Which language certificates should I provide for admission to the Master programs?

Language Tests Englisch

Applicants who are not native English speaker nor have an English degree should provide a proof of proficiency in English, which may be

a) Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: at least grade B,
b) Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: at least grade C,
c) IELTS Academic ("International English Language Testing System": at least Band 6.5,
d) ?Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)?: level 4,
e) internet-bases test of "Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL iBT): at least 85 Punkte,
f) UNIcert: at least level ?III?,
g) further certificates and standardized certificates can be accepted upon assessment of eligibility
As a general rule passing of the test should not date back longer than two years.


Language Tests German

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.