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
  • 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
  • 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.

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 (20 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 (10 mins) - you will have a short interview with the examiner where you will be asked questions on a variety of subjects.

Each test is timed and conducted in exam conditions.

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.

Documents required

You will need to bring the following documents to the test:

  • Proof of your identity (passport or national identity card) at registration. You must bring the same identity document on the test day as the one recorded on your online 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.

Contact us

If you wish to discuss your suitability for the test or to find out more information, please contact us. 

Call +44 (0)24 7765 2152 or e-mail cuet.io@coventry.ac.uk.

English Language test dates - UK - postponed

Due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, we have postponed all of our upcoming English Language tests in the UK and China. We will update this page with information and new dates as soon as possible. In the meantime, you may find it useful to view our Frequently Asked Questions.

English Language test dates - overseas

The current English test dates in 2020 in Malaysia are listed. Please note, dates and locations may be subject to change.

Date Time Location
Thursday 18 June  10am  HELP University, ELM Business School
SPC, Level 5, No. 15, Jalan Sri Semantan 1, Off Jalan Semantan, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thursday 02 July 10am  HELP University, ELM Business School
SPC, Level 5, No. 15, Jalan Sri Semantan 1, Off Jalan Semantan, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Register for a test in Malaysia

English Language test dates - China

The current English test dates in 2020 in China are:

Date City Location
21-23; 28-29 May 2020 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
23 May 2020 Chengdu Conference Room 3, 9th Floor JW Marriot Hotel Chengdu, No.19 Dongyu Street
成都茂业JW万豪酒店-9楼-会议室-3 成都市东御街 15号
24 May 2020 Guangzhou 5th Floor, The Westin Guangzhou, 6 Linhe Middle Rd, Tianhe District
广州海航威士汀5楼-蓝厅-广州天河区林和中路 6号
25 May 2020 Shanghai No.555 Xizang Middle Rd, Conference Romm 5, Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre
上海雅居万豪-5楼-会议室-5上海市西藏中路555号

Register for a test in China