa is extending process and i m waiting to UKBA response. Please guide me what i do in this situation. Please reply as soon as possible. I m waiting your response.

  • Azhar Shaikh
    April 10, 2012, 11:49 am Reply

    Dear Sir,
    I want to know about MBA programme in UK, London. I have score overall 6 band in IELTS. so plz suggest me with good universities. Also please provide Universities contact number. It’s a humble request plz gudie me in a right direction. Please guide me what i do in this situation. Please reply as soon as possible. I m waiting your response.

    • admin
      April 10, 2012, 9:56 pm Reply

      Try on Anglia Ruskin University London campus, University of Sunderland London campus and Glyndwr University London campus. Thanks.

  • sara
    January 12, 2013, 7:10 pm Reply

    Good IELTS score could be gain only from practice

  • Amit Bansal
    March 19, 2013, 8:53 am Reply

    I am having 5 band in IELTS and graduate in 2008. Please suggest me course and government sponsored college or university.

  • ankit
    July 8, 2013, 11:20 pm Reply

    can i get visa i scored 5.5 over all ?????? for UK

  • iram shahzadi
    July 31, 2014, 6:07 am Reply

    Dear sir
    i got 5 bands in IELTS.I want to ask you is it possible for UK visa in university.

  • IELTS London
    August 1, 2014, 11:15 am Reply

    Thanks for sharing such an informative article, will be very helpful for me as preparing for IELTS London the coming year.

  • M Shahzad
    October 22, 2015, 7:56 pm Reply

    Dear Sir,
    I want some information about study abroad like U.K and i want to ask u that may i able for apply because I got 4.5 bands in Ielts please …………. Thanks

  • Pardeep Singh
    January 1, 2016, 10:32 am Reply

    My ielts band overall 4.5

  • Raman deepkaur
    February 17, 2016, 3:16 am Reply

    Please informe me university for civil engineering course in scotland

  • pawan
    March 5, 2016, 1:53 am Reply

    hello sir i have got 4.5 band and i wanna go uk this band is enough for going uk and i have complected 12th in 2014 i wanna take addmission in ug so tell me what university is possible for me

    • admin
      April 2, 2016, 12:19 pm Reply

      Not enough IELTS band score. You should achieve at least 5.5 in each section.

  • Harmail Singh
    March 27, 2016, 7:27 am Reply

    can I take the admission in UK university
    my band score 5.5 overall

    • admin
      April 2, 2016, 12:15 pm Reply

      Yes you can. But you need at least 5.5 in each band to get direct entry to Degree courses.

  • pardeep singh
    July 15, 2016, 5:40 am Reply

    i have got 5 band score in ielts (BC) and writing 4.5 listening 4.5 reading 4.5 speaking 5.5 can i take admission in UK colleges I have done 12th in 2015 in arts streams with 71% marks

  • deepkamal
    September 2, 2016, 2:58 pm Reply

    Hi sir..my ielts score is 6.5 ovral..n in speaking-7, listning-7, reading-6.5, writing-5……I have done b.tech..so m I eligible for any course in uk????

  • bhawna
    September 18, 2016, 2:07 pm Reply


    I am having 5 overall can I apply for student visa. ..plz suggest me ASAP

  • bhawna
    September 18, 2016, 2:09 pm Reply

    I don’t have each 5.5 band. …what should I do

  • jastinder
    October 6, 2016, 11:30 am Reply

    i got 5.5 band in ielts..i have done b.tech with 80%marks in 2016.can i got the visa for uk.

  • Mirwais
    April 13, 2017, 6:38 pm Reply

    I have 4.5 ielts score does it acceptable in any uni?? In uk??

  • Jagandeep Singh
    July 29, 2017, 2:03 pm Reply

    Sir can I take the admission in UK university…..my overall band score is 5.50 and I have passed my 12th class with 59.8% in 2016

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