Prove your knowledge of English for citizenship and settling

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If your degree was taught or researched in English

You can prove your knowledge of English by having a degree that was taught or researched in English.

Your degree must be academic. You cannot use a vocational degree as proof. If you’re not sure whether your degree is academic or vocational, contact your university.

If your degree is from a UK university, you only need your degree certificate.

If your degree is not from a UK university you’ll need:

If your degree is from a non-majority English-speaking country you’ll also need an English Language Proficiency Statement (ELPS) from Ecctis confirming the degree was taught in English.

If you’ve lost your certificate or you’re waiting for graduation

You must have proof that you’ve passed your degree. This can be either:

  • an official transcript with your name, the name of the institution, your degree and confirmation of the award
  • an official letter from your university confirming it cannot reissue your certificate or when it will be issued

Your letter must include:

  • your name
  • your degree
  • the date the degree was or will be awarded