Proof of language proficiency: German and English

Language proficiency requirements for bachelor's programmes

For our German-speaking bachelor's programmes, language proficiency at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) C1 level is required.

We accept the following proof of language proficiency in German:

  • German Language Examination for University Entrance (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang - DSH) (minimum total grade DSH-2)
  • Test of German as a foreign language: TestDaF (Deutsch als Fremdsprache: TestDaF) (minimum average grade TDN 4)
  • German part of the assessment examination of the Centre for International Students (Prüfungsteil „Deutsch“ der Feststellungsprüfung an Studienkollegs)
  • Level 2 of the German Language Diploma of the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education (deutsche Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz – zweite Stufe - DSD II)
  • Central advanced level examination of the Goethe Institute (Zentrale Oberstufensprüfung des Goethe-Instituts - ZOP)
  • German language diploma of the Goethe Institute- level 1 (Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom des Goethe Instituts - KDS)
  • German language diploma of the Goethe Institute - level 2 (Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom des Goethe Instituts - GDS)
  • Goethe Certificate C2 (Goethe-Zertifikat C2 - Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom - GDS)
  • "Pass" in telc German C1 University Examination (Bestandene Prüfung telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule Prüfung)

For the following programmes, there are other/additional language proficiency requirements:

    Business Management and Psychology (BMP): English proficiency (approx. 7yrs school English)
    International Business Management (IBM): English proficiency (TOEFL ibt 79, IELTS 6)
    International Business (IBW): English proficiency (approx. 7yrs school English), 2nd foreign language (regional focus): French or Spanish (4 - 5yrs of school French or Spanish)

Language proficiency requirements for master's programmes

1. Master's programmes taught in German

Study programmeLanguageMinimum level required
Applied Materials Science (AMW)GermanB 2 CEF
Business Application Architectures (BAM)GermanB 2 CEF
Computer Science (INM)GermanB 2 CEF
Mechatronic Systems (MES)GermanB 2 CEF
Mobile Systems (MOS)GermanB 2 CEF
Risk, Reliability and Safety Engineering (SSM)GermanDSH 2 or TDN 4
Technical Physician (TP)GermanB 2 CEF

2. Master's programmes taught in German and English

Study programmesLanguageMinimum level required
Advanced Precision Engineering (APE)

English

German

B 2 CEF

B 2 CEF

Applied Health Promotion (AGF)

German

English

DSH 2 or TDN 4

C 1 CEF recommended

Biomedical Engineering (BME)

English

German

B 1 CEF

A 1 CEF

Business Consulting (BCM)

English

German

TOEFL 540, APIEL 3

Certificate

Interactive Media Design (DIM)

English

German

TOEFL 76 internet-based

TDN 4

Computer Science in Media (MIM)

English

German

TOEFL 76 internet-based

TDN 4

Micromedicine (MZ)

English

German

B 2 CEF

B 2 CEF

Sustainable Bioprocess Technology (NBT)

English

German

B 2 CEF

B 2 CEF

Smart Systems (SMA)

English

German

B 1 CEF

A 1 CEF (for start in winter semester)
A 2 CEF (for start in summer semester)

Technical Medicine (PTM)

English

German

B 2 CEF

C 1 CEF

Business Administration and Engineering - Product Innovation (WPI)

English

German

B 2 CEF

B 2 CEF

Business Administration and Engineering - Sales and Service Engineering (SEM)

English

German

TOEFL 540

DSH Exam

3. Master's programmes taught in English

Study programmeLanguageMinimum level required

Executive Master of International Business Management (EMBA)

EnglishTOEFL 90 internet-based or IELTS 6.5
International Management (IMM)EnglishTOEFL 95 internet-based
or IELTS 7, or Cambridge Certificate in Proficiency in English
Master of International Business Management (MBA)EnglishTOEFL 90 internet-based
or IELTS 6.5
Medical Devices & Healthcare Management (MDM)EnglishTOEFL 80 internet-based

Medical Diagnostic Technologies (MDT)

English

B 2 CEF