CIR Language Certification


Evaluation of Language Skills

The Center for International Relations offers the possibility to evaluate your language skills in an examination and issues a language certificate. This certificate serves as a proof of language proficiency for BOKU-students spending a semester abroad. The BOKU language certificate is only valid at BOKU and BOKU partner universities in the context of mobility programmes. Please determine your language level according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages before you register for the examination.

The following skills will be tested during the exam:

  • Reading competence
  • Oral communication skills 
  • Writing competence

Duration: 45–60 minutes

Fee: 55 €

Please contact the study programme coordinator for your selected programme/country for details on the required examination/certificate level. Once you know which level you need the certificate for, please apply for the language examination of that level, using the form below.

Registration

Please register up to eight weeks before your planned language examination. Please note that exams only take place during term-time, not during holidays.

Exam days for French and English are wednesdays and thursdays!

Submit this form (save file and open it in Adobe Acrobat so you can fill in the details) to sprachkurse(at)boku.ac.at or send these details in your email:

* First name and surname

* Matriculation number

* Date of birth

* Contact details (email address and telephone number)

* dates you have time to take the exam: calendar week, weekday and morning/afternoon/whole day (please note that usually exams only take place on wednesdays and thursdays as our language teachers are at BOKU on these days).

* Language and level you want to be tested in (e.g. French, Italian and Spanish either on level A2, B1 or B2 and English on level B2 or C1).

You will then receive an e-mail suggesting a date of examination. Please confirm the appointed examination date within one week.

As soon as your examination date is set, please transfer the fee of EUR 55,- to our bank account (you will receive the bank details via e-mail), inlcuding "Language certification+ your name" as reference of the transaction.

Please send a confirmation of transfer to sprachkurse(at)boku.ac.at within one week.

If you need to cancel, contact the Center for International Relations at least three days before the examination date, otherwise the fee cannot be returned.

As soon as your certificate is ready, you will be notified by email.

There are no examination dates during lecture-free periods.

The language examinations usually take place in one of the buildings of the Türkenschanze location of BOKU. We will tell you the seminar room and building by email.

For further information please contact sprachkurse(at)boku.ac.at.