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Collaborating Universities

BULATS is a collaborative venture between Cambridge English Language Assessment and three leading European language institutes: the Alliance Française, the Goethe-Institut and the Universidad de Salamanca, ensuring the rigour of the tests, the accuracy of each language version and the reliability of the results.

Alliance Française

Alliance Française is a state-approved, non-profit organisation, founded in 1883. It is dedicated to the teaching and dissemination of French language and culture, and has over 1300 centres serving 380,000 students in 133 countries. All over the world the Alliance offers a variety of cultural activities and courses at all levels for people of all ages and occupations. It also offers seven different diplomas in language, civilisation, literature, business French and commercial translation, all set and marked in Paris.

The Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut is a non-profit, publicly funded organisation based in Munich. It was founded in 1951 to promote a wider knowledge of the German language abroad and to foster cultural co-operation with other countries. A world-wide organisation, it now has over 140 centres in 76 countries and helps over 108,000 students. The Goethe-Institut plays an important role in providing access to German language and culture all over the world and offers a range of German language examinations, ranging from 'threshold' (basic) level to very advanced, and leading to internationally recognised qualifications in German.

Universidad de Salamanca

Founded in 1218, the Universidad de Salamanca has a strong international scientific and intellectual reputation, due in part to its promotion of the Spanish language and culture, and its teaching and research activities in the field of Spanish as a Foreign Language. The University is responsible for developing, setting, marking and evaluating the official Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language which are issued and certified by the Instituto Cervantes. /

University of Cambridge English Examinations

Cambridge English Language Assessment produces the world's leading range of qualifications in English for Speakers of Other Languages and delivers over 3 million assessments in 130 countries annually. Cambridge English is one of the three exam boards which form Cambridge Assessment. Cambridge Assessment is one of the world's largest and best known educational and assessment agencies. It develops formal examination syllabuses across a broad range of academic and vocational subject areas which are used around the world as part of national education programmes. Cambridge Assessment is a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge.

Worldwide Recognition

To find a comprehensive list of BULATS users worldwide, please visit our online searchable database via the following link:

Cambridge ESOL Global Recognition database

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