School of Global and International Studies

Central Eurasian Studies

Placement and Proficiency Exams

Register for the Fall 2017 placement/proficiency exam by August 16, 2017.  Complete REGISTRATION FORM and return by email with subject line Language Exam to ceus@indiana.edu by August 16, 2017.

Placement Exams

Placement Exams are required for students entering any CEUS language with previous language experience both formal and informal. Exams are available for the following languages:

  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • Hungarian
  • Kazakh
  • Kyrgyz
  • Kurdish
  • Mongolian
  • Pashto
  • Persian
  • Tibetan
  • Turkish
  • Uyghur
  • Uzbek
  • other Central Asian languages depending (Dari, Tajik, etc.)

Undergraduates: May fulfill the undergraduate language requirement by testing through the intermediate level.  In some cases credit may be awarded. There is no charge for the exam for any IU student. 

Graduate: May fulfill the research language requirement by testing through the Intermediate level.  There is no charge for the exam for any IU student.


Proficiency Exams

Undergraduates: May fulfill the undergraduate language requirement by testing through the intermediate level. In some cases credit may be awarded. There is no charge for the exam for any IU student.

Undergraduate Native Speakers: Beginning April 16, 2012, undergraduate students whose native language is not English and who graduated from high school in a non-English speaking country may fulfill the foreign language requirement by providing documentation. It is no longer necessary for these students to take a proficiency test in their native language. For more information and an application see the College of Arts and Sciences website.

Graduates: May fulfill the research language requirement by testing through the Intermediate level. There is no charge for the exam for any IU student.


Non IU students

Non IU students may take an exam to demonstrate proficiency.  A $125 fee will be accessed for this service.  For more information contact the Department at 812-855-2233 or ceus@indiana.edu.

Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Global and International Studies Building 3024
East Building, 3rd Floor
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

Phone: (812) 855-2233
Fax: (812) 855-7500