This page lists the various ways of gaining a B2 or C1 certificate in English.

Take the UniCert courses offered by the FZHB

Certificate

Validity

B2
UNIcert II

5 years

C1
UNIcert III

5 years

International certificates

  Certificate

Criteria for B2 certificate

Criteria for C1 certificate

Test centres

Validity

TOEFL Test (internet based)

72 points, or more

95 points, or more

Bremen,
Göttingen, Hamburg,
Hanover

2 years

IELTS Test

Band 5.0, or higher

Band 7,0 or higher

Bremen, Hamburg,
Hanover

2 years

Cambridge First Certificate

Minimum grade: C

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Bremen, Hamburg,
Hanover

5 years

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

Berlin, Frankfurt a.M.

 

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

 

2 years

LCCI

(London Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Level 3

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2 years

KMK certificate

B2

C1

Vocational training

5 years

Other certificates

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

Exception: When your language level is explicitly stated on your Abitur certificate, you do not need a certificate of acceptance from the FZHB. If you have any questions about whether an Abitur certificate will be accepted, please contact the Students' Office (Sekretariat für Studierende) directly.

Other certificates

Criteria for B2 certificate

Criteria for C1 certificate

Validity

Abitur in Germany

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

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indefinitely

Bilingual Abitur German/English

Pass

indefinitely

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)

indefinitely

International Baccalaureate Diploma
(in ENGLISH of course)

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Pass

indefinitely

Certified “Fremdsprachenkorrespondent” (bilingual secretary)

Certificate

indefinitely

Bachelor's or Master's degree from a university in an English-speaking country

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Degree certificate

indefinitely

Semester abroad in an English­-speaking country

Proof in the form of a transcript of records (list of courses taken and grades achieved) 

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indefinitely

1-semester internship in an English­-speaking country

Proof of work undertaken and that English was used at B2 level

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indefinitely

Successfully completed "high school year"
in an English­-speaking country.

Candidates must have a transcript of records from the high school with Grades A – C in the core subjects.

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indefinitely

BA or MA in English from a university not located in an English-speaking country

BA/MA degree certificate (German universities)

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DAAD test at the FZHB (other countries)

indefinitely

Bachelor's or Master's degree taught in English from a university not located in an English-speaking country

Degree certificate

indefinitely

Student is from a country where English is (at least) one of the official languages .... or they have grown up bilingually.

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DAAD test at the FZHB.

indefinitely

International Bachelor degree programmes at the Hochschule Bremen

Pass English module at C1 level (60hrs of tuition)

People to contact

The people to contact in the FZHB in relation to English admission tests are Ms Burger and Dr. Jahnke. They can be contacted at englischfzhb@uni-bremen.de.

More information about the English advisory team is available here.