English accreditation for the grants/scholarship program of “la Caixa”
(PAI Online)

The EIM offers English language level certification tests online (PAI online) for candidates applying for the grants of postgraduate studies in European universities (does not apply for those in the United Kingdom and Ireland) that la “la Caixa” offers and the PhD grants of INPhINIT Incoming and INPhINIT Retaining.

This certificate will only be valid for application for the grants program of “la Caixa”.

The test consists of three different parts: use of language and listening (80 minutes approximately), writing (30 minutes) and speaking (10 minutes approximately, with a monologue and interactive questions).

B2.2 (MECR) is the minimum level required to apply for the grants that “la Caixa” offers for postgraduate studies in European universities (does not apply for those in the United Kingdom and Ireland) and PhD studies in Spanish or Portuguese universities.

Thus, a global evaluation/mark of B2.1 (MECR) will not be suffice to apply for the grants program of “la Caixa”.

The certificate issued by the EIM (Escuela de Idomas Modernos) will specify the level of proficiency in the English language of each candidate, in accordance to the levels proposed by the MCER.

This certificate will be issued in English and sent by e-mail to the e-mail address that the access to the Virtual Campus provides.

Exam Sitting of 2019
Inscription: from 19/11/2018 to 27/02/2019
Registration Fee: 76 euros
Schedule
English – Program of the postgraduate studies in Europe and Program of PhD INPhNIT Incoming:
Writing
(starts at 14 h of the first day
and finishes at 20 h of the second day)
Speaking*
(from 11h to 13h and 16h to 18h
both days – Spanish time)
Results
From 11th to 12th of December 2018 13th or 14th of December 2018 Check results
From 15th to 16th of January 2019 17th or 18th of January 2019 Check results
From 22nd to 23rd of January 2019 24th or 25th of January 2019 Check results
From 29th to 30th of January 2019 31st of January or 1st of February 2019 Check results
From 5th to 6th of January 2019 7th or 8th of February 2019 Check results
English – Program of PhD INPhNIT Retaining:
Writing
(starts at 14 h of the first day
and finishes at 20 h of the second day)
Speaking*
(from 11h to 13h and 16h to 18h
both days – Spanish time)
Results
From 12th to 13th of February 2019 14th or 15th of February 2019 Check results
From 26th to 27th of February 2019 28th of February or 1st of March 2019 Check results
From 5th to 6th of March 2019 7th or 8th of March 2019 Check results

*The speaking will take place via Skype and the allocated time slot for each candidate will be announced in advance.


The certificates will be sent by e-mail as soon as the results are published.

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