University-Specific Language Tests and Exemptions

Aalto University (Aalto)

Entry requirements:

Aalto accepts the following minimum score requirements:

  • TOEFL
    • iBT (Internet-based Test): 92, and 22 for Writing 
    • PDT (Paper-Delivered Test): Reading 22, Listening 22, and Writing 24
    • TOEFL MyBest scores are not accepted. TOEFL iBT Home Edition is accepted.
  • IELTS (Academic IELTS only): total 6.5 and writing section 5.5. The test result must be valid on the first day of the application period. IELTS Indicator is accepted.
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A): total 62 and writing section 54
  • Cambridge English Qualification
    • C1 Advanced (former name Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, CAE): A,B or C
    • C2 Proficiency (former name Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, CPE): A,B,C or Level C1
  • IELTS, TOEFL and PTE results are valid for two years starting from the test date.

If an applicant has taken several language tests, the best official score that is still valid and correctly received by the deadline will be considered in the admissions. 

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application that have:

  • completed a higher education degree instructed in Finnish, Swedish or English at a Finnish university or a university of applied sciences.
  • completed a higher education degree instructed in English at a university in an EU/EEA country or a university of applied sciences in an EU/EEA country. The official language of the degree programme has to be stated in the degree certificate or its supplement, or in the transcript of records. Statements are not accepted. Other documentation regarding language of instruction will not be accepted.
  • studied as exchange students at Aalto University (Aalto University transcript of records or certificate of student status is required as proof).
  • completed or will complete (by 31st July 2021) an eligibility-conferring degree at a partner university of Aalto University in an EU/EEA country (i.e. EIT Digital Master School partner universities or Erasmus partner universities).

Only transcripts of records and degree certificates (with possible diploma supplements) are accepted for waiving the English test.

Exit requirements:

As an exit university, Aalto University requires no further proof of English proficiency as long as year 1 of EIT Digital has been successfully completed at a partner university.

Babeș-Bolyai University (UBB)

Entry requirements:

  • Cambridge PET for SCHOOLS (Preliminary English Test) B1, minimum 160 points
  • Cambridge FCE for SCHOOLS (First Certificate in English) B2
  • Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) C1
  • Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) C2
  • Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) B2, C1
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) (5-9) B2, C1, C2
  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language – Internet-based Tests) B2 (86-109), C1 (110-120)
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) – Listening: minimum 390, Reading: minimum 390, Speaking: minimum 155, Writing: minimum 155
  • LCCI - ELSA (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry International Qualifications – English Language Skills Assessment) – minimum 25 points
  • LCCI – JETSET (Level 5, 6, 7) B2-C2, minimum 25 points
  • LCCI – EfB – Level 2, 3, 4 B2-C2
  • TRINITY ISE (Integrated Skills in English) B2-C2
  • ECL B2-C1

Other tests accepted:

  • English attestation certificates issued by the Department of Specialised Foreign Languages and by the Department of Modern Languages and Business Communication at UBB.
  • English certificates issued by the ALPHA and LINGUA Centres at UBB B2-C1.
  • English attestation certificates issued by universities in the Universitaria Consortium, Cluj Universities Consortium or other consortia where Babeș-Bolyai University or faculties are a member.
  • English attestation certificates issued by foreign universities which have signed a cooperation agreement with Babeș-Bolyai University.
  • Bachelor’s degree issued by a faculty of letters attesting the graduation of a programme in English.
  • Diploma attesting the completion of a full-time degree programme in English at Babeș-Bolyai University, as part of the Universitaria Consortium, the Cluj Universities Consortium, or another consortium of which Babeş-Bolyai University is a member.
  • Higher education degree pursued entirely abroad in English.

Exit requirements:

As an exit university, Babeș-Bolyai University requires no further proof of English proficiency as long as year 1 of EIT Digital has been successfully completed at a partner university.

Eötvös Lorand University (ELTE)

Entry requirements: 

TOEFL MyBest Scores are accepted.

