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Language Requirements

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Hereunder you can find the language requirements for each university of the Consortium.

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BOLOGNA

English

Level required: B2

Certificates accepted:

Any official English certificate will be accepted.

Italian

Level required: A2

Certificates accepted:

Dante Institute standard test or equivalent.

YORK

English

Following the recommendations of the UK Home Office, the University of York has specific language requirements. You can find further information by clicking HERE

Certificates accepted:

IELTS

6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component

PTE 

61, with no less than 55 in each component

CAE and CPE (from January 2015) 

176 with no less than 169 in each component

TOEFL

87, with a minimum of 21 in each component

Trinity ISE

Level 3 with Merit in all requirement

OVIEDO

- If you want Oviedo to be your Home University (First Year)…

Spanish

Level required: B2

Certificates accepted:

Any official Spanish Certificate; i.e. DELE.
- If you want Oviedo to be your Mobility University (Second Year)…

English

Minimum level required: B2

Certificates accepted:

Any official English certificate will be accepted.

LODZ

English

Minimum level required: B2.

Certificates accepted:

First Certificate in English (FCE)
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage
Business English Certificate (BEC) Higher
Certificate in English for International Business and Trade (CEIBT)
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS), 
more than 6 points
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • TOEFL minimum scores according to test type:
  • at least 87 points in Internet-Based Test (iBT);
  • at least 180 points in Computer-Based Test (CBT) supplemented with 50 points in Test of Spoken English (TSE);
  • at least 510 points in Paper-Based Test (PBT) supplemented with at least 3,5 points in Test of Written English (TWE) and with at least 50 points in Test of Spoken English (TSE)
  • at least 700 points in International Communication (TOEIC);

Official English language requirements for the University of Lodz

GRANADA

- If you want Granada to be your Home University (First Year)…

Spanish

Level required: B2

Certificates accepted: Any official Spanish Certificate; i.e. DELE.

- If you want Granada to be your Mobility University (Second Year)…

English

Minimum level required: B2

Certificates accepted:

Any official English certificate will be accepted.

List of official language certificates accepted by the University of Granada

UTRECHT

English

Minimum level required: C1 (Grade B)

Certificates accepted:

IELTS, Academic Mod. 

Min. score: 6.5 overall, at least 6 for writing

TOEFL (iBT)

Minimum score: 93, at least 24 reading, 22 listening, 20 speaking, 17 writing, institutional scores are not accepted

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

Minimum score: B grade.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

Minimum score: C grade.

*Exceptions: You do not have to submit proof of English proficiency if you obtained your Bachelor's degree in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, USA or South Africa.

CEU

English

Minimum level required: C1 (Grade B)

Note: Current or former CEU students applying to CEU's master's or doctoral programs may also be exempted of presenting a language certificate.

Certificates accepted:

TOEFL (Internet-based; taken on/after January 31, 2016)	

88

TOEFL (Paper-based; taken on/after January 31, 2016)	 

570

IELTS Academic; taken on/after January 31, 2016) 

6.5

Pearson Test of English (Acad.) (taken on/after January 31, 2013)	

59

Cambridge Proficiency Examination (taken on/after January 31, 2013)	 

C

Cambridge Advanced English Test (taken on/after January 31, 2013)	 

B

Official English language requirements for the Central European University

  • For further information regarding language requirements of the Consortium Universities, please visit our FAQ:

Question 7: Do I have to provide proof of knowledge of all Consortium languages (English, Spanish, Italian)?

Question 8: What are the requirements with regards to language certificates?

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