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

Question –

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).


  1. Ali on February 6, 2020 at 8:34 AM

    I have completed my Bachelors in Physiotherapy from Pakistan and want to apply for Masters in Germany without IELTS OR TOFEL. Please help?

  2. Ritesh on November 27, 2019 at 12:44 AM

    I have finished my ug BSC biotechnology with 78 percentage which are the universities in Germany i can apply without gre or IELTS exam.i am searching for a university for my pg in biotechnology.plz recommend me asper my description I’m in a hurry.

  3. Moti Bekuma on August 27, 2019 at 7:08 AM

    I am from Ethiopia. Gratuated from Wollega University by Electrical and computer engineering. i haven’t take TOEFL and IELTS. but i can speak English well. to which university of Germay i can apply to win for 2020 scholarship?

  4. Workineh Adamu on July 12, 2019 at 8:57 AM

    Hello, may name is Workineh Adamu from Ethiopia i have Bsc i Biotechnology from university of Gondar with cGPA 3.33 , Ethiopia. now i am working in Debre Markos university as laboratory technician and i have 3.5 years of work experience so am happy if i join your prestigious country of Germany and i went masters program in biotechnology please help me.
    thanks a lot!!

  5. ken on April 16, 2019 at 10:25 AM

    Hello, Please i score 68 point in Toefl, which school in Germany can i study Bsc

  6. marmik Patel on February 28, 2019 at 12:05 AM

    Hii..sir. my name is Marmik ..i recently paas my bachelor of science ..i want to do master of science in germany can i eligible for this without ielts or tofel

  7. sreeram on February 20, 2019 at 9:14 AM

    i want to know which are the universities offer masters for civil/construction engineering. my language of instruction is english while my university studies.

  8. Bagegnehu Bekele Mengistu on September 5, 2018 at 2:02 PM

    My name is Bagegnehu Bekele Mengistufrom Ethiopia. In 2008, i enrolled in Natural Resource Mangement Bsc programme at Mada walabu university, Ethiopia and Graduated with Great Distiniction(CGPA 3.72). In addition in 2016, i enrolled in soil and water conservation engineering Msc programme at Hawassa university, Ethiopia and graduated with Great distiniction(CGPA 3.64) in April 2018. In both programme i have been graduated with Great distinction. I have five years work experience in total. Among this three years work experience in soil and water conservation research and two years and eight months work experience in coordinating scaling up of participatory forest management project. I am interested in soil and water management, conservation, and their role in climate change adaptation. For example: how technology can help soil and water conservation and management in general. My research Msc thesis is connected with Geographic Information based soil loss estimation using USLE (Universal Soil Loss Equation) for soil conservation planning. I have have two publications. The first publication is verification of Conservation Agriculture for increased maize production in dry land areas of SNNPR, Ethiopia and the second publication On-farm Verification of the Soil Moisture and Yield Response of Tied Ridge on Maize Production in Dry Areas of Silte Zone, SNNPR, and Ethiopia. My future plan is to conduct research on the impact of soil erosion and its mitigation measures on climate change adaptation. I have no TOEFL or IELTS certificate rather i have written medium of instruction indicating all the language course given in English from University. Therefore, i want to specialize phD programme on related field of specialization. Would you give the clue which Germaney univeresity offers phD programme with free of TOEFL or IELTS?
    Kind regards!

  9. Sahil Mehta on December 5, 2017 at 8:35 PM

    Hii..sir. my name is Sahil..i recently paas my bachelor of science ..i want to do master of science in germany can i eligible for this without ielts or tofel

  10. Minyamer Gelawe on December 1, 2017 at 12:53 PM

    my name is minyamer gelawe from ethiopia now in this year i will grduate my bachelor degree by electrical and computer engineering ,after that i want to go for any one of german universities to study msc degree or masters in control engineering/robotic/instrumentatin in fully funded with out the requirements of english language proficiency ielts or toefel…please help me by providing information.

  11. morgan on November 21, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    i want to study abroad but i did not have toefel
    how will i have the opportunity to forward my education with ielts exam
    i stay in africa ,sierra leone

  12. daniel on November 17, 2017 at 5:40 AM

    hi sir am daniel i have completed my Bsc in Eritrea and i wont learn ms in electronics and software engineering with out gre and toefl in germany.please help me.

  13. Bankim Mallick on November 10, 2017 at 7:27 AM

    List of universities wich can apply without IELTS for masters Jermany or any European countries

  14. Mashrif hassan on October 19, 2017 at 6:15 AM

    i am from bangladesh.i am graduate in BBA with CGPA 2.88.Want to complete my MBA from germany.i have not completed any ielts o toefel.there is any way to study without ielts or toefel…plz help me by providing information.

