Language Requirements

STUDIES IN POLISH

Foreign candidates willing to study in Polish are required to have knowledge of Polish allowing them to understand the lectures and participate in classes. For this reason, the candidates are required to fulfil one of the following:

 

STUDIES IN ENGLISH

In order to undertake studies in English on the University of Silesia, it is required that the candidate has certified knowledge of language.
Please note! Providing such certificate is not necessary if the candidate's former education was carried out in English (has graduated either studies in English or English-speaking secondary school). If such information is not available on the diploma, the candidate is required to submit the certificate with such information.

Complete list of English language certificates accepted by the University of Silesia in Katowice:

  • First certificate in English (FCE), Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage – at least Pass, Business English Certificate (BEC) Higher, Certificate in English for International Business and Trade (CEIBT) – certificates issued by University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.
  • International English Language Testing System IELTS – higher than 6 points – certificate issued by University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, the British Council and Education Australia.
  • Certificate in English Language Skills (CELS) - level "Vantage" (B2) or "Higher" (C1).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – at least 510 points from the test (computer based test at least 180 points) and at least 3,5 points in writing section TWE – issued by Educational Testing Service, Princeton, USA.
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) - First Class Pass at Intermediate Level, Higher Intermediate Level, Advanced Level - issued by City & Guilds Pitman Qualifications (Pitman Qualifications Institute).
  • International English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) - level "Communicator", level "Expert", level "Mastery" - issued by City & Guilds (City & Guilds Pitman Qualifications).
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (reading, writing and listening) Communicator (B2) 500/1765/2; City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (reading, writing and listening) Expert (C1) 500/1766/4; City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (reading, writing and listening) Mastery (C2) 500/1767/6 - issued by City & Guilds.
  • Spoken English Test (SET) for Business - Stage B level "Communicator", Stage C level "Expert", Stage C level "Mastery" - issued by City & Guilds (City & Guilds Pitman Qualifications).
  • English for Business Communications (EBC) - Level 2, Level 3 - issued by City & Guilds (City & Guilds Pitman Qualifications).
  • English for Office Skills (EOS) - Level 2 - issued by City & Guilds (City & Guilds Pitman Qualifications).
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) – at least 700 points from the test - issued by Educational Testing Service, Princeton, USA.
  • London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI): English for Business Level 2, English for Business Level 3, English for Business Level 4 – certificate issued by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board.
  • London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) - Foundation Certificate for Teachers of Business English (FTBE) – certificate issued by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board.
  • B2 Certificate in English - advantage, B2 Certificate in English for Business purposes - advantage, Certificate in English for Technical Purposes (B2) – TELC exams (The European Language Certificates) administered by WBT Weiterbildungs-Testsysteme GmbH or telc GmbH; telc English B2, telc English B2 Business, telc English B2 Technical, telc English C1 – issued by telc GmbH.
  • London Tests of English, Level 3 (Edexcel Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International); London Tests of English, Level 4 (Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International); London Tests of English, Level 5 (Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International) – issued by Edexcel; administered by Pearson Language Assessments or Pearson Language Tests.

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