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Language Skills

Without a good command of the German language, you will not be able to study successfully in Germany and at the HSB. It is therefore a requirement for enrollment in most of our programmes that you can prove you have sufficient knowledge of German at least at C1 level.

The relevant certificates must be submitted at the time of your application. Please seek information about the requirements applying to the study course you plan to take on our programmes' websites. Here, you will also learn more on other possible language requirements, such as English.

On this page you can find details of the German language certificates accepted as such proof.

German Language Certificates

To provide evidence of good German skills you need to submit one of the following certificates:

  • a passed TestDaF-exam (Test of German as a Second Language) with the result 16 points or more
  • a passed DSH-exam (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber = German Language Examination for the Entrance of Applicants from Abroad to German Universities) - level DSH-2 or DSH-3 (Please note that this exam is not offered in Bremen!)

The following are recognized as equivalent:

Applicants, having passed the exam from the preparatory course (Feststellungsprüfung FSP) of a German preparatory college (Studienkolleg) are not required to take any further language tests.

Exemption from proof of language competence in German

An application to be exempted from supplying a language certificate can be submitted to the Foreign Language Center Bremen. However, such exemptions are rarely possible. Examples of an exemption from the language test are:

  • A degree in German awarded in your home country,
  • several years of employment in Germany,
  • German as a first language.
If the score of the TestDaF exam is below 16, exemption is not possible.

For more information, please contact:

Contact person
Name Phone E-Mail
Sgonina, Christiane, Dipl. Betriebswirtin ( B.A.) +49 421 5905 2160  send
Improving German skills for your language certificate test
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