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  • Changes to the English Language Requirements

    1 Jun, 2012

    The Medical Sciences Council has reviewed its English language requirements for overseas-trained registration applicants.

    The following changes come into effect on 1 September 2012

    All registration applicants for whom English is their second language must provide results from an IELTS test

    • The IELTS results must be for the academic version and record a score of 7 in each band with overall score of 7.5
    • The results must be from one sitting
    • The results must be from an IELTS test completed within two years of the registration application

    Please note as from 1 September 2012, the Council will no longer accept third party testimonials in respect of registration applicants' English language ability.

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