An applicant who applies for a study program with the English language of instruction must submit to the Admissions Committee the proof of English language proficiency to start his or her studies at the Academy.
The Academy recognizes the following English language proficiency tests and scores:
|English test||Minimum required scores||Additional requirements to the certificate||Validity of the certificate|
|IELTS Academic||5.5 or Level B2||Every part should be at least 5.5||Two years|
|TOEFL iBT||75||Every part should be at least 18 points||Two years|
|TOEFL PBT||540||-||Two years|
|TOEL CBT||205||-||Two years|
|Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)||160||-||Does not have an expiry date. We accept certificates received within the last 3 years|
|Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)||-||-||Does not have an expiry date. We accept certificates received within the last 3 years|
|Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)||-||-||Does not have an expiry date. We accept certificates received within the last 3 years|
|ECL||Level B2||-||Does not have an expiry date. We accept certificates received within the last 3 years|
|Duo Lingo|| 100
IELTS Indicator (only during the COVID period) - an online test that can be taken from the comfort and safety of your home. The test includes four skills – Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking, and you will receive an indicative score for each. IELTS examiners will mark your performance and you will receive your result within seven days.
The minimum required score is the same as for the IELTS Academic test - 5.5 or Level B2 and every part should be at least 5.5.
Online application and additional information about IELTS Indicator are available by link.
TOEFL iBT - test measures all four academic English skills — reading, listening, speaking, and writing — the way they are used in a classroom. The computer-delivered TOEFL iBT can be taken weekly at authorized test centers near you.
The minimum required score for TOEFL iBT is 75 and every part of the test should be at least 18 points for your application.
You can find out more about the test and make your online registration by link.
Applicants who have no above-mentioned international English proficiency certificates at the required level, but have completed basic/secondary/vocational/higher education in English or have studied in English as a full-time student for at least a year do not need to certify English language proficiency. In this case, the chair of the Admissions Committee re-assesses and replaces the result of the English language grade of the previous higher education level of studies. The grade of the previous higher education level of studies must be at least “good”.
The requirements of English language proficiency for the ERASMUS+ program are available at the link: https://bsa.edu.lv/index.php/en/international/erasmus.html.
The requirements of English language proficiency for exchange or visiting students are the same as the language proficiency requirements for full-time applicants who apply for studies.