How can I obtain a B2 or C1 qualification?

To prove that you have the B2 or C1 language competence required for your course of study, it is generally necessary to take an English test. In addition to the international certificates (TOEFL, IELTS, FCE, CAE), we also accept the university-specific foreign language certificate UNIcert.

When your 'Abitur' certificate expressly states that you achieved the level B2/C1, this is accepted as proof of B2 competence.

Also accepted for B2:

  • spending one full school year in an English-speaking country (with proof of grades obtained)
  • studying for one semester in an English-speaking country (with proof of grades obtained)
  • an internship for one semester in an English-speaking country (with proof of work undertaken)

Accepted for C1:

  • a Bachelor's degree obtained in an English-speaking country (with proof of examinations taken)

Are graded course certificates from successfully completed English courses/English modules accepted as a B2/C1 qualification??

We accept only the UNIcert II and III language education and certification programme with all the associated courses and tests.

The corresponding certificate is the proof of competence.

I have lived/ studied in an English-speaking country. Do I still have to do a test?

If you have studied for at least one semester in an English-speaking country (and have proof of the grades you achieved) or have undertaken an internship of at least one semester in an English-speaking country (and have proof of the work you did), this will be accepted as a B2 qualification.

If you have done your Bachelor degree in an English-speaking country, this will be accepted as a C1 qualification.

 If you have any questions about the acceptance of qualifications which are not covered by this rule, please come to the English advisory service.

Are DAAD language certificates accepted as a B2/C1 qualification?

A DAAD language certificate is not accepted for matriculation purposes at the University of Bremen and Hochschule. 

How can I obtain proof of my English language competence for a DAAD scholarship?

Any courses/ certificates you have already done can generally be accepted for this. Please come to the English advisory service for more information.

 It is also possible to take a DAAD test.

Which English tests can I take at the FZHB?

B1 test English (valid to study at the universities and Hochschulen in Bremen and Bremerhaven)

DAAD language certificate

Cambridge certificates

Are the B1, B2 and C1 certificates issued by the FZHB also accepted by other universities?

The FZHB issues certificates for the University of Bremen and the Hochschulen in Bremen and Bremerhaven.
Please contact the admissions office of other universities to find out whether they will accept the test.

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