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Programme syllabi are also used by EABHES to monitor quality, ensuring that the accredited programme is being delivered as agreed. Any changes made in an accredited programme shall be included in the updated syllabus and vice versa, and be submitted to EABHES for approval.

EABHES Syllabus Guidelines, the Syllabus Form (see Annex 2) and the preparation online workshop “Pedagogical Implementation” help schools in the creation of their syllabi and serve as tools that new and continuing instructors and staff can consult to answer any questions regarding the school’s pedagogical process.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

n order to obtain a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree, all student candidates must have an official English language certification verified by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (please see Annex 4).

An international official English language certification is part of the compulsory credits students must obtain in order to receive an EABHES certified European Bachelor’s or European Master’s diploma of accredited studies. Language test (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS...) fees are not included in the accreditation fees and must be covered by the school or students themselves.

EABHES recommends students to take the TOEIC® because this test indicates the level of English in a professional context and assesses the capacity of the student to work in an international setting in his/ her future professional career.

EXEMPTION POLICY

In order to make EABHES accredited programmes as flexible as possible and to adapt to individual students’ needs and circumstances, EABHES contemplates the following exemption cases. Please notice that exemption committees are held twice a year. Exemptions requests shall be presented to EABHES at least 15 days prior to the committee celebration date (please see specific dates in Annex 6, EABHES Calendar). No exemption can be accepted without prior approval by EABHES. Presentation of the required legal documentation is a must for exemption approval. Exemptions representing an exception will need to be directly addressed by the academic director of the school.

Exemption for language certification will be granted:
1. If a student has a valid certificate listed by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
2. If a student has a high school diploma or a first degree (bachelor/undergraduate degree) taken in a country where English is an official language.
3. If a student has a valid certification of a learning disability (i.e. Dyslexia) preventing him/her from completing the exam.
4. Any exceptional academic reason considered pertinent by the academic director (accompanied by the relevant documentation /certification).
5. Language Test - Validity Period:
a) Language tests are generally valid for 2 years (TOEIC®, TOEFL®...); only language exams such as
Cambridge and DELF are valid for life.
b) Students, who have a valid language test at the time of registration, may keep it for the validation of
the current academic programme.