As elective students will be communicating with both staff and patients within the Hospital it is vital that the School of Clinical Medicine ensures that all visiting students meet the required level of English. This is for the benefit of both the elective student and those working with them.
The School of Clinical Medicine therefore requires that all students from a country where English is not the first language complete an accepted English Language Test, or provide evidence of a score already achieved, providing that it is achieved no more than two years before the start date of the proposed elective in Cambridge. This will be required as part of the Stage 2 Application.
This is an entry requirement for a Cambridge Elective Placement and the Clinical School is only able to accept the English Language Certificates listed below. We ask that you do not send certificates that are not on the list as they will not be accepted.
Accepted English Language Certificates
|IELTS||IELTS (Academic) or IELTS for UKVI Academic - Overall band score of 7.0, with not less than 7.0 in Speaking, Listening and Writing, and 6.5 in Reading||No more than 2 years old at the start of the elective placement|
|TOEFL iBT||Overall score of 100 with no element below 25||No more than 2 years old at the start of the elective placement|
|CAE||Overall score of 193, with no element lower than 185, plus an assessment by the Language Centre||No more than 2 years old at the start of the elective placement|
|CPE||Overall score of 200, with no element lower than 185||No more than 2 years old at the start of the elective placement|
Please note that the English Language requirements are subject to change.
In some limited circumstances it may be possible to refer a student to the University Language Centre’s assessment (for example if you have recently completed an accepted English Language test but narrowly missed out on the required score in one of the sections). Students must pay a fee in advance of the assessment and on receipt of the funds, the Language Centre will contact the student. On completion of the assessment, the Language Centre will confirm whether the student meets the minimum requirements.