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Applicants with international higher education entrance qualification

General Information

Currently all undergraduate programs are taught in German. Therefore, you must provide proof of German language skills. In some cases English language skills are required too.

Your language certificate must be submitted to uni-assist e.V. complete as an official authentificated copy before the deadline expires.

A proof of application for a German language course or a German language test or a certificate of attendance is not sufficient. Only certificates from recognized schools will be taken into consideration.

We recommend to inform yourself in time (approximately 6 months before TU Berlin's application deadline) about recognized language courses and exams.

For attending the Studienkolleg / Propädeutikum

German:

Additionally to German: English for "W-Course":

  • Certificate A2 or higher in accordance with the European Framework of Reference

For externally assessment test (without attending the Studienkolleg)

It is generally possible to take the assessment test for W-Course or T-Course externally without attending our Studienkolleg (externe Feststellungsprüfung).

You must provide the following language proficiencies:

German:

  • Certificate C1 or higher in accordance with the European Framework of Reference

Additionally to German: English for "W-Course":

  • Certificate B1 or higher in accordance with the European Framework of Reference

For a supplementary test (without attending the Studienkolleg)

You have already passed successfully the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) but the subject of your preparatory course doesn’t match to your chosen undergraduate program? Then, you can pass externally a supplementary test additionally (Ergänzungsprüfung) for W-Course or T-Course, that enables your application for your chosen undergraduate program. Please note, your indirect higher education entrance qualification must be subject-specific for either a technical, scientific or social and economic sciences undergraduate program.

You must provide the following language proficiencies:

German:

  • Certificate of the successfully assessment test at German Studienkolleg (see above): module „German“

Additionally to German: English for "W-Course":

  • Certificate B1 or higher in accordance with the European Framework of Reference

For undergraduate programs

ONLY the following German language proficiencies are recognized for admission:

  • Applicants with German, Austrian or Swiss citizenship (Switzerland: only German-speaking region) must only provide a copy of their passports
  • DSH-2 or DSH-3, that are officially recognized from the German Hochschulrektorenkonferenz
  • "TestDaF" with TDN 4 or higher in all modules
  • Module "Deutsch" of the assessment exam of a German Studienkolleg (at least grade 4)
  • "Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz - Level II" (DSD II)
  • "Deutsche Sprachprüfung II" (DS II) of the Sprachen- und Dolmetscher-Institut München
  • "ÖSD-Prüfung C2 Wirtschaftssprache Deutsch"
  • "Goethe-Zertifikat C2: großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom"
  • "telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule"

If you can provide a secondary school leaving certificate listet in the KMK-Beschluss vom 12.12.2007 (PDF, 150,6 KB) (see page 4), another proof of German proficiencies is not necessary. Recognized are also:

  • Exam of the Matura (subject "Deutsch") from alumni of the bilingually Lyzeum (Poland). Second language of instruction: German. All requirements of the "Absichtserklärung" between Poland and Germany (stated 27.05.2009) must have been complied.
  • Austrian Matura from the Austrian St. Georgs-Kolleg Istanbul (Turkey)

The following German language proficiencies will NOT be recognized:

  • "Oberstufe" corresponding to Level C1 (DSH 2) from the Hartnackschule
  • University degree in "Germanistik" (German Language and Literature)
  • IB Diploma: "IB Deutsch als Sprache A oder B im Standard Level oder Higher Level" 
  • Subject "German" in a secondary school leaving certificate (exceptions see: KMK-Beschluss vom 12.12.2007 (PDF, 150,6 KB))
  • DSH-2 or DSH-3, that are NOT officially recognized from the German Hochschulrektorenkonferenz

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