UK is considered as an excellent Study destination among international students. There is an opportunity to study at UK’s best Higher Education Institutions even without IELTS though it is highly recommended.
Nowadays many universities are following the policy of exempting IELTS for Indian students if they fulfill particular entry criteria. It is an excellent opportunity for students who are not able to secure good marks in IELTS due to any reasons. But how it is done let’s take a look.
Question – How is the IELTS exempted?
Answer – Students who have secured minimum 60% above in 10th and 12th in English can make an application without IELTS in the selected institutions. Then University will take Skype or Telephonic interview to judge the student’s communication skills. On the basis of the interview IELTS is exempted. If University is not satisfied with student’s communication skills then student is suggested to appear for IELTS.
Top Universities like Aston, Warwick and Nottingham may require 75% above in English to exempt IELTS.
Question – What about Embassy, will they accept visa application without IELTS score?
Answer – University has to mention on the CAS clearly regarding the exemption of IELTS. If it is not mentioned on the CAS then Visa might be a risk.
Question: I have got IELTS 5.0 overall and 65% above in English. I am planning to study Undergraduate in UK, am I eligible?
Answer – Since for Under Graduate Degree universities require IELTS 6.0 minimum overall and you have got IELTS 5.0 and 65% above in English your IELTS can be exempted provided your chosen university or institute assess you through Telephonic or Skype Interview.
You have an option to study Pre-sessional English for 7-12 weeks depending on the University requirements.
So the answer to your question that “Can I go to UK without giving IELTS” is ‘Yes” but you need to ensure that you have following and instruction of your institution and the UKBA.