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:

  • DSH-2 or higher (German Language Proficiency Test for University Admission for Foreign Students)
  • TestDaF (Test of German as a Foreign Language): at least TestDaF level(TDN) 4 in all 4 subtests
  • GDS / Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (Major/Advanced German Language Diploma)
  • KDS / Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (Minor German Language Diploma)
  • ZOP / Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (Central Advanced Language Test)
  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom der KMK, 2. Stufe (German Language Diploma KMK, 2nd Level)
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule


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.