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Applicants with international university entrance qualification

General Information

All undergraduate programs are taught in German. A specific level of German is required for all applications.

All required proofs of language level must be submitted before the application deadline. They must be complete (every page!) and submitted as officially certified copies.

A certificate of participation cannot be used as proof of level; please ensure that you inform yourself of the dates of language examinations in good time.

In principle, only proofs of level from recognized language schools are accepted.

For attending the Studienkolleg / Propädeutikum

German:

  • Certificate B2 or higher in accordance with the European Framework of Reference
  • DSH-1, that is officially recognized from the German Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (Please note: this website is only available in German)
  • TestDaF with TDN 3 or higher in all modules
  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz - Stufe 1 (DSD I)

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
  • DSH-1, that is officially recognized from the German Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (Please note: this website is only available in German)
  • TestDaF with TDN 3 or higher in all modules
  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz - Stufe 1 (DSD I)

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“

For undergraduate programs

Please note: At the bottom of this page you will find German language proficiencies that will NOT be recognized.

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 (Please note: this website is only available in German)
  • final certificate: "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 (see page 4; only available in German), another proof of German proficiencies is not necessary. Recognized are also:

  • 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
  • foreign 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 - only available in German)
  • DSH-2 or DSH-3, that are NOT officially recognized from the German Hochschulrektorenkonferenz
  • "Zeugnis DAF" from the Dolmetscher Institut Münster

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