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Language requirements Exchange Students

The courses open to exchange students are taught in English. We therefore only accept students whose English language command is equivalent (or higher) to the scores below.

Bachelor students should have a level equivalent to:

  • Academic IELTS test 6.0 (minimum score 5.5 on all parts); or
  • TOEFL paper-based: 550/ Computer-based: 213/ Internet-based: 80; or
  • Cambridge/CEFR level B2

Master students should have a level equivalent to:

  • Academic IELTS test 6.5 (minimum score 6.0 on all parts); or
  • TOEFL paper-based: 577/ Computer-based: 233/ Internet-based: 90; or
  • Cambridge/CEFR level C1

Whilst we expect all exchange students to have the required level of English to study at Tilburg University, most students (except students with mainland Chinese nationality - see below) are not required to submit any certificates, etc. as proof. We kindly ask our partner universities to guarantee that the nominated students will these requirements.

Students with mainland Chinese nationality (not including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) must submit a TOEFL or IELTS certificate in order to obtain the required Nuffic certificate for the visa to study in the Netherlands. This requirement also applies to Chinese students who study their degree in other countries than China.