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Language Certificates

Good language skills are an important prerequisite for successful studies. You can find out which language certificates are required for a study programme in the corresponding selection and admission statues.

On this page you can find out which certificates are recognized for which language levels.

Please note that we cannot check language certificates for their recognition/validity before or after the application phase.

 

We accept the following language certificates

 

German

German C1 (according to the guidelines of the KMK: https://www.kmk.org/themen/deutsches-sprachdiplom-dsd/deutsche-sprachkenntnisse-fuer-den-hochschulzugang.html)

- DSH 2 or 3,

- TestDaF 4 or 5,

- Goethe Certificate C2,

- Language diploma of the KMK level II,

- Assessment test,

- telc German C1 University,

- German language Abitur

- German as mother tongue

 

German B2

- DSH 1,

- TestDaF 3 or 4,

- Goethe certificate B2 or C1,

- Language diploma of the KMK level II,

- Assessment test,

- telc German C1 University,

- German language Abitur

- German as mother tongue.

 

English

English B1

- Cambridge Preliminary Certificate B1,

- IELTS (4.0-5.0 points),

- PTE Academic (43-58 points),

- TOEFL (42-71 points),

- OOPT (40-59 points),

- telc English B1,

- TOEIC (550 points "listening/reading", 120 points "speaking" and 120 points "writing"),

- Completion of an English-language undergraduate program (here official confirmation from the examination office is required, confirmation from a professor is not sufficient), or indication "medium of instruction: English" on the ToR or in the Diploma Supplement,

- Citizenship of a country with official language English

- German and Luxembourgish Abitur - information on the Abitur certificate about the achieved language level in English according to CEFR (Common European Reference Area https://www.europaeischer-referenzrahmen.de/index.php)

Usually 6 years English = B1 or B1+

- English as mother tongue.

 

English B2

- Cambridge FCE, (CAE (C1) and CPE (C2)),

- IELTS (5.5-6.5 points),

- PTE Academic (59-75 points),

- TOEFL (72-94 points "Internet" / min. 567 points "paper"),

- OOPT (60-79 points),

- telc B2-C1 University,

- TOEIC (min. 785 points "listening/reading", 160 points "speaking" and 150 points "writing"),

- Completion of an English-language undergraduate program (here official confirmation from the examination office is required, confirmation from a professor is not sufficient), or indication "medium of instruction: English" on the ToR or in the Diploma Supplement,

- Citizenship of a country with English as official language.

- German and Luxembourgish Abitur - information on the Abitur certificate about the achieved language level in English according to CEFR (Common European Reference Area https://www.europaeischer-referenzrahmen.de/)

- English as mother tongue.

 

English C1

- Cambridge CAE (C1) and CPE (C2),

- IELTS (7.0-8.0 points),

- PTE Academic (76-84 points),

- TOEFL (from 95 points "Internet" / min. 637 points "paper"),

- OOPT (80-99 points),

- telc B2-C1 University,

- TOEIC (min. 945 points "listen/read", 180 points "speak" and 180 points "write"),

- Citizenship of a country with English as official language.

- German and Luxembourgish Abitur - information on the Abitur certificate about the achieved language level in English according to CEFR (Common European Reference Area https://www.europaeischer-referenzrahmen.de/)

Usually grade in English as examination subject > 12.5 as well as explicitly stated level as C1 (Note: B2/C1 means language level "B2 and in parts C1" and cannot be recognized as C1.

- English as native language.

 

Please note the new regulation as of summer semester 2021: After consultation with the SLI (Sprachlehrinstitut der Uni Freiburg), a bachelor's degree (not English Studies) from a non-English-speaking country completed in English can only be used as proof of language level B2. However, this does not apply to countries with English as an official language.

Bachelor's degrees from an Anglophone country (Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) as well as Bachelor's degrees in English Studies can be accepted as proof of level C1.

Bachelor degrees with English Medium of Instruction from the University of Freiburg (LAS and English Studies) can also be accepted as C1. SLI advises to also accept Bachelor degrees from EUCOR universities as C1.

All others must provide proof of IELTS, TOEFL etc.

 

English certificate for further education master (Weiterbildungsmaster):

If applicants have spoken English for many years during their employment in a company, then official proof of English language skills from the management can be accepted as proof of English language skills.

French

French B2 and C1

- DELF B2,

- DALF C1,

- DAFA (corresponds to DALF),

- Telc B2 or C1,

- Bachelor's degree in French/Galloroman Studies (applies to B2),

- Nationality of a country with French as official language

- Mother tongue French,

- German Abitur certificate - information on the Abitur certificate about the achieved level of French language skills according to CEFR (Common European Reference Area https://www.europaeischer-referenzrahmen.de/)

- Luxembourgish high school diploma.

Italian

Italian B2 and C1

- CELI

- CILS

- DILI / AIL

- PLIDA

- telc

- Bachelor's degree in Italian Studies (applies to B2)

- Nationality of a country with official language Italian

- Italian mother tongue,

- German Abitur certificate - information on the Abitur certificate about the achieved level of Italian language skills according to CEFR (Common European Reference Area https://www.europaeischer-referenzrahmen.de/)

Spanish

Spanish B2 and C1

- DELE

- telc

- THE

- Bachelor's degree in Hispanic Studies (applies to B2)

- Citizenship of a country with official language Spanish

- Spanish mother tongue,

- Information on the Abitur certificate about the achieved level of Spanish according to CEFR (Common European Reference Area https://www.europaeischer-referenzrahmen.de/)