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English Language Ability

If English is not your first language, you will have to be able to read and write English to a certain level in order to apply to DIT.

Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency.  The following English language proficiency tests and results are acceptable for most programmes.

In addition, applicants must meet the other DIT specific requirements for the particular programme(s) applied for (Maths, Science etc).  See individual programmes of study.

Qualifications Minimum Level Required
 

(Some programmes may require a higher score)

ETAPP C1 (or higher)
GCE O Level English Grade C
GCSE English Grade C
IELTS 6.0
Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level       OD3 or O6/H7
NEAB Test in English Pass
Norwegian Vitnemal Grade Average 4
Pearson PTE Academic 62
TOEFL Computer Based Test (DIT Code 0281) 213
TOEFL Paper Based Test (DIT Code 0281) 550
TOEFL Internet Based Test 92

Cambridge English Language Examinations:

180+ on Cambridge English scale with no less than 175 in each skill and use of English i.e.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
Grade C (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
Grade C (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
  • Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) 
Grade A (CEFR Level C1)

Programmes that require a higher level of English proficiency:

DT204

DT206

Applicants must have at least 6.0 in every component and you must have at least 6.5 overall score in IELTS (Academic version).

DT223

DT225

Applicants must have at least 6.5 overall score in IELTS (Academic version).
DT224 Applicants must have 6.5 in each component in the IELTS (Academic version).
DT321 Applicants must have 7.0 overall score in IELTS or 700 on TOEFL

DT341

DT344

DT365

DT349

DT346

DT548

Applicants must present a minimum IELTS (Academic version) English Proficiency score of 6.5 or equivalent.

DT504

DT517

DT582

Applicants must present a minimum 7.0 overall score in IELTS.

DT553

DT574

Applicants must present a minimum IELTS (Academic version) English Proficiency score of 7.5 or equivalent