I am a student from India, and have applied for some PhD positions in the UK. All the universities asked for scores of one English language proficiency test. Some of them had an option to request a wavier based on the fact that my school and college curricula were taught completely in English. Some others had an option
I have planned to take an English language test, but haven't registered yet, so I chose that. The projects that I have applied for specifically mention that they need IELTS scores of 6.5 overall.
I want to wait until I get accepted and then take the test. Is this possible, or do I need to be ready with the test scores even before they pick me?
The reason I wish to wait is, if I don't get accepted anywhere, then the test would be just useless, with all the money going down the drain. Manchester, for instance, gave me a desk rejection stating "you do not have the academic qualifications for this program". If that happens in all cases, I will just lose money.
The field is accelerator physics, in case that matters.