- Are you a student at CBS?
- Are you planning on studying abroad?
- Do you need a language skills certificate?
CBS and Studieskolen have arranged a language assessment test which you can take before you apply for a place in a study exchange programme or acceptance into the CEMS programme. You can take this test in all languages except English.
If you need an English test, you have to take a TOEFL test - click here.
If you wish to study abroad, you are usually required to be at least at level B2 both in writing and in speaking in order to apply for a study exchange programme. You can see the requirements of each university here.
If you are applying for the CEMS programme, the minimum language requirement is level B1 in both writing and in speaking.
The levels are defined by the Common European Framework of Reference.
Please note that the test is only offered to CBS students.
About the language test
The test consists of two parts: a written test and an oral test.
The written test is divided into two parts. A listening test and a written test.
Permitted reference aids: You may use a monolingual dictionary (for example a Spanish-Spanish).
The written test lasts 90 minutes.
A test with no mistakes is awarded 60 points. You are required to have 25 points to be assessed at level B1, 36 points to be at level B2 and 54 points to be at level C1.
The oral part of the test lasts 20 minutes. There is no preparation time, and the test is conducted without reference aids. You will take the oral test with another candidate.
The highest achievable score is 60 points. You need 25 points to be assessed at the B1 level, 36 points to be at the B2 level and 54 points to be at level C1.
The test is held at Studieskolen, Borgergade 12 and 14, 1300 Copenhagen K.
Please click on the links below to see examples of previous exams:
Test your level before you register for the language assessment test
Before you sign up for the language test, it is a good idea to test your language level. This will give you a good idea about your current level in your preferred language. You can test yourself free of charge with Studieskolen’s online test.
Test dates 2020
OCTOBER - CEMS AND EXCHANGE
Written exams in French, Spanish and German: October 2, 2020.
Speaking exams in French, Spanish and German: October 5 - October 9, 2020.
Written exam in other languages: September 21 - October 16, 2020.
Speaking exam in other languages: September 21 - October 16, 2020.
Deadline for registration
Language assessment test in French, Spanish and German: It is no longer possible to register.
Language assessment test in other languages: It is no longer possible to register.
You will receive notice of your test results by email on October 24, 2020 at the latest.
NOVEMBER - ONLY FOR EXCHANGE AND IN FRENCH, SPANISH AND GERMAN
Written exams: November 5 2020.
Speaking exams: November 5 - November 11, 2020.
Deadline for registration
Language test in German, French and Spanish: It is no longer possible to register.
You will receive notice of your test results by email on November 23, 2020 at the latest.
Deadline for cancellations: For cancellations before the registration deadline, there is no cancellation fee.
Cancellations after the registration deadline: The test fee is forfeited and there is no refund.
When you sign up for the test, you will receive a short confirmation notice of your registration. We will send you an email with information about your exact test date after the registration deadline.
Exams in other languages
If you need to take the language assessment test in Arabic, Danish, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese or Russian, please register for: 'CBS other languages' below and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your name and the language you would like to be tested in.
If you need to take the language assessment test in a different language than those mentioned above, please send an email to email@example.com.
If you believe that your exam result is not fair and want a re-mark of your paper, you must send a written enquiry no later than a week after you have received your grade. The enquiry must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fee for a re-mark of a paper is DKK 1000. Where an enquiry leads to a change of result, the fee will be refunded. Re-mark of a paper can result in a lower, a higher or the same grade.
French, Spanish or German: DKK 2000,-
Other languages: DKK 3.000,-
Click here to register for the Language Assessment Tests for CBS students.