Online Linguistic Support (OLS) is an online tool that consists of 2 parts:

  • A compulsory language test that determines your language proficiency
  • Online language courses (voluntary)

Language test

The European Commission has developed a language test in order to meet requests of its EU Member States to record the impact a study stay abroad has on language development.

If you're a HAS Student with Erasmus status and your stay involves using English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Czech, Danish, Greek, Portuguese, Swedish, Bulgarian, Croatian, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovak, Finnish, Estonian, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese or Slovenian as your main language, you are obliged to do an online language test, except when the language in question is your mother tongue. To take the test, within a week of submitting the application form, you will receive an email with the login code and password. Completing the test takes about 45 minutes. You will receive the results per email.

In the procedure description, you can read the time limit for taking the test after you've received the login code and password.

Within 3 weeks of your return from abroad, you need to take the test again.

Voluntary and free

Online Language Courses

HAS University of Applied Sciences has been awarded licenses from the EU to offer its students free online language courses during their period abroad as an Erasmus student. The courses are available in the following languages:

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Polish
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Greek
  • Portuguese
  • Swedish
  • Bulgarian
  • Croatian
  • Hungarian
  • Romanian
  • Slovak
  • Finnish
  • Estonian
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Slovenian

If you have obtained a result between CEFR level A1 and B1 at your first language assessment you are automatically allocated a language course licence for the language for which you have taken the language test.

Language course licence

If you have obtained a result between CEFR levels B2 and C2 at your 1st language assessment you are NOT automatically allocated a language course licence.

If you want to use a free online language course anyway, please let us know at at least 1 week before the start of your international traineeship/study. The language course can be either in you main language of instruction/work, OR in the local language of the country, provided that such language is available in the OLS.

Please note: the number of licences is limited, so first come, first served. Only submit a request for the course you will actually use.

More information on OLS is available on