Recognition of Language Certificates Instead of Language Examinations


Beginning in the winter semester of the academic year 2012/13 the Language Department will recognise the following certificates as valid instead of the language examinations sat at the Faculty of Science at University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice.

Recognition of a certificate instead of an examination means that the student receives an evaluation of "excellent" (výborně),  (which does not, however, apply to the Final Master's Examination) and the credits associated with it.

Certificate recognition procedure:

A student who is interested in the recognition of a certificate is to call in on the Head or Deputy Head of the Language Department in their consultation hours with the original certificate to have its validity verified. Based on a valid certificate, the exam will be registered in STAG.

  • List of standardised language examinations for the purposes of the system of language qualification of employees in administrative offices on the website of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports (website of the Czech Ministry of Education)

Progress Examination in English – OJZ 900

As valid replacements for the Progress Examination in English, the Language Department of FSci recognises the following certificates graded at A2 level (CEFR) and higher:

Cambridge ESOL: KET – Key English Test
City & Guilds: IESOL – Access
LanguageCert: IESOL – Access
TOEIC: Basic user - Waystage
International examination Advanced Placement: Grade 5 or 4
We recognise AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Statistics

The recognition of other certificates graded at A2 level and higher is carried out on an individual basis.

Final Bachelor’s Examination in English – OJZ 910

As a replacement for the Final Bachelor’s Examination in English, the Language Department of FSci recognises the following certificates graded at B2 level (CEFR) and higher:

TOEIC: Independent user – Vantage. Students who have achieved a lower score will be graded as follows here.
Cambridge ESOL: FCE - First Certificate in English
City & Guilds: IESOL – Communicator
LanguageCert: IESOL – Communicator
IELTS: Grade 5 and higher

The recognition of other certificates graded at B2 level and higher is carried out on an individual basis.

Final Examination in a Foreign Language for Combined Study – OJZ 960

The recognition of certificates instead of the Final Examination in a Foreign Language for Combined Study in English, German, Russian, French, and Spanish is carried out on an individual basis.

Final Master’s Examination in English – OJZ 930

Instead of the TOEFL ITP Test, which is part of the Final Master's Examination in English and is taken directly at the faculty, the TOEFL iBT Test is accepted as equivalent; a points conversion table between TOEFL ITP and TOEFL iBT can be found here.

Instead of the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test, which is part of the Final Master's Examination in English and is taken directly at the faculty, a CAE certificate is accepted as equivalent.

All students must pass the oral and written part of the final master's examination in English, regardless of the certificates obtained.

TOEFL for PhD students - OJZ 940

Students who have passed the TOEFL ITP Test as part of the Master's examination at FSci USB are to call in with their certificate at the Language Department for the examination to be recognised.

Instead of the TOEFL ITP Test, the TOEFL iBT Test or the IELTS Test, score 5.5, is also accepted as equivalent; a points conversion table between TOEFL ITP and TOEFL iBT is to be found here.