Students must demonstrate proficiency in English both in Master as in the Doctorate courses.

The examination shall be carried out in the first six months of the course, of the initial registration. For the Master, the examination shall contain a text to be translated using a dictionary. For Doctorate in addition to the translation of a text, a writing shall be required in English, summarizing the translated text. The criterium for approval in both cases will be the minimum grade 7 (seven).
In case of disapproval students can sign up as many times as necessary, until approval.
Foreign students joined from 29/03/2002 also must take the Portuguese language proficiency, demonstrated by examination, language course or similar certificate, approved by the Professor responsible for the Exame of Foreign Language Proficiency.
Foreign students who demonstrate proficiency in Portuguese in the Master, the examination shall not be required in the doctorate.