This page lists the various ways of gaining a B2 or C1 certificate in English.
Below is a list of all the tests that are accepted as proof of B2 and C1 competence in English. 

Please take the DIALANG online diagnostic test, which will assess your current level of English in the various skills. Send us your results and you will then receive specific advice on what you should do to gain the English language certificate you need.

 

 

UNIcert courses offered by the FZHB

Certificate

B2 UNIcert® II

C1 UNIcert® III

 

International certificates

  Certificate

Criteria for B2 certificate

Criteria for C1 certificate

TOEFL Test (internet based)

72 - 94 points

95 points, or more

 

IELTS(Academic)Test

The scores are for guidance only. The language level stated on the certificate is binding.

Band 5.5 - 6.5

Band 7.0 - 8.0

 

Cambridge First Certificate

Minimum grade: C

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Cambridge Advanced Certificate

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Minimum grade: C

Cambridge Business Vantage

Minimum grade: C

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Cambridge Business Higher

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Minimum grade: C

Pearson PTE Academic

59 points, or more

76 points, or more

 

Trinity College London ISE II

Candidates must pass both modules

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Trinity College London ISE III

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Candidates must pass both modules

TOEIC

ALL 4 sections!

Listening/Reading: 785

Speaking: 160

Writing: 150

ALL 4 sections!

Listening/Reading:
945

Speaking: 180

Writing: 180

 

LCCI

(London Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Level 3

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KMK certificate

B2

C1

Other certificates

Other certificates can be issued directly by the FZHB when proof of the following is presented to us.

When your language level is explicitly stated on your Abitur certificate, you do not need a certificate of acceptance from the FZHB.

Other certificates

Criteria for B2 certificate

Criteria for C1 certificate

 

Abitur in Germany

If expressly stated on the Abitur certificate and in accordance with the KMK Directive

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Bilingual Abitur German/English

Pass

US High School Diploma

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Grades A – C,
or not less than 2.0 GPA
(in USA grade 4.0 is the best grade)

 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (in English)

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Pass

 

 

 

 

Completed Bachelor's or Master's degree taught in English 

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Degree certificate and transcript of records

 

People to contact

English advisory team

 

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