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Language Requirements

Incoming exchange students who wish to study at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences (BSS) have to meet the following language requirements:

Language requirements for students from BSS partner universities

This includes students applying via Erasmus+ KA103 Mobility for higher education between institutions in Programme countries (Erasmus+ students from partner universities inside the EU/ EEA and Turkey)

Bachelor students (or students participating in Bachelor-level courses)

One of the options below

  • Confirmation letter from home university proving that your English proficiency equals at least level B2 according to CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)
  • (Test) certificate proving that your English language proficiency equals at least level B2 according to CEFR
  • TOEFL iBT: overall score of 80 (speaking and writing score 19)
  • IELTS: overall score of 6.0 (speaking score 6.0, writing score 5.5)
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) and Cambridge Proficiency (CPE): overall score of C, B or A

Master students (or students participating in Master-level courses)

One of the options below

  • Confirmation letter from home university proving that your English proficiency equals at least level C1 according to CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)
  • (Test) certificate proving that your English language proficiency equals at least level C1 according to CEFR
  • TOEFL iBT: overall score of 90 (speaking and writing score 20)
  • IELTS: overall score of 7.0 (speaking and writing score 6.0)/ CEFR Level of at least C1
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) and Cambridge Proficiency (CPE): overall score of C, B or A
Language requirements for students from non-BBS partner universities (ICM*, MFE, SHARE-ASEAN, Free Movers)

This includes students applying via International Credit Mobility*, Multi Faculty Exchange, SHARE-ASEAN or as free movers.

Bachelor students (or students participating in Bachelor-level courses)

One of the options below

  • TOEFL iBT: overall score of 80 (speaking and writing score 19)
  • IELTS: overall score of 6.0 (speaking score 6.0, writing score 5.5)
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) and Cambridge Proficiency (CPE): overall score of C, B or A

Master students (or students participating in Master-level courses)

One of the options below

  • TOEFL iBT: overall score of 90 (speaking and writing score 20)
  • IELTS: overall score of 7.0 (speaking and writing score 6.0)/ CEFR Level of at least C1
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) and Cambridge Proficiency (CPE): overall score of C, B or A

*Erasmus+ KA107 Mobility for higher education between Partner countries (Erasmus+ students from universities outside of the EU/EEA or Turkey). See also the Erasmus+ ICM website.

Exemptions:
Native English speakers do not need to hand in an English proficiency test certificate.
Note:
Please take into account that courses given at other faculties might require a higher level of English language proficiency!

Last modified:11 May 2022 10.53 a.m.