Language certificates at certain levels are required for enrolment in a Master's degree programme. Here you can find out how to prove the corresponding levels.
Proof of German language level
If you have completed your German Abitur or a German-language Bachelor's degree, you can prove that you have reached the German language level C1.
If you have not completed a German school leaving certificate or Bachelor's degree, levels A1-C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) can only be proven by language certificates.
Here you will find an overview of the accepted language certificates: CLICK ME
Proof of English language level via the German Abitur
You can prove the English language level A1, A2 and B1 via 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 via the German Abitur. To do so, the acquired language level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) must be explicitly stated in the certificate. If the teaching according to the CEFR is not shown on your Abitur certificate, you can ask your school whether a subsequent confirmation is possible according to the respective state law.
If you would like to prove the level via the Abitur, please submit both the certificate and the official confirmation of the post-certification of the language level. Click here for more information: CLICK ME
The English language level C1 can only be proven via corresponding certificates.
Further proof of language proficiency via certificates
All English levels and levels of other required languages can be verified via certificates. You can find an overview of all recognised certificates here: CLICK ME
Some language certificates have a validity period. You would find this on your certificate. Certificates without a stated period of validity do not lose this period.
If you are taking a TOEFL test, please enter the code 5740 for the University of Bremen when sending your result.
Proof of language proficiency without a certificate
You do not need to submit a certificate if the language of instruction of your Abitur or your completed studies was completed entirely in the required language ("Medium of Instruction"). A confirmation from your school/university is sufficient for this.
Please make sure early on that you have all the required language skills and that you can prove them correctly and on time. Experience shows that neither test dates nor exhibitions of certificates can be obtained at short notice. Shortly before the submission deadline, it may therefore become impossible to submit the results on time. In this case, enrolment would also not be possible.
During the examination of your application, we will only be able to check language certificates that must already be available at the time of application. You will not be informed in advance whether we will accept any language certificates that have been uploaded and do not have to be available until the time of enrolment.
If you still feel uncertain, you can send us your language certificates for verification after you have submitted your application. We will give you feedback as to whether they correspond to the required level and thus whether enrolment would be possible.
Send us an e-mail with a scan of your language certificate and the following information to masterprotect me ?!vw.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de:
Username in MOIN portal
Date of birth
Please understand that we will only provide you with information on whether you meet the language requirements of the University of Bremen for the Master's programme you have applied for. Your application will still have to take part in the selection procedure and may be rejected despite the correct language certificate.