IMPORTANT CHANGE - The accreditation of Cambridge language examinations has been suspended for the time being. As of September, candidates will only receive the international Cambridge certificate.
As soon as we have further information about the accreditation status we will notify candidates and those interested on this website.
Cambridge English Qualifications are recognised by over 25,000 universities, employers and governments around the world. More than 7 million Cambridge English qualifications and tests were taken last year. Cambridge Assessment English has over 2,800 exam centres in 130 countries, including Hungary. The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) was developed with heavy input from Cambridge Assessment English. The Hungarian exams system uses the CEFR as a basis for level definitions.
Cambridge Assessment English’s range of examinations have been nationally accredited in Hungary since 2003, with re-accreditation due every two years.
Negotiations are currently underway between the Cambridge Assessment English and the Hungarian Education Authority (Oktatási Hivatal). The British Council, as the Hungarian organizer of the Cambridge exams, participates in these negotiations as a mediator.
According to the current state of negotiations, accreditation will only be granted until the end of August 2020. From September, accreditation for Cambridge language exams will be suspended for at least 90 days. This means that in the upcoming months, candidates will only receive the international Cambridge certificate, but not the Hungarian state-recognized certificate. Candidates can apply for a state-recognised certificate from the Education Office through a naturalisation procedure.
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