Proof of English Proficiency (International Degree Admissions)

Study Permit
How to document proof of English proficiency:
  1. All applicants must prove English language proficiency to be eligible to apply for master's degree, bachelor's degree and short & online programmes of study.

  2. English proficiency tests must be in accordance with our list of approved English tests.



NB!

If the proof of English test is not documented, the application for admission will be rejected, regardless of academic qualifications.

NB!

The English test should not be more than 2 years old at the deadline 1 December

  • TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 500 (paper-based)/ 170 (computer-based)/ 60 (Internet-based) - Writing: 18 or higher. Send the original TOEFL Report to the Institutional code: 0742.

  • IELTS - Academic test: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) Academic with a minimum of 5.0 points - Reading: 5,0 or higher. Listening: 5,0 or higher, Speaking: 5,0 or higher, Writing: 5,0 or higher

  • APIEL : Advanced Placement International English Language Examination (APIEL) with a minimum of 3 points

  • MELAB: Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum of 85 points

  • University of Cambridge Exams: First Certificate English, Certificate in Advanced English, Certificate of Proficiency in English

NB!

The English test should not be more than 2 years old at the deadline 1 December

  • TOEFL - Official score report: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 580 (paper-based)/ 213 (computer-based)/ 85 (Internet-based) - Writing: 25 or higher. Send the original TOEFL Report to the Institutional code: 0742.

  • IELTS - Academic test: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) with a minimum of 6.5 points - Reading: 6,5 or higher. Listening: 6,5 or higher, Speaking: 6,5 or higher, Writing: 6,5 or higher

  • PTE Academic: Pearson Test of English Academic with a minimum score of 62
  • APIEL: Advanced Placement International English Language Examination (APIEL) with a minimum of 3 points

  • MELAB: Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum of 85 points

  • University of Cambridge Exams: Certificate in Advanced English, Certificate of Proficiency in English

Exemptions from English tests
  • Please note that if none of these exemptions apply to you, you must document one of the required English tests listed above.
  • Certain applicants are exempted from the requirement of English test and marked as "YES 2" or "YES 3" in the country list (GSU-list). Please see our list of exemptions, below.

  • Applicants with higher education from China, Bangladesh, Iran, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka MUST docuemnt proof English test regardless of whether the medium of instruction is in English. ONLY applicants who have completed university education where the subject English (for example, a full degree in English language and literature) comprised the main component of the course of study can be exempted.

  • Applicants who have obtained a Bachelor's degree from the home country with English as the Language of instruction are exempted from the test (marked as "Yes 2" in the country list).

  • Applicants who have passed an A-Level examination in English maybe exempted (marked as "Yes 3" in the country list)

  • The English Language requirement is satisfied if you have English as "Language 1" or "Language 2" in your European Baccalaureat (EB) diploma.

  • Applicants who have obtained an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma OR IB-Certificate/IB Diploma Programme Course Results with passed 3 subjects at standard level and 3 subjects at higher level OR passed 2 subjects at standard level and 4 subjects at higher level at least 20 points including for Theory of Knoweldge and Extended Essay (should be passed), grades 3 or better in all subjects, and Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) must be fulfilled, can be exempted from the required English test.

  • Applicants who have obtained an IGCSE and International Advcanced Level with at least 3 A levels (provided by Cambridge International Examinations and Edexcel) can be exempted from the requirement of English test.

  • Applicants who have completed one year at university in an English-speaking country (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA), provided that the Language of instruction was English.

  • Applicants who have completed university education where the subject English (for example, a full degree in English language and literature) comprised the main component of the course of study.

  • Applicants who have obtained their upper secondary school diploma from one of these countries: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana, Canada, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Lesotho, Mauritius, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, UK,  and USA can be exempted from the requirement of English test.


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