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English Language Requirements

If applicants come from a non-English speaking country, they are required to meet the minimum English language requirements to study at MIC (see outline below).

Matriculation Examinations
From European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved.
Irish Leaving Certificate English
Ordinary Level Grade D or above
580 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based)
Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6.0 in any component.
*Please note, we can only accept Academic IELTS (or equivalent TOEFL/Duolingo). General IELTS will not be accepted.
ETAPP (English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes): Grade C1
GCE ‘O’ Level English Language/ GCSE English Language: Grade C or above
University of Cambridge ESOL
Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English - Grade B
GCE Examination Boards
Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations - Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate - School Certificate Pass 1-6.

Language Cert ESOL (B2 Communicator High Pass with no less than 33 in each skill)

PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic
A minimum score of 61 (with no section score below 59).
Duolingo English Test (DET)
The minimum score of 120 with no less than 110 in any component. An interview may also be required in conjunction with this test for certain programmes.
Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements.
If students do not meet the English language requirements above, there are a range of short-term English language programmes offered at MIC.