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Graduate Admissions


The University of Cambridge requires all applicants to demonstrate competence in the English language at a very high level before they begin their proposed course of study. Adherence to this requirement is strict, especially for candidates on one-year courses. You must be able to demonstrate that you are able to communicate in English at a level and in an idiom suitable to the subject you are studying.

It is not necessary to have met the Language requirement at the point of application. The only exception to this is for applicant to the Master of Law (LLM).

If you do not meet the Language requirements through an approved test, you may be referred for an additional assessment at the University of Cambridge Language Centre. Depending on the outcome of your assessment, you may be advised to undertake additional language training course, for which there may be a charge.

Further information can be found through the following links below:

Whether or not you have to take a language test set will depend on a number of conditions, which you may calculate below:

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