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Exemption for the BA programs English Language and Literature / Elementary Education with English as the Elective / Applied North American Studies (Major subject in a combi BA) / (Applied) North American Studies (60 CP minor in a combi BA)

You can be exempted from the test if you fulfil one of the following conditions:

Degree / Certificate Validity

Exemption procedure

(Please do not submit your certifcates with your admissions applications)

IELTS (Academic) overall result 6.0 or higher and at least 6.0 in writing max. 3 years       

email a scanned copy of your certificate(s) verifying any of the listed exemption criteria as an attachment, with your application number(s) and date of birth to: befreiungenglisch@sprachenzentrum.fu-berlin.de

Applicants for winter semester 2021/22 need to do this between 01.06. and 31.07.2021

TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) or TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition: overall score 90 or higher and at least 20 in writing
Cambridge Qualifications: B2 First (formerly FCE), C1 Advanced (formerly CAE), C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE): overall score 173 or higher and at least 173 in writing
International Baccalaureate (IB) Standard or Higher Level (SL/HL): 4 in English
6 months at a university in an English-speaking country, including successful participation on several linguistically demanding courses
A minimum of 9 points (Leistungskurs/erhöhtes Anforderungsniveau) or 11 points (Grundkurs) in the written part of the Abitur exam for English.  unlimited For more information on this please see the information in German on exemption from the language test.

Please note that we can only exempt applicants on the grounds listed above.