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Proficiency in English

The language requirements for the CEMACUBE programme as well as the involved universities include one of the following test results: 

  1. IELTS (Academic) 6.5 – no less than 6.0 on each section 

  2. TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) 95 – no less than 21 on each section

  3. TOEFL CBT (computer-based test) 237 – no less than 21 on each section

  4. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - CAE (Certificate of Advanced English)

Note that a copy of a valid authentic test certificate must be produced (after 2 years the most tests are no longer valid so please check!). 

There is no need to send the scores to the University, but if you would like to do so, the TOEFL code of the Department of Admission of the University of Groningen (coordinating university) is: 7191. If you use this code to send us your results, please do not forget to also add a copy of your test results to your application package otherwise your application is considered to be incomplete!

-->> If your official test results are not available before the application deadline, you need to send proof that you have done/applied for a test with your Application package. Best is to send proof of payment for the course, confirmation email of the Test Centre or a screen shot of the unofficial online results with your application package. This will do till you have the official results on paper, however we do need any test results before 15 February 2015!

Only two groups of students do not need to prove proficiency in English:

  1. Applicants that are a native English speaker and completed secondary education in any one of the following countries: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia
  2. Applicants that have completed their bachelor education in any one of the following countries: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia

PLEASE NOTE: Students have to prove their proficiency in English if they do not meet either of the two requirements stated above.


If your medium of instruction was English:

In spite of the fact that the medium of instruction was English, we do require you to send proof of proficiency in English by means of sending us a test score report. We understand this may seem strange to you, but our experience tells us that English being the medium of instruction during a student’s previous education very often doesn’t guarantee a sufficient command of the English language. Besides that, it is not just for the purpose of the programme we are strict with the English test, but the Admission Office of the partner universities within the programme will also demand a proficiency test otherwise they are simply not allowed to register you.
However, if your university can provide you with a letter (signed, stamped and on official university paper) that states that the instruction and examination language of your degree was in English, we can accept that as proof of English Proficiency for the Application part of our programme (so only for the programme!).  BUT still have to do one of the above mentioned test with good result to be able to take part in the programme (Local CEMACUBE University admission requirments!).


Last Updated on Thursday, 13 July 2017 07:06  

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