Getting Started

Prospective study abroad students should undertake a few steps before applying to the CES programme. Firstly, interested students should request that their Study Abroad Office contact our Study Abroad student coordinator, Anna Melnyk, directly. Secondly, students should review the eligibility requirements to determine whether the programme is a good fit for their personal and academic goals. Lastly, the application process is quick and easy. Below are some requirements to consider before getting started. The required application form may be found in the "See Also" column to the right.

ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS

The Centre for European Studies is an interdisciplinary unit of the Institute of European Studies. Students may enjoy a selection of courses that focus on European and Central and Eastern European history, economics, politics, culture and society. While a liberal arts or social science background may be useful, all applicants who can demonstrate interest in European studies are encouraged to apply.

Although students may take courses outside of the Centre and in other departments, we would like to highlight that scheduling conflicts may occur and the appropriate level of credits may be more difficult to obtain. Please be sure that your study abroad trip will not interfere with fulfilling your home university's academic requirements.

All candidates must be in good academic standing at their university and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent). Those who do not meet this requirement may be considered on a case by case basis, if his/her Study Abroad advisor is confident that the applicant will be able to succeed and enjoy the academic experience.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT

If your first language is not English you should provide evidence that your level of proficiency is adequate for the programme of study. CES accepts the following English language certificates and scores:

EXAM

MINIMUM SCORES REQUIRED

TOEFL (Paper - based)

550

TOEFL (Computer - based)

213

TOEFL (Internet - based)

79-80

Cambridge IELTS

6.5

CAE

B

CPE

C

Applicants who have had substantial education conducted in English are exempt from this requirement. Moreover, Polish language proficiency is not a requirement for the CES study abroad programme.