The documentation you need in order to prove your English proficiency depends on the type of exchange you apply for.
Some courses may have other or additional requirements to the ones you find below. A higher level of proficiency is required for those applying to master's level courses (check the specific admission requirements on the page of each course).
Nordic exchange students
No proof of English proficiency is necessary for students from the Nordic countries.
Erasmus+ exchange students
Completion of online English test: Your home institution will send you a link to an online English test that you must complete before departure. No additional documentation is needed to prove your English proficiency.
The level of English required is defined in the agreement between OsloMet and the partner institution, as well as in the individual Learning Agreements.
By signing the Learning Agreement you agree to meet this level of English proficiency. This may require you take an online course module if you do not pass the online test.
If you have any questions about the level of English required, the online test, or the online course module, please contact the Erasmus+ coordinator or the international office at your home institution.
Other exchange students
You have to document your proficiency in English by taking one of these internationally recognised tests:
- TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 500 paper-based, 170 computer-based or 60 internet-based.
- IELTS International English Language Testing System (academic) test with a minimum overall score of 5, with no sub-score less than 5.
- University of Cambridge examinations: passed FCE, CAE of PCE.
- APIEL with a minimum score of 3.
Other qualifications might also be considered. Please ask your home university to contact us.
Please note that the list above only applies to exchange students. If you apply for a full master's degree, check the admission requirements for our international master's degrees.