Language requirements

Study Programmes in German

To acquire admission to study programmes in Germany, all international students will have to prove adequate language skills in German.

We accept the following certificates:

Deutsches Sprachdiplom (Stufe II), DSH Prüfung (DSH 2+3), TestDaF (min. TDN 4,0), telc C1 Hochschule-Zertifikat or Goethe Zertifikat C2.

Study Programmes in English

For all study programmes in English, Pforzheim University requires adequate language skills in English. Candidates should prove they have sufficient language skills in English via an internationally recognized test like the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A TOEFL score of min. 72 (iBT) or min. 543 (ITP) meets the entry requirement. We also accept TOEICIELTS, CPE and CAE scores that are converted as follows here.

For admission to study programmes offered in both German and/or English (or the combination of other languages), applicants will have to prove sufficient language skills (see above) in both languages.