DMU Academic Test of English


Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, CELL is working on providing its DATE tests in an online format. Details for this will be available towards the end of April. This page will be updated when online tests become available.

If you have not had time to take an IELTS test but meet our other academic entry requirements, we will be able to test you on the four main areas of English language: listening, reading, speaking and writing skills.

You will need to be available from 10am till 4pm to complete all the tests. It is a similar format to the other recognised international English tests. The test is chargeable and only available to students applying to De Montfort University (DMU), and is subject to availability in your country.

If we meet you at an exhibition abroad, we will sometimes be able to administer the test but you will also be able to take the test at DMU in the UK. If you have applied and wish to take the test, you should contact us. We will offer the test via our education agents in your country at certain times of the year. 

In light of current circumstances, we are offering the test free of charge to all candidates.

Minimum age: You must be at least 18 years of age prior to commencing the test.

Test dates:

Test dates will be available soon.

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