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Language proficiency
Last Update
25.02.2016

If English or other foreign language required by the specific programme is not your native language and/or your previous education is not obtained in it (English – in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scotland or Ireland), you have to present the results of one of the internationally recognized tests (see below) or obtain a satisfactory evaluation in English in the entrance examination in programmes where it is required.

Other language skills certificates will be considered to recognize or University can provide language test for additional payment (97.50 EUR)

The University of Latvia accepts the following internationally recognized language tests:

English language tests

TOEFL IBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Internet-based: score of at least 80; with the exception of bachelor’s degree programmes in humanities - score of at least 53;

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): score of at least 5.5; with the exception of bachelor’s degree programmes in humanities - score of at least 4.5;

CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): satisfactory pass

CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): satisfactory pass

FCE (First Certificate in English): at least level B; with the exception of bachelor`s programmes in humanities - satisfactory pass; does not apply to master`s degree programme „English Philology”

PTE (Pearson Test of English): at least level B2; with the exception of master`s degree programme “English Philology” – C1

CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) – at least level B2; with the exception of master`s degree programme „English Philology” – C1

German language tests

DSD (Das Deutsche Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz): level 2
DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang): at least level 2
TestDaF (Der Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache): at least level 4 in all test sections
Goethe – Zertifikat: at least level B2
CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) – at least level B2

French language tests

DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française): level B2

DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française): at least level C1

TCF (Test de connaissance du français): at least 400 points

TEF (Test d’Evaluation du Français): at least 541 points

CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) – at least level B2

Spanish language tests

DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) – at least level B2

CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) – at least level B2

Italian language tests

CILS (Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera dell’Universita per Stranieri di Siena) – at least level B2

CELI (Certificato di Conoscenza della Lingua Italiana (Perugia)) – at least level B2

PLIDA (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri) - at least level B2

CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) – at least level B2

Chinese language test

HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) – at least level 4

Japanese language test

JLPT (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test) – at least level N3

Arabic and Turkish language test

TELC (European Language Certificates) – at least level B1

Latvian language certificates

Certificate of the National Language issued by the State Education Centre of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia – at least level A2
Certificate issued by the Language Centre of the University of Latvia minimum grade – 4 (almost satisfactory)