Certified proofs of competence in the English and German language
The program is taught in English and German. Thus, recognized certificates of proficiency in English and German are required.
We accept the following English language certificates:
Internet-based TOEFL with a minimum of 90 pts
IELTS test with a minimum overall band, 5 pts.
Cambridge Test – Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
First Certificate in English (FCE), completed with a B
Placement-Test of RWTH Aachen University's language centre (B2
Please note that English language certificates are not required for nationals or first degree holders from the US, the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.
For German applicants: Ein Zeugnis, das englische Sprachkenntnisse auf dem Niveau B2 des "Gemeinsamen europäischen Referenzrahmens (GeR)" ausweist. Dieser Nachweis wird z.B. durch die Vorlage eines deutschen Abiturzeugnisses erbracht, aus dem ersichtlich ist, dass Englisch bis zum Ende der Qualifikationsphase 1 (Jahrgangsstufe 11 bei G8-Abitur, sonst Jahrgangsstufe 12) durchgängig belegt und mit mindestens ausreichenden Leistungen abgeschlossen wurde.
The score reports may not be older than two years by 1 August of the year in which you are applying for the degree course. A copy of the score reports needs to be uploaded to the online application system.
Your proof of Language Proficiency is not a mandatory application document. However, it needs to be presented during enrolment. Consequently, you can apply even if you are still waiting to take a language test or to receive the results at the time of applying.
Please do not send the original TOEFL or IELTS score sheets to the university (also not via ETS). Please include a scanned copy in your online application and keep the original hard copy.
In case of admission, the original scores have to be presented for enrolment.