Proof of English language skills for English-taught degree programmes

Applicants for an English-taught degree programme must demonstrate English language skills.

For the master's degree programmes in Biophysics, Chemistry, Cognitive Systems, Communication and Information Technology, Molecular Medicine, Molecular and Translational Neuroscience and Physics, the admission statutes with the corresponding language skills level will be adapted and published by mid-2022.

The master's degree programmes in Chemical Engineering and Energy Science and Technology require language skills at level C 1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Applicants must fulfil this requirement by submitting one of the following language certificates:

  • Higher education degree in a study programme with English as the sole language of instruction
  • 7.0 points or more in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); if both score and CEFR level are indicated, the higher indicated language proficiency level will be recognised.
  • Certificate in C 1 Advanced English or Certificate  C 2 Proficiency in English in the Cambridge exam 
  • 490 (listening), 455 (reading), 200 (speaking) and 200 (writing) points or more in the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)
  • 95 points or more in the Test of English as a Foreign Language  internet-based (TOEFL iBT)
  • Level III or level IV of UNIcert®
  • PTE Academic, with a score of 76 or higher
  • CEFR C 1 level or higher shown on the higher education entrance qualification. A level of language proficiency which is partly at CEFR C 1 or lower is not recognised.

The master's degree programmes in Biology and Finance require language skills at level B 2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Applicants must fulfil this requirement by submitting one of the following language certificates:

  • Higher education degree in a study programme with English as the sole language of instruction
  • 5.5 points or more in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); if both score and CEFR level are indicated, the higher indicated language proficiency level will be recognised
  • First Certificate in English (FCE), Certificate in English Language Skills (CELS) Vantage or Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage Cambridge exam English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (Cambridge University)
  • 400 (listening), 385 (reading), 160 (speaking) and 150 (writing) points or more in the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)
  • 72 points or more in the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based (TOEFL iBT)
  • Level II of UNIcert®
  • PTE Academic, with a score of 59 or higher
  • CEFR B 2 level or higher shown on the higher education entrance qualification. A level of language proficiency which is partly at CEFR B 2 and lower is not recognised; or 6 years of language acquisition (grade: at least sufficient or 5 points in the last 2 years).

The proof of language proficiency required for the respective degree programme must be presented at the latest at the time of enrolment. Enrolment without the required language certificate is not possible.

Statutes on the required language skills for studying at Ulm University

 

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