English Placement Test

The New English Placement (NEPTON) Test

English is the main language of instruction at our University. Students may be required to take UNIC’s NEPTON test, wih no charge, before registering for classes, unless they have passed an internationally recognised English exam which indicates their level of English proficiency.

Students with the following English qualifications will register directly for their academic programme of study:

English QualificationMinimum Grade (Undergraduate)
TOEFL513 and above
Computer-based TOEFL183 and above
Internet-based TOEFL65 and above
IELTS5.5 and above
Cambridge Exams (First Certificate)B and above
Cambridge Exams (Proficiency Certificate)C and above
GCSE English Language ‘O’ Level or IGCSEC and above
Michigan Examination of Proficiency in English (CaMLA)Pass
Pearson PTE GeneralLevel 3 and above
KPG
(The Greek Foreign Language Examinations
for the State Certificate of Language Proficiency)
Level B2 and above
AngliaLevel B2 and above
IEB Advanced Programme EnglishPass
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- 100 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 EnglishHour of tuition/workCreditsAdditional course load permitted
ENGL-101 English Composition36Normal
ENGL-100 Basic Writing36Normal
BENG-100 College English66Normal
BENG-070 English Language Skills1246 credit hours
BENG-060
English for Beginners
202No other credits

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

English QualificationENGL-101ENGL-100
TOEFL550+513-547
Computer-based TOEFL213+183-210
Internet-based TOEFL79+65-78
IELTS6.5+5.5-6.0
Cambridge Exams (First Certificate)Grade A or BGrade C
Cambridge Exams (Proficiency Certificate)A or B or CA or B
GCSE English Language ‘O’ Level or IGCSEA or BC
Michigan Examination of Proficiency in English (CaMLA)PassN/A
Pearson PTE GeneralLevel 4Level 3
KPG
(The Greek Foreign Language Examinations
for the State Certificate of Language Proficiency)
Level C1Level B2
AngliaProficiency or MastersAdvanced
IEB Advanced Programme EnglishPassN/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 skills650-835 average score for ALL skills

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