Proof of English language skills

for the Bachelor's degree programme in Sustainable Development Studies

Applicants whose native language is not English must have sufficient knowledge of the English language and provide proof of this knowledge when enrolling in the degree programme.
Sufficient knowledge of English must be proven with standardised or accredited certificates at least at level B2 or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

In particular, the following serve as proof:

  1. UNIcert®: at least certificate UNIcert® II;

  2. NULTE certificates: min. level B2;

  3. Cambridge English Scale: min. 160 points;

  4. "International English Language Testing System" (IELTS Academic): min. band 5.5;

  5. "Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test" (TOEFL iBT): min. 81 points;

  6. Global Scale of English (Pearson Academic): min. 59 points;

  7. other proof according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), at least level B2.

Successful completion of the test (a-f) must not be more than two years prior to receipt of the application for admission.

Proof of sufficient knowledge of the English language is also deemed to be a study or professional stay of at least one year in a country where English is the official language or an average grade of at least 8 points in the subject "English" within the two school years prior to the acquisition of the higher education entrance qualification or a certification of the level B2 as part of the high school diploma.

Proof of language proficiency is required for enrolment and has to be confirmed by:

PD Dr. Michael Dickhardt

Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)

Tel. +49 551 39-28949

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