English Language Proficiency


The journalism program is 100 % taught in English. So you need very goog English language skills to participate in the course. If English is not your native language, you have to provide evidence for English language proficiency. This is possible by

  • a school report card that indicates that you had at least seven years of English language instruction,
  • a First Certificate in English (FCE), Certificate in Advanced English or a Certificate of Proficiency in English by Cambridge University (Cambridge Certificate),
  • a certificate by the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of at least 5.0 points,
  • a certificate of the Tests of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) with scores of at least 80 points in the Internet-based-Test, 170 points in the Computer-Test or 500 points in the Paper-Test,
  • a certificate of the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) with a score of at least 400 points (listening) and 385 points (reading),
  • some other type of evidence to show equivalent proficiency, or
  • carrying out in English a telephone-based or personal interview with a staff member of the Open School of Journalism.