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Studying in the UK without getting frisked for an IELTS score sounds odd, doesn’t it? The good news is that you can now apply to leading UK universities without IELTS. So let’s talk about these too-good-to-be-true universities and programs in the UK that don’t require you to take IELTS. Shall we?


1.     Can I study in UK universities without IELTS?
2.     List of universities to study in UK without IELTS
3.     Can I get UK study visa without IELTS?

Can I study in UK universities without IELTS?

Yes, you can apply to several UK universities without IELTS scores provided some other requirements are met. The universities that you can study in UK without IELTS still may require you to take an English Language Program along with your regular classes or proof of over 60% in high school Academic English or simply an English Language Proficiency Waiver which is basically a letter stating that English was the language of instruction in your previous university, the requirement varies depending on the college or university you apply to. Let us now tackle the next obvious question, shall we?

List of universities to study in UK without IELTS

Like we said the requirements of UK universities without IELTS vary from university to university. For some universities IELTS score is exempted, others may require a certain score in Academic English during high school. Generally, the score range to study in UK without IELTS lies between 60% – 70%.

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Given below is the list of universities to study in UK without IELTS or requirements that most Indian students qualify for:

  • Aston University
  • Audencia Nantes School of Management
  • Bangor University
  • Bath Spa University
  • Bedfordshire University
  • Birmingham City University
  • Brunel University
  • Chester University
  • Coventry University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • De Montfort University
  • Hertfordshire University
  • London South Bank University
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Riga Technical University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Swansea University
  • Sunderland University
  • University of Essex
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Plymouth Portsmouth
  • University Northumbria
  • University Robert Gordon
  • University of Bolton
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Law
  • University of Geneva
  • University of Basel

Can I get UK study visa without IELTS?

Thankfully you do not need an IELTS score to apply for a student visa in the UK, isn’t that great news? Although you do need proof of acceptance from a UK University but if you are applying for a student visa you would have that anyway.

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