English Proficiency Tests

English Language Requirements

Wittenborg University offers pre-university English Language Programmes for students wanting to study on its programmes, as well as students preparing for study at other Dutch Universities.

The table below shows the equivalent scores of various English language proficiency tests, including IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, and Cambridge ESOL.

Green scores mark the minimum requirement for undergraduate programmes at Wittenborg University.
Blue scores mark the minimum requirement for postgraduate programmes at Wittenborg University

IELTS

TOEFL

Paper

TOEFL Internet

TOEIC*

Cambridge ESOL

Listening and Reading

Speaking and Writing

7.5

625

113

790

400

Advanced (CAE) - Grade B (scale 194-199)

Advanced (CAE) - Grade C (scale 191-193)

7.0

600

100

780

350

First (FCE) - Grade A (scale 185 and above) Advanced (CAE) - Grade C (scale 185 and above)

6.5

575

90

720

310

Advanced (CAE) - Grade C (scale 180- 184)

First (FCE) - Grade A (scale 180 - 184)

First (FCE) - Grade B (scale 176-179)

6.0

550

80

670

290

First (FCE) - Grade B (scale 173 - 175)

First (FCE) - Grade C (scale 169 - 172)

5.5

525

70

620

260

First (FCE)- Grade C (scale 162-168)

5.0

500

60

600

240

First (FCE) - Grade C (scale 160-161)

B1 level certificate (scale 154 - 159)

 

*Provided that the student passed both parts "Speaking and Writing" and "Listening and Reading" with the required scores.
*Please note that TOEIC certificates are not accepted for the Master of Science programmes.

For undergraduate students: if the English language proficiency requirements are not met, but the student has an IELTS score of at least a 5.5 and less than a 6.0, the student can join the Preparation Course for half a year. When successfully completed, raising his/her score to the required minimum or higher, and provided that all other requirements for the programme are met, he/she can enroll directly into the undergraduate programme.

For postgraduate students: if the English language proficiency requirements are not met, but the student has an IELTS score of at least a 6.0 and less than a 6.5, the student can join the Preparation Course for half a year. When successfully completed, raising his/her score to the required minimum or higher, and provided that all other requirements for the programme are met, he/she can enroll directly into the postgraduate programme.

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