Exemptions from english proficiency requirements

You may be exempt from providing a TOEFL or IELTS score if one of the following criteria is met:

  • You have completed at least one full year of full time higher education, taught in English, at an accredited higher education institution in an English speaking country (UK, USA, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada)
  • You have completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree in English (English BA or English MA)
  • You have an IB (International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate diploma (English-taught programmes only))
  • You have one of the English A Equivalency in the EEA/EFTA (see below)

Citizens of the following countries outside of EEA/EFTA qualify for an exemption:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Barbuda
  • Belize
  • The British Virgin Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Grand Cayman Islands
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales)
  • The United States of America.

 English A Equivalency in the EEA/EFTA

  • Austria - Reifeprüfung/Matura with English
  • Belgium - Algemeen Secundair Onderwijs or Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur with English
  • Bulgaria - Diploma za (Zavarsheno) Sredno Obrazovanie/za Sredno Obrazovanie with English as the first foreign language
  • Czech Republic - No exam fulfils the requirement
  • Cyprus - No exam fulfils the requirement
  • Denmark - Studentereksamenbevis / HHX / HTX
  • Estonia - Löputunnistus with English as a foreign language A or B
  • Finland - Ylioppilastutkintotodistus
  • France - Baccalauréat general with English
  • Germany - Abiturzeugnis/Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) with English
  • Greece - No exam fulfils the requirement
  • Hungary - If you have finished secondary school after 2005 with English specialisation (emelt szintu érettségi vizsga)
  • Iceland - Stúdentspróf
  • Italy - Liceo Lingvistico with English as the first foreign language
  • Latvia - Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību with English
  • Lithuania - Before 2013: Brandos atestatas with English at A-level / After 2013: Brandos atestatas with English at B1 or B2 level
  • Malta - Matriculation Certificate with English at A-level
  • Netherlands - HAVO or VWO with English
  • Norway - Vitnemål vidergående Opplæring
  • Poland - If you have finished secondary school after 2005 and have English specialisation (poziom rozszerzony)
  • Portugal - No exam fulfils the requirement
  • Romania - English exam at least B1-level in all five parts
  • Slovakia - Vysvédcenie o maturitnej skúske with English (After 2005)
  • Slovenia - Spricevalo o splosni maturi/Spricevalo o poklicni maturi with English as the first foreign language
  • Spain - No exam fulfils the requirement
  • Sweden - Slutbetyg
  • Switzerland - Maturitätszeugnis/Certificat de Maturité/Baccalauréat/Attestato di Matritá with English