In addition to the regular University access examinations taken by all students, the admission procedure for the Bilingual Degree includes a written English test (TOEFL-ITP) and a one-to-one interview in English. With these tests, the University can ensure that the students are sufficiently motivated and interested in their future studies.
They must also assess whether the students have the appropriate level of English to be able to follow and participate satisfactorily in class, understand the teachers’ explanations, take notes, look for information from additional sources and write assignments and exams satisfactorily.
Before participating in the first Module of the program, students must obtain a score of 530 or higher in the TOEFL test (71 points in the Internet Based Test). Students who do not obtain this score will have to leave the program. To be eligible to participate in the semester at Boston University students must obtain a minimum score of 550 points (79 points in the Internet Based Test).