An unconditional offer for international student without language requirement,normal? Watch
Someone from a country where English is not the first language has got 3 messages from the university of glasgow and all of them are the same ( unconditional offers for the same program). He was skeptical about them as the university did not ask him for language test and has offered him a direct entry to the master degree. He sent a message to postgraduate admissions staff and they confirm that he has been offered an unconditional offer. The student's previous degree has been taught and examined in English (6 years course) and he graduated with high GPA score ( excellence with second class honour). Also, he has achieved about 5 certificates of academic distinction from the manager of the university in his own home country.
He asked me , is it normal for the university to waive English requirements for some selected students ? Will the university write that in the CAS statement to facilitate the process of applying for Tier 4 visa? Can he apply for the visa without language certificate as he may be considered by the university as a gifted student ?
Could you please help me to answer him these questions ?
More about University of Glasgow
I'm from the EU, though, so I can't answer your visa-related questions. My guess, anyway, is that your friend won't need anything other than being accepted into a UK uni to get his visa.
Thank you so much for your replay.
Could please tell what is the mother language of your country ? English?
Have you studied the courses of your previous degree in English ? or you mean that you have scored high marks in the English subjects ?
My friend told me that he has read that universities have the right to waive English requirements if they consider the student as a gifted one. This information is written in the UK Home Office guide, he says. I think that this may be another reason.
My country's language is not English. I haven't undertaken any education in English.
My friend told me that he sent them a message and he asked them whether his offer is an unconditional one. One of the missions office staff replied saying that he can confirm that the offer is unconditional. My friend understood that they certainly have waived the English language requirements.Otherwise, the university will never award him an unconditional offer. He said that he has read in his offer that the university will issue CAS statements for all students with an unconditional offer.The CAS statement should mention how the Uni. have evaluated the English language ability and depending on it , he can apply for the visa. He said that during filling the application form for visa, you will be asked about how your language has been evaluated and there are many choices you can select. Other than English test , there is another choice stating that the university have waived the English requirement as you have been considered as a gifted student or the university have evaluated you according to their own special standards and crateria. In short, he said that the university certainly have granted him an unconditional offer and said that they will issue CAS statement as they know well what are the justfications they will write under language section in the CAS statement. What do you think my brother? Is this explanation reasonable?
The UK has lows covering most professions, so you cant start work without an english test, this gives the university greater flexibility in allowing people who speak english moderately less fluently to enter.
I would strongly point out though, that anyone here should have good conversational english as few peoplein the UK are fluent in second languages.