Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge
p. 580

The provisions contained in this Chapter are Regulations of the General Board


1. A Certificate in a Modern Language shall be awarded to any person whose candidature has been approved by the Faculty Board of Modern and Medieval Languages and who has attended a course of instruction prescribed by the Faculty Board, and has satisfied the Examiners in the examination for the Certificate.

2. The Faculty Board shall announce from time to time the languages in which Certificates may be awarded. A student may be a candidate for examination in any of the languages specified by the Faculty Board, provided that no student shall be a candidate for a Certificate in a language which he or she is in the same term offering as a candidate for honours in the Tripos.

3. In each language the examination shall consist of an oral examination and two written papers as follows:

 Paper 1.

Introduction to the foreign language, 1.

 Paper 2.

Introduction to the foreign language, 2. (Two hours)

The form, scope, and standard of the written papers and the oral examination shall be the same as that of Papers A1 and A2 and Oral Examination A of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos.

A candidate for a Certificate in any language shall take the oral examination and the written papers in that language in the same term.

4. The Faculty Board shall have power to define or limit by supplementary regulations all or any of the subjects of the examination, and to modify or alter any such supplementary regulations as occasion may require, due care being taken that sufficient notice is given of any change.

5. The maximum marks allocated to each component of the examination shall be in the following proportions:

 Paper 1


 Paper 2


 Oral examination


6. The Faculty Board shall nominate such number of Examiners and Assessors as they deem sufficient.

7. The list of successful candidates shall specify the language in which each candidate has satisfied the Examiners. The symbol (d) shall be placed against the names of candidates who acquit themselves with distinction in the examination, and the symbol (c) against the names of those who acquit themselves with credit.

8. The Certificate shall be in the following form:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT                    having satisfied the preliminary conditions has been admitted to the examination appointed by the University of Cambridge and has been approved66          by the Examiners and has been awarded the Certificate in67

9. Any candidate studying in the University for a Certificate, if not already paying a University Composition Fee, shall pay the appropriate Composition Fee for each term of such study. A candidate for the Certificate who has not paid a University Composition Fee for the term in which the examination is held shall pay an examination fee of £45.


  1. 66. Insert with Distinction or with Credit if appropriate.b
  2. 67. Insert the language in which the candidate has satisfied the Examiners.a