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DAAD-Zeugnisse für Auslandssemester


Support for your study abroad from the English Department

Get started with English instruction and certification early in your academic career!

Step 1: Take the ENGLISH PLACEMENT TEST  - at the beginning of each semester. Dates for this semester.

Step 2: Register for and take Language Centre English courses at your level

Step 3: Take the HS exam or UNIcert II. (That earns you your English B2 proficiency certificate)


The majority of foreign universities require a B2 equivalency for your semester abroad.

Some require C1. In this case, follow the above path and take the HS exam. The English Department also recognises some external examinations instead of HS. Please see for details. (Please read the list very carefully.): After you have your B2, you canthen  take our courses "Wissenschaftskommunikation", and then  the UNIcert 3 examination.

If your foreign university does not accept the Viadrina's "HS" certificate, please contact the International Office for advice.


Important dates

-       English Placement test

-       HS exam and UniCert III exams

-       DAAD Assessments - contact the International Office first.


Recognition of external language certificates

This can be done by the  happen on relatively short notice (1-2 weeks). To make an appointment, please send an email to Wendy Bell in the English Dept. (  Appointments are made on the basis of "First come, first served", so you should contact us in good time.