Admission Requirements

To join PUIC, students must meet both the academic and English language requirements. Please note that there is NO application fee.

English language admission requirements

The language you are taught in at PUIC is English. To enter into an undergraduate or postgraduate pathway, you must be able to demonstrate the required level of English - please see table below.

  Undergraduate pathway Postgraduate pathway

Stage 1 (University Foundation)

Stage 2 (First Year Degree)

Stage 1 (Pre-Masters)



We also accept Pearson's Test of English (Academic) and other equivalent qualifications, such as WAEC, HKDSE and SPM.


Please contact our admissions team for further details:




*with a minimum of 5.5 in all disciplines.

PUIC works in partnership with Plymouth University's English Language Centre (ELC) to deliver pre-sessional English programmes. So, if you don't meet the entry criteria above, there are alternative courses for you. 

Pre-sessional English language entry requirements

Entry Requirements Duration Delivered By Fees

0.5 of an IELTS band short in 1 discipline

2 weeks

Plymouth University English Language Centre


1.0 of an IELTS band short in any/all disciplines

1 semester



1.5 of an IELTS band short in any/all disciplines, with 4.5 overall

2 semesters

Plymouth University English Language Centre


Please note that, where appropriate, PUIC will exempt the need for IELTS/PTE from students who have taken local examinations in English, such as WAEC, HKDSE and SPM.