- Very good English skills if English is the language of instruction. No prior knowledge of German required in the following disciplines: Biology, Biomedicine, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, and Veterinary Medicine.
English Certificate IELTS certificate with an overall rating of 6.5 (no module below 5,5) or a TOEFL iBT certificate with a total score of at least 95 points (no test section below 20 points)
- Very good German skills if German is the language of instruction for PhD studies. Usually in Humanities and Social Sciences but depending on the professors' requirements.
TestDaF certificate with a total score of at least 16 points – no subtest below 4 – OR "DSH-2" certificate.
But, in individual cases English for PhD studies is possible, depending on the thesis’ subject and on the approval of the candidate’s supervisor.