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Language Certificates

In order to suceed in your studies, you need to have a good grasp on the language. On this page you'll find everything you need to know when it comes to proving your language skills. 

For more info on prerequisite language skills and the corresponding certificates, please consult the Academic and Examination Regulations.

German Language Skills

Good command of German is an important prerequisite to successfully complete your studies at TUM. Proof of sufficient German language skills must be submitted before the end of the application period for all degree programs whose language of instruction is German. Applicants holding a German university entrance qualification do not require verification of their German language skills. Here you will find some more information about the proof of German language proficiency.

For English-only programs, it is not necessary for admission to show proof of German language proficiency.

Exchange students please see here

Recognized German Language Certificates

The "German Language Proficiency Test II" of the Munich Institute of Language and Interpreting

Passed the Goethe Certificate C2 (Goethe).

Certificate of the German Language Test for the Admission of Foreign Student Applicants (DSH-2 oder 3).

The German language diploma of the Permanent Conference of the Ministers for Education and Cultural Affairs – Second Level -(= DSD II): It is sufficient to have reached Level B 2 in all four sections.

Test of German as a foreign language for foreign students (TestDaF) with a result that demonstrates having reached level 4 in all sections.

Passed the telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule.

Alternative Proof of German Language Proficiency

In some cases, an alternative form of proof of language proficiency may be submitted in place of a language certificate. Please refer to the Academic and Examination Regulations of your degree program (FPSO) for specific details.

Certificate of an aptitude test that proves the ability of foreign applicants to take up higher education studies in Germany (qualification assessment examination).

A "German A (Higher Level)" within the International Baccalaureate

DIPLOMA FROM A GERMAN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

A diploma from a German educational institution in Germany or abroad.

English Language Skills

Proof of sufficient English language skills must be submitted before the end of the application period for all degree programs whose language of instruction is English.

Please note: English documents also have to be notarized, unless the Institute sends them directly to us (TOEFL, IELTS). For information regarding other forms of proof-of-language-proficiency accepted by your degree program, please consult the Fachprüfungsordnung for your program.

We recommend submitting your documents by mail. Some Institutes (TOEFL, IELTS) offer online verification - due to technical reasons we advise against this option.

Recognized English Language Certificates

TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL)

Minimum Requirements: Internet based Test (IbT): 88, Paper based test (PbT): 605. 

If you send TOEFL to us via ETS, please use the following TOEFL code: University 7806, department 99.

Please note: TOEFL ITP is not accepted.

INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM (IELTS)

A minimum score of 6.5 and the Academic Module will only be accepted.

The British Council can send it to us directly. Please give our exact address: TU München, Immatrikulationsamt, Arcisstr. 21, D-80333 München

CAMBRIDGE MAIN SUITE OF ENGLISH EXAMINATIONS

CAE (Cambridge Advanced English), Level A,B,C

CPE (Cambridge Proficiency English), Level A,B,C

Alternative Proof of English Language Proficiency

In some cases, an alternative form of proof of language proficiency may be submitted in place of a language certificate. Please refer to the Academic and Examination Regulations of your degree program (FPSO) for specific details.

PROOF OF GERMAN UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS

School leaving certificate in Germany (Abitur or vocational school diploma): 
Good grade in English (minimum of 10 points on average)

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION IS/WAS ENGLISH

Evidence in the form of certificates or citizenship is required. Semesters spent in an exchange program or practicum are not sufficient.

French Language Skills

Proof of sufficient French language skills must be submitted before the end of the application period for all degree programs whose language of instruction is French.

Please note: French documents also have to be notarized, unless the Institute sends them directly to us. For information regarding other forms of proof-of-language-proficiency accepted by your degree program, please consult the Academic and Examination Regulations for your program.

Recognized French Language Certificates

„Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française/Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française“

„The European Language Certificates (Français)“

„Test de Connaissance du Français"

Alternative Proof of French Language Proficiency

In some cases, an alternative form of proof of language proficiency may be submitted in place of a language certificate. Please refer to the Academic and Examination Regulations of your degree program (FPSO) for specific details.

PROOF OF GERMAN UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS

School leaving certificate in Germany (Abitur or vocational school diploma): 
Good grade in French (minimum of 10 points on average)

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION IS/WAS FRENCH

Evidence in the form of certificates or citizenship is required.

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From 06.06. to 12.08.16 the service desk of the admissions and enrollment office will be closed in the afternoon.

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We are available by phone at the following times:
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Tue - Thu 1  - 4
Fri 9 - 12 

Please be sure to include your applicant or enrollment number on all correspondence.

Service Desk
Student Service Center

Arcisstr. 21
80333 München
You’ll find us here

Office hours:
Mon-Thu 9 - 12 
and 1 - 4 
Fri 9  - 12  

From 06.06. to 12.08.16 the service desk of the admissions and enrollment office will be closed in the afternoon.

Kindly note that on Wednesday, 27. July, the Student Advising Team will not be available. The Enrollment Office will be open to the public in the morning from 9 to 12 am. 

 

Hotline

Tel. +49.89.289.22245
Fax +49.89.289.25414
study@tum.de

We are available by phone at the following times:
Mon 9  - 12
Tue - Thu 1  - 4
Fri 9 - 12 

Please be sure to include your applicant or enrollment number on all correspondence.