If you would like to study a German-language degree programme, you will need one of the following language certificates:
Proof of one of the following qualifications enables applicants with foreign certificates to gain access to the Bachelor's programme
- Certificate of higher education entrance qualification (Abitur, Matura, (Higher) secondary school certificate)
- Proof of the university entrance examination in the home country (if applicable)
The school leaving certificates from some countries are not equivalent to the German Abitur. Should this be the case, you will be sent to the Thuringian preparatory college in Nordhausen referred to. There you will prepare for your studies in Ilmenau within one year.
For all applicants who are not invited to attend the Studienkolleg, TU Ilmenau offers the Academic Preparation Course, the main component of which is a German course. At the time of application you must already have reached level B1 and continue the German course, because the aptitude test for the pre-degree course requires level B2. The language courses German as a foreign language, which are offered as part of the pre-degree course to prepare for university studies, require level B2. Applicants who have not yet reached this level cannot be accepted at the TU Ilmenau.
Please note that the bachelor's degree with which you start a master's degree course at Ilmenau University of Technology must belong to the same subject area as the master's degree course you want to take.
- University entrance certificate (secondary level 2 certificate, Abitur, Matura (Higher) Secondary School Certificate...)
- Listing of all academic achievements at other universities to date
- Bachelor certificate
- Certificate of German language skills (at least B2)
- if you would like to study a Master's degree in English with us: TOEFL or IELTS test result
Examination of your secondary education diploma
The TU Ilmenau first compares whether your secondary school leaving certificate (Baccalauréat, Matura, Higher Secondary School Certificate, etc.) also qualifies you to study at university in Germany without any other courses (except language courses). Then the scope and content of your Bachelor's degree will be reviewed.
This can result in three possibilities:
If you already have a language certificate (language level Ca: DSH-2 or TOEFL iBT 79 points or EILTS 6.5, depending on the language of instruction of the course) and can also prove that you have already passed the aptitude test at the TU Ilmenau, you will be admitted to the Master's course.
Conditional direct authorisation
If you have the necessary language skills and the scope and content of your bachelor's degree qualifies you for the desired master's programme, you will be admitted to the master's programme.
If one of the two above-mentioned proofs is missing, you will be admitted to the Master's program with an invitation to prepare for the academic preparation course (Academic Preparation Course), provided that all other formal admission criteria are fulfilled. Here you can acquire the necessary linguistic and professional knowledge.
Reference to a Bachelor's degree
If our bachelor's degree is not similar enough to yours, you should better apply for the corresponding bachelor's degree and apply for the recognition of your academic achievements for the curriculum of the TU Ilmenau. Then you are sure that you can meet both the academic requirements of the university and the administrative requirements of the Immigration Act.