Providing evidence of knowing the language for courses in English or English or American studies
Any students, who apply for a place on one of the joint degree options (bachelor’s degree or teaching degree) in English or English or American studies, must prove that they have the necessary knowledge of the language.
- "English and American Culture and Business Studies / Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Wirtschaftswissenschaften"
- "English and American Studies / Anglistik und Amerikanistik"
- Part of the course "Englisch für die Lehrämter an Grundschulen, Haupt- und Realschulen und Gymnasien"
- Subject English in "Wirtschaftspädagogik"
- Subject in "Berufspädagogik (Metalltechnik/Elektrotechnik)"
- Subsidiary subject "English and American Studies / Anglistik und Amerikanistik"
What counts as evidence of knowing the language?
The following prove that you have the necessary knowledge of the language.
Evidence of language skills is unnecessary for applicants who enrol as exchange students in Kassel from one of the partner universities of the Faculty of Humanities for a maximum period of two semesters.
Transferring from another university:
Any students who have already started or completed a degree in English or English or American studies at a different German university should contact Ms Dancy as early as possible (email@example.com) to establish whether and in what form they still need to provide evidence of having an adequate knowledge of English.
IELTS test at the University of Kassel
The University of Kassel is an examination centre for the IELTS test. You will receive the results in good time before the enrolment deadline in both cases.
Other test centres in the vicinity
The Theodor-Heuss school in Baunatal near Kassel is a test centre for Cambridge ESOL exams. Please contact Mr Klaffer (firstname.lastname@example.org). The closest TOEFL test centres are in Göttingen or Fulda. Please note that you complete a TOEFL iBT exam and not a TOEFL ITP there – Kassel does not recognise a TOEFL ITP result for an English degree.
Please also note:
Arrange a test date in good time (several months before your enrolment). The demand for places on certain dates may be very high and you will not receive your results immediately. Make use of the practice materials made available on the specified websites or in the university library to check and improve your language skills. It is not advisable to take a language test without having the necessary knowledge of the language and this will cause unnecessary costs. If your university entrance qualification grade is not adequate or your time at school is too far in the past, it is unlikely that you will pass the language test to provide evidence of having the necessary knowledge of the language without doing some preparation work.
No. The rules demand at least 10 points. 9.75 is therefore not enough.
Yes, you still have to demonstrate your linguistic ability by taking a language test.
Unfortunately, your English grade in the advanced vocational certificate of education does NOT count as evidence of your linguistic ability. You still have to complete a language test that we recognise.
No. Only the conditions mentioned in the rules apply. You must either meet the university entrance qualification conditions or take one of the three language tests that are specifically mentioned. There are no exceptions to these rules.
Yes, you must still provide evidence of your knowledge of the language by taking a language test if you wish to enrol for the English or English or American studies course in Kassel.
Unfortunately, no. You must meet the entrance qualifications for English/English or American studies and be enrolled for the subject before you can attend any units of instruction.
Who can give me more help?
Please carefully read the information outlined above about the admission requirements for English. The student affairs office can provide information about deadlines that you must meet. If you are changing your place of study within Germany, please contact Ms Dancy (email@example.com).