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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

  • Recognised by NCUK’s partner university for entry without further English language certification

  • Flexible program durations 

  • An IELTS equivalency basis
    NCUK EAP Grade A = IELTS 7.0 
    NCUK EAP Grade B = IELTS 6.5 
    NCUK EAP Grade C = IELTS 6.0, etc

What contributes to students NCUK EAP Grade? 

Writing Grade

Subject Specific 

Essay or Report

Writing Exam

Reading Grade 

Reading to Writing 


Reading Exam

Listening Grade

Academic Lecture 


Listening Exam

Speaking Grade



Speaking Exam

Why Choose NCUK?

NCUK is a unique organisation. All qualifications are specially designed with NCUK universities to give international students the skills they need to succeed at university.


NCUK English Language Test (ELT)

​A fast, reliable, quality-assured test that helps students to get to university

A computer-based test that assesses the four key components of the English language: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The test is split into two parts:

• Test 1: Reading and Writing
• Test 2: Speaking and Listening

The total duration for completion of both tests is 3 hours and 15 minutes and both tests
must be completed on the same day.

What is the NCUK ELT?

The NCUK ELT is accepted for entry to the following universities:

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Other Universities: 

  • University of Bath​

  • University of Chichester

  • Cranfield University

  • Durham University

  • University of Dundee

  • University of East Anglia

  • Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Harper Adams University​

  • University of Hertfordshire

  • University of Lincoln

  • University of Liverpool

  • University of Nottingham

  • Oxford Brookes University

  • St Mary’s University

  • Staffordshire University

    University of Sunderland

    University of Wales, Trinity Saint David

  • UWE Bristol: University of the West of England

  • University for the Creative Arts

Benefits of the NCUK ELT 

  • Results within 5 working days

  • Recognised  for English entrance and visa purposes by leading universities

  • Quality-assured by NCUK and One Study Space 



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