Requirements for participation in German-language degree programmes

Before enrolling in a German-language degree programme at Bergische Universität Wuppertal, foreign-language applicants must prove that they have the German language skills required for admission to the degree programme.

Proof is provided by taking the "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang" (DSH) at least at the DSH-2 level. The prerequisite for the DSH conducted at the university is proof of German language skills at least at the C1 level.

Those who can present one of the following certificates are exempt from proving their linguistic ability to study in the form of the DSH-2:

  • TestDeutsch als Fremdsprache" (TestDaF) with at least the result TDN 4 in all partial examinations
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Grosses Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)
  • Deutschen Sprachdiploms der Kultusministerkonferenz (German Language Diploma of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs) - Second Level (DSD II)
  • Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung" (ZOP) of the Goethe-Institut
  • Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (KDS) or Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule (university)

Foreign-language applicants who can prove that they have a university entrance qualification for a Wuppertal degree programme but do not yet have sufficient German language skills have the opportunity to take part in preparatory (full-time) German language courses.

Foreign-language applicants who are admitted to an English-language degree programme at the University of Wuppertal have the opportunity to improve their German language skills in various courses accompanying their studies.

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