B1 Certificate French

Language test for Romance Studies

Faculty 10 at Bremen University does not offer B1 language tests. Language competence at B1 level can be demonstrated by means of suitable proof based on school courses (see the information below), the DELF/DALF language diploma or the language test offered by the Institut français.

B1 Certificate French

This test is offered for those who are not taking Romance Studies and for prospective students of Franco-Romance Studies. The test fee is €40.
Competence level required: depends on the course of study (A2 or B1) 
Test dates:

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024
  • Wednesday, July 3, 2024
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2024

The test starts at 14:30 (2.30 p.m.).


  • written part: text comprehension, text composition, grammar questions (90 min.)
  • oral part: discussion on general topics and motivation for studying (15 min.)

Registration: email
Further information:  email
Test centre: Institut français, Contrescarpe 19, 28203 Bremen
Registration deadline: up to 1 week before the test date by sending an email to the email address above.
Results announced and certificates: around 1 week after the test date. The certificates can be collected in person or sent by post.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact the Institut français in Bremen.


Language competence based on number of years studied at school

The time you spent learning a language at school may be used as proof of language competence for the levels A1 - B1 only. Unless your Abitur certificate expressly states the language level you have achieved, it is not possible to use it to demonstrate foreign language competence at levels B2 - C2. Validity of language certificates: as stated on the particular document/ certificate.

If you did your Abitur in year 12 (G8)

  • A1: at least 1 year
  • A2: at least 3 years
  • B1: at least 6 years

through until year 11

If you did your Abitur in year 13 (G9)

  • A1: at least 1 year
  • A2: at least 3 years
  • B1: at least 7 years

through until year 12


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