How do I prove that I have a B1 level of English?

A certificate, diploma, language diploma, or other comparable proof must be submitted; the proof must contain information on the issuing institution, the level achieved, the assessment standard applied, and the date of issue or acceptance of the last examination performance.

The required language level can also be proven by means of the following minimum achievements: Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL (Internet-based Test: 42, Paper-based Test: 440).

The level is deemed to have been achieved 1) if the subject English as a continued foreign language is assessed in accordance with the “Uniform Examination Requirements for the Abitur Examination in English” or the “Bildungsstandards für die fortgeführte Fremdsprache (Englisch / Französisch) für die Allgemeine Hochschulreife” in the last four semesters of the Abitur (qualification phase) and a performance level of at least 5 grade points or an equivalent performance level has been demonstrably achieved during the entire duration of the qualification phase. 2) if proof of English-language coursework and examinations amounting to at least 20 ECTS credits or the equivalent, acquired as part of a course of study at a state or state-recognized higher education institution, is provided. 3) if proof is provided of an English-language school-leaving certificate or other English-language university entrance qualification or a professionally qualifying degree from a university course lasting at least three years, with which English-language coursework and examinations amounting to at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent have been acquired.

Applicants whose native language is English may also prove that they meet the language proficiency requirement by submitting official documents showing that the applicant learned the relevant language as a first language in early childhood without formal instruction and spent at least eight of the first twelve years of their life in a country in which the relevant language is used as an official language.