20.06.2018

A certificate in the proficiency of English or Finnish

If you are going to verify your language skills with a language test, make sure that you book your test time well in advance. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make his/her own language test arrangements. In general, language tests are valid for two years and the test results must be valid throughout the application period. This means it must not expire prior to the application deadline.

International language proficiency certificate

IELTS Academic

When requesting the IELTS test centre to forward your language test results to us, please write down University of Jyväskylä as the receiver of the test result. We accept electronic test scores only when they are made available to us online by the test organiser. Please note that trf links sent by e-mail will not be accepted.

Paper copies of IELTS score slips are accepted from both the test organiser and the applicant. They do not need to be attested, as we will always verify the test results with the test organiser. Please note that score slips sent to us as e-mail attachments will not be accepted.

Please note that we only accept IELTS Academic test scores. Tests taken at the general level will not be accepted as proof of the applicant’s language skills.

Also note that after you have taken the test it usually takes about 13 days for the test results to be published. It is advisable to book your test date well before the application period has begun.

TOEFL

When requesting the TOEFL test centre to forward your results to us, please fill in University of Jyväskylä’s Institution Code 9818 in the Score Report Recipient field. The testing centre must send the score slip directly to University of Jyväskylä or make it electronic equivalent available to us. Please note that test results sent by the applicant will not be accepted. Be advised that after you have been informed of the test score, it takes approximately three weeks for the test result to reach the University of Jyväskylä.

CAE/CPE

Submit your test result to the University of Jyväskylä together with your electronic application. Your results will be verified from the test organiser. Enter your Candidate’s ID (3 letters and 6 numbers) and secret code (4 numbers) in the Additional information field of the electronic application. These codes can be found on your Confirmation of Entry and Timetable document. If you do not have these codes, please contact Cambridge ESOL. Please note that tests taken before 2005 are not accepted.

PTE Academic

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic is a paperless test, the results of which are typically available within 5 working days following the test session. Once you receive your test score send it to the University of Jyväskylä from your PTE account. Choose Finland as the ‘Country’, University of Jyväskylä as the ‘Institution’ and click ‘Search’. Then select the University of Jyväskylä and confirm your order. After this, we should have access to your test results within 48 hours. Be advised that online language test results will only be accepted from the test organiser.

National language proficiency certificate

National Certificate of English or Finnish Language Proficiency by the Finnish National Board of Education

Send a pdf copy of your test result to the University of Jyväskylä together with your electronic application. Your result will be verified from the organiser.

The University of Jyväskylä accepts certificates issued in 2012 or later. Please note that only the Advanced level test is suited for demonstrating skill level 5.

Also note that after you have taken the test it takes about two months before you receive your certificate by mail. It is advisable to take the test well before the application period has begun.

Civil service language proficiency certificate in Finnish

Attach an officially certified copy of your certificate to your electronic application. In addition, send the same officially certified copy of your certificate by mail to the University of Jyväskylä by the end of the application period. An officially certified copy must be issued by a Finnish Notary Public at the Local Register Office (Maistraatti) (more information at the website of Maistraatti).