Languages in Erasmus+

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Here you will find information about language requirements in connection with exchange through Erasmus+.

Languages in Erasmus+

In the contract profiles of the various universities on NMBU's website, it states which language level the universities require you to have to take courses, either in English or another language. Most universities require level B1 or B2 from the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), but the contract profile must be checked for additional language requirements.

More and more universities in Europe have requirements for documentation of language knowledge for students applying for exchange. The student must then document that she/he has enough knowledge in the language to be able to take the courses and take the exam in the language the teaching is taught in, whether it is English or i.e. French, Spanish or German. It is possible to get a grade confirmed from upper secondary school if needed. In that case, contact the Student Information Centre (SIT).

For Erasmus students travelling to study or for a traineeship, it is compulsory to take two language tests if most of the teaching is in one of the following languages: English, French, Greek, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech or German. Students must first take a language test before travelling, and then one at the end of their stay. The aim of the tests is to measure the linguistic benefit of an exchange stay. Students who have instruction in a Scandinavian language do not need to take the test. Native speakers are exempt from the test. The tests are online and the license to take the test will be sent to your NMBU email before the exchange. Read more about Erasmus+ language test.

Free Online Language Courses: Students who score A1, A2 or B1 on the test automatically receive a free online language course that can be used throughout the exchange stay. We recommend everyone who gets this test to use it. Students who score better than B1 can also be awarded courses if they wish, either in the language of instruction or in the language spoken in the country. Contact SIT if you want a language course even if you have scored better than B1.

Published 26. April 2019 - 11:26 - Updated 3. May 2019 - 14:50

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