German language skills at a certain level are required for German-speaking, continuing education master’s programs. It is obligatory for all applicants, who have earned their initial degree from a university / equivalent institution abroad to submit a proof of German language skills.
For most continuing education master’s programs it is required to demonstrate German language skills at the level of DSH 2 in accordance with the German higher education entrance examination (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerberinnen und -bewerber, DSH) or by means of equivalents to the DSH.
If you are not yet able to prove skills at the required level (see above), you have to prove a minimum level of German language skills based on the following certificates for application:
In case of admission, you will receive an invitation for the DSH exam together with your notice of admission
We strongly recommend submitting your German language certificate (DSH 2 or equivalent) together with your application for the master’s program.
For some continuing education master’s programs a lower language level than DSH 2 is required. Please see the following regulations for an overview of those programs. The abovementioned certificates are accepted as proof.