Hi all, so I’m planning to apply for an undergraduate course through UCAS for 2024.
I am italian, 29 years old and reached my highest level of education in Italy but lived in UK for the past 6 years, which means I have granted settled status and could apply not as an EU student but a british one.
I was told all along I needed to take an Ielts test to prove my English proficiency in order to study in the UK but today at a university open day the admission team said it’s not required as I have granted settlement status.
They seemed a bit uniformed about all my questions about how to fill in my ucas application with my overseas education achievements so I’m not entirely sure whether to trust the information or not.
Anyone in the same situation? Or has been in the same situation?
I am currently studying an access to HE course in the UK and it’s all in English obviously, would that in any way exempt me from taking Ielts?
My test is booked next week in 4 days time and I will happily cancel it if not necessary, it’s awful.
Ah also, I’ve got level 2 functional skills in english and math as well, will that cover for the gcse’s requirements??