Additional language certificates at certain levels are often required for enrolment in a Master's program. Here you can find out how to provide evidence of the corresponding levels.
Proof of English language level via Abitur (only German high school diploma, which functions as general higher education entrance qualification):
You can prove the levels A1, A2 and B1 in English with the German Abitur (general higher education entrance qualification). Here you will find an overview of the requirements: CLICK ME
Level B2 can also be proven by the German Abitur. For this purpose, your Abitur certificate must explicitly state that you have reached the level B2 in English according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. If the language level is not stated on your Abitur certificate, you can ask your school to issue confirmation according to the respective state (Bundesland) law.
If you would like to prove the required language level via your Abitur, please submit both your Abitur certificate and the official authentification of post-certification of the language level.
Proof of foreign language skills:
Certificates may be submitted as proof of the language level you have achieved, but the English language level C1 can only be proven by certain certificates. An overview of all recognized certificates can be found here: CLICK ME
If you take a TOEFL test, please enter the code 5740 for the University of Bremen.
Some language certificates may only remain valid for a certain period: This will be stated on the certificate. Otherwise, the certificate remains valid indefinitely.
Proof of Abitur or completed studies:
You do not have to provide a language certificate if the medium of instruction for obtaining your high school diploma or previously completed studies was solely in the required language. A certificate from the school/university is sufficient.
Here you will find a comparison table of international certificates for different languages: CLICK ME
Here you will find information on the recognition of English language skills: CLICK ME
Here you can find information about required German language skills: CLICK ME
We strongly recommend that you ensure immediately after your application that you possess all the necessary language skills and can prove them correctly. Experience has shown that neither test dates nor certificates can be obtained at short notice. Shortly before the submission deadline it may therefore become impossible to present the results on time.
During the preliminary examination it is only possible to check language certificates that are available at the time of application. However, after you have sent your application you can send us your language certificates separately for checking. We will give you feedback as to whether they correspond to the required level. Send us an e-mail with a scan of the language certificate and the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Subject to be studied
Username in the MOIN portal
Date of birth
Please understand that we can only provide you with information on whether you meet the language requirements of the University of Bremen for the Master's program you have applied for. Your application will still have to go through the selection process and may still be rejected despite the correctness of language certificates.