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Language requirements

  1. What language are the courses taught in?

    As a general rule, all courses in the Bachelor Statistics, Master Statistics and Bachelor Data Science are comletely taught in German. Good knowledge of the German language is a requirement for successfully studying in Dortmund. Occasionally, some of the elective courses may be taught in English, in exceptional cases, reports may be handed in English. The Master Data Science and Master Econometrics is completely taught in English, but occasionally you are allowed to pick courses held in German.


  3. Which language certificate do I need?

    You need to prove your German language skills with a language proficiency test. The following tests are recognized by TU Dortmund University for sufficient German language skills (Bachelor Statistics, Master Statistics und Bachelor Data Science):

    - German Language Certificate for University Entrance (DSH): level 2 or 3

    - Language Certificate ‘German as a foreign language’ (TestDaF): Score TDN 16 or more

    - German Language Diploma (Level 2) from the German Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz Zweite Stufe – DSD II)

    - Goethe-Certificate C2 (Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom/GDS)

    - Goethe-Certificate (Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung/ZOP)
    - Minor or Major German Language Diploma (KDS or GDS) from the Goethe Institute

    - telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule


    As proof for sufficient English language skills (Master Data Science and Master Econometrics) you need a language certificate of at least “B2” level. One of these examplary possibilities are recognized by TU Dortmund University (and similar certificates):

    - Abitur (usually sufficient)

    - TOEFL (72 points or more)

    - IELTS (5.5 or better)

    - Bachelor’s degree in English language


    For more information about language requirements and language schools, please visit the International Office’s website.