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Recognised English speaking countries

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You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if you've recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in one of the following countries/areas, or are from one of the following countries/areas: 

  • Antigua and Barbuda 
  • Australia 
  • The Bahamas 
  • Barbados 
  • Belize
  • The Channel Islands 
  • Dominica 
  • Gibraltar 
  • Grenada 
  • Guyana 
  • Ireland (Republic of) 
  • The Isle of Man 
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • New Zealand 
  • St Kitts and Nevis 
  • St Lucia 
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines 
  • Trinidad and Tobago 
  • USA 

You also do not need to prove your knowledge of English if:

  • You're a national of Canada