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Study AbroadLinguistic requirements

Below we explain the requirements if you are going to request a place of exchange in a destination where classes are not taught in Spanish.

IMPORTANT: To access the Erasmus+ scholarships, it may be necessary to certify a language level requirement higher than the level required for the International Mobility Program and/or the host university. For more information about the valid requirements and certifications, consult the Internacional Mobility Office.

English

To apply for a place at a host university where classes are taught in English through the International Mobility Program, students must take one of the following exams (and obtain the corresponding minimum score):

IMPORTANT: To date, all of our international universities have accepted either of the two exams in the case of applying to study in English. However, Oxford Brookes University has some exceptions in this case. For more information consult with the IMO.

Students will be notified of any modification to the requirements during the presentation of corresponding host universities, and then, in the presentation published online. If in doubt, please consult the IMO about the requirements of your preferred host universities.

Any student who wants to apply for a place of exchange in a destination where classes are taught in English (not only countries such as England or USA, but also Germany, Holland, France, Korea, etc.) must have a minimum score of 5.5 on the IELTS (Academic) (or, alternatively, 68 on the Internet-based TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) test.) This criterion does not guarantee access to all universities.

For orientation purposes, many universities (especially outside Europe, although there are exceptions) require a minimum score of 6.0 or 6.5 in the IELTS (or 79/80 points in the TOEFL iBT). The minimum score required varies according to the university, therefore, it is recommended that the student consult the International Programs Department for the specific requirements.

If the student does not reach the minimum level of English language proficiency required by the International Mobility Program, he/she will not be eligible for any university where teaching is done in English.

For information on the English level required by a specific international university and what types of level tests can be taken, request an appointment in the IMO.

Keep in mind that even if you reach the required level to apply for a place in a certain destination, this does not guarantee the exchange place, since there is a certain number of places for each university.

Other languages (French, German, Italian and Portuguese)

Some partner universities offer subjects taught in French, German, Italian or Portuguese (depending on the country) for international students.

For orientation purposes, it is recommended that students who wish to go to a university where teaching is done in these languages to have a minimum B2 level (Common European Framework Reference for Languages). However, the host university may require another level of language that the student must prove. If required by the host university, the student must present the corresponding certificate.

For information on the level of foreign language required by a specific international university and what types of level exams can be taken, request an appointment at the IMO.

Keep in mind that even if you obtain the required level to apply for a place in a certain destination, this does not guarantee the exchange place since there is a certain number of places for each university.

Nebrija, IELTS Exams testing facility

TAKE INTO ACCOUNT:

One aspect of international mobility that attracts many students is the opportunity to take courses in a foreign language.

Careful! It is very important to understand that you are not going on exchange to an international university to learn another language, but to study your degree in that language. That is why you have to possess a certain level of the foreign language in which you will study your classes.

All students will have to meet the language level requirements established by the International Mobility Program of Nebrija University, as well as the specific requirements of the host university.