English Proficiency Test

Applicants, who have sufficient english language skills, but no corresponding test certificate can take an English language test offered by the h_da language center.

Please note: the test is currently only available for applicants located in Darmstadt or nearby, as you have to appear in person to take the test.

Test dates for intake in winter term 2018

The testing dates for winter term 2018 are

  • 12th April 2018
  • 21st June 2018
  • 19th July 2018
  • 16th August 2018

To register for the test, please send an e-mail to mba@h-da.de. You will receive further information along with your registration confirmation. Please note, that a registration is only possible in conjunction with an application for our program of study!

How does the test work?

Our In-House-English-language-test will take approximately 60 – 90 minutes. It will evaluate the following branches of your language-capability:

  1. Reading capability
  2. Writing capability
  3. Conversational capability

Parts 1 & 2 will take place in written form, while part 3 will be conducted as an interview or discussion (depending on the number of participants).

How do I prepare myself for the test?

With this test, we intend to assess your current capability of the english language and if your language abilities will be sufficient to follow the lectures of our MBA-Programme. Therefore, particular preparation for the test is not necessary. If you still want to practice though, we recommend taking any opportunities to engage actively in the english language. For example: Speaking english in your company on a regular basis is the best form of preparation.

Which are the costs?

We charge a handling fee of €50 for the test.

What do I do, if I am not located in Germany?

We accept the following most common certificates, as well as equivalent certificates of other institutions:

IELTS, min. Score 6.5

TOEFL, min. Score 88 (online-based)

Cambridge Certificates

  • FCE First Certificate of English (General English, B2), Grade A
  • BEC Vantage (B2), Grade B or better
  • BEC Higher (C1), Grade C or better

Or vist our English Proficiency Test for International Applicants site to learn more about our new web based english test.


Ms. Anna Herbst

phone: 49.6151.16-38398

e-mail: mba@h-da.de

Next intake: October 2019

Link to the application website

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