English Language Requirements for International Study Programmes
As our international study programmes (IFEM, FIT, FST, GCM, STM and MASESIN) include lectures, seminars and assignments in English, HNEE requires applicants for these programmes to prove English skills at the CEFR level B2. International certificates such as TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS and Cambridge English are accepted. In addition, a German school leaving certificate ("Abiturzeugnis") that has the remark English B2 (or higher) is accepted. For the international Master's degree programme BIOM, knowledge of English at the CEFR level C1 is required; the above-mentioned international certificates at C1 level are recognised.
Candidates who fail to provide an English certificate upon enrolment may be accepted on an interim basis and will have to provide evidence of their English skills by the end of the first semester. The Language Centre offers a TOEIC test session every November which is accompanied by a test preparation course during the winter semester. You can also register for an English course at B2 level through the Language Centre in the first semester and obtain a B2 certificate by passing the examination in the course.