English Placement Test

The New English Placement (NEPTON) Test

The table below provides the minimum English Language Requirements (ELR) for enrollment on a programme of study offered in English. Students who do not possess any of the qualifications or stipulated grades listed below and hold IELTS with 4.5 and above, are required to take UNIC’s NEPTON English Placement Test (with no charge) and will receive English Language support classes, if and as needed, from UNIC’s International Gateway Centre (IGC).

English Qualification ELR Equivalent to IELTS 6
TOEFL 525 and above
Computer-based TOEFL 193 and above
Internet-based TOEFL 80 and above
IELTS 6 and above
Cambridge Exams (First Certificate) B and above
Cambridge Exams (Proficiency Certificate) C and above
GCSE English Language ‘O’ Level or IGCSE C and above
Michigan Examination of Proficiency in English (CaMLA) Pass
Pearson PTE General Level 3 and above
KPG
(The Greek Foreign Language Examinations
for the State Certificate of Language Proficiency)
Level B2 and above
Anglia Level B2 and above
IEB Advanced Programme English Pass
Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE)
Michigan Language Assessment
by: Cambridge Assessment English & University of Michigan
650 average score for ALL skills and above

English Language Proficiency

Master students satisfy the English requirements if their first degree was taught in English. Otherwise, they would need to present a minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based or 213 computer-based, GCSE “O” Level or IGCSE with minimum “C”, IELTS with a score of 6.5, or a score placement at the ENGL- 101 level of UNIC’s NEPTON. The University offers English courses at various levels to help students reach the required standard for admission to a graduate programme.

The purpose of the NEPTON Test

1. The purpose of this test is to place students in the appropriate level of English in order to support their academic studies at the University. The NEPTON is not a University entrance examination; previous academic performance (e.g. School Leaving Certificate) is taken into consideration with regard to University entrance requirements.

2. The number of additional courses and corresponding course loads are given in the table below:

Level of English Hour of tuition/work ECTS Additional course load permitted
ENGL-101 English Composition 3 6 Normal
ENGL-100 Basic Writing 3 6 Normal
BENG-100 College English 6 6 Normal
BENG-070 English Language Skills 12 4 6 credit hours
BENG-060
English for Beginners
20 2 No other credits

3.Students who have the following qualifications can take the test, but will not be placed below the level shown:

English Qualification ENGL-101 ENGL-100
TOEFL 550+ 513-547
Computer-based TOEFL 213+ 183-210
Internet-based TOEFL 79+ 65-78
IELTS 6.5+ 5.5-6.0
Cambridge Exams (First Certificate) Grade A or B Grade C
Cambridge Exams (Proficiency Certificate) A or B or C A or B
GCSE English Language ‘O’ Level or IGCSE A or B C
Michigan Examination of Proficiency in English (CaMLA) Pass N/A
Pearson PTE General Level 4 Level 3
KPG
(The Greek Foreign Language Examinations
for the State Certificate of Language Proficiency)
Level C1 Level B2
Anglia Proficiency or Masters Advanced
IEB Advanced Programme English Pass N/A
Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE)
Michigan Language Assessment
by: Cambridge Assessment English & University of Michigan
840-1000 average score for ALL skills 650-835 average score for ALL skills

4.Students can take the NEPTON after they officially enroll and pay the Euro 55 application fee.

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