Exchange students are required to prove they have sufficient command of the English language by providing one of the following documents:
- IELTS (academic) with an overall band score of at least 6.0
- TOEFL iBT (internet-based) with an overall score of 80. Please note that the University of Twente does not accept the MyBest scores of the TOEFL test.
- TOEFL ITP (institutional testing program) minimum score of 543.
- TOEIC with a minimum overall score of at least 790 (containing both modules ‘Speaking and Writing’ and ‘Listening and Reading’)
- Cambridge C1 Advanced, formerly known as; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) obtained with an A, B or C grade.
- Cambridge C2 Proficiency, formerly known as; Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) obtained with an A, B or C grade.
- DAAD language test: GER B2, UNIcert II, ALTE Level 3.
Note: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC and DAAD test results must be less than two years old at the time of your exchange application at our university.
Special conditions may apply to students in UT double degree programmes; please consult your home institution.
You are exempt from providing proof of English proficiency:
- You are a national from Australia, Canada (English-speaking territories), Denmark, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, UK or USA.
- In line with the Dutch Code of Conduct International Student Higher Education, exchange students only need to prove their English proficiency once. This means that if you have met the English language requirements before your enrolment in a full English taught programme at your current university, you do not need to provide test results. The level of English should be in line with the level referred to in the above mentioned English tests. In this case, please submit this exception form signed by the (departmental) Erasmus+ coordinator of your home university or, if you are going abroad outside Erasmus, by your mobility coordinator and/or nominator.