DMU Academic Test of English (DATE)


Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, CELL now provides its DATE tests in an online format.

If you meet the DMU academic entry requirements but have not had time to take an IELTS test, CELL will be able to test you on the four main areas of English language: reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. This test is called the DMU Academic Test of English, or DATE.

It is a similar format to the other recognised international English tests. 

  • The test is usually chargeable but in light of current Covid-19 circumstances, we are offering the test free of charge to all candidates.
  • The DATE test is only available to students applying for a degree at De Montfort University 
  • Tests take place online on a weekly basis
  • Reading and writing will be on one day with speaking and listening on the next day. The speaking element will usually be between 9am - 11am (UK time)

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

To book a DATE test, you can either

  • complete the form below
  • contact your local representative from the International Office

Book your DATE test:


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