Language Certificates

Proof of German proficiency

Recognised language tests

Due to the current situation language tests are still cancelled or postponed.
To apply successfully for winter semester 2021 please submit with your application a proof of language GER C1 level.
A recognised language certificate must then be submitted with enrolment the latest.

The following tests are recognised as proof of language proficiency at HTW Berlin:

  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang
    • with an overall grade of DSH 2
  • Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache
    • TestDaF with at least TDN 4 level in each subtest for all study programmes
  • "Prüfungsteil Deutsch" of the final assessment test after completion of the Studienkolleg (university preparatory course)
  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz
    • “Zweite Stufe” with Level C1 in all 4 sections of the test
  • Goethe Zertifikat C2 (GDS)
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule

Intermediate-level (Mittelstufe) test certificates are not sufficient.

Please find further information on recognised language tests here.

Proof of English proficiency

When do you require proof of English proficiency?

If you are applying for a study programme conducted entirely in English, you are required to proof the existence of a minimum level of English language proficiency with a recognised language test. Awarding of a place on the programme is dependent on this requirement. The minimum level shall be indicated via a verifiable language test result to be presented by the applicant in the form of specific lanaguage test result.

Please find further information on recognised language tests here.