English Placement Test

Notice to All Applicants

1. All prospective students are required to take the University of Nicosia New English Placement Test Online (NEPTON).  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
Hours of tuition/work
Credits
Additional course load permitted
ENGL-101 English Composition
3
3
Normal
ENGL-100 Basic Writing
3
3
Normal
BENG-100 College English
6
3
Normal
BENG-070 English Language Skills
12
2
6 credit hours
BENG-060 English for Beginners
20
1
No other credits

 

3. Students who have the following qualifications can take the test, but will not be placed below the level shown:
 
 
Level of English
Qualifications
 
Paper Based TOEFL
Comp. Based TOEFL
TOEFL IBT
GCE “O”/IGCSE Level
IELTS
Cambridge English Exams
ENGL-101
550 +
213 +
79 +
A or B
6.5 +
CAE Grade A or B Proficiency A or B or C
ENGL -100
513-547
183-210
65-78
C
5.5 – 6.0
CAE Grade C First Certificate A or B

 

4. Students can take the NEPTON after they officially enroll and pay the Euro 55 application fee.
Students who take part in the UNISKO (Free English Preparatory and University Skills Orientation Programme) may retake the test once during the UNISKO programme. Students are strongly recommended to attend this FREE UNISKO  programme and put every possible effort into studying and preparing for the retake of the UNISKO. This will help  students achieve better results perhaps being placed in one of the higher-level English courses without spending extra time and money during their academic studies.