Language certificates accepted

When making decisions regarding application for or enrolment in a degree program the University will only accept language certificates listed on this website at the time of application or enrolment.

The date of issuance of the language certificate must not be more than 2 years ago.

Language certificates for application

When applying for a degree program, the university requires the submission of an accepted language certificate as proof of knowledge of the language of instruction of the degree program. German or English are the languages of instruction offered at TU Ilmenau.

German language of instruction

  • Bachelor, all degree programs
  • Master, all degree programs except those shown on the right
  • Master Electric Power and Control Systems Engineering

When applying for a degree program in German as language of instruction, it is not necessary to submit a German language certificate if you already have

  • a university entrance qualification according to the German education system or
  • a university degree according to the German education system in German as language of instruction.

English language of instruction

  • Master Communications and Signal Processing
  • Master International Business Economics
  • Master Media and Communication Science
  • Master Micro and Nanotechnologies
  • Master Research in Computer and Systems Engineering

When applying for a degree program in English as language of instruction, the submission of an English language certificate is required in all cases.

Please also note the language tests offered online for obtaining an English language certificate.

According to the level of language proficiency presented by the applicant, direct or conditional admission may be granted by the Admission Office.

Language level C1 CEFR

Direct admission - Bachelor and Master

The C1 CEFR language level is the minimum requirement for enroling in a Bachelor or Master program. The following language certificates are recognized.

Proof of one of these certificates removes the language condition of an already existing admission. Thus, even with a language conditional admission, direct enrolment in a degree program is possible.

Language level B2 CEFR

Conditional admission - Master

The B2 CEFR language level is the minimum requirement for applying to a Master program. The following language certificates are recognized.

This level does not yet allow participation in the Master program. However, the Admission Office can already issue a conditional admission with this language level.

Language level B1 CEFR

Conditional admission - Bachelor

The B1 CEFR language level is the minimum requirement for applying to a Bachelor program. The following language certificates are recognized.

This level does not yet allow participation in the Bachelor program. However, the Admission Office can already issue a conditional admission with this language level.