Levels language proficiency

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
  • a ITNA B2 certificate for the Interuniversity Language Test of Dutch (Interuniversitaire Taaltest Nederlands voor Anderstaligen), awarded by the Ghent University Language Centre (Universitair Centrum voor Talenonderwijs, UCT), Linguapolis (University of Antwerp), the Leuven Language Institute (Instituut voor Levende Talen, ILT), or the Academic Language Centre (ACTo -VUB)
  • a B2 certificate of a Belgian or Dutch university language centre
  • the STRT Educatief Startbekwaam certificate (formerly known as the Higher Education Language Proficiency Profile or Profiel Taalvaardigheid Hoger Onderwijs, PTHO) under the Dutch as a Foreign Language Certificate (Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal, CnaVT), awarded by the Language Union (Taalunie)
  • passing the entrance exam for the Dentistry/Medicine study programmes
  • passing the ‘Staatsexamen NT2 Programma II’ (awarded by the ‘College voor Toetsen en Examens in Nederland’)
C1
  • the Educatief Professioneel certificate (formerly known as the Academic Language Proficiency Profile or Profiel Academische Taalvaardigheid, PAT) under the Dutch as a Foreign Language Certificate, awarded by the Language Union
  • a C1 certificate for the Interuniversity Language Test of Dutch (Interuniversitaire Taaltest Nederlands voor Anderstaligen, ITNA), awarded by the Ghent University Language Centre (Universitair Centrum voor Talenonderwijs, UCT), Linguapolis (University of Antwerp), the Leuven Language Institute (Instituut voor Levende Talen, ILT), or the Academic Language Centre (ACTo -VUB)
  • a C1 certificate from a Belgian or Dutch language centre
C2
  • a C2 certificate from a Belgian or Dutch 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 ranging from at least 510 up to and including 559 (paper-based), or ranging from at least 72 up to and including 94 (Internet-based) or above. Participants are to specify “institution code” 2643 if they want the test results to be communicated directly to Ghent University
  • an original ‘Academic Test Report Form’ (TRF) from IELTS, with an overall score of at least 6.0
  • a B2 ITACE for students certificate awarded by the Ghent University Language Centre (Universitair Centrum voor Talenonderwijs, UCT), Linguapolis (University of Antwerp), the Leuven Language Institute (Instituut voor Levende Talen, ILT), or the Academic Language Centre (ACTo -VUB)
  • a B2 certificate awarded by a university language centre
  • the final test certificate for the course Practical English 5 or English for Written Academic Purposes, issued by the Ghent University Language Centre
  • a B2 First certificate Cambridge Assessment English (former First certificate in English(FCE))
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), with a score of 59 up to and including 75
  • International Baccalaureate in English B (SL, level 5, 6 & 7); International Baccalaureate in English B (HL, level 5 & 6); International Baccalaureate in English A (SL, level 5 & 6); Baccalaureate in English A (HL, level 5 & 6)
C1
  •  a TOEFL TEST, with a score ranging from at least 560 up to and including 676 (paper-based), or ranging from at least 95 up to and including 119 (Internet-based) or higher. Test participants are to specify “institution code” 2643, if they want the test results to be communicated directly to Ghent University
  • an original ‘Academic Test Report Form’ (TRF) from IELTS, with an overall score of 7.0 or higher
  • an C1 ITACE for students certificate awarded by the Ghent University Language Centre (Universitair Centrum voor Talenonderwijs, UCT), Linguapolis (University of Antwerp), the Leuven Language Institute (Instituut voor Levende Talen, ILT), or the Academic Language Centre (ACTo -VUB)
  • a certificate for Advanced Practical English, Proficient Practical English or Advanced Academic English: Writing Skills issued by the Ghent University Language Centre
  • a C1 certificate from a university language centre
  • a C1 Advanced certificate Cambridge Assessment English (former: certificate in Advanced English (CAE))
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), with a score of 76 up to and including 84
  • International Baccalaureate English B (HL, level 7); International Baccalaureate in English A (SL, level 7)
C2
  • a TOEFL TEST, with the highest score of 677 (paper-based), or 120 (Internet-based). Test participants are to specify “institution code” 2643 if they want the test results to be communicated directly to Ghent University
  • an original ‘Academic Test Report Form’ (TRF) from IELTS, with a score of7.5 or above (maximum score = 9.0)
  • an ITACE certificate for students with a CEF C2 score, awarded by the Ghent University Language Centre (Universitair Centrum voor Talenonderwijs, UCT), Linguapolis (University of Antwerp), the Leuven Language Institute (Instituutvoor Levende Talen, ILT), or the Academic Language Centre (ACTo - VUB)
  • a C2 certificate from a university language centre
  • a C2 Proficiency certificate Cambridge Assessment English (former certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE))
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), with a score of 85 andup.