Knowledge of the English language is a basic condition for admission to the doctoral studies at GSSR. As part of their application package (see Documents checklist), candidates should 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 that language.
Candidates who have completed their studies in English (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) are exempt from providing results of a standardized tests and taking the GSSR English language examination.
|Test Type||Required Minimum Score/
|(TOEFL) Test of English as a Foreign Language||80|
|(IELTS) International English Language Test||6.5|
|C1 Advanced, formerly (CAE) Cambridge Advanced English Test||B|
|B2 First, formerly (FCE) First Certificate in English||B2|
|C2 Proficiency, formerly (CPE) Cambridge Proficiency Test||C|
|Certificate from university examination||B2|