Language assessment and online language courses for Erasmus students
Mandatory language assessment
Students who go on an Erasmus exchange or internship are required to take a language test before and after their time abroad. After submitting your application for an Erasmus scholarship, you will automatically receive a link to the test via email. The test is available in six languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch).
You are to take the test in the language that will be the primary language of the course/internship. The language is to be stated in your scholarship application. Students who do not take a language test are no longer eligible for an Erasmus scholarship. If the primary language is not included among the six languages listed above, you do not need to take a language test.
The language test is a self-assessment test. After taking the test you will immediately be able to see what level you are at (levels A1–C2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR). The host university/organisation will not have access to the results, so you are in no danger of being denied a stay abroad because you did not reach a certain level. The test is expected to take approximately 30–50 minutes to complete, and it includes both reading and listening comprehension.
Online language course
If you feel the need to develop your skills in the study language, you can take an online language course before and during your stay abroad. The language courses are available at different levels, and you will be eligible for the one that best suits your needs (in accordance with the results of the language test).
In order to attend an online language course, prospective exchange students are to contact Ingrid Temler (Ingrid.Temler [at] er.lu.se), and prospective interns are to contact Sofie Wallberg (erasmuspraktik [at] er.lu.se). If your result from the language test is below level B2 (B1, A1 or A2), you will automatically be eligible to attend an online language course. Students whose results are levels B2, C1 or C2 can also request to attend an online language course. You then have the option of attending the course in the primary language of the host country, regardless of whether or not this is the primary language of instruction.