English language requirements
Avans has set minimum English language requirements for foreign students. These requirements will vary depending on whether you plan to join us as an exchange student or a degree-seeking student.
Requirements for foreign degree-seeking students
To maintain high standards of English language competences in our international classrooms and in compliance with Dutch national guidelines, Avans has set minimum language requirements for foreign degree-seeking students. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet these requirements.
As a degree-seeking student for an English-taught degree programme you must provide evidence of your language competence in the form of an official certificate: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or Cambridge ESOL. The minimum prerequisite for IELTS is an overall band score of at least 6.0. For TOEIC, you must have successfully passed the 'speaking and writing' and 'listening and reading' components. Please check the table below for details.
Minimum IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC and Cambridge ESOL scores
|IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC en Cambridge English grades & scale|
|Cambridge English grades and scale||CEFR|
|7.5||625||113||790||400||CAE-Grade B scale 194-199
CAE-Grade C scale 191-193
|7.0||600||100||780||350||FCE-Grade A scale 185 and above
CAE-Grade C scale 185 and above
|6.5||575||90||720||310||CAE-Grade C scale 180-184
FCE-Grade A scale 180-184
FCE-Grade B scale 176-179
|6.0||550||80||670||290||FCE-Grade B scale 173-175
FCE-Grade C scale 169-172
|5.5||525||70||620||260||FCE-Grade C scale 162-168|
|5.0||500||60||600||240||FCE-Grade C scale 160-161
B1 level certificate scale 154-159
You are exempt from the English language proficiency test or statement if you have obtained a diploma of secondary education in a country listed in the diploma list as published on the website of the Dutch Code of Conduct International Student. Or if you have completed a degree that was taught entirely in English. Avans may verify this at Nuffic.