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More Secure English Language Test Opportunities for International Students
19 June 2020
To study with CATS Colleges or Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts in the UK, students from non-EU countries are likely to need a visa.
To obtain a visa, students from non-English speaking countries need to demonstrate their English language proficiency for their chosen study programme.
Students applying for a Tier 4 Child Visa or a degree level plus study programme, can have their English language proficiency assessed directly by their chosen college. However, other Tier 4 students will be required to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT).
Stephen Carter, Global Sales and Marketing Director at CATS Colleges, comments:
“We welcome the news that the UKVI recognises more SELTs giving international students more opportunities to take to prepare for their studies in the UK.
“This is especially important as the impact of COVID-19 has meant that SELT Test Centres around the world have been closed recently, creating a backlog. The good news is, we are beginning to see a phased reopening as countries lift restrictions.”
Pearson PTE Academic UKVI – testing centres
Pearson PTE Academic UKVI can be taken at various testing centres around the world. Eleven of 20 locations opened in May 2020. They are:
Auckland, New Zealand
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Shanghai (two centres), China.
The remaining nine testing centres will open once individual Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
The tests will be delivered through the Pearson VUE test centre network. The fully digital test employs AI technology to offer an impartial and highly accurate test of the English language proficiency of test-takers around the world.
LanguageCert International ESOL SELT – testing centres
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