IELTS tests at the FZHB

The IELTS test is recognised internationally and is a prerequirement to study at many universities in English-speaking countries, especially in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries, and also in the USA. It is also particularly relevant for students wishing to study at institutions which do not have an existing cooperation with their university institution in Bremen.

The test is available in two versions - Academic and General Training. The Academic Version is the one which is recognised by university institutions. The General Training version would not normally be accepted for study purposes. University students usually require an IELTS test result with an overall band score of 6.5. This corresponds to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference. You should always check with the university you wish to attend for individual admissions requirements.

Both versions of the test consist of four parts (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing). Detailed information about the test is available in the Internet at

IELTS preparation courses

The FZHB offers IELTS preparation courses for students at Bremen's universities.See the course programme for more details.

Course book: Insight into IELTS, Cambridge (Klett-Verlag) ISBN 3-12-537708

Test information and registration

The website of the British Council Germany: gives all the test dates in Germany, offers the option to register directly online, provides contact information and additional, detailed information relating to the test.



If you have any questions, please contact the English advisory team