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Language Requirements

  • 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                   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.

  German Certificat: TestDaF certificate with at least the grade 4 in all four parts (total score at least       16) OR DSH-2 certificate.

However, in individual cases English for PhD studies is possible, depending on the thesis’ subject and on the approval of the candidate’s supervisor.