How long are language certificates valid?

How long are language certificates valid?

Please be aware that some official language certificates are valid for two years only. Partner universities have the right to reject these certificates. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have a valid certificate to show to the partner university. However, the International Office does accept this “old” certificate for the application in January in order to prove your level of proficiency.

If one of the partner universities on your application (top 3 and 10 alternatives) asks for an official proof of e.g. the TOEFL or IELTS and your certificate expires before Spring of 2017, we strongly advise you to make a new test and have the result in before our application deadline in January. If you wait until after the selection, you might not have the time to get a new certificate before the application deadline of the partner university (which in some cases might be in February or March already).