InterUniversity Testing Consortium

The Interuniversity Testing Consortium (IUTC) is composed of several test experts working at different university language centres in Flanders (i.e. the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium):

IUTC develops, administers and assesses exams linked to the Common European Framework (CEF). We have created a course-independent examination system, in which exams are carried out and evaluated according to standard units. It is our aim to develop tests that are based on an extensive pre-testing phase, in which the validity and reliability of the test have thoroughly been examined. IUTC offers two exams (Dutch and English).


The ITNA (Interuniversitaire Taaltest Nederlands voor Anderstaligen, Interuniversity Test of Dutch for Speakers of Other Languages) serves as a university admission test: students who achieve at least a B2-level according to the CEF can enrol at university and university colleges. The test is an objective measuring tool that reliably shows whether the testee meets the language criteria of higher education.
The testee first takes a digital test with different question types (e.g. multiple choice questions, gap-fill questions, dictations, ordering questions) that assess language in use, reading and listening. Afterwards, testees who passed the computertest take an oral test, which comprises a presentation and an argumentation task. 


The ITACE (Interuniversity Test of Academic English) is a level test covering CEF levels A2 to C1. A special version of the test has been developed for lecturers teaching in English.