Table of English Language Level Equivalencies

Table of equivalencies

To find out whether you need to take DELA, download the table of equivalencies. If you are unclear, or you cannot find your entry pathway, please consult with your Faculty DELA adviser.


IELTS is used for university admission purposes to ensure that international students meet the University’s minimum English language requirements. However, it has been shown that many students admitted to university may benefit from additional assistance with developing their academic English. DELA is a diagnostic procedure that indicates your individual strengths and weaknesses and the steps you can take to improve them. DELA results are presented in more detail than IELTS (e.g. there are three scores for writing rather than just one) and you also receive recommendations for the most suitable follow-up options to develop your academic English.