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Internationally recognised tests

Applicants whose mother tongue is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants shall demonstrate the required English proficiency by earning the minimum required grade on an internationally recognised test. (see list below) As a rule, the last test must have been taken no more than two years prior to submission of the application for admission to the Master's degree programme (date received). Applicants who have spent at least one year studying or working in an English-speaking country during the two years prior to the submission of their admissions application (date received) are exempt from this requirement. Moreover, exemptions apply to applicants who have successfully completed a degree or partial degree programme in the English language (proof required).

A certificate of proficiency in English must be submitted no later than 30th September (application for winter semester) and no later than 31st March (application for summer semester). An admission without this proof is not possible.

Minimum required grades on internationally recognised tests:

a) Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, graded at least with "C",

b) "International English Language Testing System" (IELTS), minimum level "Band 7",

c) a minimum of 587 points in the paper-based "Test of English as a Foreign Language" (paper-based TOEFL),

d) a minimum of 94 points in the "new internet-based TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language",

e) UNIcert, level III,

f) C1 Certificate according to CEF (Common European Framework).