    • Pankaj on January 8, 2019 at 5:43 AM

      I am student +2 management I want to study in Germany without ielts
      or tofel

  15. Ebenezer on October 2, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    My name is Ebenezer, I am from Ghana and I have graduated with second class upper honours in BSc Accounting. Please, I want guidance on how I can get a scholarship to study Masters in a related field in Germany without TOEFL, IELTS, or GRE. If there is any way to upgrade myself through this medium, kindly help me out. Thank you and hoping to hear from you soon.

  16. manisha on September 27, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    How can you apply for a free funded schoolership??

  17. Ramadhan H Khamis on July 17, 2017 at 1:49 AM

    Hello sir, I come from Zanzibar Tanzania, graduated first degree in bachelor of Social Work, obtained second upper class honours, I want to persue Master Degree in Public Policy and Good Governance in Germany Universities, but have no sit for any test, be it IELTS or TOEFEL

    Please help me

  18. Ayena Noel Valentine on March 31, 2017 at 7:35 AM

    hello my names are Ayena Noel Valentine ,studied in Cameroon at the university of Buea all in English.studying Environmental science. please,I want to do my postgraduate in Germany without a TOEFl or IElTS exams there any university that can accept me to study master in Environmental sciences.

    • Furqan Ahmed on July 20, 2017 at 9:39 AM

      Same here , i want to studY ES in germany in Masters if you get any kind of information please replied me.

  19. YIMAM SAKETA BABO on February 17, 2017 at 7:15 AM

    I have graduated from HAROMAYA UNIVERSITY IN bachelor degree in agricultural economics in English as amedium of instruction during the study , will i be able to study on masters in agricultural economics or related field with out TOEFL………

  20. YIMAM SAKETA BABO on February 17, 2017 at 7:13 AM

    I have copleted bachelor degree in agricultural economics in English as amedium of instruction during the study , will i be able to study on masters in agricultural economics or related field with out TOEFL………

  21. Ravindra Teterwal on February 1, 2017 at 4:14 PM

    hello, I want to study M.Sc. + higher education(Physics) from a German University.. Can you help me?

  22. Adeel Anjum on January 12, 2017 at 5:59 AM

    I have done master in Geography and Law Graduates from university of the Punjab Lahore, I want to study in Europe without IELTS please guide me about Geography post Master
    Degree admission

  23. kuldekuldeep on December 31, 2016 at 8:35 AM

    Helo, I have completed my m.a in economics , I want to proceed my PhD in economics from Germany without ILETS . suggest me please

  24. Rupinderjit singh on December 18, 2016 at 11:32 PM

    Helo i have completed 12 class in 2013 in non madical with 54% and I also complete ielts with overall 5.5 band each module not less than 5 please suggest me i stdy in 2017 in germany

  25. Junaid on November 3, 2016 at 2:26 AM

    I’m graduated in commerce from Pakistan. I want my admission in master in business administration or finance or accounts in any university urgently without ielts. I need list of universities which can give me a chance to be part of their university in fall 2017 ?

  26. sayed ijaz Ahmad on September 29, 2016 at 12:35 PM

    I’m graduated in biotechnology from Pakistan. I want my admission in master in life sciences in any university urgently without ielts. I need list of universities which can give me a chance to be part of their university in fall 2017 ?

  27. Muralikrishna h on January 5, 2016 at 5:29 AM

    Iam Indian Citizen …Can Any one Suggest I want to do MS in Civil engineering in Germany..Plz suggest Few universities which are not considering Toffel OR ILTES exam Score???

  28. Melaku Mekonen on January 4, 2016 at 2:15 AM

    Your Comment *I have English proficiency certificate from Mekelle university. I completed my first degree by biotechnology. I want to specialize by related fields at Germany universities. I have not problem in listening, speaking, writting, and reading. Can I enjoy with out EILTS,

  29. Zaman on December 20, 2015 at 4:20 AM

    Hello,how can I study in Germany without need to TOEFL or IELTS

    • Raghuram Sukumar on December 20, 2015 at 9:12 AM

      No, you should take TOEFL or IELTS.

  30. Apon on November 17, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    Hello,please can anyone help me fine a university in germany study in english without ilets or toefil.

  31. Nadine on October 29, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    So can you please help me,or tell me college names

  32. Nadine on October 29, 2015 at 11:14 AM

    Hello,please can anyone help me fine a college in germany study in english without ilets or toefil.

