Descriptions of the examinations can be found in the list below.
The Final Bachelor´s English Examination is in written form. It is divided into four parts: listening, grammar, vocabulary and work with a text. There are max. of 30 points to be obtained from this exam (from the overall total of 120). The time limit is 120 minutes with no break.
There are two texts/articles read by a native speaker. The students are asked to fill in missing information during the dictation of the first text which is on a biological theme. Students answer true /false questions according to the second text which is on a more general topic. Each text is read twice.
Grammar part consists of 30 items in total.
All items have the following form:
You can't stop me __________ what I want.
c) to do
d) that I do
The students are asked to complete the sentence with the correct variation, and only one of the possibilities is correct.
This part focuses on the testing of vocabulary from the study texts from the previous 4 semesters and is made up of three exercises. The first of these is a gap-fill exercise, ie. using the offered words to fill gaps in given sentences. In the second exercise students are to choose the word from the four options provided which best fits the given description. The third exercise is a so called multiple-choice exercise, ie. choosing the correct answer from the given options. In this exercise the student is to choose the one word from the four given options which best fits the given sentence.
This part is made up of three different exercises. In the first, which is in the form of a multiple choice exercise, the student is to answer questions connected to a text. In the second, the student is to fill gaps in the sentences provided according to the context. The third is made up of two extracts from the study texts. In each of them, the student is to identify synonyms in the extracts for the words or phrases provided.
|Result in percent||Grading|
|91 - 100||Excellent|
|84 - 90||Excellent minus|
|77 - 83||Very good|
|71 - 76||Very good minus|
|66 - 70||Good|
|0 - 65||Fail|
The Master’s Final Examination in English consists of three parts:
For an overview of courses suitable for the Master's Study Programme, please see the Language Courses Overview page.
The student may choose between two examinations:
The two examinations differ only in their certified parts, where the student may choose between TOEFL ITP or TOEIC Listening and Reading. For both examinations there is a common oral part (debate), and a written part (essay).
The student is to choose an examination according to their personal preference or on the recommendation of their study field department. A student wishing to continue their doctoral studies is encouraged to choose OJZ 930, as TOEFL ITP is a mandatory part of it.
Detailed information on both the examinations, including the possibility of preparation courses at the Language Department as well as individual preparation, is available on the page Public Test Centre > International Examinations.
Before the examination, it is highly recommended to study the document TOEFL ITP Test Taker Handbook / TOEIC L+R Examinee Handbook available on the page International Examinations > section Individual preparation.
The TOEFL ITP exam examines the ability of the student to communicate effectively in the English-speaking academic environment. It is therefore suitable for students who wish to continue their doctoral studies and pursue a scientific career after completing their Master's degree. The examination is comprised of three parts.
The listening part focuses on the understanding of spoken English in a university environment. The student listens to short texts and answers various types of test questions. It consists of three parts. There are 50 questions and the test lasts 35 minutes.
Grammar and sentence structure
This section verifies knowledge of correct grammar structures in written academic language. In this section, the student reads the test material and answers questions at their own pace. There are 40 questions and the test lasts 25 minutes.
This part of the exam tests the student's ability to understand written text. In this section, the student reads the test material and answers questions at their own pace. The test uses excerpts from university scripts and the questions related to them focus on overall understanding of the text and work with vocabulary. There are 50 questions and the test lasts 55 minutes.
Students must obtain at least 543 points – level B2 according to CEFR.
The TOEIC Listening and Reading Examination tests the student's ability to participate effectively in an English-speaking work environment. It is therefore suitable for students who wish to work after graduating from their Master’s studies. The examination consists of two parts.
The listening part tests the student's ability to understand spoken English in a working environment. The students listen to short texts and answer various types of test questions. It consists of four parts. There are 100 questions and the test lasts 45 minutes.
This part of the exam tests the student's ability to understand written text. In this section, the student reads the test material and answers questions at their own pace. The test uses authentic business English texts. It consists of three parts. There are 100 questions and the test lasts 75 minutes.
The student must obtain at least 785 points – level B2 according to CEFR.
In the oral part students show their ability in English to express their opinion, argue a certain position, and take part in a discussion. The exam consists of two parts – an independent monologue (3 minutes) and a discussion with an examiner (7 minutes).
Total time: 10 minutes.
