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Medium of Instruction Certificate: What & Why?

Update: 07 February 2024

Medium of Instruction Certificate

Do you know what a medium of instruction certificate(MOI) is? It may be unfamiliar to many people, but they’re an important part of studying abroad. This blog post will explain what MOI is and why it matters.

What is a Medium of Instruction Certificate?

A Medium of Instruction Certificate (MOI) is the certificate that states the language in which you completed your degree education. It is not necessary that the instruction language is the official language of the country or state. 

The first language used by the student during some or all parts of his schooling is the medium of instruction. It is also possible that the medium of instruction is two languages or more. If the student is well-versed or instructed in two languages or more, it is bilingual or multilingual classes, respectively.

There are a variety of factors that can influence whether an MOI certificate will be issued to you, including your academic background and the language requirements of your chosen degree program. For example, if you completed your undergraduate degree in a language other than English, you may be required to submit an MOI certificate as part of your application to a graduate program.

You can find more information about Medium of Instruction Certificates on the websites of most universities. If you have any questions about whether or not you need an MOI certificate, you should contact the admissions office of the university you are interested in attending.

 Whether you are applying to a traditional on-campus program or an online degree program, it is important to be aware of all the requirements and documentation needed for your application. For many students, a Medium of Instruction Certificate can be an essential part of their academic journey.

Who Gives the Certificate?

The institution or program you’re studying with will usually be the ones to provide you with a certificate of a medium of instruction. It’s not typically something that’s required by government agencies or back home, but it can be helpful in demonstrating your level of proficiency in the language you’re studying abroad. If your school is unable to provide this for you, there are a few other options available. 

A medium of instruction certificate includes the language in which a student will be instructed and educated. The certificate is an official document that verifies the language in which a student will be instructed and states the level of instruction. 

The medium of instruction certificate is often required by schools, universities, or employers when a student applies to pursue education or work in a different country. The certificate must be issued by an authorized institution and include the signature or seal of the institution.

Medium of instruction certificate format

Here is a sample of the MOI certificate included; please check.

medium of instruction certificate format

Why need this?


 There are a number of reasons why a Medium of Instruction (MOI) certificate may be required. In some cases, it may be necessary in order to verify that the MOI is being used correctly and consistently within a school or district. In other cases, it may be required in order to show that the MOI is appropriate for the students being taught.

One common reason why an MOI certificate may be required is to ensure that all students have equal access to education. By definition, the MOI is the language that is used as the primary means of communication between teachers and students in a classroom setting. If there are students who do not speak the same first language as the MOI, they may have difficulty understanding the lesson.

If you want to study abroad, you need to know about the universities accepting MOI. Click here to see the list of UK universities that provide MOI facilities.

After checking the list, Bangladeshi students should have a question about which Bangladeshi universities are eligible for MOI.
Don’t worry! We listed them also in this article; please check.


The Medium of Instruction Certificate is an important document that proves your language proficiency and academic qualifications. If you are interested in studying at a UK university, contact us for more information about how to apply. We can help you through the process and make sure you have everything you need to start your studies in the UK.

You can read our previous article about getting a permanent resident after studying in the UK.