All state accredited language examinations (according to the CEFR) - minimum requirement: level B2.

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application that have: 
Bachelor studies conducted in English at an internationally recognized university (language of instruction needs to be mentioned on transcript or diploma supplement) or secondary studies at an internationally recognized secondary education institution (language of instruction needs to be mentioned on high school diploma).

Exit requirements: 

Same as entry

KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Entry requirements:

  • TOEFL Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 575.
  • TOEFL iBT internet-based: total score of 90. TOEFL iBT Home Edition is accepted.
  • TOEFL MyBest scores are not accepted.
  • IELTS Indicator is not accepted.
  • Cambridge ESOL: Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Certificate in Advanced English or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): Minimum score of 90
  • University of Michigan, ECPE (Examination for the certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • Pearson PTE Academic: Score of 62 (writing 61)

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application that have:

  • English language proficiency equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school English course B/6
  • Students with a Bachelor's degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, in accordance with the recommendations in the edition of the International Handbook of Universities that was current the year the degree was awarded.
  • Students with a formal transcript or degree certificate where it is clearly stated that the language of instruction was English. Other documentation regarding language of instruction will not be accepted.
  • Students with 60 ECTS credits (or the equivalent) from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland where the language of instruction of the course was English meet the English requirement. The language of instruction must be clearly stated on official documents. Please note that these credits cannot be from a preparatory programme, or introductory level English courses.
  • Students with the equivalent of 60 ECTS credits from USA, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, or English-speaking parts of Canada meet the English requirement. The language of instruction must be English. Please note that these credits cannot be from a preparatory programme, or introductory level English courses.
  • Students with a 3-year bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen) from the following countries meet the English requirement: Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Students from India or Pakistan with a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen) in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Applications, Medicine, Pharmacy, Natural Sciences or Technology, unless it is documented that the language of instruction for the programme was a language other than English, meet the English requirement. Please note that a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology will not meet the English requirement.

Exit requirements: 

As an exit university, KTH requires no further proof of English proficiency as long as year one of EIT Digital has been successfully completed at a partner university.

Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI)

Entry requirements:

Polimi accepts:

  • TOEFL: iBT: 78 total score PBT: 547 total score CBT: 210 total score. TOEFL iBT Home Edition is accepted.
  • TOEFL ITP Plus for China: 543 total score
  • We have also decided to exceptionally accept the new TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition English certificate. Please check on the TOEFL website if it is offered in your country/current location. TOEFL MyBest scores are not accepted.
  • Cambridge certificates: 
    • Proficiency (CPE level C2): Grade C
    • Advanced (CAE level C1): Grade C
    • First (level B2): Grade B
  • TOEIC (only listening and reading): 720
  • IELTS (Academic): total score of 6. IELTS Indicator is not accepted.
  • Trinity College: ISE II

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application that have:

English as Bachelor Medium of Instruction: Students who can prove that English was the medium of instruction of their Bachelor's Degree (at least for 3 years) are exempted from providing any English language certification. In this last case, students are required to upload a document certified by the university attesting that their programme was entirely taught in English.

Exit requirements: 

Polimi can only be chosen as an entry university

Technical University of Madrid (UPM)

Entry requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT: ≥ 72. TOEFL iBT Home Edition is accepted.
  • Academic IELTS score: ≥ 5.5. IELTS Indicator is accepted.
  • First Certificate in English (FCE)
  • ESCUELAS OFICIALES DE IDIOMAS (only for Spanish students) 
    • Plan de estudios 1998 (RD 967/1988): 4º curso superado.
    • Plan de estudios 2006 (RD 1629/2006): certificado nivel avanzado.

Waiving English language requirements:

  • Proof of English may only be waived if a candidate has completed his/her bachelor studies in English. Please note that the transcript of records must include that studies were conducted in English. 
  • A nationality from one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK or USA.

