The overall IELTS scores of 6.0 (for Bachelor's programme) and 6.5 (for MBA) are a UK requirement that we must adhere to without exception as we are bound by the University of Northampton regulations. We realise that in some cases, very capable potential students may fall short of these overall requirements. To such applicants, whose applications and previous academic records attest to their excellent academic capabilities, we are willing to offer a possibility to arrive in Finland four weeks prior to the start of the programme on the condition that they participate in a two-week IELTS-prep course and take the test again in Finland. The aim of the course is to reach the level of 6.0 from a starting point of 5.5 for the Bachelor's programme or 6.5 from a starting point of 6.0 for the MBA programme. Prior to this they will have a conditional letter of acceptance, and upon reaching the required level, the offer becomes unconditional. Please contact us at info(a)helbus.fi for more information and details.