As the courses are taught in English, knowledge of the English language is required. Providing certification of knowledge of the English language is desired, though not required. The program’s organizers may also conduct brief phone interviews with candidates to assess knowledge of the English language, especially if no certification is provided.
In determining a candidate’s qualifications and accepting applications, preference will be given to candidates with a degree in computer science and related fields.
Accepted certifications are described below. Applicants who are citizens and/or first-degree-holders of the following countries do not have to submit any language certificate: Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
Accepted optional certifications:
- IELTS certificate with score of at least 6.0
- Paper-Based TOEFL certificate, with score of at least 550
- Computer-Based TOEFL certificate, with score of at least 217
- ALTE-UCLES certificate, with a score CAE/C or superior
- A declaration issued by the University where the first degree has been obtained that English was the official language of studies and examinations.
- Trinity College of London Certificate, with a score at least ISE II
- WBT Certificate in English Stage 3
- Pitman Certificate, with a score at least "ESOL Intermediate 1st Class Pass + SESOL Intermediate 1st Class Pass"
- Certification issued by the University at which the first-level degree has been awarded stating that English has been the official language of study, i.e. of courses and examinations