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Language requirements

A sufficient proficiency in English is an admission requirement for all English taught master's degree programmes. You will need to submit proof of your proficiency in English as part of the application process.

Test scores cannot be older than two years from the moment you submit your application in Studielink.

Accepted tests

IELTS (Academic)

6.5 - no less than 6.0 on each section

TOEFL IBT (internet-based test)

92 - no less than 21 on each section

TOEFL CBT (computer-based test)

237 - no less than 21 on each section

TOEFL PBT (paper-based test)

580 - no less than 55 on each section

Cambridge English

CAE or CPE Certificate

Language Centre English test - University of Groningen Language Centre

Minimum section scores C2 or C1 (one B2 allowed)

     
Please keep in mind that:

  • The test scores cannot be older than two years.
  • The modality required is 'academic'.
  • You may apply for a degree programme, even though you have not yet taken an English language test or while your test score is still insufficient. In that case, you might be conditionally admitted with one of the conditions for final admission being that you take and pass a (new) test. Please inform the Admissions Office of the date on which you are planning to take such a test.


Submitting your test results

  • IELTS: a scan of the score report can be uploaded within the Online Admission System (OAS) or sent by email. We can verify the scores online.
  • TOEFL: initially, a scan of the score report can be uploaded within OAS. If you are admitted, we have two options to verify your scores. You can either ask ETS to send us a hardcopy test result report via mail, using institution code 7191. Alternatively, you can ask ETS to make the result available to us for online verification, again using institution code 7191
  • Cambridge Certificate: initially, a scan of the score report can be uploaded in OAS. If you are admitted, we have two options to verify your scores. You can either send us a certified copy of your test report or make the results available online by sharing with us your Candidate ID number and Candidate Secret Number.

You are exempt from proving proficiency in English if:
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you are a native speaker and have completed a full secondary education in one of the following countries: USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia;
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you have already completed a fulltime bachelor programme (nominal duration of at least three years) in one of the following countries: USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia;
-      you have an International Baccalaureate, with English as the medium of instruction;
-      you have an European Baccalaureate diploma, with English as the medium of instruction.

If English was the medium of instruction during your previous education, but you do not meet the above mentioned requirements for exemption, you are still required to prove your English proficiency by means of one of the tests as mentioned above.

For your information:

·       It is not a problem if you apply whilst you have not yet taken one of the required tests. If you are admitted, (one of) the condition(s) will be that you prove your English language proficiency in accordance with our requirements.

If you are a non-EU/EEA student and you require visa to travel to the Netherlands, you should take into account that we can only apply for visa for you after you have met the language requirements.

Laatst gewijzigd:25 april 2018 14:26