English language test results for (pre-)Master’s programmes

A sufficient level of English proficiency is required for meeting the admission requirements for English-taught (pre-)Master’s programmes. Based on your previous education, the Admissions Board for your programme decides whether or not you are required to take an English language test.

You can demonstrate your language skills by taking a recognised English language test with sufficient results. Radboud University cannot accept the TOEFL Home Edition and IELTS (Academic) Online for the academic year 2024-2025, according to national regulations laid down in the code of conduct international student.  

The minimum English test scores for admission depend on the programme:

Accepted results pre-Master's

Accepted language tests and scoresApplies to pre-Master's programmes
Accepted language tests and scoresApplies to pre-Master's programmes

Accepted results Master's

Accepted language tests and scoresApplies to Master's programmes
Accepted language tests and scoresApplies to Master's programmes
  • IELTS Academic (note: not IELTS Online) with overall score ≥6.5, writing ≥6.5 and all subscores ≥6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (note: not Home Edition) with overall score ≥90 and all subscores ≥22
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced with overall score ≥176, subscores ≥169, writing score ≥176
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency with overall score ≥180, subscores ≥169, writing score ≥176
Accepted language tests and scoresApplies to Master's programmes
  • IELTS Academic (note: not IELTS Online) with overall score ≥6.5, writing ≥6.5 and all subscores ≥6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (note: not Home Edition) with overall score ≥90, writing ≥23, and all sub-scores ≥22
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced with overall score ≥176, subscores ≥169, writing score ≥176
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency with overall score ≥180, subscores ≥169, writing score ≥176

Application for the Master's programme in International Law and Global Security, Peace and Development (joint degree) goes through the Erasmus Mundus partner university: University of Glasgow. Language requirements can be found on the website.

Please note: IELTS and TOEFL results are valid for two years after the test date, and the results must be valid on the date of enrolment. C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency results are valid for five years, with the exception of study programmes at the Nijmegen School of Management. All test results for Nijmegen School of Management programmes are valid for two years.

The TOEFL Home Edition and IELTS (Academic) Online cannot be accepted.