English Proficiency

Proficiency in English

Adequate command of spoken and written English is required for admission. Evidence of adequate English proficiency must be submitted before enrollment.

For our International Master program German and International students must be able to read English with ease, understand rapid idiomatic English as used in lectures and group discussions, and express thoughts quickly and clearly in spoken and written English. Admission is offered only to students who are fully prepared in English.

English Language

Applicants are required to qualify in one of the following tests of English as a foreign language:

  • TOEFL internet based score 88 or better
  • IELTS minimum band score 6,5 or better

Cambridge Certificates:

  • First, Grade A
  • Business Vantage: Grade A,
  • Business Higher: Grade C or better,
  • Advanced: Grade C or better,
  • Proficiency, all grades
  • H-DA Students: English language skills level B2 based on the SUK Course "Fachenglisch für EIT" (Course no. 29.84203)

Please note:

English as medium of instruction is not accepted, you need one of the above mentioned certificates.


Only native speakers from the United States and Great Britain are exempt from taking one of the above mentioned tests.