Language Requirements

The two working languages of the College are English and French.

Applicants should generally have a minimum level of B2 for one language and a minimum level B1 for the other.

The Department of European Economic Studies can however accept students with an A2 level of French, as the courses are predominantly given in English.

Students wishing to improve their French before entering the College can find more information on the College Language Services pages.

Language skills should be indicated on the online application form. French and English language levels are monitored during selection interviews and candidates should, when possible, supply internationally recognised certificates or recommendation letters from language teachers showing language levels.

All international language certificates are accepted as long as they indicate the Council of Europe's levels. Students may also supply a university certificate or a recommendation letter written by a language professor or teacher referring to the applicant's language levels in relation to the Council of Europe levels.

Circumstances where language certificates are not required

For further information about the language requirements candidates should e-mail