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Language requirements

English-taught Bachelor’s programmes

Proficiency in English is an admission requirement for all English-taught degree programmes. You will need to submit proof of your proficiency in English as part of the application process.

Accepted tests

IELTS 6.5/CEFR B2-C1

Score

Test

Overall

Reading

Listening

Speaking

Writing

IELTS (Academic)

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

TOEFL IBT

(internet-based)

90

21

21

21

24

Cambridge English

CAE or CPE Certificate with a minimum score of 180

English language test – Language Centre University of Groningen

B2

B2

B2

C1

  • The test scores cannot be older than two years (except for the Cambridge certificates).
  • The modality required is 'academic'.
  • You may apply for a degree programme while you have not yet taken an English test or while your test score is still insufficient. Should you be admitted, then your admission will be conditional, with (one of) the condition(s) for final admission being that you take and pass a (new) test.
  • We do not accept institutional TOEFL tests.

Submission of test results

  • IELTS: a scan of the score report can be uploaded in the Online Admission System (OAS) or sent by email. We can verify the score online.
  • TOEFL: please upload a scan of your score report in OAS and submit a request with ETS to allow us to access your test results in the ETS online database (institution code 7191).
  • Cambridge Certificate: initially, a scan of the score report can be uploaded in OAS. Should you be admitted we will need to receive a certified copy of your certificate or you may authorize us to verify your results online (register with your Candidate and Secret Number on the Candidate Results Website) and inform us by email when this step has been completed, so we can verify your score.

Exemptions

You are exempted from proving your proficiency in English if you:

  • are a native speaker and have completed secondary education in one of the following countries: USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada;
  • have already completed a Bachelor’s programme in one of the following countries: USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada;
  • apply with at least 3 British A-level certificates;
  • have an International Baccalaureate, with English as the medium of instruction;
  • have a European Baccalaureate diploma, with English as final exam subject.

Last modified:26 September 2019 09.32 a.m.