Theme: The student receives the topic by email on the day before the exam. Before the exam, the student is expected to research the theme in order to be able to assume a clear position on it and support this with relevant arguments.
The oral part has two parts:
1) Introductory monologue (3 minutes)
2) Debate (7 minutes)
If you feel that, for personal or emotional reasons, the theme you have drawn would be difficult for you to discuss, please contact the head of department.
This part of the exam tests the student’s ability to argue logically in written form in English. The student writes the essay on a computer using the Microsoft Word editor. They have the on-line version of the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary at their disposal.
Time: 120 minutes
Length: A minimum of 300 words, 400+ words is considered to be ideal.
Theme: The expression of agreement/disagreement with a statement on a common, controversial theme. The student chooses one of two offered themes.
Example: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Playing a game is fun only when you win. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Assessment of the essay is made in the following areas:
Setting the spellchecker: Review – Language – Set proofing language – English (choose United Kingdom or United States).
Your performance during the exam will be assessed according to the following criteria:
For the purposes of overall grading the individual parts of the exam have the same weighting:
|1. Certified||TOEFL ITP||Listening 20%, Sentence Structure 20%, Reading 20%|
|2. Oral Part||20%|
|3. Essay Part||20%|
The overall results can only be published after the delivery of the results from the ETS headquarters abroad. Then each student is sent an email to their address registered on STAG.
The email includes a detailed results table:
All the students who intend to take the TOEFL ITP test this semestr need to register for the date on STAG by the end of November (WS) / April (SS).
Due to a change in the test ordering system we won't be able to give you the test without registration.
The TOEFL ITP exam examines the ability of the student to communicate effectively in the English-speaking academic environment.
The listening part focuses on the understanding of short and medium length dialogues from a university environment and medium length lectures.
The second part, “structure“, tests the student’s knowledge of grammar structures.
The reading part contains five short texts accompanied by questions focused on the overall understanding of the particular text and the vocabulary therein.
|Part of test||Time||Number of questions||Points available|
|Listening||35 minutes||50 questions||31 to 68 points|
|Structure||25 minutes||40 questions||31 to 68 points|
|Reading||55 minutes||50 questions||31 to 67 points|
|Total||115 minutes||140 questions
||310 to 677 points
The pass mark is 543 points.
The points achieved can be converted to CEFR levels (A1 - C1) here.
Sample tests may be found at the ETS website:
To download: TOEFL ITP Test Taker Handbook (pdf, ETS website)
Before taking the Doctor's Final English Examination (OJZ 950), students are to acquire a credit for “TOEFL ITP for PhD Students” (OJZ 940) by submitting a certificate from TOEFL ITP (min. score 543), TOEFL iBT (min. score 72), or IELTS (min. score 5.5). The TOEFL ITP examination may be taken free of charge on dates provided by the Language Department (see the Calendar).
The points achieved in TOEFL ITP can be converted to CEFR levels (A1 - C1) here.
The examination tests the ability to write a scientific text in English on a topic familiar to the candidate, the ability to present findings from the candidate's field, the ability to discuss a given topic and the ability to explain grammar phenomena from a specialist text. The tasks are designed to elicit language at level C1.
The examination has the following parts:
A written essay on one of six specialist topics familiar to the candidate and of an approximate length of 400 words (minimum pass: 350 words).
The essay should follow the format:
An oral examination based on one of six specialist topics familiar to the candidate provided by the student and an oral analysis of an extract.
The following list of topics for the examination should be delivered to the Department of Student Affairs at least one week before the date of examination:
Instead of the TOEFL® ITP examination, which is a part of the Final Master’s Examination in English and is sat on site at the faculty, the language department also recognises a TOEFL® iBT certificate as an equivalent, with the following transfer of points:
|TOEFL iBT||TOEFL ITP||TOEFL iBT||TOEFL ITP||TOEFL iBT||TOEFL ITP|
|0 – 12||310||43||443||79-80||550|
Official ETS webpage for conversion of TOEFL® ITP points to CEFR levels
OJZ 900 – Advancement Examination in English (first-year Bachelor students)
OJZ 910 and 910U – Bachelor's Examination in English
OJZ 930 and OJZ 935 – Master's Examination in English
OJZ 940 – TOEFL ITP for doctoral students
OJZ 950 – Doctor's Final Examination in English