Which language certificates should I provide for admission to the Master programs?
Language Tests Englisch
Applicants whose native language is not English must show very good English language skills. Very good English language skills should be proven by passing one internationally accredited test. The following in particular shall serve as proof:
a) UNIcert®: min. certificate UNIcert® III;
b) NULTE certificate: min. level C1;
c) Cambridge English Scale: min. 180 points;
d) International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic): min. band 6.5;
e) Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test (TOEFL iBT): min. 95 points;
f) Global Scale of English (Pearson Academic): min. 76 points;
g) further accredited or standardised certificates can also be recognised after establishment of equivalence.
Successful completion of the test (a-f) may, as a rule, be no longer than two years before submission of the application for admission to the master degree programme. At least two years of residence in an English-speaking country for the purpose of study or work within three years prior to submission of the application for admission, or successful degree earned in a degree programme in the English language lasting at least two years, also constitute proof of very good English language proficiency.
Language Tests German (not for MSc "Computational Biology and Bioinformatics")
Applicants who are not native German speaker nor have a German degree should provide a proof of proficiency in German which may be
- Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerberinnen und Studienbewerber (DSH) level 1
- „Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache“ (TestDaF) level TDN-3
or equivalent tests.
As a general rule passing of the test should not date back longer than two years.
Examination for German certificates in Goettingen generally take place in mid-September.