    • Raghuram Sukumar on October 29, 2015 at 1:52 PM

      Not possible.

  33. silvia lakks on September 22, 2015 at 4:15 AM

    Hi i was scammed over 3000 dollars trying to deal with this guys at iletshome dot info with skype id Omochala chat. this people will lie to you that they are offering ielts certifcate online and that the certificate they provide are registered into their data base ALL Lies, they will steal your money and don’t reply to you like they did with mine. i contacted with the last months for original ielts certificate But was screwed up by these impecils who will claim what they can not do. Thanks to God i finally found someone with good enough will that was able to do it for me at an affordable price and in a brief time period. i posted these so people can be aware dealing with ilets home. if you are in the same situation like me and is interested in getting the ilets certificate without taking the test then skype with me at silvia.lakks i will tell you how i finally got mine.also if interested in english language sharing add me on skype if you want to disuss english language with me and share culture as well. thanks

    • jones akanyare on February 25, 2016 at 6:45 AM

      Don’t you think it is a cheat to reap where and what you have not down?
      If I have not written the exam,why should I take a certificate for it?
      How sure can we even be that you are not also a scammer?

  34. Abdulla Al Mamun on March 9, 2015 at 12:29 AM

    I have completed my graduation in a university wher all curriculum of study taught by in english.I have no ielts or toffel so how can i study in Germany,which universities give the opportunity to get addmission with scholarship or free study?

  35. Bight Apraku on February 15, 2015 at 11:49 AM

    I have completed my first degree here in Ghana and awarded with a second class upper honors in Economics. I wish to o my masters in economics and finance and will like to know if the letter of English proficiency by my previous university will be accepted or WEAC or is mandatory to have the GRE or . can u please introduce to any of the universities where I can apply and the letter of English proficiency will be accepted.

  36. Osas Williams Osemwenkhae on February 11, 2015 at 5:40 AM

    I want to study in germany for my masters program but I need à university that dose not require tolfe or ielt.

  37. loveneet singh on August 22, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    please tell me can i take admission in any college/university in german without ielts so tell me something about german its eligible or no.t

    • zorawar dhanju on March 10, 2015 at 4:41 AM

      pls tell me dear how we can apply without ielts for study in germaney

  38. Safiqul Islam on April 11, 2013 at 3:17 AM

    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.

  39. vikas sharma on April 2, 2013 at 3:55 AM

    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??

  40. ashok on March 26, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    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,

  41. syed sharooq omer on March 23, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    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 on March 28, 2013 at 3:22 AM

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

  42. peter on February 14, 2013 at 6:47 AM

    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….

  43. Sam on December 23, 2012 at 4:02 AM

    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.

  44. pragna on November 10, 2012 at 12:53 PM

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

    • harpreet kaur on November 6, 2016 at 5:48 AM

      phd admission

  45. waleed ahmed abbasi on November 6, 2012 at 11:42 PM

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

  46. shreesh on November 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    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

  47. david aboagye asante on September 14, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    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.

  48. biplab mohapatra on September 11, 2012 at 5:25 AM

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

    • Tariq Husseyn on October 29, 2012 at 11:52 PM

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

  49. biplab mohapatra on September 11, 2012 at 4:55 AM

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

  50. Abdullah on September 6, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    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.


  51. biplob on August 25, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    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 on January 12, 2013 at 2:21 PM

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

  52. prasanthi on August 21, 2012 at 3:46 AM

    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…..

  53. nazim on August 17, 2012 at 2:57 AM

    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

  54. gurdit on August 4, 2012 at 5:46 AM

    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

  55. SANDEEP KUMAR on July 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    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.

  56. waseem on July 15, 2012 at 4:34 AM

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

  57. JOHN on June 10, 2012 at 5:13 AM

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

  58. goodjohn on June 6, 2012 at 10:21 AM

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

  59. Rena on June 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

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

    Thank U so much

  60. alamin on May 22, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    i want study in Germany universities without IELTS or TOEFL

  61. sikharam dinesh on May 22, 2012 at 2:25 AM

    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..

  62. ramashwin on May 19, 2012 at 10:43 PM

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

  63. ramashwin on May 19, 2012 at 10:42 PM

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

  64. Atiqa Rehman on May 19, 2012 at 5:44 AM

    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

  65. mithilesh gupta on May 17, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    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..

  66. Mahmood on May 17, 2012 at 2:18 AM

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

  67. nipun singh on May 16, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    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…?

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