Language Proficiency in English.

If you wish to enroll in an English-language degree program, you must provide proof of language proficiency in English.

In order to enroll in certain academic degree programs, prospective applicants must show proof of language proficiency at a certain level. The certificates/diplomas accepted by the JKU as proof of language proficiency are listed below.

At the time of application, your language certificate must not be older than 2 years.
This does not apply to school-leaving certificates.

Overview of Accepted Proof of Language Proficiency

English Level B2

  • Passing grade in English in an annual report card preceding final school-leaving certificates or on the school-leaving certificate (such as a "Matura" or "Abitur") issued by an educational institution in the EU, EEA, or Switzerland only
  • An IB diploma in English as Language B with the minimum grade 5 awarded in accordance with the rules of the "International Baccalaureate Organization"
  • TOEFL iBT 79
  • IELTS (general or academic) 6.0
  • Cambridge English: First (FCE-B2), CAE (Certificate in Advanced English), CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), BEC Higher (Business English Certificate Higher)
  • PTE Academic 53

English Level C1

  • Passing grade in English in an annual report card preceding final school-leaving certificates or on the school-leaving certificate (such as a "Matura" or "Abitur") issued by an educational institution recognized in the EU, EEA, or Switzerland
  • An IB diploma in English as Language B with the minimum grade 5 awarded in accordance with the rules of the "International Baccalaureate Organization"
  • TOEFL iBT 100  
  • IELTS (general or academic) 7.0      
  • Cambridge English: CAE (Certificate in Advanced English), CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), BEC Higher (Business English Certificate Higher)
  • UNIcert III
  • C1 Certificate (CEFR) from an university language center at an university in the EU, EEA or Switzerland
  • PTE Academic 68