Thank you for your interest in the programmes of the English and American Studies Department!
The vast majority of our classes are held in English. We therefore expect you to have already acquired advanced competence in English before you begin your studies. As proof of your language ability we accept either an average of 11+ points in your Abitur (advanced level course) or the successful completion of one of the language tests mentioned in our entry requirements (Zugangsvoraussetzungen).
(IELTS is also offered on an occasional basis.)
Unfortunately, we cannot assist applicants with information on times, places or fees for any of the tests. Please check the relevant online sources for the test that is most convenient for you.
The test results need to be sent to the Immatrikulationsamt before classes start, i.e. you can hand them in later than your application but you need the certificate before your enrollment is complete and you can start your studies. Please check with the Immatrikulationsamt for the exact deadlines - they can change slightly from year to year.
(Do give yourself plenty of time to complete a test, as the timeslots can fill quite quickly and in a worst-case scenario you may need to take a test more than once!)
Note that you must meet the language requirements in their entirety, as we do not round up.
If you have any questions about studying English or need further advice, please contact our student advisor Michaela Koch. For language-specific questions relating to the entry requirements, including advice for native speakers of English, please contact a member of the Language Practice team.