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The following are NOT recognised as equivalents to a formal proficiency certificate:

  • English (basic/advanced) course grade on a any secondary school leaving certificate (including German Abiturzeugnis and Scandinavian certificates)
  • 1 year abroad as an exchange student
  • English-speaking country citizenship (i.e USA/UK/CAN passport)
  • Certificate of completion of an English course
  • Completion of seminar/s or short-term course/s counducted in English
  • Completion of any preparatory course/s conducted in English
  • Completion of only some courses in English in secondary school or college/university

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The following certificates are recognised

Please pay attention to corresponding minimal levels and/or scores.

1. Degree diploma (long cycle, first cycle, second cycle, third cycle):

- in the field of English Philology or Applied Linguistics

- in any field provided that the language of instruction was only English (regardless whether the degree was conducted in Poland or abroad)

2. Secondary school leaving diploma – provided that the language of instruction was only English (eg. AQA, Edexcel)

3. International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

4. European Baccalaureate (EB)

5. First Certificate in English (FCE) minimum level B2

6. Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) minimum level B2

7. Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) minimum level B2

8. Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage minimum level B2

9. Business English Certificate (BEC) minimum level B2

10. Higher Certificate in English for International Business and Trade (CEIBT) minimum level B2

11. Certificates issued by the following institutions:

  •     Educational Testing Service (ETS):


- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), academic - minimum 87 points in Internet-Based Test (iBT)

* our TOEFL® Institution Code Number is: B504 (Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin)

- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) -  minimum 180 points in Computer-Based Test (CBT) supplemented with at least 50 points in Test of Spoken English (TSE)

- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum 510 points in Paper-Based Test (PBT)

Supplemented with at least 3,5 points in Test of Written English (TWE) and with at least 50 points in Test of Spoken English (TSE)

- Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) Listening and Reading - minimum 700 points

  •     European Consortium for the Certificate of Attainment in Modern Languages (ECL)
  •     City & Guilds, City & Guilds Pitman Qualifications, Pitman Qualifications Institute:


- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) - First Class Pass at Intermediate Level, Higher Intermediate Level, Advanced Level

- International English for Speaers of Other Languages (IESOL) - level: Communicator or

Expert or Mastery

- City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (reading, writing and listening)  level Communicator

(B2) 500/1765/2

- City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (reading, writing and listening) Expert (C1) 500/1766/4

- City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (reading, writing and listening) Mastery (C2) 500/1767/6

- Spoken English Test (SET) for Business - Stage B level Communicator, Stage C level Expert, Stage C level Mastery

- English for Business Communications (EBC) - Level 2, Level 3

- English for Office Skills (EOS) - Level 2

  •     Edexcel, Pearson Language Tests, Pearson Language Assessments:


- London Tests of English, Level 3 (Edexcel Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International)

- London Tests of English, Level 4 (Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International)

- London Tests of English, Level 5 (Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International)

  •     Education Development International (EDI), London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board:


- London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations (LCCI) -  English for Business Level 2, English for Business Level 3, English for Business Level 4

- London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations (LCCI) - Foundation Certificate for

Teachers of Business English (FTBE)

- London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations (LCCI) - English for Tourism Level 2 - level Pass with Credit or Pass with Distinction

  •     University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, British Council, IDP IELTS Australia:


- International English Language Testing System IELTS (academic) - minimum 6.5 points


- B2 Certificate in English - advantage

- B2 Certificate in English for Business Purposes - advantage

- Certificate in English for Technical Purposes (B2)

- telc English B2

- telc English B2 Business

- telc English B2 Technical

- telc English C1