Is it possible to Study in Germany without IELTS or TOEFL?

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Few got into german universities without writing GRE or TOEFL or IELTS. Some universities consider TOEFL and some consider IELTS. I also would like to know which is the best for german universities? TOEFL or IELTS?

Study in Germany Without IELTS

Universities in Germany offer Masters degree program which are offered in English.

Is it mandatory for the international students to write IELTS or IELTS even if the medium of instruction is English during your bachelors degree?

In most cases, you need a TOEFL or IELTS to apply for a program with English as language of instruction.

Tuition Fees for Studying in Germany

The level of English language proficiency depends on the university you apply for.

Usually you do not need a TOEFL or IELTS if you hold a bachelor’s degree with English as language of instruction or if your mother tongue is English.

Some, universities just require letter from your college verify your English Language Proficiency.

College admission requirements in German Universities vary between universities.

You have to check the English Language proficiency requirements for each university you plan to apply. If you get lucky, you can study in Germany without IELTS or TOEFL.

 TOEFL or IELTS Requirements in Germany

Few examples of required TOEFL or IELTS test scores for Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in Germany.

Hamburg HAW ( Pharmaceutical Biotechnology )

  • TOEFL – Applicants must have at least 83 in the internet-based test, 550 points in the paper test or 220 points in the computer test.
  • IELTS – Applicants must have at least Band 6.

Heilbronn H (Program – Software Engineering and Management )

  •     TOEFL paperbased version 550, or
  •     TOEFL computer-based version 213, or
  •     TOEFL internet-based version 79 (TOEFL code for Heilbronn University 2751), or
  •     IELTS  minimum 6.0, or
  •     Cambridge Certificate CAE minimum C.

Wildau TH (Renewable Energies)

  • for non-native English speakers proof of adequate competence in English (authenticated copy), any of the following: TOEFL (IBT 90), IELTS (6,5) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

From above 3 HEI’s TOEFL or IELTS is required for admission. If you know of other HEI’s where one can study in Germany without IELTS or TOEFL, post them in the comments below.

Questions about Studying in Germany (read the comments).

  • http://[email protected] Safiqul Islam

    I’ve completed Bachelor of pharmacy (B.pharm) with CGPA-3.45 which was English medium.Will i be able to study on Masters of pharmacy or natural science without IELTS or GRE in Germany university?If it is possible,please give the list of these university.

  • vikas sharma

    hi, i have done [ece] in 2011. i want to go germany for pg diploma program related to my field. is there any good university, who doesn’t require any ielts or tofel/gre test??

  • ashok

    Im planning for masters in germany from civil engineering..I gave up IELTS and got 6 bands..Can any one suggest me some few universities in germany offering coarses in english in my area of interest??trying for 2014 winter intake..
    Thanks in advance,

  • syed sharooq omer

    hello sir how is doing ms in petroleum mechanical engineering in norway and austria will these have scope for international student plz reply

    • tazz singh

      kindly let me know ur college name in norway i want to apply for petroleum engineering too

  • peter

    hello sir, Am peter and i had done my ielts and got an average band score of 6.5( minimum writing 5.5) and i had completed my with 81.5%…. is it possible for me to get an admission for renewable energy in germany for my masters….

  • Sam

    Hi sir, i want to study in German public university with bachelor. How can i get admission? my all academic papers are ready. thank u sir.

  • pragna

    hiii sir i got less score in ielts am from biotechnology with 69 percentage…if any chances to got admissions in germany without ielts

  • waleed ahmed abbasi

    i want to doing bachelors from germany without ielts .it is possible

  • shreesh

    Hello Raghu sir,

    I had my masters degree in(M. Pharm) pharmacology but again i want to pursue masters in Neurosciences, so how many bands are required to get admission in german universities.

    Thank u in advance

  • david aboagye asante

    I am a Ghana and hold BSc. In management information systems and i will like to further my education in Germany, i want to know which universities that i can study there without ILET or TOFEL.

  • biplab mohapatra

    i want to study in germany without gre it possible ..regards biplab

    • Tariq Husseyn

      yes it is possible but to increase your chances for admission in Top Universities you should give GRE
      @biplap mohapatra

  • biplab mohapatra

    sir this year i am passed in automobile engg .can you help me to find a university in Germany without gre ilets

  • Abdullah

    Sir! i would like to complate my study in germany i complated my secandery study last year, so can i study in germany without IELTS , kindly confime me, becouse that is my last wish i complate my study in germany.


  • biplob

    dear sir
    i have completed bsc in health technology laboratory and masters of science in microbiology from English medium university. i am from bangladesh. i am working now at icddrb. now i am interested to study in germany in a masters program like biomedical science. is it possible to admission a university without ielts?

    • Hala

      never germany never accept health technology student, so sleep in quite in ur country

  • prasanthi

    this is prasanthi i want study in germany.i have to done my B.TECH .i want to do Ms in computer scince..can i get admission in germany without IELTS .what is the post work visa rule nd duration.plz reply the scope after dat cource in germany..and plz tell me pary time jobs in germany….
    thank u…..

  • http://[email protected] nazim

    sirei have passed 2011 diploma mechanical
    1 st divission
    i want to study germany in be mechnaical
    please sire
    can i study without ielts and toefile
    please guide me

  • gurdit

    hello sir,’

    i have done in electronics and communication engineering in year 2009 after that i have done pg diploma in VLSI technology. so i want to apply for higher study in germany , please tell me the whole procedure and language requirements


    i have done +2 class.Please tell me what is the minmum score required in toefl to study in germany OR can i study in germany without toefl. please reply me.

  • waseem

    i want to do ms with lee tution fee and with out ielts and tofel can any one suggest me plz

  • JOHN

    I want to do MS in Germany without IELTS or TOFEL. could anyone suggest some of the Universites without IELTS or TOFEL

  • goodjohn

    Nice site. Great information. Keep up the good work.

  • Rena

    Could U please tell me, is it possible to stury in Germany with 69 TOEFL score?

    Thank U so much

  • alamin

    i want study in Germany universities without IELTS or TOEFL

  • sikharam dinesh

    respected sir,
    iam SIKHARAM DINESH studing PHARM.D in SRI RAMACHANDRA UNIVERSITY , chennai, INDIA, iam in 4th year sir, can i join MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH in any GERMANY universitys..

  • ramashwin

    What is the minimum percentage required in MSC(Chemistry) for persuing Phd in GERMANY?

  • ramashwin

    What is the minimum percentage required in BE for persuing MS in GERMANY?

  • Atiqa Rehman

    I ve completed MS-MS Ffinance. I want to pursue my PHd in accounting and fianance. kinly enlist me the best universities in germany those offering this programme

  • mithilesh gupta

    i am final year student .i want to do Ms in pharmacy field..can i get admission in germany without IELTS o TOEFL.wha is the post work visa rule nd duration.plz reply the scope after dat cource in germany..

  • Mahmood

    What is the minimum percentage required in BE for persuing MS in GERMANY?

  • nipun singh

    i never had seen any university whose requirement is not for IELTS. Beside this they require GRE also. my whole schooling and graduation was in english. Can i have list of those universities where on the basis of above mention requirement can admitted to the desired master course…?