Prospective Students

English Language Requirements for International Students

All programmes in CCT are provided through English. For this reason, international applicants whose first language is not English, are required to provide evidence of their English Language proficiency, to access undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. We want to ensure that your English level is of a suitable internationally acceptable standard, in order to ensure that you gain maximum benefit from your studies at CCT.

CCT considers scores from such internationally recognised English Language test systems as IELTS, Duolingo, TOEFL, Cambridge First Certificate of English, and internationally accepted equivalent tests, at application stage. In addition, CCT separately administers an English Language test prior to course commencement in order to verify current English Language proficiency level in Listening, Reading, and Writing; with an Admissions Interview conducted to verify levels of Speaking and Understanding. The College will not consider any English Language test score, which is older than two years at the commencement of the CCT programme.

For students who require a Study Visa to enter Ireland, recognised English language proficiency certifications, such as IELTS, TOEFL, Duolingo or internationally accepted equivalent, must be submitted to CCT and to the Irish Visa Authorities as part of a Study Visa application. Failure to submit an approved internationally recognised certification can result in a visa refusal.

The following is a summary of minimum accepted English language test scores for our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

Undergraduate / Postgraduate Programmes
Level of Programme IELTS Duolingo TOEFL (iBT) CEFR
Level 6 6.0 105 – 115 68-73 B2
Level 7 6.0 105 – 115 68-73 B2
Level 8 6.0 105 – 115 68-73 B2
Level 9 6.5 120 – 125 80-85 B2