Provid­ing evid­ence of a know­ledge of for­eign lan­guages

The language requirements for enrolling at the University of Kassel are normally based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) established by the Council of Europe. You will find the level that you need for a course at the relevant course site.

Spe­cial case

Providing evidence of knowing the language for courses in English or English or American studies

Special case: More Infos

Lan­guage level A2

  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 3 years. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level A 2
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 1
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC, 10-990 points) 
    iBT 110-270 points (listening & reading)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    Min. band score 3.0
  • telc English
    A 2, A 2 School
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (Cambridge University)
    Key English Test (KET)
  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 3 years.
    The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level A 2
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 1
  • Diplome d'études en langue française (DELF) certificates
    DELF A 2
  • Test de connaissance du français (TCF)
    200 - 299
  • telc Français
    A 2, A 2 Ecole
  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 3 years. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level A 2
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 1
  • Successfully passing the final examination for a semester-long course or a compact course provided by a faculty at the University of Kassel
  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 3 years. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level A
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 1
  • CILS A 2/ CILS B 1 (Certificazione di competenza di italiano come lingua straniera) 
    A2
  • PLIDA
    A2
  • CELI I
    A2
  • Base IT
    A2
  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 3 years. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level A 2 
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 1
  • Successfully passing the final examination for a semester-long course or a compact course provided by a faculty at the University of Kassel
  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 3 years. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level A 2 
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 1
  • Diploma de español
    Nivel A, 2A, 2 Escuela
  • telc Español
    A 2, A 2 Escuela

Lan­guage level B1

  • Your first foreign language with certification at German secondary school level I (up to class 10)
  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 4 years. Evidence of having completed 3 years is sufficient, if the language was learned up to the final examinations that entitle pupils to study at a university. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university), which lasted at least six months and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was the primary language of tuition.
  • UNIcert I®
    B1
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level B 1
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 2
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based
    iBT 42-71 points
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC; 10-990 points) 
    275 - 395 (listening) and 275 - 380 (reading)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    Min. band score 4.0 - 5.0
  • telc English
    B 1, B1 School, Business, Hotel and Restaurant
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (Cambridge University)
    Preliminary English Test (PET), Certificate in English Language Skills (CELS) Preliminary or
    Business English Certificate (BEC Preliminary)
  • College English Test (CET)
    Band 4
  • Your first foreign language with certification at German secondary school level I (up to class 10)
  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 4 years. Evidence of having completed 3 years is sufficient, if the language was learned up to the final examinations that entitle pupils to study at a university. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university), which lasted at least six months and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was the primary language of tuition.
  • UNIcert I®
    B1
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level B 1
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 2
  • Your first foreign language with qualifications at German secondary school level I (up to class 10)
  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 4 years. Evidence of having completed 3 years is sufficient, if the language was learned up to the final examinations that entitle pupils to study at a university. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university), which lasted at least six months and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was the primary language of tuition.
  • UNIcert I®
    B1
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level B 1
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 2
  • Diplome d'études en langue française (DELF) 
    DELF B 1
  • Test de connaissance du français (TCF)
    300 - 399
  • telc Français
    B 1, B1 Ecole, B 1 for the profession
  • Your first foreign language with qualifications at German secondary school level I (up to class 10)
  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 4 years. Evidence of having completed 3 years is sufficient, if the language was learned up to the final examinations that entitle pupils to study at a university. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university), which lasted at least six months and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was the primary language of tuition.
  • UNIcert I®
    B1
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level B 1
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 2
  • CILS Uno (Certificazione di competenza di italiano come lingua straniera)
    B1
  • PLIDA
    B1
  • CELI 2
    B1
  • CIC Intermedio
    B1
  • Ele.IT
    B1
  • telc Italiano
    B1
  • Your first foreign language with qualifications at German secondary school level I (up to class 10)
  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 4 years. Evidence of having completed 3 years is sufficient, if the language was learned up to the final examinations that entitle pupils to study at a university. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university), which lasted at least six months and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was one of the main subjects.
  • UNIcert I®
    B1
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued
    Level B 1
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 2
  • Your first foreign language with qualifications at German secondary school level I (up to class 10)
  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 4 years. Evidence of having completed 3 years is sufficient, if the language was learned up to the final examinations that entitle pupils to study at a university. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language teaching must at least be the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university), which lasted at least six months and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was the primary language of tuition.
  • UNIcert I®
    B1
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued
    Level B 1
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 2
  • Diploma de español (DELE) 
    B 1 (Inical)
  • telc Español
    B1

