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English language skills

Applicants who apply for a study programme taught in English have to prove their English language proficiency.

If the language certificate cannot provided, a registration for the respective language test needs to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. In case of admission you have to provide the English language certificate when submitting the application for enrolment to the Student Service Center (in the first half of August). If this evidence is not provided, your admission to study at the HafenCity Universität (HCU) will lose its validity.

 

 

Accepted English language certificates

Below you will find all accepted English language certificates at the HafenCity University Hamburg.

 

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) with at least 71 points or as an Institutional Testing Program (TOEFL ITP) with at least 490 points
  • International English Language Testing System - Academic Test (IELTS) with at least Band 5.0
  • TELC - at least level B1
  • Proof of a functional stay of minimum 4 months in an anglophone country
  • Proof of minimum 20 CP's course achievement in an anglophone study-programme
  • The advanced technical college certificate or the final grade certificate of year 12 or 13 of Germany secondary school in each case with the grade satisfactory (minimum 3,0 or 8 Points according to the German grade system in secondary school)
  • Attendance of minimum one year at a general-education school
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) with at least 88 points or as an Institutional Testing Program (TOEFL ITP) with at least 570 points
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - at least level B
  • Cambridge Certificate in Proficiency English (CPE) - at least level C
  • International English Language Testing System - Academic Test (IELTS) - at least Band 7
  • TELC - at least level C1
  • Proof of a functional stay of minimum one year in an anglophone country
  • Proof of minimum four semesters in an anglophone study-programme
  • Attendance of minimum five years at a general-education school with English language instruction