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 (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.
For those interested in certifying their level of a language with immediate effect, the EIM can offer an individual EIM certification exam sitting. This exam provides the candidate with an EIM certificate, issued by the University of Barcelona, recognized by the Generalitat of Catalonia and all the Catalan universities.
Before requesting access to this test, we recommend you to ensure that the institution which will receive the EIM certificate recognizes it as valid.
Those interested must make a request through the following link. The certificate will be obtained within ten working days of making the request (except August).