The Language Centre provides certificates of language proficiency to students who are registered as attending the University of Helsinki and who apply to international exchange programmes or for traineeships and are required to produce a certificate by their exchange university or international employer. Exeptions to this are students doing their major in the Bachelor’s/Master’s programme in Languages, who obtain the certificate from the teachers of their degree programme.
Language skills are assessed and certificates granted by the teacher of the language in question. Language certificates are provided in languages that are taught in the Language Centre.
A copy of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages can be enclosed with with the language certificate.
NB! Owing to the limited scope of testing and more restricted content, a certificate of language proficiency cannot substitute for compulsory language studies.
The Language Centre does not provide language certificates for job or grant applications. The University’s official transcript of studies – or, after graduation, the diploma – can be used for these purposes.