All applicants must have good skills in English and you must prove your English language skills when applying. Applicants must reach the minimum required test results to be considered eligible to the University of Eastern Finland (UEF). No exceptions will be made.
Language skills can be indicated by taking one of the internationally recognized English language tests listed below, or with a degree. When taking the test you should choose University of Eastern Finland as a recipient of your results where possible. You must also attach a scanned copy of the test result to the application for verification purposes.
The test result must be available by the end of the application period and it must be available for online verification at the latest 7 days after the end of the application period.
TOEFL, IELTS and PTE certificates are valid for two years from the day they are issued, i.e. the language test results need to be in effect between 31 January 2021 - 31 January 2023.
TOEFL iBT: minimum overall score 78 is required
Also TOEFL iBT Home Edition and TOEFL Essentials tests are accepted.
We need to receive test scores directly (electronically) from ETS. Applicants can order their score reports through their test taker profile by indicating UEF instituition's code 9779. Our university does not need any paper documents from the test organizer as we verify TOEFL test results in the online verification system provided by ETS.
We accept also MyBest Scores. Additional information can be found at ets.org/toefl
IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score 6.0
We accept test scores only directly (electronically) from the IELTS test organizer. On the application form you need to give the Test Report Form (TRF) number. This number must be written in whole as the results cannot be found otherwise. Please upload your test results report also to the application form.
PTE (Academic): minimum overall score 54
C1 Advanced: minimum score C
C2 Proficiency: minimum score level C1
YKI: A National certificate of language proficiency in English done at level 4 in all different areas. More information of YKI.
When is a language test not required?
In certain cases, a language test is not required. In such case, the language of instruction of the secondary education must be proven with a degree certificate, diploma or transcript. Please note that all teaching and assessments must be entirely in English. Kindly check the requirements from the programmes you are interested in as there can be variation between the programmes.
Online studies or studies completed on offshore campuses outside the accepted countries/area cannot be used to indicate language skills, even if the degree-awarding institution is in one of the accepted countries.