Exit requirements:

As an exit university, UPM requires no further proof of English proficiency as long as year one of EIT Digital has been successfully completed at a partner university.

Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)

Entry requirements:

  • CEFR, minimum requirement: level B2
  • IELTS Minimum score 5.5
  • TOEIC: Minimum score of 785 points

Exit requirements: 

As an exit university, UCA requires no further proof of English proficiency as long as year one of EIT Digital has been successfully completed at a partner university.

University of Rennes 1 (UR1)

Entry requirements:

  • TOEFL MyBest Scores are accepted
  • CLES: CLES2, level B2 of CEFR
  • TOEIC: score 785 or above

Exit requirements: 

As an exit university, UR1 requires no further proof of English proficiency as long as year one of EIT Digital has been successfully completed at a partner university.

University of Trento (UNITN)

Entry requirements:

IELTS: Overall band score 5.5+ (each skill must be >= 5.5).  IELTS certificates are valid for 2 years from the award date. IELTS Indicator is accepted.
TOEFL iBT Internet-based:  No skill lower than 18 (each skill must be >= 18). TOEFL certificates are valid for 2 years from the award date. TOEFL MyBest Scores are not accepted. TOEFL iBT Home Edition is accepted.
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations:  At least level B2.

UNITN accepts any other certificate stating specifically that the level gained is equivalent to a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). 

All the above-mentioned certificates are accepted only if all the four skills are evaluated.
The expiry date for a certificate is 5 years after the award date. However, if the certificate has a shorter expiry date than 5 years, this shorter expiry date will apply.

 A proof of English language proficiency is waived for applicants who:

  • Are citizens of a country where the official language is English, for example: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Applicants must submit a self-certification attesting that they are English native speakers and/or they are citizens of English-speaking country.
  • Have received a degree from a university-level institution where the official teaching language is English. In this case the applicant must submit a declaration issued by the same University stating that English is the official language of the respective programme of degree.

Exit requirements: 

As an exit university, University of Trento requires no further proof of English proficiency as long as year one of EIT Digital has been successfully completed at a partner university.

University of Turku (UTU)

Entry requirements: 

  • TOEFL internet-based test (iBT): a minimum overall score of 90 and the writing test score 20 or more. TOEFL iBT Home Edition is accepted.
  • IELTS Academic: with an overall band score of 6.5 and the writing test score 6.0 or more. IELTS Indicator is accepted.
  • C2 Proficiency (previously CPE) - Cambridge English Qualifications with pass grade A, B or C.
  • C1 Advanced (previously CAE) - Cambridge English Qualifications with pass grade A, B or C.
  • PTE - Academic test with a minimum overall score of 62 and the writing test score 54 or more

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application that have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) or an equivalent degree in an English-language programme in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States or in an EU/EEA country.
  • Bachelor's (or higher) degree from a university or university of applied sciences in Finland, if the applicant has demonstrated language skills in the English language according to the requirements concerning foreign language studies in Bachelor's and applied university degrees in Finland (Valtioneuvoston asetus 1039/2013).
  • Secondary education in English in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United States.
  • Finnish matriculation examination in English language, minimum grade of magna cum laude approbatur (or a corresponding minimum English language grade of 5 from the International Baccalaureate degree, grade 7.00 from the European Baccalaureate degree or grade 8 from the Reifeprüfung degree).

Exit requirements: 

As an exit university, UTU requires no further proof of English proficiency as long as year one of EIT Digital has been successfully completed at a partner university.

University of Twente (UT)

Entry requirements:

  • IELTS: overall score of 6.5. IELTS Indicator is not accepted.
  • TOEFL iBT: Overall band score of at least 90. TOEFL MyBest scores are not accepted. TOEFL iBT Home Edition is accepted.
  • Cambridge CAE or Cambridge CPE (both obtained with an A, B or C grade).

Language test results may not be older than two years on the date of application in the Master School portal.

