Proof of English proficiency

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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. The proof should not be older than two years at the time of application. 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.

Degree programmes requiring proof of language proficiency

Recognised language tests

Valid for

  • International Business
  • Construction and Real Estate Management (ConREM)
  • Cyber Security and Business
Test of English as a Foreign Language - TOEFL iBTscore 95
International English Language Testing System - IELTS (Academic)7.0
PTE Academic Tests76
Test of English for International Communication - TOEIC (Listening & Reading)945 points*
Cambride English: Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)C1

Other accepted language certifcates and scores will only be considered in consultation with the Examination Board. English as a higher subject in your school leaving certificate is not accepted.

International Business (Bachelor) and Cyber Security Business (Bachelor)Additional proof of English language is not required for applicants who obtained their qualification from English speaking OECD ccountries applying for the undergraduate degree programme International Business.
International Business (Master)TOEIC: *Applying for the Master´s degree programme International Business you need to pass the Listening & Reading test AND the Writing & Speaking test (4 skills).

TOEIC at HTW Berlin

HTW Berlin offers the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) including a preparatory course for prospective applicants. The number of participants is limited.