INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

Language proficiency requirement

All inbound exchange students must have a good command of English at B2 or C1 Levels in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

After you have been nominated by your home university as an exchange student to UiT The Arctic University of Norway, you must upload a certificate or documentation from your university that indicates that you meet the English Language Proficiency at least B2 or C1 levels (if applicable) on the Application Web (Søknadsweb):

ERASMUS+ STUDENTS

You must have been evaluated according to the CEFR framework at your home institution. Please contact the Erasmus coordinator , the English Testing Centre or Erasmus Online Linguistic Support (OLS) at your home institution for a certificate/documentation that indicate that you meet the English language proficiency with the score of at least B2 or C1 levels or if you have questions about requirements on the agreement in question. The certificate/documentation must be uploaded together with the mandatory documents on the Application Web (Søknadsweb): INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: CREATE YOUR APPLICATION PROFILE ON SØKNADSWEB | UiT

Please note:
Students from the UK, USA, Ireland, Canada and Australia are exempt from this requirement.

Nordic students: Please check the link for your country to see whether you have met the requirement for English language (Denmark, Finland, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Sweden). You do not need to upload any certificate if you meet the language requirements in the links.


NON-ERASMUS+ STUDENTS

You must have been evaluated according to the CEFR framework at your home institution. Please contact the Exchange coordinator or the English Testing Centre at your home institution for a certificate/documentation that indicate that you meet the English language proficiency with the score of at least B2 or C1 levels or if you have questions about requirements on the agreement in question. The certificate/documentation must be uploaded together with the mandatory documents on the Application Web (Søknadsweb): INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: CREATE YOUR APPLICATION PROFILE ON SØKNADSWEB | UiT

Please note:
Students from the UK, USA, Ireland, Canada and Australia are exempt from this requirement.

Nordic students: Please check the link for your country to see whether you have met the requirement for English language (Denmark, Finland, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Sweden). You do not need to upload any certificate if you meet the language requirements in the links.


APPROVED ENGLISH TESTS AND THEIR EQUIVALENT SCORES ACCORDING TO CEFR

The English test must not be more than 2 years old at the final deadline for admission

  • TOEFL - Official score report: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 580 (paper-based)/ 240 (computer-based)/ 72 - 94 (Internet-based IBT) or higher. UiT TOEFL Institutional code: 0742.

  • IELTS - Academic test: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) with a minimum of 6.5 - 7 points  or higher

  • PTE Academic: Pearson Test of English Academic with a minimum score of 62-75

  • APIEL: Advanced Placement International English Language Examination (APIEL) with a minimum of 3 points (Qualified) or 4 points (Well qualified).

  • The Michigan English Test (MET): with a minimum of 53-63 points

  • University of Cambridge Exams: Cambridge English First (FCE), Cambridge English First for Schools (FCE), Cambridge English Business Vantage (BEC Vantage).

  • TOEIC: 785-940

Norwegian (Scandinavian) language requirements for Nordic applicants:

Exchange students from the Nordic countries with qualifications granting general admission to higher education in their home country, and who have studied a scandanavian language at the most advanced level at upper secondary school are not required to take a Norwegian language proficiency test.

Please check the link for your country to see whether you have met the requirement for Norwegian language:

NB! If you cannot document these requirements, please the Norwegian language requirements for NON-Nordic students.

Norwegian language proficiency must be documented by passing one of the following examinations:

  • Examination in Norwegian from a Norwegian upper secondary school on the “Vg3-level” (393 hours, third-year level): Norwegian (exam) or Norwegian as a second language (exam).

  • Norwegian for International Students, Level 3: examination in Norwegian for foreign students at Norwegian universities, such as (NOR-0030 Norsk for internasjonale studenter, Trinn III 3 - 15 ECTS 

  • Examination from the 1-year (60 ECTS) course in Norwegian language and culture for foreign students, taken at a university or a university college in Norway

  • Test in Norwegian - advanced level, written test ( Test i norsk - høyere nivå, skriftlig known as ” Bergenstesten”) with a score of at least 450 points, or with “Pass” (Bestått) mark if you took the test before 2009. From 2021 you also need Test in Norwegian – advanced level, oral test, (Test i norsk – høyere nivå, muntlig) with a minimum score of “pass” (bestått) or 500 points if you took the test before 2009.

  • Norwegian test for adult immigrants from Kompetanse Norge (VOX) with result B2 in all four parts

The Norwegian language requirement can also be satisfied if you have completed a 9- or 10-year primary and lower secondary school education in Norwegian or another Nordic language as the language of instruction. This must be documented with the corresponding school diploma and in addition with a confirmation stating that you attended each grade of the Norwegian or Nordic language primary and lower secondary school education.

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