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Language Requirements

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Language Requirements for Admission 2020

English language proficiency is always tested with all applicants. The following gives you the detailed rules concerning the language requirements.

All language test results must arrive at University of Oulu by the application deadline. It is always the applicant’s responsibility to make testing arrangements for her/himself and to make sure the test results are delivered on time. Be advised that it may take several weeks before the test results are published, and thus we recommend you to book your test well in advance.

The authenticity of the test results will be automatically checked with the test organiser. Please note, that the language test result must be valid throughout the application period! In cases of a test result is found to be a forgery, the application will be automatically rejected.

Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency in Master's programmes (English):

  • TOEFL iBT 92 (with a minimum of 20 in Writing section)                     
    • When completing the TOEFL Registration Form, please fill in University of Oulu's Institution Code 0229 in the Score Report Recipient field. University of Oulu will verify the TOEFL results through the online verification system provided by ETS. Upload a test score report to the electronic application.
       
  • TOEFL rPDT (Revised Paper-delivered Test) with a minimum score of 20 in the reading section, a minimum score of 20 in the listening section, a minimum score of 22 in the writing section
    • When completing the TOEFL Registration Form, please fill in University of Oulu's Institution Code 0229 in the Score Report Recipient field. University of Oulu will verify the TOEFL results through the online verification system provided by ETS. Upload a test score report to the electronic application.
       
  • IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 per each section) Academic Module only!                   
    • Upload a test score report to the electronic application. University of Oulu will verify the IELTS results through the online verification system.
       
  • Pearson Test of English, PTE 62 (with a minimum of 52 in Writing section) PTE Academic only!
    • Once you receive your test score, send it to University of Oulu from your PTE account. After this, university should have access to your test results within 48 hours. Be advised that online language test results will only be accepted from the test organiser. Upload a test score report to the electronic application.
       
    • Finnish matriculation examination: English with a minimum grade of M                        

      • Upload a copy of  Finnish matriculation examination certificate to the electronic application
         
    • 20 ECTS credits of studies conducted in English language at a Finnish University or a University of Applied Sciences.     
      • Upload a copy of transcript of records from a Finnish university or a university of applied sciences in Finnish, Swedish or English, clearly stating the courses completed in English to the electronic application.
         
      • C2 Profiency (former CPE) Pass Level A, B or C or  C1 Advanced (former CAE) Pass Level A, B, C or C1
         
      • National Certificate of Language Proficiency Skill level 5 in the following subtests; reading, writing, listening and speaking
        • Upload a copy of the National Certificate of English Language Proficiency by Finnish National Board of Education to the electronic application. University of Oulu will verify the results from the test organiser.
           
      • Bachelor, Master or Doctoral`s degree in English in a university or university of applied sciences in EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United States, excluding online degrees.                
        • Upload a copy of the transcript of records of Bachelor, Master or Doctoral`s degree conducted in English language to the electronic application. If original document is not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish, translation to one of the languages is also required.

       

       

      Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency in Bachelor's programme in Intercultural Teacher Education (English):

      • TOEFL iBT 78
        • When completing the TOEFL Registration Form, please fill in University of Oulu's Institution Code 0229 in the Score Report Recipient field. University of Oulu will verify the TOEFL results through the online verification system provided by ETS. Upload a test score report to the electronic application.
           
      • IELTS Academic 6.0
        • Upload a test score report to the electronic application. University of Oulu will verify the IELTS results through the online verification system.
           
      • Pearson Test of English, PTE Academic 54
        • Once you receive your test score, send it to University of Oulu from your PTE account. After this, university should have access to your test results within 48 hours. Be advised that online language test results will only be accepted from the test organiser. Upload a test score report to the electronic application.
           
      • C1 Advanced, Pass Level A, B or C or C2 Proficiency, Pass Level A, B, C or C1
         
      • A Finnish matriculation examination with a minimum grade of magna cum laude approbatur (M) in English language in advanced syllabus.  
        • Upload a copy of  Finnish matriculation examination certificate to the electronic application.
           
      • An International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma:
        • successful completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma in English; OR 
        • successful completion of A Level English (literature / language and literature / literature and performance); OR 
        • a minimum score of 5 (good) in B Level English. 
          • Upload a copy of the certificate to the electronic application.
             
      • An European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma: 
        • successful completion of L1 in English, OR 
        • a minimum score of 7 at L2 or L3.  
          • Upload a copy of the certificate to the electronic application.
             
      • A Reifeprüfung Diploma (German School in Helsinki) or the German International Abitur (DIA) Diploma:  successful completion of written A Level English OR a minimum score of 8 in oral A Level English.  
        • Upload a copy of the certificate to the electronic application.
           
      • National Certificate of Language Proficiency Skill level 5 in the following subtests; reading, writing, listening and speaking
        • Upload a copy of the National Certificate of English Language Proficiency by Finnish National Board of Education to the electronic application. University of Oulu will verify the results from the test organiser.
           
      • Basic or Upper Secondary Education in English language in EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United States.  
        • Upload a copy of the transcript of records of Basic or Upper Secondary Education degree conducted in English language to the electronic application. If original document is not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish, translation to one of the languages is also required.
           
      • Bachelor, Master or Doctoral`s degree in English in a university or university of applied sciences in Finland or another EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United States, excluding online degrees.                
        • Upload a copy of the transcript of records of Bachelor, Master or Doctoral`s degree conducted in English language to the electronic application. If original document is not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish, translation to one of the languages is also required.

       

      Last updated: 29.7.2020