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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

TOEFL: 580 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based)

IELTS: 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 

University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council - School Certificate Pass 1-6

PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic: A minimum score of 61 (with no section score below 59)

MIC has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2021/2 intake (due to test centre closures). The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110. 

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.