How long are language certificates valid?

How long are language certificates valid?

Please be aware that some official language certificates (like TOEFL and IELTS) are valid for two years only. Partner universities have the right to reject these certificates if invalid. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have a valid certificate to show to the partner university.

In "Partner Schools BSc" we will try to keep track of universities that do or do not accept certificates of which the validity date has expired. You are also advised to always check the partner school's application requirements on their website or their factsheet. Unfortunately they do not always mention this specifically. If you want to be on the safe side, make sure that you will have a certificate that is valid till at least June 2018.

Here are the following options describing when to have what:

RSM's bachelor application deadline (07 December, 2017): all students need to upload a copy of their IELTS or TOEFL test score. It is best to upload one that is valid till at least June 2018. An expired test score will be accepted by RSM though.
It is the student's responsibility to upload a test score that is valid until the partner school's application deadline (which could be in between February and June, 2018), which they should check themselves for all 13 destinations.
By uploading an expired test score, students should know that they limit their choice in destinations as they can only apply for those partner schools that accept an expired or "old" test score, as shown on our overview.
Students are not allowed to upload an expired test score before our deadline in December and to upload a new test score afterwards. As the International Office starts with the selection process immediately after the deadline, we will work with the documents uploaded before the deadline only.