Proof of language proficiency

A written certificate attesting to language proficiency.

Proofs of language proficiency include, for example:

  • language certificate (the proof of proficiency required by most universities)
  • Proof of participation in a completed or currently ongoing language course (only rarely accepted as a proof of proficiency)
  • confirmation of registration for a language exam (very rarely accepted as the only proof of proficiency)
  • Proof of having completed university studies in the relevant language (sometimes accepted as a proof of language proficiency, often only for degrees from specific countries)
  • Proof of having taken a certain number of language classes (rarely accepted as the only proof of proficiency)

The universities will inform you about which proofs of language proficiency they accept and which proficiency level you need to have attained.

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Submitting language certificates