Lan­guage level B2

  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 5 years, if the language was learned up to the final examinations that entitle pupils to study at a university. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university), which lasted at least one year and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was the primary language of tuition.
  • UNIcert II®
    B2
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level B 2
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 3
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based 
    iBT 72-94 points
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) 
    400-485 points (listening) and 385-450 points (reading)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    Min. band score 5.5 - 6.5
  • telc English
    B 2, B 2 School, Business, Technical
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (Cambridge University)
    First Certificate in English (FCE), Certificate in English Language Skills (CELS) Vantage or Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage
  • College English Test (CET)
    Band 6
  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 5 years, if the language was learned up to the final examinations that entitle pupils to study at a university. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate). 
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university), which lasted at least one year and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was the primary language of tuition.
  • UNIcert II®
    B2
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level B 2
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 3
  • Diplome d'études en langue française (DELF) 
    Level B 2
  • TCF
    400-499 points
  • telc Français
    B 2
  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 5 years, if the language was learned up to the final examinations that entitle pupils to study at a university. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university), which lasted at least one year and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was the primary language of tuition.
  • UNIcert II®
    B2
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level B 2
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 3
  • Graecum
  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 5 years, if the language was learned up to the final examinations that entitle pupils to study at a university. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university) which lasted at least one year and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was the primary language of tuition.
  • UNIcert II®
    B2
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level B 2
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 3
  • Certificazione di competenza di italiano come lingua straniera (CILS DUE)
    B2
  • PLIDA
    B2
  • CELI 3
    B2
  • Int.IT
    B2
  • telc Italiano
    B2
  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 5 years, if the language was learned up to the final examinations that entitle pupils to study at a university. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university) which lasted at least one year and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was one of the main subjects.
  • UNIcert II®
    B2
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level B 2
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 3
  • Latinum (Latin exam)
  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 5 years, if the language was learned up to the final examinations that entitle pupils to study at a university. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university) which lasted at least one year and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was the primary language of tuition.
  • UNIcert II®
    B2
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level B 2
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 3
  • Diploma de español
    Nivel Intermedio B 2
  • telc Español
    B 2, B 2 Escuela

Lan­guage level C1

  • A university degree related to a course where the foreign language required was a major focus of studies.
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university) which lasted at least two years and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was the primary language of tuition.
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level C 1
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 4
  • UNIcert III®
    C1
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based
    iBT total 95+
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) 
    490-495 (listening) and 455-495 (reading)
  • International English Language testing System (IELTS)
    Min. band score 7.0 - 8.0
  • telc English
    C 1
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (Cambridge University)
    Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Certificate in English Language Skills (CELS) Higher,
    Business English Certificate (BEC) Higher 
  • A university degree related to a course where the foreign language required was a major focus of studies.
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university) which lasted at least two years and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was the primary language of tuition.
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level C 1
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 4
  • UNIcert III®
    C1
  • Diplome approfondi de langue française (DALF) 
    C1
  • Test de connaissance du français (TCF)
    500-599 points
  • A university degree related to a course where the foreign language required was a major focus of studies.
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university) which lasted at least two years and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was the primary language of tuition.
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level C 1
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 4
  • UNIcert III®
    C1
  • A university degree related to a course where the foreign language required was a major focus of studies.
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university) which lasted at least two years and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was the primary language of tuition.
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level C 1
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 4
  • UNIcert III®
    C1
  • Certificazione di competenza di italiano come lingua straniera (CILS TRE)
    C1
  • PLIDA
    C1
  • CELI 4
    C1
  • IT
    C1
  • A university degree related to a course where the foreign language required was a major focus of studies.
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university) which lasted at least two years and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was one of the main subjects.
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level C 1
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 4
  • UNIcert III®
    C1
  • A university degree related to a course where the foreign language required was a major focus of studies.
  • A course at a post-secondary education centre (e.g. a university) which lasted at least two years and the language, evidence of which needs to be provided, was the primary language of tuition.
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level C 1
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 4
  • UNIcert III®
    C1
  • Diploma de español 
    Nivel C 1