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Hi all,

Is it common/acceptable to apply to Insead as a native English speaker with only a basic knowledge of a 2nd language, and then bring the skill up to the required "practical" level after the application is submitted? Getting my 2nd language skill up to the "practical" level by the date of application will be tough but I am confident that I can get there by Jan/Feb next year...

Many thanks indeed

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INSEAD actually has a very concrete structure for this in their pdf (http://mba.insead.edu/admissions/docume ... cy2016.pdf). Following their instructions, you can claim "practical" knowledge of a second language in your application, but you will have to take a competency test if accepted. There are posted deadlines for taking the competency test in advance of matriculation (June 1 for entering in September, for example). I have worked with applicants who have definitely treated this area as wishful thinking, and worked like crazy to get their competency up in advance of that deadline.
Bear in mind that you will need to develop competence in a third language while you are a student at INSEAD.

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Location: Singapore
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 720 Q48 V41
GPA: 3.7
WE: Accounting (Accounting)
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New post 20 Jul 2015, 23:18
Thanks Margaret, that's great to hear!

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