is there any certificates i can take for oxford university?

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i already finished A-levels, is there any good certificates I can take to make my application strong? such as IELTS
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i already finished A-levels, is there any good certificates I can take to make my application strong? such as IELTS
You will need to formally apply to Oxford university, submit a personal statement, sit any admissions tests (if applicable) and go to interview if invited.

If you are an international student your English will need to be of a certain standard. Here are Oxford's requirements:

https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...e-requirements

Yes, IELTS is one qualification they will accept but you need to have attained the score specified.

Good luck!
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You will need to formally apply to Oxford university, submit a personal statement, sit any admissions tests (if applicable) and go to interview if invited.

If you are an international student your English will need to be of a certain standard. Here are Oxford's requirements:

https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...e-requirements

Yes, IELTS is one qualification they will accept but you need to have attained the score specified.

Good luck!
ah okay thanks!

actually, i've been in the uk for 10 years now and thus no longer an international student. In this case, would I still need to take IELTs? I already did English language at GCSE level, although, is grade 4


also, because of my English level of the time taking GCSE, I believe the GCSEs do not reflect my true ability. Will this be included as extenuating circumstances? I already meet and exceed the entry requirement already for oxford, would this be enough??
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ah okay thanks!

actually, i've been in the uk for 10 years now and thus no longer an international student. In this case, would I still need to take IELTs? I already did English language at GCSE level, although, is grade 4


also, because of my English level of the time taking GCSE, I believe the GCSEs do not reflect my true ability. Will this be included as extenuating circumstances? I already meet and exceed the entry requirement already for oxford, would this be enough??
I am not sure if this would be extenuating circumstances, to be honest.

If you have been living in the UK for 10 years, speak English fluently and are a UK student, I don't think they would need any proof of English language proficiency?
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I am not sure if this would be extenuating circumstances, to be honest.

If you have been living in the UK for 10 years, speak English fluently and are a UK student, I don't think they would need any proof of English language proficiency?
Quite a few universities do actually - for instance, Imperial has an English Language requirement of a 6 in English Language GCSE.

Some require tests like TOEFL/IELTS if people don't have a 6 in English Language, as this suggests that they might not have a good enough English level to understand the course (even if they've lived in the UK for a long time).
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Quite a few universities do actually - for instance, Imperial has an English Language requirement of a 6 in English Language GCSE.

Some require tests like TOEFL/IELTS if people don't have a 6 in English Language, as this suggests that they might not have a good enough English level to understand the course (even if they've lived in the UK for a long time).
Good point.
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