Cambridge 2018/2019 - English scores


Hi all! I am an applicant from Paraguay to Cambridge, QMUL and LSE. How strict is Cambridge with its TOEFL 110 overall results? I got a 101 score. Thank you in advance!
Hi all! I am an applicant from Paraguay to Cambridge, QMUL and LSE. How strict is Cambridge with its TOEFL 110 overall results? I got a 101 score. Thank you in advance!
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Mombastic
Hi all! I am an applicant from Paraguay to Cambridge, QMUL and LSE. How strict is Cambridge with its TOEFL 110 overall results? I got a 101 score. Thank you in advance!


I reckon they're extremely strict when it comes to results below the required margin. They should have a dedicated FAQ section on their website for your question I suppose.
[quote]Hi all! I am an applicant from Paraguay to Cambridge, QMUL and LSE. How strict is Cambridge with its TOEFL 110 overall results? I got a 101 score. Thank you in advance![/quote]

I reckon they're extremely strict when it comes to results below the required margin. They should have a dedicated FAQ section on their website for your question I suppose.
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Ribben
Hi all! I am an applicant from Paraguay to Cambridge, QMUL and LSE. How strict is Cambridge with its TOEFL 110 overall results? I got a 101 score. Thank you in advance!


I reckon they're extremely strict when it comes to results below the required margin. They should have a dedicated FAQ section on their website for your question I suppose.


I'm afraid Mombastic is right. I don't think they consider your English test score as one of the many elements in evaluating your application, but rather, as a prerequisite to even look at your application in the first place.
[quote][quote]Hi all! I am an applicant from Paraguay to Cambridge, QMUL and LSE. How strict is Cambridge with its TOEFL 110 overall results? I got a 101 score. Thank you in advance![/quote]

I reckon they're extremely strict when it comes to results below the required margin. They should have a dedicated FAQ section on their website for your question I suppose. [/quote]

I'm afraid Mombastic is right. I don't think they consider your English test score as one of the many elements in evaluating your application, but rather, as a prerequisite to even look at your application in the first place.
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AdmissionL...
When I looked through the old threads about Cambridge, it was said that some people got a conditional offer who didn't have the necessary points. So it seems that in the past it wasn't always an absolute reason for exclusion if one didn't have enough points.

[Edited by AdmissionLLM on Jan 29, 2018]

When I looked through the old threads about Cambridge, it was said that some people got a conditional offer who didn't have the necessary points. So it seems that in the past it wasn't always an absolute reason for exclusion if one didn't have enough points.
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nicolas93
I have the same problem. Even though I scored 111, my score in the Speaking section was 23/30, which is below the requirement Cambridge sets (25/30). I hope they accept it though.
I have the same problem. Even though I scored 111, my score in the Speaking section was 23/30, which is below the requirement Cambridge sets (25/30). I hope they accept it though.
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Mombastic
When I looked through the old threads about Cambridge, it was said that some people got a conditional offer who didn't have the necessary points. So it seems that in the past it wasn't always an absolute reason for exclusion if one didn't have enough points.


Yep, but was it conditioned on having a higher linguistic test though?
[quote]When I looked through the old threads about Cambridge, it was said that some people got a conditional offer who didn't have the necessary points. So it seems that in the past it wasn't always an absolute reason for exclusion if one didn't have enough points.[/quote]

Yep, but was it conditioned on having a higher linguistic test though?
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Optimistic
From Cambridge website:
All applicants for the Cambridge LLM programme must provide prescribed proof of English language ability before their application will be considered.

[Edited by Optimistic on Jan 30, 2018]

From Cambridge website:
All applicants for the Cambridge LLM programme must provide prescribed proof of English language ability before their application will be considered.
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jacosi
What about Oxford and LSE? I am an applicant with IELTS 6.5 score!


I applied to LSE just with my TOEFL score (104) and I got a conditional offer, by means of which I have to reach the required score.
[quote]What about Oxford and LSE? I am an applicant with IELTS 6.5 score![/quote]

I applied to LSE just with my TOEFL score (104) and I got a conditional offer, by means of which I have to reach the required score.
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Mombastic
What about Oxford and LSE? I am an applicant with IELTS 6.5 score!


Oxford requires 7.5. Can't recall about LSE - check Google.
[quote]What about Oxford and LSE? I am an applicant with IELTS 6.5 score![/quote]

Oxford requires 7.5. Can't recall about LSE - check Google.
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AdmissionL...
What about Oxford and LSE? I am an applicant with IELTS 6.5 score!


Oxford requires 7.5. Can't recall about LSE - check Google.


It's a pity that one can't recommend Google for comprehnsion problems. :p
[quote][quote]What about Oxford and LSE? I am an applicant with IELTS 6.5 score![/quote]

Oxford requires 7.5. Can't recall about LSE - check Google.[/quote]

It's a pity that one can't recommend Google for comprehnsion problems. :p
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Thank you all for your comments! I already got a conditional offer from QMUL; for the rest, fingers crossed! With regard to LSE, they ask 109, just one point below Cambridge. Cheers!
Thank you all for your comments! I already got a conditional offer from QMUL; for the rest, fingers crossed! With regard to LSE, they ask 109, just one point below Cambridge. Cheers!
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nicolas93
Does anyone know if it is ok that I have an overall TOEFL score of 110 but 23/30 on speaking? Will I have issues concerning my applications or they are lenient on this regard?
Does anyone know if it is ok that I have an overall TOEFL score of 110 but 23/30 on speaking? Will I have issues concerning my applications or they are lenient on this regard?
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darthsid
Does anyone know if it is ok that I have an overall TOEFL score of 110 but 23/30 on speaking? Will I have issues concerning my applications or they are lenient on this regard?


From what I know, it depends. Some universities only have a minimum overall requirement whereas other specifically set minimum thresholds for each section. You should check with each university,
[quote]Does anyone know if it is ok that I have an overall TOEFL score of 110 but 23/30 on speaking? Will I have issues concerning my applications or they are lenient on this regard?[/quote]

From what I know, it depends. Some universities only have a minimum overall requirement whereas other specifically set minimum thresholds for each section. You should check with each university,
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Joyfully, my application was good enough to earn an offer! So happy about it!
Joyfully, my application was good enough to earn an offer! So happy about it!
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