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Rules for Determination English Language Proficiency

The requisite B2 level proficiency in English (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is proved by:

  • A document certifying the passing of a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): in the case of taking an internet-based test (iBT) – at least 87 points, in the case of a computer-based test (CBT) – at least 227 points and in the case a paper-based test (PBT) – at least 567 points;

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – at least B2 level;

  • A document certifying the successful passing of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – at least 6.0 points;

  • Any other language proficiency document certifying passing of a field-specific or specialized examination, which documents confirms B2 level proficiency in English by a decision of an appropriate academic board.

Students are exempted from the obligation to present documentation of  English language proficiency whose native language is English or whose competence is proved by: 

  • a degree awarded after taking an English language programme, or at least two years of study in a country where English is both the language of instruction/examination and the native language;

  • studying English as the first foreign language at a compulsory/upper secondary school over a period of a minimum 7 years in a country, member of the EU and/or the Council of Europe;

  • an examination taken within the framework of the educational programme of a foreign secondary school or summative evaluation, which should not be less than 70 percent of the overall evaluation; 

  • succeeding in a written or/and oral examination/interview held by the English language professors of the University.  

An examination in the English language aims at the verification of the compatibility of the language proficiency of an applicant with minimum requirements envisaged by a programme. The examination serves for: 

  • the identification of the proficiency level, what enables an applicant to get registered for the components of an educational programme;

  • the selection of an adequate group for further learning, meaning the selection of the adequate one from English language components of various levels, envisaged by the programme; and/or

  • the determination of the reasonability of offering an additional component (beyond the curriculum) by the University, when the required level of communication competence can be attained only through taking such a special course. It is also possible for the necessity of studying the terminology of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and subjects to be provided for.