University of Erfurt

International Relations

International Relations at the Department of Economics, Law and Social Sciences

Language requirements for the degree programme International Relations

According to § 4 subsec. 1c, as well as § 5 subsec. 1b B‐Po‐InB‐HN students enrolled in the BA programme “International Relations” (HStR, NStR), who fail to prove B2 English language level according to the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR) at the beginning of their studies must successfully pass the module Berufsfeld Sprachkurs‐ Orientierungsphase, 6 CP (BF Sp‐O#01, 2 Kurse á 3 CP) in English.
The B2 level can be verified either by presenting certificates of qualification for university matriculation which expressively state B2 level proficiency, or with a respective certificate issued by a school or by one of the following language certificates stating B2 level proficiency:

 • Cambridge FCE
 • TELC B2
 • CertiLingua

The certificate must be submitted no later than 1st of October each year to the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences, Nordhäuser Straße 63, 99089 Erfurt, or otherwise via e-Mail to A copy of the language certificate is acceptable.

To all students who cannot present the language certificate mentioned above, the language centre of the University of Erfurt offers an Oxford Placement Test (OPT) during the student orientation days (STET).
For further informationinformation, please contact: david.taylor@uni‐
B2 certificates achieved in this programme may be submitted to the Dean’s office until late October of each year. Any other cases fall under subsection 1 .
Students who are interested in participating in English classes despite having certified B2 level skills also need to pass the OPT, in order to be assigned to English classes according to their overall score.
Any students with certified B2 level in English, who seek to learn another language in the Berufsfeld module also must pass the respective placement tests of their chosen language during STET week. Further information is available from the faculty representatives at the language centre (





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