Common European Framework Reference for Foreign Languages
To be able to determine the proficiency of someone's knowledge of Dutch or English, Ghent University uses the Common European Framework Reference for Foreign Languages (CEFR-level).
Standard level at Ghent University
Most programmes require the standard level of proficiency
For a programme instructed in Dutch:
- required CEFR-level of Dutch proficiency: B2 (click to check the accepted proofs)
- required CEFR-level of English proficiency: 0
For a programme instructed in English:
for more details: Common European Framework Reference (CEFR)
Levels of proficiency
Validity of language test results / language proofs
- any accepted proof of language proficiency must be valid upon enrolment
- the validity date mentioned on the language certificate cannot be exceeded
- if no validity date is mentioned on the language certificate, the certificate can be no older than 4 academic years, counting from the academic year after the proof of language was acquired
Who is exempted?
Remarks / Exceptions
- Bachelor of Arts in Applied Language Studies: level C1 of Dutch is required.