Upcoming Language Exams


Language Date Time and Place
Level One Latin August 29 1:00–4:00 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg 301/Online
French August 30 1:00–3:30 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg 301/Online
Level Two Latin August 31 1:00–4:00 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg 301/Online
German September 1 1:00–3:30 p.m. — Lillian Massey Bldg 301/Online


General Information

All language examinations for 2023-24 can be written at the Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen’s Park, 3rd floor (Lillian Massey Bldg). Language exams should be written in person with an option to write online only in the case of exceptional circumstances (e.g. research stay abroad, etc.) upon request.

Latin examinations are open to registered, incoming, and external students. Modern Language (French and German) examinations are open to registered and incoming students only.


All Latin examinations are open to currently registered CMS students and those admitted to the CMS graduate program for September. To register for the upcoming round, please complete the appropriate registration form below by August 18 with your intention to write and your preferred location (in person or online).

Students external to the University of Toronto must submit their applications for the Latin examinations by completing the PDF iconExternal Latin Application Form by August 18, with their intention to write and preferred location ( in person or online), accompanied by a $50 exam fee (link to be updated prior to next registration period).

Any changes or updates will be posted on this website as they become available.

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Modern Languages (French & German)

All Modern Languages examinations are open only to currently registered CMS students and those admitted to the CMS September 2023 graduate program for September. To register for the upcoming round, please complete the appropriate registration form below by August 18 with your intention to write and your preferred location (in person or online).

CMS students are required to pass reading-knowledge examinations in French and German prior to the Special Field examination (oral exam). In exceptional cases, a student may petition to replace one of the languages (French and German) with another from their area of research. A written request, with a signed confirmation of support for the petition from the supervisor, must be submitted as early as possible, and no later than the end of the Fall term of Year 2 for consideration by the CMS Executive Committee. In the case of a successful petition, the student will be expected to take the exam no later than the next examination date. Such substitute examinations will be offered no more than two times per year (April and September).

French and German examinations are offered three times a year.

For additional information, please visit the Modern Language Exams Guidelines page.

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