Language tests

We recommend that you inform yourself well in advance of the dates when you can take your language test, as the demand is very high at the accredited institutes during the period preceding the application deadlines for exchanges.

More info: Language tests - UNIL International Relations

Before applying, please check for the language requirements of each selected institution.

A language test:

  • Is required for most overseas destinations and several European destinations
  • Must be submitted with the application, on time
  • Must still be valid at the time of departure for the exchange. Most tests are valid for 2 years
  • Can be reimbursed by the SASME, see deadlines and conditions here
  • Can be validated as ECTS credits in the 3rd year of the Bachelor program, see conditions here

If you have taken your language test in the “Home Edition” version (online), please check that it is accepted by the partner universities you are applying to.



To register, you must do so directly on or (Academic)

Important: MyBest Score (TOEFL) is not accepted

The CEFR Levels:


UNIL Language Centre ISEP test

  • The ISEP test is offered in the following languages: English, German, Italian and Spanish 
  • The cost is CHF 30.-
  • To make an appointment, and for any questions about the ISEP test and the CDL language courses, please contact them directly:


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Fax +41 21 692 33 05
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