Sussex Centre for Language Studies

Exam equivalence

Only applicable to the 5-week Pre-sessional English course - for all longer pre-sessional courses we can only accept IELTS scores from a UKVI-approved test centre (worldwide), or Trinity ISE taken in the UK only.

CEFRSCLS
Levels
TOEFLIELTSPTEMain SuiteCambridge
Scale
    L R W S O        
              9.0     209
C2 5 30 30 30 30 120 8.5 85 CAE (Exceptional) / CPE (Borderline) 205
              8.0     200
              7.5     191
C1 4 22 23 24 23 95 7.0 67 CAE (Borderline) / CPE (Weak) 185
    20 20 24 22 88* 6.5* 62   176
    19 19 21 21 80 6.0 56   169
B2 3B 17 18 17 20 72 5.5 51 FCE (Borderline) / CAE (Weak) 162
  3A 11 8 14 17 50 5.0 46   154
B1 2 9 4 13 16 42 4.0 36 PET(Borderline) / FCE (Weak) 142
              3.5      
A2 1           3.0 30 KET (borderline) / PET (Weak)  
A1               30 KET (Weak)  

* Please note that the equivalences given above for the IELTS 6.5 level are for postgraduate students. For undergraduate students the TOEFL requirements are slightly lower - the equivalence for IELTS 6.5 for undergraduates is: Overall: 88, Listening:20, Reading:19, Speaking:21, Writing:23.