English language requirements

English Language Requirements

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 TU Dublin.

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.

Due to the current global situation, many IELTS exams have been postponed.  We are now accepting Duolingo tests in place of this.  You can find a Score Comparison on their website.  The minimum score required is 95 unless stated otherwise.  Please be aware that some programmes require a higher score.  Details can be found on individual programme pages.

In addition, applicants must meet the other TU Dublin specific requirements for the particular programme(s) applied for (Maths, Science etc.). 

See individual programmes of study for detailed entry requirements.


Minimum Level Required

(Some programmes may require a higher score)

ETAPP C1 (or higher)
GCE O Level English Grade C
GCSE English Grade C
Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level OD3 or O6/H7
NEAB Test English Pass
Norwegian Vitnemal Grade Average 4
Pearson PTE Academic 62
TOEFL Computer Based Test (Our Code is 0281) 213
TOEFL Paper Based Test (Our Code is 0281) 550
TOEFL Internet Based Test 92
Duolingo Min 95
UG Trinity ISE Trinity ISE III (C1) with at least merit in each skill category
PG Trinity ISE Trinity ISE IV (C2) with at least merit in each skill category


Cambridge English Language Examinations180+ 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)