Maybe you have to achieve a particular score in the TOEFL iBT or prove you have a particular level but do not yet have that level of competence.

Your first step is to take the Dialang diagnostic test and then bring your results to one of our English advisory sessions or send them to englischfzhb(at) so that we can give you some advice on how to prepare for the TOEFL test.

The best way for you to prepare for the TOEFL iBT depends on your current language level and how much time you have, among other things.

The course "Preparing for TOEFL iBT and improving your Academic English Skills (entry level B 2.2)" (please scroll down the page to the relevant section) offers intense, direct preparation for the test. 

The courses listed below will equip you with the academic English required for the test
(please scroll down the page to the relevant section).

Advanced English for Academic Purposes C1.1 (entry level B 2.3) 

Advanced Academic English: Listening and Speaking Skills C 1.2 (entry level C 1.1)

Advanced Academic English: Reading and Writing Skills C 1.2 (entry level C 1.1)

These courses are offered as regular courses (15 weeks, 90 minutes per week) and also as intensive courses in the semester break (2 weeks, 4 hours of teaching per day).

We also recommend that you practise with the MacmillanCampus online study portal.

Independent preparation for the test

Test dates and registration

To register for the test dates listed below, go to the official TOEFL website

The test costs US$ 265.00. Payment must be made via the TOEFL website.

Location: University of Bremen, Building GW2, Room A3070 (Selbstlernzentrum), Level 3

The 3-G-Rule applies at the campus. The test takers have to carry proof that they are vaccinated against Covid-19, recovered from a Covid-19 infection or tested against Sars-Cov-2. Surgical or FFP2 face masks are required during the test.


The next test dates at the SZHB are:

Saturday November 27, 2021

Saturday December 11, 2021

Saturday December 18, 2021


The use of earplugs is allowed during the test.

You may take the TOEFL iBT(r) test as often as you want, the only stipulation is that the tests must be at least 12 days apart.

You will receive the result of the TOEFL iBT approx. 6 days after the test date.

*To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas. The test is identical in content, format and on-screen experience to the TOEFL iBT test taken at a test center. It is taken on your own computer at home and is monitored by a human proctor online through ProctorU®. For more information on TOEFL Special Home Edition, please click here:

Structure of the TOEFL iBT test

The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Test is a standardised test which tests the English language competence of non-native English speakers. It is a pre-admission requirement to study at many universities in English-speaking countries, especially in the USA.

In its current form (iBT) the test has four parts:

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Listening Comprehension
  3. Speaking
  4. Written Expression

Grammar is tested in all four parts. Most of the questions are multiple choice.

Tips on how to prepare for the TOEFL test can be found on the left of this page.

Validity of certificate

Certificates are valid for up to two years after the date of the test.


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