Proof of your English skills is a requirement for admission. Since the Master of Science in Photonics program is held entirely in English, applicants should be proficient in the language both in written and oral form. Included in the list are the preferred score levels. We understand that results for language proficiency tests do not reflect real challenges perfectly, but we assume that with the following test scores (minimum points/grades): you will be well prepared for the courses of our Master's degree program:

  • TOEFL PBT (550),
  • TOEFL CBT (215),
  • TOEFL IBT (85),
  • TOEIC (780)
  • IELTS (6.5),
  • Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) exam or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) exam

Please note: We do not accept TOEFL ITP assessment tests.

The following students are exempted from providing the proof of English proficiency:

  • Nationals from the USA, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or Canada, or BSc and MSc graduates who obtained their qualification in one of these countries.
  • BSc and MSc graduates who have been taught their previous higher academic education completely in English (language statement from the University is required)
  • If you received a German Abitur and, therefore, had English classes at a German Gymnasium for at least 8 years, we will also accept your Abitur as sufficient proof of your English language skills.

We encourage you, however, to provide us with an additional language certificate to enhance your chances of application acceptance.