The Irish government has now approved PSI and B1 and B2 Four Facet Skills of Scottish Qualifications for English language proficiency tests for study visa qualification.
International students willing to study in Ireland can take the Skills for English: SELT or Skills for English: Global tests as it is now an approved English language program. Besides the application, these tests will also give the students the right to work part-time.
Janet Garcia, the president of PSI, commented that it is a strategic pillar for Skills for English to be accepted for a study visa in Ireland. It will enable the international students to study smoothly in the English language study destination, Ireland.
The number of students from the international community has increased 26% in the last three years and the approvals are now seen as a boon to the international education industry.
Earlier in December 2021, the Duolingo English Test received a permanent offering as a minimum English language standard in Ireland for its study visa.
The company has welcomed the Irish immigration departments decision as ideal to expand the options. Director of business development at the Scottish Qualifications Authority, John McMorris, said that the Irish government has associated itself with the UK government to recognise the quality of assessments and assure the higher education institutions that the students taking admission have the necessary English skills to succeed.
MrMcMorris also commented on the successful relationship between the authority and PSI. He considered the approval as another vote of confidence in the Skills for English language test.
Garcia, on the other hand, feels that the step solidifies the position of the Skills for English test as a high stake test for international study visas. The company together with its partner agents and preparation providers are tirelessly working to help students accomplish their study abroad goals.
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Source: The PIE News