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ADTIS: Assessments and Assessment Procedures



All students who are non-native speakers of English are required to sit an online English assessment as part of their application. Details of the assessment including passwords will be sent to the student’s Erasmus Coordinator, who will make the necessary arrangements for you to sit the assessment. Assessments are carried out under exam conditions and consist of three parts: reading, writing and listening, each lasting no longer than one hour. It may also be necessary for you to have an oral assessment which will be carried out over the telephone.

Students are exempt from taking the assessment if they already have one of the following qualifications which must have been obtained in the last two years:

    1. IELTS: a minimum overall grade of 7.0, with 7.0 in each element
    2. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: at grade A
    3. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: at grade A or B

On completion of the assessment, the Language Centre will make a recommendation to the International Student Team of the outcome of the assessment.

The International Student Team will notify you of the outcome.

Erasmus work placement students

Erasmus students, both those undertaking study placements and traineeships (work placements) are required to fulfil the University’s standard English language requirements. In accordance with institutional procedures for Erasmus, the home university should confirm a student’s level of English language competence but the student also needs to be assessed by the Language Centre. Alternatively the student can provide an acceptable English language test.

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