Coventry University English Language Tests

To support you in your journey to joining us at Coventry University, we are pleased to offer English Language Tests for applicants to Coventry University degree programmes.

Entry criteria

You can book to take a Coventry University English Language test if you:

  • Hold a conditional offer for study at Coventry University, Coventry University London, CU Coventry or CU Scarborough from the International Office
  • Have NOT taken the Coventry University English Language test in the last 2 months for the same academic intake
  • Have NOT undertaken a pre-sessional English course at Coventry University in the last 2 months.
  • To hold a valid IELTS certificate with a minimum of component of 5.0 for entry onto an undergraduate course or a minimum component of 5.5 for entry onto a postgraduate course. An IELTS certificate is valid for 2 years from the test date. If no IELTS certificate can be provided please contact cuet.io@coventry.ac.uk

About the test

Similar to IELTS, the test assesses all 4 components: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. It will take up to 4 hours to complete:

  • Listening (30 mins) - you will be given three recordings to listen to. You must then answer questions related to these recordings.
  • Reading (60 mins) - you will be given three pieces of text to read. You must then answer questions relating to each text.
  • Writing (60 mins) - you will be given two essay titles for which you will need to write an essay on the subject area.
  • Speaking (up to 30 mins) - you will have a short interview with the examiner where you will be asked questions on a variety of subjects.

Example tests

To help you prepare and practice for your English test, we have provided samples of reading and writing questions and reading texts. These samples are designed to be similar in difficulty to the CUET, however the questions in the actual test will be different. The samples do not include speaking or listening, but do include the reading and writing elements.

Face to Face CUET sample tests:

Documents required

You will need the following documents for the test:

  • Proof of your identity (passport) at registration. You must bring the same identity document on the test day as the one recorded on your booking form. If you do not do this you will not be allowed to take the test and you will not be eligible for a refund or transfer.
  • A photocopy of your ID (passport or national identity card).
  • Your original, valid IELTS certificate.
  • A copy of your IELTS certificate
  • Your conditional offer letter from Coventry University.

Results

You will be contacted with the results of your test within 2 weeks. We will tell you if you have met the entry criteria or not. We will not provide a breakdown of your results. Results are not transferable to any other Institution; they are only valid for study at Coventry University, Coventry University London, CU Coventry and CU Scarborough.

English Language test dates- UK (To be confirmed)

English Language test dates - Malaysia (To be confirmed)

English Language test dates - East Asia

The current English test dates in 2021 in China are:

Date Time City Location
06/07 May 2021 12:00 Beijing

Coventry Beijing Office

Room 1807, Block C, Wantong Center, No.6, Chaoyangmenwai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing

考文垂北京办公室

北京市朝阳区朝阳门外大街甲 6 号万通中心 C 座 1807 室

10 May 2021 10:00 Xiamen

 Atour Hotel (Xiamen Cruise Centre)

2nd Floor Gongyu Hall No.15  Hubin Rd  Xiamen

厦门夏鼓邮轮亚朵酒店

15 号外贸大厦 B座

16 May 2021 10:00 Chengdu

TBC

20/21 May 2021 12:00 Beijing

Coventry Beijing Office

Room 1807, Block C, Wantong Center, No.6, Chaoyangmenwai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing

考文垂北京办公室

北京市朝阳区朝阳门外大街甲 6 号万通中心 C 座 1807 室

29 May 2021 10:00 Shanghai

 Atour Hotel 

1st Floor Conference room 555 Changyang Rd Yangpu District

亚朵酒店

1楼 会议室 杨浦区长阳路 555 号

31 May 2021 10:00 Guangzhou

China Southern talent market - International Education Centre

7th Floor No. 198 Tianhe Road Guangzhou City Guangdong Province

中国南方人才市场-国际教育中心

广东省广州市天河区天河路198号南方精典大厦7楼

31 May 2021 12:00 Beijing

Coventry Beijing Office

Room 1807, Block C, Wantong Center, No.6, Chaoyangmenwai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing
考文垂北京办公室

北京市朝阳区朝阳门外大街甲 6 号万通中心 C 座 1807 室

Register for a test in China

 

CUET Online

If a face to face test is not available in your region, you can book an online English Language Test.

This test is facilitated via Inspera.

Eligibility for CUET Online
  • Hold a conditional offer for study at Coventry University, Coventry University London, CU Coventry or CU Scarborough from the International Office
  • Have NOT taken the Coventry University English Language test in the last 2 months for the same academic intake
  • Have NOT undertaken a pre-sessional English course at Coventry University in the last 2 months.
  • To hold a valid IELTS certificate with a minimum of component of 5.0 for entry onto an undergraduate course or a minimum component of 5.5 for entry onto a postgraduate course or equivalent. You will need to provide details of your most recent English Language Test score when booking.
Minimum System Requirements for CUET Online

Before booking you must ensure your equipment meets the below requirements

  • Windows: 7, 8 and 10 on 64-bit platforms
  • macOS: OS X 10.13 and higher
  • CPUs newer than 2011 (Intel Sandy Bridge or newer)
  • 1 GB of free storage space (for 2 hr exam)
  • Web camera & microphone (internal or external)
  • A broadband internet connection (0.15Mbps upload speed)
Proof of your identity
  • You will need to have a valid proof of your identity (passport) on your test day. You must use the same identity document you provided when submitting your application.
About the test

Similar to IELTS, the test assesses all 4 components: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. It will take up to 4 hours to complete:

  • Listening - you will be given three recordings to listen to. You must then answer questions related to these recordings.
  • Reading - you will be given three pieces of text to read. You must then answer questions relating to each text.
  • Writing - you will be given two essay titles for which you will need to write an essay on the subject area.
  • Speaking - you will be prompted to complete a number of speaking tasks during your online assessment.

All of the components will be tested during your selected test session.

Your session will be proctored online, your ID will be matched and your video, audio and screen will be recorded for the full duration of your session.

Practice Tests

You will be able to take a short practice test before your test day. You will receive details on how to do this in your booking confirmation email.

CUET Online Preparation course

Not ready to take the test yet? You can enrol on our free online preparation course that will help you prepare for all 4 components of the test.

Enrol here

How to book

If you meet the above eligibility criteria and are ready to take the test, you can book here: 

Book your test

Do not book your test if you are enrolling on CUET Online Preparation course. You will be able to book at the end of your course.

You will need to take your test on the date and time you have booked.

Results

You will be contacted with the results of your test within 2 weeks. We will tell you if you have met the entry criteria or not. We will not provide a breakdown of your results. Results are not transferable to any other Institution; they are only valid for study at Coventry University, Coventry University London, CU Coventry and CU Scarborough.

Watch a short video about the test & some guidance on how to complete preparation steps:

Contact Us

If you wish to discuss test availability or to find out more information, please contact us. 
Call +44 (0)24 7765 2152 or e-mail cuet.io@coventry.ac.uk.

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