Trinity College London is a Full Member of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE).
Trinity College London's Integrated Skills in English (ISE) examinations and Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) are recognised by higher educational institutions around the world as evidence of English language proficiency for student admission.
Higher educational institutions which recognise ISE and GESE
If you would like to add your institution to the list of recognising institutions please visit our join the list page.
ISE and GESE examinations are taken by hundreds of thousands of candidates worldwide each year and the number is growing in many countries including: China, Hong Kong, India, Greece, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Mexico, Argentina, Turkey and Russia.
View the CEFR chart to see how Trinity's English qualifications are aligned to the CEFR.
Universities and Colleges
View the ISE leaflet for Universities and Colleges.
UK Border Agency
GESE and ISE are accepted by the UK Border Agency for the Spouse/Partner visa and for Tiers 1, 2, and 4 immigration.
Click the visa below to see the Trinity exam required.
Spouses and Partners visa
Tier 4 visa
Tier 2 visa
Tier 1 visa
In the UK, ISE and GESE are accredited by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), and its respective partners in Wales and Northern Ireland.
EQF (European Qualifications Framework for Life Long Learning)
A European Qualifications Framework for Life Long Learning (EQF) is in the process of being introduced. The EQF relates different countries' national qualifications systems and frameworks together around a common European reference.
ISE and GESE are also listed in the UK's University and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS) guide to qualifications acceptable as evidence of English language competency for admission to higher education:
ISE II (B2 / Level 1)
ISE III (C1 / Level 2)
ISE IV (C2 / Level 3)
Grade 7 (B2 / Level 1)
Grade 8 (B2 / Level 1)
Grade 9 (B2 / Level 1)
Grade 10 (C1 / Level 2)
Grade 11 (C1 / Level 2)
Grade 12 (C2 / Level 3)