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for applicants who have:

  • A (at least three years) Bachelor’s degree from a University in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK and USA. When the awarding institution is in one of these countries, but  the teaching institution was not, no exemption is granted. The same rule applies to distance (online) education.
  • Gained a Dutch VWO level diploma.
  • A relevant bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution in the Netherlands.

Exit requirements:

Same as entry

University of Bologna (UNIBO)

All Applicants must demonstrate an English Language Proficiency no lower than B2 level (according to CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) by providing an International Language Certification such as:

  • IELTS: both Academic and General Training are accepted, minimum score 5.5. IELTS Indicator is not accepted.
  • TOEFL iBT: total score 80. TOEFL Home Edition is accepted.
  • PTE Academic: minimum score 51.
  • Trinity College of London (ISE II)
  • Cambridge certificates: 
    • First Certificate (Grade B Grade C)
    • Cambridge English Certificate Level B2 (160 – 179)
    • Business Vantage (BEC Vantage)
    • IGCSE English as a Second Language (Grade A*, A, B, C) – all components required: reading, writing, listening, speaking
    • IGCSE First Language English (Grade C, D, E) – all components required: reading, writing, listening, speaking
  • Idoneità curriculare B2 level from the University of Bologna Language Centre (CLA-UNIBO), or other Italian Universities Language Centre

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application that have:

Completed an academic degree in or are a national of one of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, UK, USA.

Language requirements at universities which are only available as exits

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)

The minimum English language requirement is overall B2 level, which should be proven by either of the following certificates.

  • IELTS overall band score 6 or higher. IELTS Indicator is accepted.
  • TOEFL IBT 80 or higher. TOEFL Home Edition is accepted.
  • TOEFL MyBest Scores are not accepted.
  • Cambridge FCE 162 or higher
  • Pearson PTE 51 or higher
  • TELC B2

A proof of English language proficiency is waived for application that have:

  • complex B2 level language exams accredited in Hungary, or exams/qualifications accredited in Hungary as equivalent to a complex B2 level language exam
  • an official transcript or diploma supplement stating that the student has completed / will complete her/his BSc programme fully in English

EURECOM

As an exit university, EURECOM requires no further proof of English.

Tallinn University of Technology (TALTECH)

To apply for studies at TalTech, a proof of English language proficiency must be shown through one of the following tests:

TEST

REQUIRED SCORE

COMMENT

IELTS
(Academic)

Overall 6 
(with minimum of 5.5 in each component)

IELTS test score is valid 2 years only and older tests are not accepted.

TOEFL iBT

Overall 72 
(with at least 18 in reading, 
17 in listening, 
20 in speaking, 
17 in writing component)

TOEFL iBT test score is valid 2 years only and older tests are not accepted.
Test result must be sent directly to TalTech by the Educational Testing Service.

Cambridge English

Overall 160 
(with 160 in each component)

First, Advanced, or Proficiency

Candidates presenting Cambridge English tests should indicate their ID number (3 letters and 6 numbers e.g. EPA123456) and secret number (4 digits) in the application form.

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A)

Overall 51 
(with at least 
51 in each Communicative Skills component)

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) test score is valid 2 years only and older tests are not accepted.

Finnish ylioppilastutkinto 
in English

Long course graded at least cum laude approbatur

Alternatively, lukion päättötodistus long course in English for at least grade 7 (satisfactory).

TalTech English test

B2 level (CEFR)

TalTech test can be taken during our info-sessions abroad (during admission period) or at our campus in Tallinn, Estonia (information below). TalTech English test result is valid for 2 intakes.

Secondary Education State Exam

B2 level (CEFR)

Accepted only from the following countries:
Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden.


Proof of English may only be waived if a candidate has completed secondary or higher education taught fully in English in one of the following countries: EU/EEA member states, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand.
Please note that the transcript of record must include that studies were conducted fully in English.

If you have completed studies in English but not in the country named above, we ask you to present an internationally recognised test. Please see the requirements above.

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