Levels language proficiency

On this page, you can find the accepted language proofs for the level required by the programme of your choice.

Validity of language proof

  • 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

Language proofs for Dutch programmes 

Level accepted proof
0
  • no proof of language proficiency required, everyone is accepted
B2
  • certificate NVA5 of the Ghent University Language Centre (UCT)
  • certificate ITNA B2 - Interuniversity Language Test (ITNA B2 - Interuniversitaire Taaltest Nederlands voor Anderstaligen), awarded by the Ghent University Language Centre (UCT), Linguapolis (University of Antwerp), the Academic Language Centre Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Leuven Language Institute (ILT - Instituut voor Levende Talen)
  • B2-certificate from a university language centre or a Centre for Adult Education
  • certificate "Educatief Startbekwaam" (formerly PTHO - Profiel Taalvaardigheid Hoger Onderwijs) under Dutch as a Foreign Language (CnaVT - Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal), awarded by the Dutch Language Union (Nederlandse Taalunie)
  • passing the entrance examination medicine-dentistry study programmes (toelatingsexamen arts-tandarts)
  • passing the NT2 State exam Programme II (awarded by "College voor Toetsen en Examens in Nederland")
C1
  • certificate "Educatief Professioneel" (formerly PAT Profiel Academische Taalvaardigheid) awarded by “Nederlandse Taalunie, Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal (CnaVT).
  • certificate NVA6 of the Ghent University Language Centre (UCT)
  • certificate ITNA C1 - Interuniversity Language Test (ITNA C1 - Interuniversitaire Taaltest Nederlands voor Anderstaligen), awarded by the Ghent University Language Centre (UCT), Linguapolis (University of Antwerp), the Academic Language Centre Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Leuven Language Institute (ILT - Instituut voor Levende Talen)
  • C1-certificate from a university language centre or a Centre for Adult Education
C2
  • C2-certificate from a university language centre

Language proofs for English programmes 

level  accepted proof
0
  • no proof of language proficiency required, everyone is accepted
B2
  • a TOEFL-TEST with a score of 510-559 (paper-based), or 72-94 (internet-based) or higher. Test takers should mention the “institution code” 2643, so that the score can be sent to Ghent University directly
  • an original ‘Academic Test Report Form’ (TRF) from IELTS with a minimum overall band score of 6.0
  • B2 certificate ITACE for students (Interuniversity test of academic English), awarded by the Ghent University Language Centre (UCT), Linguapolis (University of Antwerp), the Academic Language Centre Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Leuven Language Institute (ILT - Instituut voor Levende Talen)
  • B2-certificate from a university language centre or a Centre for Adult Education
  • the final test certificate from the course Practical English 5, Upper-Intermediate Academic English or Preparing for an English test, awarded by the UCT
  • Cambridge-ESOL: First certificate in English (FCE)
C1
  • a TOEFL-TEST with a score of 560-676 (paper-based), or 95-119 (internet-based) or higher. Test takers should mention the “institution code” 2643, so that the score can be sent to Ghent University directly
  • An original ‘academic test report form’ (TRF) from IELTS with a minimum overall band score of 7.0 or higher
  • C1-certificate ITACE for students (Interuniversity test of academic English), awarded by the Ghent University Language Centre (UCT), Linguapolis (University of Antwerp), the Academic Language Centre Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Leuven Language Institute (ILT - Instituut voor Levende Talen)
  • certificate Advanced Practical English, Practical English 6 or Advanced Academic English, awarded by the UCT
  • C1-certificate from a university language centre or a Centre for Adult Education
  • Cambridge-ESOL: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
C2
  • A TOEFL-TEST with the highest score of 677 (paper-based), or 120 (internet-based). Test takers should mention the “institution code” 2643, so that the score can be sent to Ghent University directly
  • An original ‘academic test report form’ (TRF) from IELTS with a minimum overall band score of 7.5 or higher (maximum score = 9.0)
  • C2-certificate ITACE for students (Interuniversity test of academic English), awarded by the Ghent University Language Centre (UCT), Linguapolis (University of Antwerp), the Academic Language Centre Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Leuven Language Institute (ILT - Instituut voor Levende Talen)
  • C2-certificate from a university language centre
  • Cambridge-ESOL: Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)