Work, settle or study in the UK
SELT tests approved by Home Office for UK visas and immigration

Skills for English: SELT is a UKVI-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) for visa and immigration applications that you can take in over 120 countries around the world, outside of the UK.  You can also use this test for UKVI applications made in the UK. 

Skills for English: SELT provides proof that you have the required English proficiency should you wish to live, work or study in the UK.  

It uses the latest test technology to allow to book online, then take the test in a computer-based format in a single, convenient session at any of our PSI Authorised Test Centres.

Discover more about the Skills for English test, with diagnostic tests, specifications, language learning and practice tests.

High first-time pass rate*
Wide availability of test centres and sessions test centres in over 120 countries worldwide, excluding the UK)
Test levels matched exactly to visa type required
A one-session test that is entirely computer-based with no examiner/assessor present
Auto-marked reading and listening skills, with speaking and writing skills marked by expert assessors who do not see any of your students’ personal details
A quick turn-around on marking with results currently available in as little as 3-5 days**

Find the right SELT for you

Find which level of SELT you need, before you begin your visa journey

Our ‘at-a-glance’ view of the visa levels allows you to identify the type of SELT qualification you need. Depending upon whether you want to work, study or settle in the UK, there are different levels of English language proficiency required.

Prepare for your test

Get ready for your SELT test

Take advantage of diagnostic tests to discover your current level, language learning materials to help enhance your skills and take practice tests to familiarise yourself with the sort of questions you’ll encountering when it comes to taking your test.

Find your test session

Search for your nearest Test Centre, available dates and prices

The test is delivered through a worldwide network of PSI Authorised Test Centres, so you can find the one that’s most convenient for you and see the price. With scheduled exam events as well as on- demand sessions, you’ll find the best choice of exam dates for you.