Before applying for a master’s program, be sure to read in advance whether your first university degree fulfills both the general and the subject-specific admission requirements laid out in the relevant application and admission regulations (ZZO) or study and examination regulations (StuPO) for your chosen degree program.
You can find the current StuPo and ZZO on the following page.
Please note that some degree programs may require you to present proof of additional language skills or internships. These further requirements are also laid out in the regulations for each degree program.
Should you have any doubts or questions regarding the content or recognition of your first degree, please contact Course Guidance in the faculties.
Below you will find a general overview of all English certificates accepted by us with details of the required levels and scores to be achieved. These apply to all Master's programmes that require proof of English language proficiency. Further accepted language certificates can be found on the websites of the faculties.
|Internationally distributed||Academically oriented1||Receptive and productive competences||Reference to the GER available||Standardised test||Recommended score for level B2||Recommended score for level C1||Website|
|TOEFL® iBT||x||x||x||x||x||87||95 or higher||https://www.ets.org/toefl/test-takers/ibt/about|
|TOEFL® ITP||x||x||x||x||x||543 Silver||627 or higher||https://www.ets.org/toefl_itp/about/|
|Cambridge Exams||x||x||x||x||x||First Certificate in English, mind. B||Cambridge English Prociency/Cambridge English Advanced||https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/first/|
|IELTS Academic||x||x||x||x||x||Min. 6,5||Min. 7||https://www.ielts.org/for-test-takers/test-format|
|UNIcert®||x||x²||x||Level II||Min. Level III||https://www.unicert-online.org/|
|DAAD ZEMS language assessment||(x)||x||x||x||B2 (in all competence areas)||C1 (in all competence areas)||https://www.zems.tu-berlin.de/sprachgutachten/englisch/|
|ZEMS English-LV³||x||x||x||B2 (successfully completed with ECTS)||C1 (successfully completed with ECTS)||https://www.zems.tu-berlin.de/sprachen/englisch/lehrplan_englisch/|
1 Items aim at "English for Academic Purposes" and study ability in English (=validity).
2 Does not include an oral examination
3 Successful completion of a course at level B2 or C1
Other requirements that are recognised are:
Further exempting proofs may be determined and checked by the persons responsible for the study programme, if necessary. Examples are: Language of origin, English, English-language school leaving certificate opening access to higher education, etc
4 Average grade of the school-leaving certificate
5 Average grade of the school-leaving certificate
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