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Language requirements

To gain admission to an MSc in the English language, all applicants must document English proficiency.

We accept the following 3 ways of documenting the level of language proficiency:

1) English is your native language

Consequently, if you are from the following countries, you do not need to present an English Language Proficiency exam. A copy of your passport will suffice:

  • Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Grand Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Irish Republic, Jamaica, Montserrat, New Zealand, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, United Kingdom: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, & Wales and United States of America.

2) You have studied a full degree in English

Studies on university level completed in the English language and/or in an English speaking country. For example, if you have studied your bachelor’s degree in Australia, you are not required to complete an English language proficiency exam. We ask such students to provide a signed statement from the Educational institution (with the institution's stamp on it) stating that English is the main language of instruction of your Bachelor degree. A student exchange semester/year will not exempt you from the language test requirement.

3) English is your second language
(English proficiency)

If English is your second language you must:

  • Either you must pass an IELTS Academic, TOEFL, Cambridge Advanced English or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) test.
  • Or document that you have passed Danish secondary school 'English level B' (Engelsk B).

Document by passed English proficiency test

Name of test Minimum score Information required for online check of test
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (overall test score). Only the overall score will be considered TRF Number (Test Report Form Number)
TOEFL
  • Internet-based test (IBT)
  • ITP TOEFL- test

83
560
Registration number
Test takers must be registered with SCIENCE’s institution code 0177. If you have already taken the test, please contact TOEFL to add the SCIENCE institution code.
Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Passed at level C1 or C2 ID-number & Secret number
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) Passed at level C1 or C2 ID-number & Secret number


Please notice:

  • IELTS, TOEFL, CAE and CPE tests older than 2 years are not accepted (from the application deadline).
  • There is no period of limitation for validity of Danish secondary school 'English level B' (Engelsk B).
  • If you fail to prove your language proficiency before the deadline, your admission will be cancelled.
  • Applicants who apply for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship must submit Proof of English Language proficiency at the latest by the application deadline. If you apply as a self-financed student the deadline for submitting Proof of English Language proficiency is 15 January 2019.

Document by passed Danish secondary school 'English level B' (Engelsk B)

Name of documentation Minimum grade Documentation required
English level B
(Engelsk B)
Passed (02) Danish secondary school diploma
VUC diploma

French language proficiency

“In Montpellier (1) students are free to carry out their homework, exams and Master thesis in French or English and (2) they can exchange in either French or English in all courses. However, studying in Montpellier requires French proficiency since most lectures are provided in French. Requirements in proficiency depend on where you intend to attend Sutrofor's first-year program.

Students applying with Copenhagen as a first-year university

Students applying with Copenhagen as their first-year university must document their level of French proficiency in one of the following three ways:

1) French is your native language

If you are from the following countries, you do not need to present a French Language Proficiency exam. A copy of your passport will suffice

  • Belgium (Walloon and Brussels-Capital Regions), Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada (Quebec), Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, France, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, Madagascar, Mali, Monaco, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Switzerland, Togo

 

2) You have studied a full degree in French

Studies at high school or university levels completed in the French language and/or in a French-speaking country or region. For example, if you have studied your bachelor’s degree in France or a francophone region of Belgium, you are not required to complete a French language proficiency exam. We ask such students to provide a signed statement from the Educational institution (with the institution's stamp on it) stating that French is the main language of instruction of your Baccalaureate or Bachelor degree. A student exchange semester/year will not exempt you from the language test requirement.

 3) French is your second language (French proficiency)

If French is your second language, you must hold a DELF B2 diploma.

Students applying with Bangor or Dresden as a first-year university

Students applying with Bangor or Dresden as a first-year university can document their level of French proficiency in the three ways described above.

ALTERNATIVELY: students applying with Bangor or Dresden as a first-year university  must, at the time of application, commit to attend French courses in one or several of the following time slots and places (the program will be fixed on a case-by-case basis, and paid by AgroParisTech):

  • during the first year (evening courses at the Institut Français) (available in Dresden only),
  • during the Summer in Montpellier, between the first and second years (intensive courses),
  • possibly during the first months of specialization in Montpellier (evening courses)”