Knowledge of English LanguageFor admission to programs of study taught in the English language at undergraduate and postgraduate programs of study at Higher Education Institutions, candidate students should provide a certificate of their knowledge of English.
For programs of study at the postgraduate level candidate students are required to have certification for "Very Good Knowledge" of English at level B2-C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
For undergraduate programs of study, the minimum English language proficiency requirement is the B1-B2 intermediate level, according to which the students can begin their studies while strengthening their knowledge of the language for academic purposes.
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) corresponds to the following specific reference frameworks for international examinations, according to the official pages of the organizations offering these examinations. Indicatively, a score of 5.5 - 6.5 corresponds to knowledge of level B2 (Lower), while score 8.5-9 is level C2 (Proficiency).
TABLE: Matching results of international examinations with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
University of Cambridge Exams
|IELTS||TOEFL(IBT)||Common European Framework|
|CPE Certificate of Proficiency in English||8.5 – 9||88-120||C2|
|CAE Certificate in Advanced English||7 – 8||70-88||C1|
|FCE First Certificate in English||5.5 – 6.5||50-70||B2|
|PET Preliminary English Test||4.0-5.0||10-50||B1|