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Language prerequisites

What are the prerequisites of the CEFR English level C1 and how can I fulfill these requirements?

The required language level can be verified by one of the following English certificates (the certificate may not be older than two years at the date of application):

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language min. 95 out of 120 points (iBT)
IELTS (academic version) min. 7.0 points out of 9.0 points
Cambridge Certificate pass the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
EFB (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry) min. level 3 out of 4 levels
TELC pass a test which verifies language level C1
TOEIC min. 490 of 495 in listening and min. 455 of 495 in reading (945 points in total)
DAAD test (only for German applicants) min. level B (A (best) to F (worst)) in listening, spoken language, written language and reading

For applicants who are native English speakers or have obtained a Bachelor's degree or high school diploma with English instruction language, an additional proof of English language skills is not necessary.

Are there special cases in which I do not require an extra test and proof of my English skills.

An English certificate is not required if you are a native English speaker or if you have obtained your Bachelor's degree or high school diploma with English instruction language. In any case, we do require documents that prove this circumstance.

Is knowledge of the German language a prerequisite for my application?

No, applicants do not need to prove German skills at the time of their application. However, we highly encourage accepted international students to participate in the offered German language classes during their time at LMU. German skills are an important asset for increasing both living quality in Munich during the studies and job opportunities after graduation.