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Foreign Language Skills at Level C1 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe"

Foreign language skills are evidenced by school reports, university certificates or language certificates.

School reports

The foreign language must have been the primary language of instruction in the school.

University certificates or certificates from other higher education institutions

The foreign language must have been the primary language of instruction in the course of study that was completed.

In higher education institutions, the foreign language must have been the primary language of instruction.

Language certificates


  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)7.0, 7.5, 8.0
  • Test of English as a foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • TOEFL iBT: 120 - 95
    • TOEFL PBT: 677 - 627 
    • TOEFL ITP Level 1: 677 - 627 
  • Cambridge English Language Assessment
    • Cambridge First Certificate in English + Grade A (FCE)
    • Certificate of Advanced English + Grade B or C (CAE)
    • Cambridge English: Business Higher (BEC Higher)
  • Pearson PTE Academic: 84 - 76
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)
    • TOEIC Listening and Reading Test: 990 – 945
    • TOEIC Speaking Test: 200 - 180
    • TOEIC Writing Test: 200 - 180
  • telc: telc C1-certificate
  • UNIcert: UNIcert III
  • Cambridge IGCSE
    • IGCSE 1st Language: on average C1
    • IGCSE 2nd Language: on average C1


  • Diplôme Approfondi en Langue Française (DALF): C1


  • Diploma de Espanol como Lengua Extranjera (DELE): C1


  • Certificazione di competenza di italiano come lingua straniera (CILS): Level 3

All languages

  • UNIcert: Level stage III
  • The European Language Certificates (TELC): Level C1
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE): Level 4
  • Documentation of successfully completed adult education course which meets the corresponding level: Level C1
  • Specialist assessment or lecturer examination of language skills acquired by living abroad, university language courses or self-study: Level C1


For Masters applications: The DI code for uni assist e.V. is 2727