VIA Language Assessment Centre (VIALAC) is situated at VIA Campus Horsens. Our core competences are language assessment testing of potential students in connection with the application process
English language entry requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to provide documentation of your English language level. VIA University College – School of Business, Technology and Creative Industries requires that you have an English level of B2 or higher (According to Common European Frame of Reference). The required level depends on which study programme you are applying for. As documentation a certificate is required.
As documentation we accept the following internationally recognised language tests: IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge ESOL/FCE/CPE tests and International Baccalaureates.
For the internationally recognised tests as well as the IB, the required test scores for the following study programmes are:
- AP Degree in Marketing Management
- AP Degree in Construction Technology
- AP Degree in Design, Technology & Business
- Bachelor of Architectural Technology & Construction Management
- Bachelor of Civil Engineering
- Bachelor of ICT Engineering
- Bachelor of International Sales & Marketing Management
- Bachelor of Materials Science & Product Design
- Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
- Bachelor of Supply Engineering
- Bachelor of Value Chain Management
- Bachelor of Design & Business
||An average band score of 6.0
|Cambridge ESOL tests
CAE, 176 overall on the Cambridge English scale
FCE, 180 overall on the Cambridge English scale
|IB (International Baccalaureate)
Group 1: All grades
Group 2: English B HL, all grades,
English B SL, minimum grade 5
For the Bachelor of Global Business Engineering the following test scores are required:
||7.0 in all bands
|Cambridge ESOL tests
CAE, 191 overall, with a minimum of 191 in all 5 elements, on the Cambridge English scale
CPE, 191 overall, with a minimum of 191 in all 5 elements, on the Cambridge English scale
|IB (International Baccalaureate)
Group 1: minimum grade 6
Group 2: English B HL, minimum grade 6
Please be aware that your test scores are only valid for 2 years after the test date.
VIAT/e – The VIA English Language Assessment Test
Alternatively, you may choose to sit for the VIA English Language Assessment Test – the VIAT/e.
The VIAT/e will take approximately 100 minutes and is only valid for admission into study programmes at VIA University College - School of Business, Technology and Creative Industries. The test will be conducted by a qualified VIALAC representative.
Please be aware that your VIAT/e test scores are only valid for 1 year after the test date.
For applications for the summer 2017 intake, the test dates are:
The test will take place at:
VIA University College
Chr. M. Oestergaards Vej 4
You may register for the test and check availability in our online registration system VIAPAY. There is a registration fee of DKK 250.
If you apply through one of our agents, please contact the agent for available test dates.
To register for a test, follow these simple steps:
- Choose one of the test dates
- Click on the VIAPAY link after the test date of your choice
- Follow the instructions on the VIAPAY site and fill in the required information. Please note that you must provide the name and contact information of the person registering for the test, even if you are using another person’s credit card to pay the fee.
- Pay by credit card
- Once you have paid and received a payment receipt, you are signed up for the test
- On the day of the test, bring your payment receipt and a valid picture ID as documentation.
To prepare for the test, you may read more about it here.
For further information concerning the registration process, please see below.
Test registration information
There are a limited number of places for our test sessions. Once this number has been reached for a particular test date, you may no longer register for this date and the date will not be available on the VIAPAY site.
The deadline for registering for the VIAT/e is 48 hours prior to the test date. If you need to cancel your registration, your fee is refundable if the cancellation takes place no later than 48 hours prior to the test. Otherwise, your registration is binding and the fee non-refundable.
If you wish to cancel your registration, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then receive information about the process by email.
If you are re-taking the test, different rules apply.
Applying through agents
If you are applying through one of our agents, please contact the agent to set up an appointment for the test. When you apply through an agent, the test dates will be different from the dates mentioned above.
For questions concerning the VIAT/e, please contact:
On the day of the test
On the day of the test, please go to the main reception at VIA University College, Chr. M. Oestergaards Vej 4, 8700 Horsens. Unless otherwise indicated above in the confirmation email, the test starts at 10:00. A VIALAC representative will meet you at the reception area.
For documentation purposes, please bring your payment receipt and a valid picture ID.
The VIAT/e is a paper-based test. You may make use of a dictionary, either in a book format or as an online version. However, no other use of the Internet is allowed during the test.
If you are using one of our agents, please contact the agent for information concerning dates and procedures.
After the test
You will receive the result of your test by email within 21 days of the test. The result of your test will also automatically be sent to our Department of Enrolment where it is attached to your application. Therefore, you do not need to inform the Department of Enrolment about the result.
If you do not pass the VIAT/e in the first attempt, you may re-sit the test, provided you comply with the following rules:
You must receive sufficient and proper language training. VIALAC therefore requires that you follow an intensive English language course for at least 2 months at an authorised language school or other language institution.
To reach a sufficient level of English, you must do at least 100 hours of student work.
Certificate is required
VIALAC requires a certificate or other form of documentation from the authorised language course provider. If the documentation is in another language than English, you must send both the original and a translated version of the documentation.
Documentation from a Danish language course provider need not be translated.
To retake the VIAT/e you must send the above-mentioned documentation by email to email@example.com, once again indicating full name, country of origin/country of residence and email address as well as the test date of your first attempt.
Once we have approved the documentation, you may register for a new test date. If you register for a new test without approval of documentation, your payment is not refundable.
VIA University College - School of Business, Technology and Creative Industries cooperates with a number of agents in Europe. If you wish to sit for the VIAT/e at one of our agents, please contact them directly.