English language proficiency requirements

VU Amsterdam requires you to take an English test and to submit your score as part of your application. Exceptions to the English Language Proficiency requirements are made if you have completed your education in The Netherlands, Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.

The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission are:
IELTS: 6.5 – please note that candidates must take the Academic test and not the General one!
TOEFL paper-based test: 580
TOEFL Internet-based test: 92
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A, B, C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B,C
VU-test English-language proficiency: TOEFL ITP

Tests must have been completed no more than two years before 1 September of the year in which your course starts.

Please note that students who need a study visa must submit their English test results before June 1. Students who don’t need a study visa must submit their test results before August 31st, but preferably sooner. Please be aware of the fact that it can take a long time before you get the results of the English tests, so plan your test in time!

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