CEMS Master candidates, on entry (at the selection process) must be fluent in two or (in selected schools) three languages, either of which may be mothertongue:
English (Accredited commercial tests)
Any language at B1 proficiency levels or mothertongue.
Any language (same as 2nd language requirements or introductory course worth 5-6 ECTS, or B1 level commercial certificate/course if taken within 2 years before CEMS MIM year).
In case of students with English as a mothertongue, the student must prove proficiency in two other foreign languages: one at B1 level, and any other language as described above. If a student declares any language as mothertongue, he or she must sign a honorary statement (Mothertongue Declaration Form) in which the student declares proficiency in particular language(s) as native speaker.
SGH requires two languages on entry, but awards with extra points those students who may prove their fluency in the third language during the selection process.
CHANGE OF THE RULES FROM 2020:
Since 2020/2021 Academic Year, there is no loger "CEMS Language" category. All official languages of the World are considered CEMS languages. However, the rule on proximity of languages (forbidden combination of languages to consider them as separate foreign languages) is still applied.
EXIT (GRADUATION) REQUIREMENTS
On graduation all CEMS students must have some fluency in at least three languages:
English - fulfilled by all students on entry.
Any language (mothertongue, secondary education or university degree, CEMS accredited language course at min. B1 level, In-house test at CEMS school - min. B1 level, Accredited commercial test - min. B1 level)*
Any language (as above plus elementary level introductory course (5-6 ECTS) at CEMS university, EQUIS/AACSB accredited institution and at accredited cultural institute.
*) B1 Level for FL2 has been introduced in May 2021 (previously B2/B1 oral/written).
In case of SGH students:
graduates of BA studies at SGH, who completed tutorials in other than English language, or
all SGH students who achieved min. 60 points from CNJO Language Competence Test in other than English language, or
students who presented selected commercial test certificates (accredited by CEMS)**
fulfill exit requirements, by providing requried CNJO/commercial test certificates.
**) the list of CEMS accredited certificates is narrower than a list of certificates that are accepted at SGH at entry level and is available HERE
COMMERCIAL TESTS & CULTURAL OFFICES TUTORIALS
The proof of proficiency in foreign languages is based mostly on commercial tests (2nd or 3rd language) at certain level or by passing commercial course offered by selected Cultural Institutions (for 3rd language the minimum is elementary level course at 4-6 contact hours oer week in one semester).
IMPORTANT DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS:
SPECIAL CASE: TRI-NATIONAL TRACK (MULTI-COUNTRY TRACK)
The MIM programme includes the “tri-national track” option, in which the candidate will spend his/her second term abroad either:
Candidates who include the tri-national track in their study programme are exempted from examination in the second or third language (if the second language is thier mothertongue).