Selection of candidates for student mobilities

SELECTION CRITERIA

In cases where there are more candidates than available places, the International Office attempts to use selection procedures that are fair and open. The selection criteria that we use for study places offered at English speaking universities are as follows:

Candidates will be given 4 grades (out of 20, 20, 20 and 10 points) for:

  1. their study grade average (30% weighting)
  2. their performance in the written English language test (25% weighting)
  3. their performance in spoken English (25% weighting)
  4. The way they present their motivation for studying abroad, their work in student organizations or in voluntary organizations, their work experience, their special distinction in any academic or non-academic activity. (20% weighting)

Candidates with the highest overall grades will be selected, and those with the highest grades will be given first choice of the available places, subject to the following considerations:

  • The candidate’s field of specialisation and year of study must be acceptable to the institution at which (s)he wishes to study. Unfortunately, the acceptability of a field or year of study is not always known in advance, and may become clear only after a specific candidate has been put forward.
  • Special arrangements are available to support the inclusion of handicapped students.
  • Students with inadequate language skills will not be selected, but will be welcome to re-apply in future years.

English test for CTU outgoing Erasmus and Exchange students

The marks for each part of the written test are as follows:

part A: 10 points

part B: 20 points

part C: 10 points

part D: 20 points

part E (essay): 20 points

total: 80 points for the written paper.

 

The number of points scored is converted into grade between 1 and 20

About 6 to 10 indicates  B1 level

About 11 to 15 indicates B2 level

16+ indicates C1 level

 

Candidates with 10 points or more in the written test are accepted for the oral exam. However, a ‚good‘ level for studying in English is 14 or more. Students scoring less than 13 are advised that they should work on improving their English skills BEFORE they go abroad to study.

 

Grades for the oral examination

About 6 to 10 indicates  B1 level

About 11 to 15 indicates B2 level

16+ indicates C1 level

 

The test is administered for 3 purposes:

1. CTU wants to send adequately prepared students to study at partner universities

2. Partner universities want to receive adequately prepared students

3. Where there are more applicants than places available at a given partner university, the English grade is one of the selection criteria.

 

On the basis of the written and oral exam, a certificate can be prepared, e.g. when the partner university requires a formal certificate of English skills. While some partner universities insist on a certificate from Cambridge examinations, IELTS or TOEFL (only RMIT, Australia), most accept our certificate.

 

If a student has a certificate, e.g. from Cambridge exams or TOEFL, the level achieved in that examination will be respected. However, the student is asked to take the CTU test because of purpose 3 (above):  Where there are more applicants than places available at a given partner university, the English grade is one of the selection criteria.

 

Candidates will normally take the English test just once, and may take it a second time only with special permission. Your English grade will be recorded, and will be valid for any further application for Erasmus or Exchange. If a student receives a grade of 8 or 9 in the written test, she/he can take the test again, once, in a later round of applications, and will receive a grade reflecting her/his performance over the two tests.
The purpose of the test is to make a reasonably objective and accurate assessment of students‘ English skills. It is recognized that a short test is not totally accurate, and that students‘ may not always perform as well as they are able to in an examination. If you consider that the grade you have been awarded is considerably lower than you should have, a second test can be administered. For example, if you received a grade of 12 and you are sure that your level is C1. However, if you insist on retaking the test and do not achieve at least two grades higher, you will be wasting the examiner’s time and your own.



Vlastník stránky: RČVUT - Odbor zahraničních vztahů, Poslední změna: 23.07.2017