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 at a completed or currently-attended language course (only rarely accepted as 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 proof of language proficiency, often only for specific countries)
  • Proof of having taken a certain number of language classes (rarely accepted as the only proof of proficiency)

Universities will inform you on which proof of language proficiency is accepted and which proficiency level you need to have attained.

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Submitting language certificates