Common European Framework of Reference

In order to strengthen their ability to communicate internationally, each student must pass a mandatory Foreign Language test, either in English for non-native English speakers, or in the language of the country they are studying in for native English speakers.

Foreign Languages certifications:

This Foreign Language certification, referenced in the Common European Framework of Reference of Languages (CEFRL), is compulsory in order to complete the curriculum.

  • B2 level for a Bachelor's degree
  • C1 level for a Master's degree

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Additional credits may be earned by passing other tests or Foreign Language certifications appearing in the Common European Framework of Reference of Languages (CEFRL), minimum level: B2.




In order to obtain a European Bachelor's, a European Master's or a European Doctorate's degree, students must sit a Foreign Language test during the course of their studies.

The TOEIC® test is the main reference in terms of evaluating English language skills used in a professional context and it demonstrates one's ability to work in an international environment.

TOEIC® test questions simulate real-life situations adapted to a work environment based on communication and the use of essential technical and business vocabulary. The test result certificates provide a detailed and usable overview of the student's strengths and progress, as well as their CEFRL level and a description of their skills. It is up to the discretion of each institution whether the test is given during the course of the degree or not, but the Bachelor's or Master's degree will not be validated unless the minimum required score on the TOEIC® has been acquired.

International openings with the TOEIC®

Preparation to the TOEIC® demonstrates how willing Higher Education institutions are, regardless of their specialty, to prepare their students to the reality of the working world. Thanks to the TOEIC®, these schools provide businesses with internationally open-minded candidates who are ready for European and global mobility. More than 2,000 European companies and international groups use the TOEIC® as a reference when making decisions.

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