When you’re looking for schools in Europe to start your Master’s degree, you will want to ask yourself one question to start with: ‘do I qualify for the best schools?’. After working hard to achieve high scores on their IELTS test – the International English language test from the British Council – many students want to know where their English-language scores can lead them, and wonder whether they are good enough to get into the best universities in the world.
To answer this question, we’ve compiled a list of universities in Europe that accept international students with IELTS scores from 5.0 to 7.0. Read below and find out which Master's degree provided by these universities you qualify for. Also, consider these great English language schools worldwide that can help you increase your IELTS test score.
IELTS Score: 5.0
- University of Luxembourg, in Luxembourg
- Ca'Foscari University of Venice, in Italy
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), in Germany
- University of Essex, in the U.K.
- Holland International Study Centre (ISC), in the Netherlands
IELTS Score: 5.5
- Università Della Svizzera Italiana Lugano, in Switzerland
- Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, in Lithuania
- Teesside University, in the U.K.
- Budapest Metropolitan University, in Hungary
- ESIEE Paris, in France
IELTS Score: 6.0
- Wageningen University and Research, in the Netherlands
- International Business School, in Hungary
- Coventry University, in the U.K.
- Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in Italy
- University of Dundee, in the U.K.
IELTS Score: 6.5
- Utrecht University, in the Netherlands
- Central European University, in Hungary
- Durham University, in the U.K.
- City, University of London, in the U.K.
- John Cabot University, Rome, in Italy
IELTS Score: 7.0
- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, in the Netherlands
- University of Leuven, in Belgium
- Radboud University, in the Netherlands
- University of Jyväskylä, in Finland
- University of Leeds, in the U.K.
Choose the right university according to your IELTS score
Keep in mind that degree programmes and admission officers will factor in other items, such as GPA and recommendations, and you should not expect admission based on your IELTS scores alone. Moreover, some specific Master's degrees may require different IELTS scores.
For example, if a course assigns presentations and writing (such as courses in the Liberal Arts or Humanities), they are also likely to require a higher IELTS score. You are encouraged to check the programme page or the university page itself for a more detailed explanation of their IELTS scores.