The ITACE is the Interuniversity Test of Academic English. This English language test was developed and is administered by the four Flemish university language centres belonging to UGent, KUL, UA and VUB.
The test comes in three variants. This page covers the ITACE for students. If you are looking for another variant, consult the ITACE for lecturers or ITACE for CLIL Teachers pages.
Non-native speakers of English wishing to pursue a UGent degree taught in English will need to demonstrate a thorough command of both written and spoken English. While this is the ITACE for students’ primary goal, it is also useful for those needing to demonstrate their command of the English language for other reasons, such as residences, internships, and emigration purposes.
More info about the ITACE can be found on the ITACE for students website.
You can watch the instructional video here.
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Attention! The oral test takes place in the afternoon. A specific time slot will be communicated to you as soon as possible.
Registration for a UCT test requires access to a UGent account. Each UGent account has a username and password, and grants its users access to their personal UGent e-mail accounts. Please note that, due to privacy reasons, this e-mail address will be the only means through will you will be able to receive information about the test you have signed up for.
If you are already a UGent student, you will already have a UGent account. Proceed to step 2.
If you do not yet have a UGent account
You can register through UGent’s Oasis platform:
After registering, you will receive an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org with an invoice attached. Your registration will be complete as soon as payment has been accepted. If you are registering fewer than two weeks before the date of the test, please pay the invoice within one day of receiving it.
Make sure to watch the instructional video explaining the test procedure.
Want to check your result?
Go to oasis.ugent.be, sign in with your UGent account, click 'UCT student' and go to 'My courses'. Your certificate will be available no later than two weeks after the date of he test. Please note you will not receive your certificate by e-mail – only supplemental documents are sent through e-mail. Please also consult our FAQ on how to retrieve your ITACE result or certificate.