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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

 

To ensure that all participants on our Summer Programmes are able to enjoy studying with us, you will need to be confident understanding and following arguments presented in written and spoken English at University level, and will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of English language proficiency*.

If English is not your first (that is, your native) language, you will need to meet our English language requirements, by providing evidence of one of the following tests (achieved in the same sitting and no more than 2 years before the date of application):

All Summer Programmes (except Creative Writing)

Qualification Required Score
IELTS Academic or
IELTS Academic for UKVI
Minimum overall band score of 6.5 or above
(with no less than 6.5 in each of the four components)
CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency) Grade C or above or 200 points overall on the Cambridge English Scale
CAE (Cambridge English (Advanced) Grade A or B or 193 points overall on the Cambridge English Scale
TOEFL internet-based (iBT) Overall score of 92 (with no individual element below 22)

Creative Writing only

Qualification Required Score
IELTS Academic or
IELTS Academic for UKVI
Minimum overall band score of 7.0 or above
(with no less than 7.0 in each of the four components)
CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency) Grade C or above or 200 points overall on the Cambridge English Scale
CAE (Cambridge English (Advanced) Grade A or 200 points overall on the Cambridge English Scale
TOEFL internet-based (iBT) Overall score of 100 (with no individual element below 24)

In order for your results to be verified by our office, please provide the following:

  • IELTS Academic: your certificate or Test Report Form (TRF) number
  • CPE / CAE: your candidate ID number (3 letters plus 6 numbers) and secret number (4 numbers)
  • TOEFL iBT: your registration number starting with the first non-zero digit and your date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy)

* We recognise that some applicants may have undertaken all or part of their education in English and/or may have extensive experience using English on a regular basis in their professional life, and as such could reasonably be expected to fully participate in our Programmes without the above tests. If you think you may be eligible to apply on this basis (subject to submission of relevant evidence), or if you have any other enquiries about your English language, please contact us before applying at intlang@ice.cam.ac.uk