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English language requirements for MFamily

Applicants whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English must demonstrate proficiency in English by the application deadline. Some exemptions may apply.

Approved international tests/exams:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (ETS TOEFL®)

  • Minimum score of 90 (Internet-based) or 575 (paper-based).
  • Upload the TOEFL score report. Provide your ETS "username" and "password" in order to verify your scores. Name the PDF file as ENG.
  • ETS TOEFL score reports are valid for two years from the test date and must be valid on the date of applying electronically to the University of Stavanger.
  • The University of Stavanger accepts local institutional TOEFL ITP tests if recognised by ETS TOEFL.

International English Language Testing Service (IELTS Academic)

  • Minimum overall band score of 6.5
  • Upload the IELTS Test Report Form. The University of Stavanger verifies these online. Name the PDF file as ENG.
  • IELTS Test Report Forms are valid for two years from the test date and must be valid on the date of applying electronically to the University of Stavanger.

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

  • Minimum overall score of 62.
  • Upload the PTE Test Report. The University of Stavanger can verify the test report online.
  • PTE score reports are valid for two years from the test date and must be valid on the date of applying electronically to the University of Stavanger.

The University of Cambridge English exam/ Cambridge English qualifications

  •  Upload the Certificate in Advanced English (C1) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (C2). Name the PDF file as ENG.
  • The University of Cambridge English exam/ Cambridge English Qualifications are valid for 5 years from the test date and must be valid on the date of applying electronically to the University of Stavanger.

MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery)

  • Minimum score of 85.
  • Upload the MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) scores. Name the PDF file as ENG.
  • Valid for 2 years from the test date and must be valid on the date of applying electronically to the University of Stavanger.

 


Exemptions and the GSU-list

Exemptions:

  • Applicants who have completed secondary school in one of the countries marked as “No” in the GSU-list.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English but their undergraduate programme was given entirely in English might be exempted from the English Language test.
  • Applicants who have completed at least one year of university education taught in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, the UK, the USA or New Zealand.
  • Applicants from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland who fulfill the requirements mentioned in this list (pdf).