In order to be admitted to a study programme at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, applicants must prove their German language proficiency. 

Please Note:

Prospective students are not required to prove German language proficiency only if applying for a study program held entirely in English.

For a complete overview of all English-taught degree courses, please see our leaflet International Exchange and Study Programmes in English
The following language certificates shall be accepted as a proof of the required German language proficiency:

  • DSH2 - German Language Proficiency Test for University Admission
  • TestDaF - Overall score of at least 16 points, with no subtest below TestDaF level 3
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (previously: Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP), Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom, Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom)
  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz, 2. Stufe
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule
  • ÖSD Zertifikat C2


Please Note:

Neither ZMP Certificate (Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung) nor Deutsch C1 Certificate from Goethe Institut nor the completion of a German Studies degree programme in the applicant’s home country is considered to be sufficient.