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Good command of English is a basic condition for admission to GSSR. If English is not your native language, as part of your application package (see Documents checklist) you must provide the results of a standardized English language proficiency test (see table below for acceptable tests and scoring).

During the interview, each candidate has to display a level of knowledge of the English language allowing them to conduct research and take part in classes held in English.

Test TypeRequired Minimum Score/CEFR level
(TOEFL) Test of English as a Foreign Language80
(IELTS) International English Language Test6.5
C1 Advanced, formerly (CAE) Cambridge Advanced English TestB
B2 First, formerly (FCE) First Certificate in EnglishB2
C2 Proficiency, formerly (CPE) Cambridge Proficiency TestC
Certificate from university examinationB2

If you take the TOEFL or IELTS, please request a copy of your results to be sent directly to GSSR’s Admissions Office. The TOEFL institution code for GSSR is 7962.

If you have completed your studies in English (Bachelor’s or MA degree), you are exempt from providing results of a standardized tests.