Candidates who are English native speakers, or have a degree from a university programme entirely taught in English and who have written a thesis in English in such a programme, are exempt from submitting a certificate of English proficiency.
If you cannot submit an English International Language Certificate due to reasons beyond your control, you must attach to the application form a personal declaration stating the extenuating circumstances which prevent you from submitting the certificate.
Extenuating circumstances can include the following situations:
- a serious, acute or chronic medical condition
- significant caring responsibilities, or recent bereavement or serious illness within close family
- serious financial reasons
- other circumstances where serious disruption has occurred
If you are shortlisted for an interview during the selection process, you will need to take an English Language Assessment Test at the EUI Language Centre.