The prestigious École Polytechnique, Paris, recently became the 8,000th institution to recognise C1 Advanced, accepting the qualification for admissions to its undergraduate degree courses. It joins educational institutions, business and government departments around the world who accept the exam as proof of high-level achievement in learning English.
C1 Advanced has already achieved 100% recognition* for university admissions in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, with recognition growing in Canada and the US. C1 Advanced is also widely accepted by businesses and government departments worldwide, including the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (for a range of visa programmes), the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS), and for recruitment by top international companies such as Adidas, BP, Ernst & Young, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft.
C1 Advanced is targeted at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Successful C1 Advanced students have the English language skills required to follow an academic course at university level, and to communicate effectively in professional and managerial contexts. They can express themselves with a high degree of fluency, and are therefore able to participate with confidence in meetings, tutorials or seminars.
With monthly test dates available at exam centres around the world, C1 Advanced has become one of the best known and highly regarded advanced English language qualifications for international travel, work or study. Preparing for the qualification helps learners develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries.
* In the UK and Ireland 100% of universities accept C1 Advanced from EU students. The majority also accept the exam from students from outside of the EU. UK recognition based on a list of Universities UK members, correct as of July 2017.